Gordon Tucker and Chris Wright, Protiviti Managing Directors
Technology startups can get so wrapped up in developing their product or service and trying to recruit top talent that they neglect to invest in their future in other critical ways. Specifically, they overlook — or simply put off — building their financial reporting infrastructure, particularly their financial and system controls. And that could cost them big in the long run.
This article suggests a few questions that emerging technology companies may want to weigh as they formulate their game plan for going public in 2019 or beyond. These questions can be a good starting point for assessing current resources and potential needs and formulating next steps.