Chris Thomajan

Managing Capital Intensive Startups

All startups have challenges but those early stage companies in industries that require more up-front capital – without any internal cash flow to draw from -- have unique issue...

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Third Rock Ventures Launches Relay Therapeutics with $57 Million Series A Financing

Chris Thomajan, TechCXO's Managing Partner - Boston has been working with Relay Therapeutics since late 2015.  TechCXO was hired to provide CFO leadership to Relay as well as a ...

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5 Most Common Financial Mistakes that Startups Make

I have been a CFO for over 25 years (I know, must have been 14 when I started) and have worked with 30+ early stage companies. Typically, these are venture-backed companies or ne...

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Infographic: 5 Financial Mistakes Startups Make

A little planning goes a long way in avoiding disarray in the finance function. Avoid distractions in these areas and build your financial foundation for growth. Cash Manage...

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Board Management – Part 1 – Time to Get Serious About Board Management

So you’ve finally raised some money and now your new institutional investors have told you that your Uncle Rich and your childhood friend, Jason, must give up their board seats...

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Board Management Part 2 – Adding Independent Directors to Your Board

Adding Independent Directors to your Board In my last post, I discussed how to manage your board of directors – things to do and not to do. In this article, I discuss the adv...

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Board Management Part 3 – KPIs

In my prior post related to boards of directors, I discussed when to add independent directors to your board. In this article, I will cover some critical aspects of managing y...

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A Guide to Financial Sanity – CFO to the Rescue

You recently launched your company after years of planning and wondering if you could actually do it. You’ve maxed out your credit cards and hit up your friends and family for ...

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Board Management Guide

Managing a board of directors can be a huge challenge even for experienced entrepreneurs. What do they expect for an agenda? Who should participate? The preparation that is requi...

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Mashable Client Case Study

During a period of rapid growth, Mashable needed to develop its key operational processes, including budgeting, billing & collections, purchasing and cash management. See...

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Catabasis Client Case Study

Catabasis is a pharmaceutical and drug discovery platform.  It had initially funded the company through a round of convertible debt but needed a financing plan, an infrastructur...

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Managing Capital Intensive Startups Guide

Managing a capital-intensive startup is tricky. Authored by TechCXO's Managing Partner - Boston Chris Thomajan, follow these straightforward guidelines to principles, perspec...

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