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  • Before the CPA community declares me a persona non grata let me express that I have the greatest respect for what accountants and bookkeepers do every day. We need them now more than ever as it looks like regulation is only going to get worse before it gets better. That said, if you plan on raising capital and achieving world domination with your startup, you need a strategic CFO on your side, not an accountant. Allow me to briefly explain the two fundamentally different types of finance professionals. On the one hand, you have the before mentioned accountants, tax preparers, bookkeepers and controllers. Let’s call these Type 1 finance professionals. On the other hand, you have the strategic finance professional who is versed in fundraising, M&A, investment banking, etc. Let’s ca

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