Columbia University

Technology Ventures

Startup Finance and Accounting: Best Practices Investors Are Looking For

March 23, 2017
John Pennett
Columbia Startup Lab
69 Charlton Street
New York, NY

WHEN: Thursday, March 23rd between 1:00 am & 3:00 pm.

WHERE: Columbia Startup Lab 69 Charlton St @ Varick, Ground Floor of the SoHo West WeWork Building

TO REGISTER: Please email to request your slot ASAP!

Please sign up for an 30-minute office hour with early-stage public accountant and partner at EisnerAmper John Pennett, a long-time friend to Columbia Entrepreneurship.

John will answer your questions and cover:

  • What angels are looking for in a set of credible financials
  • What really impresses them
  • What they DON’T want to see

John Pennett has worked with dozens of start-ups, providing advice on corporate structure, fund raising and preparing to meet investors, grant accounting and requirements, bookkeeping   and taxation. He has 30 years of public accounting experience. John is a frequent writer and speaker on topics related to issues impacting early-stage businesses.

John supports entrepreneurial organizations around the country with content and program development, and serves as a mentor to several early-stage companies. John has lead the accounting, auditing and strategic advisory work for more than a hundred IPO, private financing and mergers and acquisitions with an aggregate valuation in excess of $1 billion. In addition, he has served as the interim lead of the firm’s Risk Advisory Practice, leading internal audit, contract compliance and Sarbanes-Oxley implementation and testing. John previously worked as an Audit Partner for an international accounting and consulting firm.