CFO Weekly
How to Lead Your Business to a Successful IPO w/ Tyler Sloat
November 2, 2021
How can a software company reach success in today's market without losing its core vision and principles? When is the right timing to take your business to an IPO? Many organizations change their business focus to make specific companies and customers happy. As a result, their products become irrelevant to the market. Some don't have the infrastructure and metrics to go public or act at the right moment. To help businesses tackle this problem, we asked today's guest, Tyler Sloat, the Chief Financial Officer at Freshworks, to share his experience and expertise on how organizations can develop easy-to-use products for the masses and how to correctly measure the scale, growth, and efficiency required to go public. In this episode, we discuss: - How Freshworks' products allow customers to engage with their customers and employees - How a company can determine the right timing to go IPO - Why going IPO became a historic event for Freshworks and the software industry - Why organizations going IPO must focus on operational readiness and execution readiness For more interviews from the CFO Weekly podcast, check us out on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast player! Presented by Personiv https://insights.personiv.com/cfo-weekly
How can a software company reach success in today's market without losing its core vision and principles? When is the right timing to take your business to an IPO? Many organizations change their business focus to make specific companies and customers happy. As a result, their products become irrelevant to the market. Some don't have the infrastructure and metrics to go public or act at the right moment.

To help businesses tackle this problem, we asked today's guest, Tyler Sloat, the Chief Financial Officer at Freshworks, to share his experience and expertise on how organizations can develop easy-to-use products for the masses and how to correctly measure the scale, growth, and efficiency required to go public.

In this episode, we discuss:

- How Freshworks' products allow customers to engage with their customers and employees
- How a company can determine the right timing to go IPO
- Why going IPO became a historic event for Freshworks and the software industry
- Why organizations going IPO must focus on operational readiness and execution readiness

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