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Event Description

Joining a startup as its first finance lead can be daunting. It’s the first finance lead’s job to take on the existing financial landscape of the startup, and optimize and scale — or in some cases rebuild from scratch – a financial foundation that will serve the company as it continues to grow.


And for founders, having a solid financial strategy is crucial to scaling successfully. Understanding what to look for in your first finance hire and knowing how to support them can make a significant difference in your startup’s trajectory.


Join Josh Aharanoff (Founder, MightyDigits) and Daniel Kang (VP Finance, Mercury) as they share their advice for founders and early finance hires on building and scaling a finance team.

Topics will include:


  • What a founder should look for in their first finance hire

  • Key priorities for the first finance hire upon entering the organization

  • Strategies for finance leads to scale effectively as the company grows

  • How founders can support their finance leads to drive company growth


Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your startup's financial strategy.


Josh Aharonoff
Josh Aharonoff

Josh Aharonoff is the founder and CEO of Mighty Digits, a fractional Finance & Accounting firm working with 30+ startups and SMBs. He also regularly posts Finance & Accounting content to an audience of over 370k people in linkedin everyday. Josh is a CPA licensed in the state of New York, and started his career in Big 4 accounting before transitioning to the entrepreneurial life.

Dan Kang

Daniel Kang is the VP of Finance at Mercury, the fintech ambitious companies use for banking* and all their financial workflows. He oversees accounting, strategic finance, capital markets, corporate development, and credit underwriting. Prior to Mercury, Dan spent 10+ years building and scaling fintech companies, most recently at Digit, a financial health-focused neobank that was acquired in 2021. Prior to that, he was at Square on the Finance & Strategy team where he saw the company through its IPO. Before startups called, he worked in investment banking at Merrill Lynch and private equity investing at Vista Equity Partners.

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Mighty Digits is a team of finance and accounting experts that live and breath great businesses. We understand what companies need as they look to raise the next round of capital and strive for exponential growth. We provide a dedicated point of contact for every client to create strong and lasting relationships and get to know the ins-and-outs of every business.

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Mercury is the fintech ambitious companies use for banking and all their financial workflows. With a powerful bank account at the center of their operations, companies can make better financial decisions and ensure that every dollar spent aligns with company priorities. That's why over 200K startups choose Mercury to confidently run all their financial operations with the precision, control, and speed they need to operate at their best. To learn more, visit

*Mercury is a financial technology company, not a bank. Banking services provided by Choice Financial Group and Evolve Bank & Trust®; Members FDIC.

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