Technology Blog

Armanino’s Technology Blog informs technology and software CFOs and executives of the latest industry trends, rule changes and best practices. Our professionals bring you their insights and advice from an accounting and organization perspective to help your company reach its goals.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Last Call: Top 6 Reasons to Attend EVOLUTION

EVOLUTION is happening this Thursday, November 10 and it’s not too late to register! This free, one-day event for business leaders offers education and networking around today’s leading business practices, as well as the opportunity to earn continuing education (CE) credits. Here are the top reasons technology leaders should attend: 1. Experience Growth Through Innovation …

Monday, October 3, 2016

EVOLUTION 2016 – Growth Through Innovation: Register to Attend

Back for the second year on November 10, Armanino will host EVOLUTION 2016—a free, one-day event for business leaders that offers education and networking around today’s leading business practices, as well as the opportunity to earn continuing education (CE) credits. Here is everything you need to know about this must-attend conference. This year we’re focusing …

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

What Venture Capitalists Want: 4 Tips to Secure Funding

Ever since there have been start-ups, there have been entrepreneurs vying for investors’ attention. In today’s technology world, access to funds is easier than ever. But it can also be very confusing. Start-ups need money to grow their businesses, and venture capitalists need to invest in start-ups in order to expand their portfolios. So, what …

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Silicon Prairie: 5 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Are Calling the Midwest Home

Last month we compared Los Angeles’s tech scene to that of Silicon Valley. Startups are packing their bags and heading south to the sunshine. But the entertainment capital of the world isn’t the only place entrepreneurs are heading—many are moving east to the prairie, the Silicon Prairie that is. So What Exactly is the Silicon …

Monday, May 23, 2016

Silicon Beach vs. Valley: The Stats

Since Armanino merged with Los Angeles-based RBZ last August, I’ve spent a significant amount of time back and forth between Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach. There has been a lot of talk about the resurgence of that region’s tech scene. The topic has gotten national attention lately, and it’s not just media hype. Although it’s …

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Podcasts: Startup/Early-Stage Funding Roadmap

Entrepreneurs are passionate about their ideas and committed to seeing them come to fruition. In my recent podcast, I sat down with Stevens Law Group to share important funding exercises that will help determine a startup’s success. Here are just a few of the questions I’m commonly asked by new startups: How do you identify …

Monday, November 10, 2014

MacGyver Your Way Through Your IPO and Beyond

As a CFO, are you ready to play MacGyver to get your company through the gantlet that is the run-up to a liquidity event (e.g., an IPO)? You should be prepared to perform the kind of shoestring heroics of the TV legend. Even if companies follow best practices and begin preparing two years ahead of …

Monday, February 3, 2014

IPOs Are Top of Mind for Technology CFOs

After a couple of chilly years, investors warmed to initial public offerings (IPOs) in 2013, and there are signs 2014 will be even better. In 2013, 220 IPOs drew $59 billion in investment. In Silicon Valley, 28 firms went public, the most since the tech bust in 2000. Here at Armanino, we’re proud to have …

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A ‘No Surprises’ Approach to Sales & Use Tax

CFOs eager to trade 40% domestic tax rates for 15% tax rates abroad face a daunting set of questions and hurdles. So do CFOs preparing their companies for a liquidity event. But both journeys are well worth taking–if handled with care. Sales and use tax liabilities could be a sticking point for tech companies moving …

Friday, August 16, 2013

Effective 409A Valuations Essential for Young Companies

For start-ups or young, rapidly growing companies, IRS rules on the valuation of deferred compensation on bonuses, severance packages and stock options demand particular attention. Such payments to company officials, employees and service providers are covered under Section 409A of the tax code. Experience shows us that the IRS and auditors tend to look at …

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