David Bicknell is the Chief Financial Officer at Immutable, a leading global web3 gaming platform backed by Temasek, Tencent, Coinbase and AirTree. Prior to his current role, David was SVP Finance at Airwallex, a cross-border payments platform backed by Tencent, Sequoia, DST and Square Peg.
Before this, David spent eight-years in the Bay Area, where he held senior finance roles at Meta, Twitter and Intuit, including leading Finance and Business Operations for the Facebook App. David started his career in investment banking at Macquarie Group in Australia, obtaining a chartered accountant (CA) certification and Finance Masters (INSEAD) during this time.
If you are a CEO, a founder at seed stage or series A, a VC, or looking for your next career move - this is your event.
The conversation will cover topics such as...
For CEOs: Getting the mix right between selling a vision and getting people to executive on that plan, assessing the team to take you to the next stage of growth, and Go-to-Market-Fit analysis.
For series A Founders: Understanding the subtleties of Growth vs Burn, finding your truth tellers - hint: if you don't know who that is, you don't have one. More markets, more products, more countries.
For seed stage Founders: What is the right arsenal for a finance team to scale, but not over-engineer anything? How to chase the right customers, some sales will kill you
For VCs: What high-growth finance teams actually do differently to most Australian finance teams, how to scale finance teams leaning into technology, recognising the right signals for later-stage companies deserving follow-on funding.
Career Go-ers: The room will be a mix of everyone mentioned above so get networking! People know people.