Kicking off the Fintech Talents Festival in style, I spoke to Andy Hirst, Head of Industries, GROW with SAP – a programme for scale-up companies. GROW with SAP supports companies that are under seven years old, who have achieved initial funding rounds and are now looking to expand into new countries and new product areas.
As a result, those scale-up companies are likely to need to expand their technology as they look ahead to growth through to a potential IPO. Many of them will look to SAP as a supplier. The programme offers a lot of support to growing fintechs – including 6 months free use of software, a growth advisor and access to the SAP ecosystem.
Andy spoke to the challenges faced by growing companies in what is a difficult macroeconomic environment, but he also identified some opportunities. Listen to the full interview below and learn what Andy defines as the ‘4 C’s’ to help navigate what are turbulent times.
There are silver linings and as a former entrepreneur himself, Andy is well placed to reflect on what those might be.
You can also get insight straight from the mouths of innovators in The fintech playbook: Navigating uncertainty, created with our partners at SAP and SAP Fioneer. It features contributions from Stripe, Caxton, Maple, The Bank of London and OakNorth.