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A crash course in financial operations. Bullet discussions on finance, fundraising, and financial operations with Brex’s CFO Michael Tannenbaum.

Brex in the Black Brex Publishing

    • Business
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A crash course in financial operations. Bullet discussions on finance, fundraising, and financial operations with Brex’s CFO Michael Tannenbaum.

    Budgeting Conflicts

    Budgeting Conflicts

    This episode of Brex in the Black is all about budgets and navigating conflicts they may bring. 

    It's important to note that budgeting conflicts happen and it’s hard to budget at startups. The important thing is accountability and review. 

    Learn how Michael Tannenbaum, Brex's CFO, guides the company in this process and internalizes it. 

    You can sign up for Brex by visiting: brex.com

    • 8 min
    Remote Work Benefits

    Remote Work Benefits

    We've already covered the future of offices and rethinking the office strategy, in this episode of Brex in the Black, we discuss remote work benefits like utility stipends, meal stipend, at home office benefits for furniture, shared office space in new cities, etc.

    You'll hear Michael's recommendation to offer remote benefits to build loyalty.

    You can sign up for Brex by visiting: brex.com

    • 9 min
    Should your Finance department get along with the rest of the company?

    Should your Finance department get along with the rest of the company?

    In this episode of Brex in the Black we talk about the healthy tension your finance team should have with the rest of your company. 

    Topics: 


    The Finance team's ultimate task 
    How does a CFO lose their job? 
    Maintaining respectful relationships with teams across the org.
    Focus on the business - frame everything as what is right for the business, do not get into what other groups can or cannot do

    You can sign up for Brex by visiting: brex.com

    • 7 min
    How to Acquihire

    How to Acquihire

    In this episode of Brex in the Black Michael Tannenbaum and Arthur Levy give us their thoughts on how to approach acquihires.


    Why companies do Acquihires and how to know if yours should
    Proactive vs. Passive
    Build pipeline around key properties
    Building your buckets with your Product team
    Build brand within the community
    How to structure your Corp Dev team to “know” what to look for
    How to objection handle 
    How to speak to VC’s and let them know what to look for

    You can sign up for Brex by visiting: brex.com

    • 8 min
    Personal Reimbursements

    Personal Reimbursements

    In this episode of Brex in the Black Michael Tannenbaum answers a common question he gets from early-stage founders. 

    "How do I actually go ahead and reimburse myself after I've been spending money on my personal card because I haven't had my business set up and I've incurred all these expenses?

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    • 3 min
    Remote work: Rethinking the office strategy

    Remote work: Rethinking the office strategy

    In this episode of Brex in the Black Michael breaks down how he's been rethinking the office strategy after a prolonged period of remote work. 

    You can sign up for Brex here brex.com

    • 7 min

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