Digitizing the office
of the CFO

A Webinar Series Hosted by Group 11

For finance leaders, operators, decision makers, automation champions, stakeholders, value creators, tech explorers, and human capitalists

A 6-Part Series | Oct 2022 - April 2023

The Covid pandemic accelerated the need for digital transformation and exposed fault lines across business operations that are now requiring mending and adaptation. We are seeing this especially within company leadership and, most notably, in the office of the CFO.


Today’s CFO is responsible for far more than just “finance,” and is increasingly taking on strategic initiatives across the entire organization. As the role of the modern CFO expands, so too does the need for investments in technology to enable effective oversight. Automation and digitization are vital processes that drive success for modern executives, often leaving the late-adopters behind.


Over the course of this series, fintech VC firm Group 11 will create a forum for finance leaders and decision makers to discuss the unique challenges they face, both in day-to-day operational aspects of the job, as well as forward-looking strategic planning. Solutions discussed during these webinars will help CFOs navigate volatility, in the presence of an uncertain economic environment.

Being a CFO
just got a
whole lot

Featured Speakers















Dovi Frances is a financial services entrepreneur and the Founding Partner of Group 11, a
venture capital firm based in Los Angeles, California. Over the course of his career, Frances has
invested over $550 million in some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent and disruptive financial
technology companies, including Tipalti, TripActions, Next Insurance, Papaya Global,
HomeLight, Sunbit, Masterschool, EquityBee, Venn, and Lili to name a few.


Prior to launching Group 11 in 2012, Frances worked for nearly a decade in the financial
services industry; having managed an independent financial advisory firm, as well as having
served as Vice President at Deutsche Bank AG Private Bank (NYSE: DB).


Frances currently serves on the Board of Tipalti, HomeLight, Papaya Global, Sunbit, EquityBee,
Lili, Venn, Masterschool, Sorbet, SMBX, Healthee, and Fintastic. He is also an Advisor to
TripActions, a member of the Advisory Council of Leumi Bank U.S., and serves on the Steering
Committee of the Israel Collaboration Network (ICON).


October 2022

Exploring Travel and Expense Management Priorities with Finance Leaders



Thomas Tuchscherer, CFO, Navan (fka TripActions)

Dovi Frances, Founding Partner, Group 11


Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | 10am PST 

As CFOs and their finance teams navigate the current market, it is critical to recognize the importance of automation and ensure the right tools are in place to drive operational efficiencies and lower costs, while also boosting revenues.

Join Dovi Frances, Founding Partner of Group 11, and Thomas Tuchscherer, Chief Financial Officer at Navan (fka TripActions), in this virtual fireside chat where Thomas will share how he’s reimagining today’s finance function. Learn how Thomas automates back-office processes, by leveraging technology like Navan to manage travel spend, streamline expense reconciliation, and gain real-time visibility into the company’s growing global operations.

The session will cover:

  • Key insights from a recent survey of finance leaders that explores the challenges and priorities for expense management
  • Ways organizations can drive spend visibility and control with integrated T&E solutions
  • Methods to help travel and finance leaders to keep costs from going out of control in this economic climate

November 2022

A New Frontier for Payroll Payments: A Discussion On Making Payroll Payments Strategic


Eynat Guez, CEO/Co-Founder, Papaya Global

Dovi Frances, Founding Partner, Group 11


Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2022 | 9am PST

As companies grow globally, so do the complexities around managing and paying a global workforce. Workforce management is meant to support people, payroll and payments but global payments is still riddled with significant complexities. This means finance teams are required to support long lead times with a lack of visibility, control, and assurance. With these obstacles, how can finance teams get strategic on payouts?


Join Dovi Frances, Founding Partner of Group 11, and Eynat Guez, CEO and Co-Founder of Papaya Global, in this virtual fireside chat where we will explore Eynat’s vision for an indispensable tool for the CFO, one that seamlessly connects HRIS tools to execute payroll with complete compliance and deliver payments with 72 hours to even the most remote employee.

The session will cover how one platform can offer onboarding, payroll, business intelligence and faster payments evolving payroll into a growth channel.

January 2023

How CFOs are Achieving Cash Flow Resiliency and Solving the Financial Talent Crisis


Sarah Spoja, CFO, Tipalti

Dovi Frances, Founding Partner, Group 11


Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | 9:30am PST

It’s no secret that most mid-market CFOs are being asked to do more and add value as they work towards future-proofing their companies from economic uncertainty. At the same time, 72% of CFOs face common business challenges, like hiring talent and improving retention, while still being tasked with improving manual back-office processes.

Over the next year, finance leaders are looking for better ways to manage cash flow and reduce costs through digital transformation. Finance leaders are beginning to recognize that these issues are all connected. Investing in the right digital transformation initiatives that reduce manual processes and improve cash flow, like Tipalti Global Payables Automation, also helps attract and retain the best financial talent for their organizations.

Join Dovi Frances, Founding Partner of Group 11 and Sarah Spoja, Chief Financial Officer of Tipalti, in this virtual fireside chat to learn about how finance leaders like Sarah are:

  • Planning resilient future growth with both employee satisfaction and cash flow excellence in mind
  • Addressing the concerns surrounding talent retention
  • Leveraging digital transformation and automation to remove manual processes

February 2023

Breaking the PTO Mold, Without Breaking the BankSpeakers:

Veetahl Eilat-Raichel, CEO/Co-Founder, Sorbet

Dovi Frances, Founding Partner, Group 11


Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 9am PST

Between record high inflation rates and recession in sight, it has never been more important to prioritize employee happiness and make sure your company is protected. With no real innovation in decades, Paid Time Off (PTO) has become a bureaucratic payroll item instead of the incredible wellness benefit it was intended to be, leaving employees burnt out and CFOs facing billions of dollars in accrued PTO liabilities.

Join Dovi Frances, Founding Partner of Group 11, and Veetahl Eilat-Raichel, CEO and Co-Founder of Sorbet, in this virtual fireside chat where we will explore how companies can leverage Unusable PTO(™): to save costs and increase cash flow while keeping their employees happy.

The session will cover:

  • Why a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to PTO doesn’t work and how you can “break the mold”
  • The hidden gem on your balance sheet and how to unlock it
  • How to leverage Unusable PTO(™) to improve the financial wellness of your company and employees

march 2023

Health Insurance: How Does the CFO Budget Their Dollars?


Guy Benjamin, CEO/Co-Founder, Healthee

Dovi Frances, Founding Partner, Group 11


Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 | 10am PST

Employee Benefits programs can be one the most costly expenditures a company will have in its budget. In most industries, benefits comprise the second highest expense, after payroll. Many companies spend millions of dollars per year on health plans with little to no understanding of how this massive investment translates into positive outcomes for their employees.

Join Dovi Frances, Founding Partner of Group 11, and Guy Benjamin, co-CEO and Co-Founder of Healthee, in this virtual fireside chat where we will discuss:

  • The atypical benefits renewal cycle and traditional, expensive plan offerings
  • How companies plan and benchmark their benefits offerings
  • How to gain insight on plan utilization
  • How to better understand your employees’ needs, and how to adjust your budget to more effectively meet these needs
  • New and emerging benefits that are starting to make more sense these days: Mental Health, Maternity, Fertility, TeleMedicine, Total Rewards Programs, and more.

april 2023

The Future of FP&A: How Technology Will Supercharge Finance Leaders


Jonathan Einav, CEO/Co-Founder, Fintastic

Dovi Frances, Founding Partner, Group 11


Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | 9am PST

Since the advent of the spreadsheet, FP&A has been using the same old tools in an increasingly dynamic business environment. Today, C-Suite executives need to handle challenges from all directions: monetary tightening, supply chain disruptions, and increasing global competition. Fintastic is applying advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence to drive the next generation of FP&A tools.

Join Dovi Frances, Founding Partner of Group 11, and Jonathan Einav, CEO and Co-Founder of Fintastic, in this virtual fireside chat to learn more about how finance teams can generate the digestible insights necessary to provide leaders with confidence in major business decisions that ensure their company’s financial health and longevity.

The session will cover:

  • Why FP&A has been a neglected area for disruption.
  • How advanced algorithms can improve FP&A processes.
  • What the next generation of FP&A tools will look like and how they can impact your business.


Group 11

Group 11 invests in revolutionary software companies that are redrawing the landscape of the financial services industry. As FinTech continues to gain momentum and to disrupt the traditional industry value chain, Group 11 has positioned itself as a partner of choice to provide capital and guidance to entrepreneurs that are creating the world’s next generation of financial services industry leaders.


Since its inception, the firm has deployed over $550 million in some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent and disruptive financial technology companies, including Tipalti, TripActions, Next Insurance, Papaya Global, HomeLight, Sunbit, Masterschool, EquityBee, Venn, and Lili to name a few.