About EY Finance Navigator

A corporate startup generated by EY, founded to help fellow entrepreneurs understand a crucial element of business: finance.

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A story of corporate innovation 

We are the Finance Navigator founders: Alex and Wout.

A couple of years ago we joined major accounting firm EY, where we performed consulting services for large companies in the field of financial accounting and management reporting. That was our job.

However, our passion lay somewhere else. We fell in love with entrepreneurship, innovation and startups. So, guess what we did… We turned our passion into our job!

Slowly we got more and more involved in the accelerators, incubators and other startup initiatives (such as EYnovation) EY founded across the country of the Netherlands. That’s where we put our EY experience and expertise to work.

We assisted startups in launching their business by supporting them with legal, tax and financial matters. We performed workshops on financial modelling. We supported in startup valuations. Man, we built whole financial plans in Excel from scratch! All of that we did simply because we loved doing it, as we were genuinely able to help out others. Finance is freaking difficult, but our years at EY taught us a thing or two. And what’s more rewarding than using your expertise to help out the most energetic, optimistic, and entrepreneurial people in the world?

So when the very first corporate innovation program within EY came along (Innovate EY: providing colleagues the opportunity to build their own corporate startup), we didn’t think twice. That was our moment. Our moment to take our passion to the next level.

And now we’re here: EY’s very first corporate innovation program has resulted in EY’s first corporate startup ever: the EY Finance Navigator. And even though we’re now managing and selling a SaaS solution, which is something completely new to EY, in essence nothing has changed.

We’re still passionate as always. We’re still helping out entrepreneurs. We’re still helping them navigate through the world of funding and finance.

Warm regards,

EY Finance Navigator founders: Alexander Matthiessen and Wout Bobbink

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