This is a post intended to create a discussion and get a temperature check around creating a Strategic Finance Unit (SFU) for SuperRare.
From perusing the discords and governance forums, it does not appear to exist yet. I believe very strongly that SuperRare would benefit greatly from having a more formalized approach to its finance function, particularly given the bearish macro-economic backdrop.
Here are a few examples of what creating an SFU would entail:
Developing historical financial statements in classical P&L format of publicly traded companies
Creating a monthly budget for the next annual year that includes specific spend targets around categories such as hiring, marketing, R&D, etc.
Preparing a long-range financial forecast to measure various operational scenarios on future revenue, expenses, cash runway, treasury size, etc.
Develop a comprehensive treasury management strategy (currently most of treasury denominated in RARE; plan would be to institute an ongoing diversification strategy to have more ETH and stables in treasury)
Create guidelines around contributor rewards, salary, etc.
In my previous life as an investment banker, I worked with finance teams at leading public companies and the objective of this effort would be to replicate some of the best practices there to put SuperRare in the best possible position to succeed.
Happy to answer any questions or have a broader discussion on the merits of this plan. If there is interest, I would put together a more detailed proposal on the plan.