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In tough financial times, VCs often focus on shoring up portfolio companies rather than investing in new opportunities. But it’s still possible to raise capital—if you refine your approach.
Erik is co-founder of a global venture capital fund that has invested in 50 startups—which together have raised more than $500 million—and has realized six exits. He previously led restructurings of $3 billion in global subsidiaries and M&A deals worth more than $10 billion. He also serves as Toptal’s Chief Economist.
Rising construction costs mean real estate developers are relying on complex—and potentially costly—finance structures more often. Smarter modeling will help keep borrowing costs low.
Robert is the founder and director of UK-based property finance broker Sativa Finance and an expert in financial modeling. He has worked in real estate finance since 2006, securing ~$1.8 billion in financing for commercial acquisitions and construction projects.
More than just a way to investigate financial crimes, forensic accounting is the most in-depth form of due diligence and compliance. But smaller firms often overlook its value. Here’s why that’s risky.
Ryan is a Senior Editor at Toptal. He has more than 11 years of experience as a writer and editor covering business and technology.
Investors aren’t patrons—they’re business partners, and startups should treat them as such. Regular updates and the occasional call for advice go a long way toward optimizing the relationship.
Christopher is an award-winning journalist covering how technology transforms sectors like banking, manufacturing, and healthcare. Based in Latin America, he previously worked at AmericaEconomia, La Tercera, and Netmedia. He is a Senior Writer for Technology at Toptal.
To persuade investors to fund your startup, your pitch deck must do more than present a solid business case. It must generate an emotional response.
Brian is a seasoned finance expert who has held multiple corporate SVP roles and has been a consultant for startups seeking advice on fundraising and valuing their businesses. Having successfully raised seed capital for his own startup, he has a deep understanding of the commercial and operational aspects of starting a business.
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By adopting a global talent acquisition strategy, venture capital not only extends the opportunities of entrepreneurship across the world, it helps startups reduce churn and break even faster.
Erik is the co-founder of a global venture capital fund and has invested in 50 startups that have together raised more than $400 million while realizing six exits. He previously led restructurings of $3 billion in global subsidiaries and M&A deals worth more than $10 billion. He is the Chief Economist at Toptal.
Investors have been pouring capital into SaaS startups. But that doesn’t mean raising funds is easy. This guide to finding the right financing options can help lead you to the treasure in this tricky terrain.
Julio C. Ortiz
Julio has more than 25 years of diversified experience as a finance VP for multinational companies in a number of industries. Over the last five years, he has focused primarily on helping owners of early- to mid-stage SaaS and e-commerce startups raise funds to successfully grow their companies. Julio’s experience includes financial planning and modeling, business plan development, company valuation, fundraising, and strategic leadership.
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