Toptal Finance Blog

The Toptal Finance Blog is a hub for in-depth studies and analysis on all facets of finance, ranging from innovative strategies on raising capital to detailed coverage of new finance trends and technologies.

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Tell a Compelling Story: Pitch Deck Components That Persuade

by Brian Nichol

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.

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The New Risk Management Playbook: Black Swans and the Rise of Scenario Analysis

by Michael J. McDonald

Want a risk management strategy that fosters resilience and reveals new opportunities? Shift your focus from predicting events to preparing for impacts.

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An Effective ROI Framework for Developing a Work-from-anywhere Policy

by John Lee

As workers increasingly prioritize flexible working arrangements, Toptal finance expert John Lee suggests a strategy to help employers balance the potential risks and rewards of offering a WFA option.

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Bots for Finance: How to Increase Back-office Efficiency Through Automation

by Miklos Lukacs, CFA

Automating basic financial functions can save your company time and money and free your employees from tedious rote tasks. Toptal finance expert Miklos Lukacs explains how building a simple Python bot can streamline your business.

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The Evolution of Venture Capital: Investing in Global Talent

by Erik Stettler

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.

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Successful SaaS Fundraising: Navigating the Evolving Landscape

by Julio C. Ortiz

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.

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What Is Bitcoin Mining? How It Works and What It Takes to Make It Pay

by Dhruv Tandan

Bitcoin mining is booming in North America, sparking new revenue opportunities for companies with access to cheap power, especially renewables. Learn the risks as well as the rewards.

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Modeling an Asset Class: Why Wall Street May Be in the Single-family Rental Market for Keeps

by Hudson Cashdan

Wall Street has its eye on the single-family rental market. A convergence of rising home prices, changing rental preferences, and advancing technology is fueling the boom.

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