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Ed Carse

Freelance Venture Capital Consultant

United StatesFreelance Venture Capital Consultant Since December 10, 2019

Ed is an experienced entrepreneur, growth-company CFO, and investment banker with a background in many industries, including technology, media, finance, and business services. He has launched several companies, raised over $70 million in growth capital, and helped a company expand internationally and scale 5x in three years. Ed enjoys helping fix businesses and operating and financial challenges that prevent clients from reaching their potential.

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Kuk Yi

Freelance Venture Capital Consultant

United StatesFreelance Venture Capital Consultant Since August 18, 2020

Kuk is a strategic financial leader with in-depth experience working across the spectrum of value creation ranging from innovation to partnership and business development, M&A, and strategic enterprise initiatives. Kuk's created new internal capabilities by founding M&A/corporate development and venture investment teams. Although not a technologist, Kuk has a deep understanding and appreciation of the technology ecosystem and has led analytics and technology teams during his career as a result.

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Tim Barbis

Freelance Venture Capital Consultant

United StatesFreelance Venture Capital Consultant Since October 20, 2020

Tim is an investment advisor who has worked with multiple private equity, venture capital, and investment management firms to analyze and execute investments. He has extensive experience applying his CFA, MBA, and operating experience to investment analysis for venture capital investments, middle-market acquisitions, and small to mid-cap publicly traded businesses. Tim enjoys freelancing because it offers him the opportunity to work on a variety of projects and industries.

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Dev Penn

Freelance Venture Capital Consultant

United StatesFreelance Venture Capital Consultant Since March 9, 2022

Dev is an Eagle Scout and CFA charterholder who seeks to make a significant impact. His goal is to help firms find, grow, and scale over $1 billion in opportunities. Dev's past experiences include working for two billionaires and more than ten years of acting as a strategic executive at blue-chip firms in VC, PE, and investments. He's also experienced as a fractional CFO and acts as a strategist, banker, marketer, and investor rolled into one person.

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Patrick Hoogendijk

Freelance Venture Capital Consultant

United StatesFreelance Venture Capital Consultant Since July 20, 2020

Patrick is a CFA and certified chief compliance officer with 20 years of experience as a CFO or COO. He specializes in working with founders to hone their business models, build out their companies' financial and operational backbones, acquire their senior team to attract VC funding, and scale their companies through a metrics-focused approach. Patrick is comfortable in the inherent creative chaos of fast-moving teams, and his experience is backed by an MBA and MSc in chemical engineering.

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Aaron Chockla

Freelance Venture Capital Consultant

United StatesFreelance Venture Capital Consultant Since November 21, 2019

As an entrepreneur and active venture capital/private equity investor, Aaron enjoys freelancing to leverage broad business expertise (MBA–Kellogg), law (JD—Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law), and science and engineering (Ph.D.—the University of Texas at Austin) to help companies raise capital, scale operations, and develop marketing and corporate strategy.

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Chace Jones

Freelance Venture Capital Consultant

United StatesFreelance Venture Capital Consultant Since October 31, 2022

Chace is an accomplished professional with 13 years of expertise in building and growing companies, successfully negotiating deals worth over $100 million, raising more than $50 million in equity, and leading M&A endeavors. He has led strategy, finance, operations, and product efforts for enterprises and SMBs, generating hundreds of millions in revenue and cost savings. Chace joined Toptal to provide CFO and COO services and help companies with fundraising and M&A.

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Zerrick Bynum

Freelance Venture Capital Consultant

United StatesFreelance Venture Capital Consultant Since March 28, 2017

Zerrick majored in electrical engineering at Stanford (later gaining a Harvard MBA), but his professional career has been in business—primarily in finance/business development at high-growth companies. He enjoys freelancing as it exposes him to a breadth of companies and industries to which he can add value and from which he can learn. He works best as a strategic CFO—managing the cash flow, fund raising, and providing mission-critical analyses.

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Evan Fisher

Freelance Venture Capital Consultant

United StatesFreelance Venture Capital Consultant Since August 29, 2017

Evan is a former investment bank VP offering a simple value prop: better-than-Wall-Street quality documents and advice at a fraction of the price. His work resulted in over $5 billion invested in SMEs by top-tier investors, including a16z, SoftBank, Tiger, and more. He has sat in every seat at the boardroom table as a director, shareholder, executive, and advisor. Evan enjoys helping businesses plan, refine their strategies, prepare for corporate actions, and hone their capital-raising approach.

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William Glenn

Freelance Venture Capital Consultant

United StatesFreelance Venture Capital Consultant Since December 3, 2019

Bill has executed on dozens of venture, growth, recapitalization, and M&A transactions. He’s worked in investment banking (Raymond James), corporate development (Aderant, owned by NYSE: ROP), and private equity (Fulcrum Equity Partners). He enjoys freelancing to help clients develop and operationalize their growth plan and consider all funding options across capital raising, corporate finance, and M&A in order to drive growth and maximize value.

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Jake LaJoie

Freelance Venture Capital Consultant

United StatesFreelance Venture Capital Consultant Since August 7, 2020

Jake has a unique combination of private equity, investment banking, corporate finance, and operations experience. Over the course of his career, he has completed 16 principal investments totaling $480 million of equity and more than $15 billion of M&A and corporate finance transactions. He enjoys the excitement of freelance consulting because each engagement is different and intellectually stimulating.

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Pete Pellizzari, CEO

Budder, Inc.

Erik has been an extremely valuable member of our team who has tremendous breath of experience with start ups in our lifecycle phase. What makes his contribution unique and highly effective is not only his excellent financial modeling skills and knowledge, but also the emotional intelligence with which he manages each relationship at Vault, understands our team dynamics, and helps us tackle start up challenges effectively. It is rare to find a part-time consultant who makes you feel like he/she is genuinely invested in the success of your company.

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Student Loan Benefits, Inc. dba Vault

Toptal has been an incredible key partner for Sidekick. As an early-stage start-up, we’ve leveraged both design and financial talent. The experience has been incredible, with those professionals bringing creativity, expertise, and advice to ensure Sidekick succeeds. My Toptal financial expert helped steer Sidekick’s business model, which resulted in an initial ROI of 650x! My experience with Toptal has given me great confidence in the future.

Doug MacKay, Founder / CEO

SideKick

Chris was great to work with and was always available on my schedule. His communication skills and personality were a 10/10. His outputs on the project were top notch and allowed us to develop more efficient forecasting and initiative prioritization frameworks. I would definitely use Chris again.

Chris Pozek, CEO

Veterans Rideshare

What really sets Toptal apart is the caliber of finance talent available in their network. I had a very specific and pressing need, and Toptal quickly matched me with the perfect person for the job. The expert produced a thoughtful and robust financial analysis that has ultimately allowed us to forecast and prioritize initiatives much more efficiently.

Chris Pozek, CEO

Veterans Rideshare

Scott had a lot of finance experience which he used to ask the right questions and help us do things more quickly than we would have done without him. The commission model is crucial to us being able to scale, he integrated seamlessly with our finance team and efficiently got us the outputs we needed.

Naushad Parpia, Founder and CEO

GSD

I was very impressed with the quality of finance talent in Toptal’s network. Our expert's experience was immediately evident through his insightful questions and the speed at which we could move. Toptal stayed on top of the process from making the match through to the successful completion of the project. I've already recommended Toptal Finance to my network.

Naushad Parpia, Founder and CEO

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A Toptal director of finance will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right venture capital consultant for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new venture capital consultant for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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