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Toptal is a marketplace for top remote venture capital consultants. Top companies and start-ups in Chicago choose Toptal Venture Capital freelancers for their mission-critical initiatives.

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Jake Goldstein

Freelance Venture Capital Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since December 19, 2019

Jake is the head of finance and business development for a high-growth healthcare IT company where he leads seven direct reports with his extensive dilutive and nondilutive fundraising experience, strategic finance, and FP&A skills. He's also spent time as a hedge fund investor with Melvin Capital and investment banker with BofA Merrill Lynch, advising large-cap banks on strategic M&A and due diligence exercises.

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Aaron Chockla

Freelance Venture Capital Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since August 29, 2019

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

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Amit Kapur

Freelance Venture Capital Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since March 21, 2017

As CEO of a $15 million private equity fund, Amit developed a financial model that disrupts the traditional fund structure by eliminating management fees and yielding industry-leading returns. During his MBA at Kellogg, he developed a passion for freelance consulting, where he leverages his extensive experience in valuation, financial forecasting, and complex capital raises. His client base ranges from startup founders to CFOs of large companies.

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Steve Sprindis

Freelance Venture Capital Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since January 4, 2017

Steve is an experienced financial executive and consultant with a broad range of experience ranging from deep dive financial analysis to M&A and valuation work. He has experience as a CFO, private equity investor, and investment banker. Steve has worked with over fifty companies on preparing business plans and offering memorandums and financial models, and has helped finance early and late stage companies, real estate, and other assets.

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Aleksey N. Krylov, CFA

Freelance Venture Capital Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since October 24, 2016

Aleksey served in CFO roles of public and VC-backed private companies. As investor, he contributed to 25+ private equity deals that have deployed $500 million. He has advised 50+ clients on raising $1.6 billion in equity in the healthcare, consumer, media, software, energy, and industrial sectors. He enjoys working with officers of early stage and mature small-cap firms. He freelances because it exposes him to a wide range of companies.

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Jeffrey Fidelman

Freelance Venture Capital Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since September 29, 2016

Jeffrey has been a trusted advisor for several years, focused on working with entrepreneurs and helping them build and grow their business, often from the ground up. He's successfully helped entrepreneurs raise more than $1 billion. His ability to work across a wide variety of industries is the result of a diverse investment background. Freelancing enables him to work directly with leadership to achieve efficient and positive results.

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Neil Portus | CFA, CMA

Freelance Venture Capital Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since March 16, 2017

Neil is a CFO for growth companies and a former equity analyst at Goldman Sachs in NY where he helped lead numerous transactions including Zipcar's $1.1 billion IPO. He was also an equity analyst at Barclays Capital & Lehman Brothers and began his career at a boutique investment bank (M&A, restructuring, debt financings). He's built his operational skills both as a startup founder and as the CFO of an East Africa-focused impact investment firm.

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Andy Vietor

Freelance Venture Capital Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since April 10, 2017

Andy was recognized twice as an All-Star Analyst by the Wall Street Journal. He has been a strategist, operating executive, financier, and top-ranked industry analyst. As a freelancer, Andy advises a range of companies—from early-stage and middle-market to large caps—delivering customized solutions including effective investor presentations, dynamic financial models, and project finance structuring.

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Evan Fisher

Freelance Venture Capital Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since August 24, 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 is responsible for over $2.1 billion invested in SMEs and has sat in every seat at the boardroom table as a director, shareholder, executive, and advisor. He enjoys helping businesses plan and refine their strategies, prepare for corporate actions, and hone their capital-raising approach.

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Wan Lung Eng

Freelance Venture Capital Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since July 2, 2017

Wan Lung has executed more than $5 billion of equity raises, $30 billion of debt raises and $70 billion of M&A deals for startups, growth companies, and enterprises in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors.  Some of the Wan Lung's clients include Vice Media, Bleacher Report, King Entertainment, GoDaddy, TRUECar, Wayfair, AT&T, and Disney.  Freelancing allows him to engage with interesting companies and entrepreneurs across sectors.

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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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