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Toptal is a marketplace for top remote fundraising consultants. Top companies and start-ups in Philadelphia choose Toptal Fundraising freelancers for their mission-critical initiatives.

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Sean Heberling

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesFreelance Fundraising Consultant Since October 18, 2017

With Morgan Stanley, BNY Mellon, Sailfish Capital, and Marion Street Capital, Sean has analyzed 10,000+ companies, built complex models, and helped facilitate $1+ billion in investment transactions. He freelances to leverage his expertise in financial modeling, investor presentations, investment analysis, and M&A. He is on the boards of several early-stage companies, advising on operations, growth strategy, and fundraising.

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Prashant Kudva

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesFreelance Fundraising Consultant Since April 27, 2017

With 10+ years of experience as an investment banker, from analyst through director level, Prashant has advised companies on over $50 billion of M&A and capital raises. His sector expertise includes healthcare, metals & mining, technology, and clean tech. As a freelancer, he enjoys helping companies with financial planning, valuation, capital raising, investor presentations, M&A advisory, and other financial analyses.

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Bertrand Laroche

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesFreelance Fundraising Consultant Since August 1, 2020

Bertrand directly deployed $250 million in private equity and venture capital transactions in energy, infrastructure, and sustainable companies. He has worked on $10 billion worth of M&A, private placements, and structured finance deals at global investment banks (BNP Paribas, Société Générale). While becoming a thought leader on ESG, he enjoys freelancing to help investors and startups with their financial and strategic planning, investment due diligence, capital raising, and ESG strategy.

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Jay Schiff

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesFreelance Fundraising Consultant Since February 14, 2019

Jay is a 25-year private investment professional experienced in capital raising, deal sourcing, underwriting, capital markets, portfolio management, and restructuring. As the regional head of middle-market finance at Merrill Lynch and president of Centre Lane Investment Corp., he has invested $864 million in middle-market companies. Jay consults on corporate finance advisory issues while leading an angel-funded medical device business as a co-founder and CEO.

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Erik Stettler

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesFreelance Fundraising Consultant Since November 21, 2017

A data scientist and Harvard MBA with distinction, Erik co-founded a global venture capital fund and has invested in 50 startups that have raised over $500 million, realizing six exits. He previously led analyses for cases including restructurings of $3 billion in global operations and M&A deals worth over $10 billion. Erik's work has been noted in Forbes, CNBC, and HBR. He speaks four languages and serves as Toptal's Chief Economist, leading analyses on the talent economy and future of work.

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Laura Lanteri

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesFreelance Fundraising Consultant Since October 5, 2022

Laura is a business consultant with over 20 years of experience in strategy, business expansion, competitive analysis, consumer insights, data analysis, and research. She has consulted with CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and pre-revenue start-ups and has an established track record of improving revenue, margins, and scale. Laura started her career at Morgan Stanley New York, where she researched, conceptualized, and executed financing deals for almost one billion dollars.

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Matthew Lo

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesFreelance Fundraising Consultant Since July 13, 2020

An MIT and UPenn alumnus, Matthew has 15 years of experience at top finance firms and startups (Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, etc.), working on over $10 billion of capital-raising, M&A, and investment projects. He has worked with clients such as PE firms KKR and The Carlyle Group and worked at three startups, including a unicorn funded by Softbank. He is currently working on a new startup and is always eager to help fellow entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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Prashant Sharma

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesFreelance Fundraising Consultant Since January 23, 2023

Prashant is a Georgetown graduate and a seasoned financial consultant who has helped clients grow their businesses and successfully executed over 10 M&A transactions. He has advised startups and Fortune 500 corporations while working at Wall Street investment banks like Citigroup and private equity firms like Arlington Capital Partners. Prashant has also led corporate strategy for a division of UnitedHealth. He joined Toptal to work on challenging projects with interesting clients.

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Nitin Mittal

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesFreelance Fundraising Consultant Since January 17, 2017

Nitin has 19+ years of experience as a banker, hedge fund analyst, and CFO with deep operational, fundraising, and M&A exposure in growth and turnaround situations. He has served as the CFO for a dozen technology companies, leading finance departments at multiple VC and PE-backed businesses with revenues ranging from $5 to $500 million. Nitin has structured and negotiated complex equity and debt financing exceeding $360 million and M&A transactions of $500 million, leading PMIs for 20+ deals.

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Ron Rich

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesFreelance Fundraising Consultant Since September 27, 2016

Ron has spent his career helping management teams leverage finance to strategically plan and drive operational improvement. With clients that have ranged from startups to billion dollar PE-backed companies, he has developed a deep expertise through his roles as an investment banker, management consultant, venture capitalist, and entrepreneur. Freelancing allows him to work with a wide variety of clients and to address pressing, relevant issues.

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Jerome Elfassy

Freelance Fundraising Consultant

United StatesFreelance Fundraising Consultant Since January 8, 2017

After working as a credit prop trader for 7 years, co-managing a $12 billion corporate bond portfolio, and co-founding Festicket, Jerome started freelancing, building financial models, consulting for capital raising and acting as an external CFO. He has extensive experience working closely with founders of US and European eCommerce and media companies, helping them develop the necessary tools to financially structure their growth.

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A Hiring Guide

Guide to Hiring a Great Fundraising Consultant

Fundraising is almost always a complex process, no matter what stage a company is at or how solid the financials are. From a start-up raising its first million dollars on up, this guide will walk you through how to find the best fundraising consultants to make your pitch deck bulletproof.

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Testimonials

Martin so far is a complete Rockstar. His first bit of work produced a tool for us to model and forecast our financials and is far and away worth every penny we paid and more. Just thought I’d share that with you.

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.

Romy Parzick, COO

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

GSD

How to Hire Fundraising Consultants Near Philadelphia

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of finance will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
2

Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right fundraising consultant for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new fundraising consultant for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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  • Trusted Experts Only

    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

  • The Right Fit

    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

  • Scale as Needed

    Hire in under 2 weeks and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

  • Seamless Hiring

    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

  • Flexible Engagements

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

  • Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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