Akshay has significant experience in VC and finance. He specializes in fund raising (multi-million $ Series B), feasibility studies ($100M+ investment), budgeting, financial planning, pricing, cost optimization, and ERP systems (finance process design). He works as a freelancer because it allows him to consult on a wide range of projects while traveling. He is on the board of two seed stage startups in the travel and transportation sectors.
Developed company strategy and business model to optimize cost to acquire customer (CAC) and lifetime value (LTV).
Rolled out NetSuite ERP system to facilitate finance, customer care, logistics, procurement, supply chain, and inventory.
Transitioned financial statements from QuickBooks to NetSuite (Oracle) Cloud based ERP system.
Developed short-term and long-term budget and financial forecast.
Developed financial model for pre-IPO fund raising and valuation purposes.
Focus areas: Cost Benchmarking, Cost Reduction and Optimization, Financial Process Design, ERP
2012 - 2014
Conducted a feasibility study on the design of a logistics terminal facility for a new industrial city.
Conducted a feasibility study and developed a 35-year business and financial model for a port authority for the development of a liquid bulk products storage facility by determining market size, market share, liquid bulk product flows, competition, revenues, and fixed and variable costs.
Conducted due diligence on a oil & gas services company for a potential acquisition; including market, competitive analysis, and business model development.
Developed a market entry strategy for an Asian national oil company to enter the Middle East retail transportation fuel market by creating a business and marketing plan as well as financial model.
Designed and implemented a shared services entity including operating and internal cost model, organization structure, manpower, and business process design for a petrochemical company.
Focus areas: Valuation, Due Dilligence, Market Research, Business Plan Development, Cost Reduction and Optimization, Feasibility Studies
2010 - 2012
LBS Consulting Team
Developed a M&A growth strategy by screening over 6,000 companies for a Fortune 500 food company recommending 26 companies with revenues less than £5M across UK & Ireland for potential acquisition.
Developed an investment thesis for an EU VC to invest in energy efficiency for maximum risk-adjusted returns.
Developed a LNG terminal development strategy for an O&G Super Major in the Australian NW Shelf analyzing competitors, access to pipelines, natural gas reserves, CapEx and Opex costs, and potential markets.