Antoine Arbour, Finance Expert in Montreal, QC, Canada
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Antoine Arbour

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Montreal, QC, Canada
Toptal Member Since
June 7, 2021

Antoine loves working with early-stage startups.His expertise lies in building compelling pitch decks, fundraising stories, financial models (operating budgets, 3-statement models, unit economics modeling), and raising money. Antoine led five early-stage fundraising processes with US and Canadian investors, resulting in over $50 million raised and $300 million in valuations.

Career Highlights

Senior Associate
Diagram Ventures
Investment Banking Analyst
RBC Capital Markets

Education Highlights

Bachelor's Degree
Concordia University

Case Studies

Work Experience

Senior Associate

2018 - 2021
Diagram Ventures
  • Developed theses and built business plans to launch new fintech ventures in the US; built MVPs to validate feasibility and value proposition; negotiated distribution partnerships and customer contracts; hired executive teams to operate new ventures.
  • Led Seed and Series A investments in fintech companies. Drafted term sheets, completed cap table modeling, waterfall returns analysis, and financial modeling.
  • Hired five employees to support the growth of our team.
Focus areas: Fintech, Venture Capital, Fundraising, Seed Fundraising, Financial Modeling, Unit Economics

Investment Banking Analyst

2016 - 2018
RBC Capital Markets
  • Led $120 million growth equity fundraising for client (AI-powered enterprise search software company). Raised from a top growth equity fund in the US.
  • Led a $250 million sell-side M&A mandate for client (online travel agency focused on flights).
  • Led a financial advisory mandate for a $6.3 billion greenfield light-rail transit infrastructure project. Advised on financial model, revenue model, capital structure, fundraising, etc.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Private Equity, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Equity Capital, Growth Equity, Private Placements
2012 - 2015

Bachelor's Degree in Finance

Concordia University - Montreal, Canada

2013 - 2013

Exchange Studies (Toward a Bachelor's Degree) in Finance

City University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong

2012 - 2012

Coursework Towards a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy

McGill University - Montreal, Canada