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


Fundraising, Seed Fundraising, Valuation, Financial Modeling, Angel/Seed Funding, Private Equity, Accounting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Equity Capital, Growth Equity, Leveraged Buyout Modeling

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Microsoft Word, Google Docs

Industry Expertise

Venture Capital


Fintech, Unit Economics, Investment Banking, Startups, Business Models, Business Strategy, Pitch Deck Consultant, Business Plan Consulting, Financial Forecasting, JavaScript, Business Development, Fintech Consultant, New Business Development, Banking Relationships, Initial Public Offerings, Cryptocurrency, Critical Thinking, Communication, Investments, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Markets, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Private Placements, Board Presentations, Investment Research, Early-stage Venture Capital, Customer Development, Pitch Decks

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