Evan Fisher, Finance Expert in Atlanta, GA, United States
Evan Fisher

Finance Expert in Atlanta, GA, United States

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. Evan enjoys helping businesses plan and refine their strategies, prepare for corporate actions, and hone their capital-raising approach.
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Employment

  • Managing Partner

    2020 - PRESENT
    Minimal Capital
    • Sourced and vetted prospective investments (both for our internal fund, as well as syndicate partners).
    • Developed funding strategies and issue termsheets to potential portfolio companies.
    • Worked with our portfolio companies on improving their businesses, typically focusing on institutional capital and corporate strategy.
    • Managed syndicate partner relationships and onboarded additional syndicate partners.
    Focus areas: Venture Capital
  • Partner

    2017 - PRESENT
    Unicorn Business Plans
    • Developed pitches and investor documents have successfully pitched SoftBank, Korea Investment Partners, GV (Google Ventures), Silicon Valley super angels, NFL team owners, and more.
    • Produced work that was used to raise more than $2.1 billion for SMEs.
    • Helped clients achieve 80%+ hit rate for successfully raising capital.
    • Built a Series B pitch deck for an AR/VR company backed by Sir Richard Branson and Mark Cuban.
    • Worked a total of four times with a cannabis industry client and raised $12.8 million within three weeks.
    Focus areas: Graphic Design, Funding Strategy, Business Advisory, Deal Advisory, Capital, Executive Summaries, Teasers, Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM), Information Memoranda, Capital Raising, Investor Presentations, Business Planning, Pitch Decks
  • SVP of Strategy and Business Development in Europe

    2015 - 2017
    SIS Digital
    • Developed and led the sales strategy and initiatives, including replicating in continental Europe the successful business model pioneered in the UK.
    • Generated a new business pipeline of over $50 million worth of projects within the first nine months.
    • Solved the clients’ primary concern by bundling unique financing and lending packages which expanded project pipeline by over 200%.
    • Generated a deep client relationship with the number two media owner in Europe; now on the client's short-list for all project bids.
    • Negotiated two tranches of financing for a client which won a €5-million sale.
    Focus areas: Business Development, Sales, Corporate Finance, Finance Strategy, Strategy, Pricing Strategy
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    2014 - 2016
    The American Organic Company
    • Negotiated a national (US) distribution and investment agreement with an NYSE-listed public company as well as all supplier agreements with full contract drafting responsibility.
    • Revamped a procurement strategy—resulting in a year-to-year savings of 30% versus the prior year.
    • Led the fundraising activities, including $300,000 raised from angel investors.
    • Negotiated multiple $5 million asset-backed trade finance offerings as well as a complex SBIC debt structure with $5 billion AUM hedge fund.
    Focus areas: Angel/Seed Funding, Debt Capital Markets, Venture Funding, Startup Funding, Fundraising, Negotiation, Revenue & Expense Projections, Business Planning, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Vice President

    2009 - 2015
    Swiss Investment Bank
    • Saved the client $2.5 million by independently negotiating improved terms with the lender on a circa $17 million debt offering.
    • Restarted negotiations at the request of the client CEO and shareholders in an M&A transaction when discussions reached an impasse. Regained control of the process, restarted talks, and guided the transaction to a successful sale at 4x market price.
    • Advised and assisted in public listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
    Focus areas: Late-stage Funding, Funding Process, Fundraising, Business Planning, Strategy, Finance Strategy, Strategic Planning & Execution, Financial Modeling, Investment Memoranda, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Education

  • Bachelor of Science of Business Administration (BSBA) in Finance and International Business
    2005 - 2009
    Villanova University - Villanova, PA, USA
  • Foreign Studies in Chinese Language, Business, and Cultural Studies
    2007 - 2007
    East China Normal University - Shanghai, PRC
  • Foreign Studies in Italian Language
    2006 - 2006
    Universita degli Studi di Urbino - Urbino, Italy

Certifications

  • FINRA SIE
    MAY 2019 - PRESENT
    FINRA

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