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

Evan Fisher

Finance Expert

Atlanta, GA, United States
Toptal Member Since
August 29, 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 resulted in over $5 billion invested in SMEs by top-tier investors, including a16z, SoftBank, Tiger, and more. He has sat in every seat at the boardroom table as a director, shareholder, executive, and advisor. Evan enjoys helping businesses plan, refine their strategies, prepare for corporate actions, and hone their capital-raising approach.

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Career Highlights

Managing Partner
Minimal Capital
Unicorn Business Plans


Foreign Studies
East China Normal University
Foreign Studies
Universita degli Studi di Urbino

Select Certifications

Series 79
FINRA Organization
Series 63
FINRA Organization

Case Studies

Image of $5 Million Series A VC Round Pitch Deck project
$5 Million Series A VC Round Pitch Deck
Pitch DecksPitch BooksPitch PreparationPitch PresentationsVenture CapitalVenture Funding+ 5 more
Image of Cannabis Pitch to Arcview Fund | $5 Million Raise project
Cannabis Pitch to Arcview Fund | $5 Million Raise
CannabisPitch DecksPitch BooksPitch PreparationPitch PresentationsSales Pitches+ 3 more
Image of Aerospace Pitch Deck | $20M Raise for Satellite Launch project
Aerospace Pitch Deck | $20M Raise for Satellite Launch
Pitch DecksPitch BooksPitch PreparationPitch PresentationsPitch Deck ConsultantAerospace & Defense+ 2 more
Image of MedTech Pitch Deck | $400,000 Raised in a Week project
MedTech Pitch Deck | $400,000 Raised in a Week
FundraisingMedtechBiotechCapital RaisingGrowth Capital RaisingInvestment Capital Raising+ 6 more
Image of Luxury B2B Pitch Deck project
Luxury B2B Pitch Deck
CapitalCapital PlacementCapital RaisingFundraisingSeed FundraisingLuxury Goods+ 9 more
Image of Tech Business Plan | M&A Deal Done project
Tech Business Plan | M&A Deal Done
TechnologyMarketing Technology (MarTech)Advertising Technology (Adtech)AdvertisingMobile AdvertisingDigital Advertising+ 7 more
Image of Investor Search project
Investor Search
Company StrategyCommunicationCommunication StrategyFundraisingStartup FundingCorporate Finance+ 1 more

Industry Expertise

Advertising & MarketingEnergy, Utilities & WasteVenture Capital & Private EquityTravel Agencies & ServicesMedia & InternetAerospace & DefenseTelecommunicationsTransportation

Other Expertise

Business Plan ConsultingFunding ProcessFundraisingInformation MemorandaInvestment BankingPitch Deck Consultant

Work Experience

2020 - PRESENT

Managing Partner

Minimal Capital
  • Sourced and vetted prospective investments (both for the 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
2017 - PRESENT


Unicorn Business Plans
  • Developed pitches and investor documents have successfully pitched SoftBank, Tiger, a16z, Canaan, Google Ventures, Silicon Valley super angels, NFL team owners, and more.
  • Produced work to raise more than $5 billion for SMEs and funds.
  • Helped clients achieve an 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 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, Storytelling, Presentation Design, United States, Startups, Transportation & Logistics, Logistics & Supply Chain, Supply Chain
2015 - 2017

SVP of Strategy and Business Development in Europe

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, Startups
2014 - 2016

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

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)
2009 - 2015

Vice President

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), Storytelling, Presentation Design, Startups, Transportation & Logistics


2005 - 2009

Bachelor of Science of Business Administration (BSBA) in Finance and International Business

Villanova University - Villanova, PA, USA

2007 - 2007

Foreign Studies in Chinese Language, Business, and Cultural Studies

East China Normal University - Shanghai, PRC

2006 - 2006

Foreign Studies in Italian Language

Universita degli Studi di Urbino - Urbino, Italy



Series 79

FINRA Organization


Series 63

FINRA Organization