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

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Location
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.

Career Highlights

Managing Partner
Minimal Capital
Partner
Unicorn Business Plans

Education Highlights

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

Certification Highlights

Series 79
FINRA Organization
Series 63
FINRA Organization

Case Studies

Work Experience

Managing Partner

2020 - PRESENT
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

Partner

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

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, Startups

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), 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

JANUARY 2021 - PRESENT

Series 79

FINRA Organization

DECEMBER 2020 - PRESENT

Series 63

FINRA Organization

MAY 2019 - PRESENT

FINRA SIE

FINRA

Finance

Private Equity, Financial Modeling, Venture Funding, Finance Strategy, Angel/Seed Funding, Capital Raising, Capital, Deal Advisory, Funding Strategy, Growth Capital Raising, Seed Fundraising, M&A (Sell-side), Revenue & Expense Projections, Funding Process, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Corporate Finance, Forecasting, Fundraising, Budgeting, Late-stage Funding, M&A (Buy-side), CFO, Valuation, Investment Memoranda, Pricing Strategy, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Startup Funding, Business Advisory, Capital Placement, Large-scale Funding

Output Software

Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Adobe InDesign

Data & Analysis Software

Capital IQ, Crunchbase

Industry Expertise

Financial Services, Venture Capital, Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM), US Venture Funds, Luxury Goods, Technology, Aviation, Consumer Products, Aircraft & Airlines, Cannabis, Energy, Telecommunications, Transportation & Shipping, Entertainment & Leisure, Industrial & Manufacturing, Retail & Wholesale, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Debt Capital Markets, Travel & Leisure, Aerospace & Defense

Geographic Expertise

United States, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Europe

Other

Business Plan Consulting, Pitch Decks, Pitch Preparation, Pitch Deck Consultant, Pitch Books, Fundraising Consultant, Startups, Investor Presentations, Pitch Presentations, Early-stage Venture Capital, PowerPoint Design, Medtech, Biotechnology, Investment Capital Raising, Green Energy, eCommerce, Investments, Financial Statements, Models, Business Models, Excel Modeling, Business Strategy, Investment Cases, Investment Strategy, Digital Media, Financials, FMCG, Information Memoranda, Business Planning, Modeling, Investment Banking, Media, Pro Forma Analysis, Business Modeling, Search Fund, Financial Analysis, B2C, Business to Consumer (B2C), Storytelling, Presentation Design, Graphic Design, Applications, Apps, Information Technology, Cosmetics, Transportation & Logistics, Logistics & Supply Chain, Supply Chain, Strategic Planning & Execution, Strategy, Sales, Business Development, Negotiation, Teasers, Executive Summaries, Startup Growth Strategy Development, Consulting, Company Strategy, Communication, Communication Strategy, Sales Pitches, Medical Devices, B2B, Business Services, Marketing Technology (MarTech), Advertising Technology (Adtech), Advertising, Mobile Advertising, Digital Advertising, CIM, SEC Filing, Business to Business (B2B), Investor Reporting, Private Equity Consultant, Private Capital Markets, Initial Public Offerings, Presentations, Board Presentations, Video Presentations, Client Presentations, Funding Presentations, Financial Presentations, Investment Presentations, Executive Presentations, Presentation Development, Product Bundling

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