Graham Smith, Finance Expert in New York, NY, United States
Graham Smith

Finance Expert in New York, NY, United States

Member since October 7, 2017
Graham has executed numerous venture capital deals and published equity research for global Fortune 100 corporations while working at leading Wall Street investment banks (Credit Suisse) and startup studios (Bionic). He’s a principal at What If Ventures, a mental health venture fund and co-founder and CFO of an NYC-based restaurant.
Graham is now available for hire

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Employment

  • Principal

    2019 - PRESENT
    What If Ventures
    • Sourced and closed three deals (Foresight Mental Health, Mindstrong, and Neuroflow). Involved writing an investment memos, diligencing the business model and go to market strategy, and evaluation of team.
    • Researched and wrote in-depth market research pieces on the mental health startup landscape.
  • Venture Capitalist

    2018 - PRESENT
    Figment Capital
    • Built a P&L model for operating on the Tezos blockchain network as a validator node.
    • Created a script to automate Tezos batch payments.
    • Launched our Tezos validator service with key metrics highlighted.
    • Planned and executed our Tezos staking website along with metrics to highlight efficiency.
    • Pitched institutional investors and raised $1 million for Figment Networks and $10 million for Figment Capital.
    Focus areas: Blockchain, Market Research, Due Diligence, Financial Modeling, Cash Flow Modeling, Transaction Modeling
  • Venture Capitalist

    2016 - PRESENT
    Bionic
    • Built financial models for late-stage growth startups incubated internally at Citi, J&J, P&G, Nike, Exelon, Mars, and GE.
    • Performed due diligence on external startups for the Bionic Fund with a focus on market sizing and timing analysis.
    • Analyzed industry-wide startup, venture capital, and corporate venture capital trends to inform Bionic’s investment thesis.
    • Provided CFO and financial advisory services to growth companies in our portfolio. The core industry focus was on blockchain and machine learning.
    • Prepared fundraising materials and an illustrative financing model to facilitate the raise for Bionic Capital Partners, a $50 million fund.
    Focus areas: Due Diligence, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Three Statement Operating Model, Fundraising, Valuation, Comparable Company Analysis, Equity Research, Venture Funding
  • Equity Research Analyst

    2012 - 2015
    Credit Suisse
    • Advised institutional investors on a wide array of valuation assignments across offshore drilling, oil services, and ocean shipping.
    • Constructed detailed revenue build-up and three statement financial forecast models used for sensitivities analysis and valuation.
    • Prepared coverage reports for Hornbeck, Tidewater, Seacor, Tsakos, Seadrill, Transocean, Diamond, Costamare, and Frontline.
    • Developed industry databases used to write industry trend research pieces and build company-specific forecasting models.
    • Performed Monte Carlo simulations on assets managed of ~$1 billion to understand possibilities surrounding investment exposures.
    • Led weekly investment policy meeting with market trends overview, long/short equity ideas, and FX strategy analysis.
    Focus areas: Equity Research, Equity Valuation, Financial Modeling, Revenue Modeling, Valuation Modeling, Transaction Modeling, Three-statement Modeling, Three Statement Operating Model, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Leveraged Buyout Model

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Economics
    2008 - 2012
    Wheaton College - Wheaton, Illinois

Certifications

  • Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree
    JANUARY 2018 - PRESENT
    Udacity

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