Himank Agrawal, Finance Expert in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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Himank Agrawal

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Location
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Toptal Member Since
February 3, 2022

After completing his CA (CPA equivalent) and CFA in the US, Himank worked at PwC in the deals division, handling transactions related to private equity funding, cross-border acquisition, and mergers. As a finance professional and tech entrepreneur, he excelled at advising tech startups as a freelance around zero to one strategy, fundraising, product positioning, and valuations. Himank has worked with clients like Groww Inc (YC) and Headout Inc (Nexus), having valuations of billions of dollars.

Career Highlights

Investment Associate
Jackdaw Capital
Partner
Arthneeti Capital

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
CFA Institute, USA
Master's Degree
Institute of Chartered Accountant of India

Certification Highlights

Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)
Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
Investment Advisor
National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM)

Case Studies

Work Experience

Investment Associate

2022 - 2022
Jackdaw Capital
  • Evaluated 55+ early-stage startups focused on blockchain technology and web3 space from the US, UK, Europe, and Asia. Made investments in 2.
  • Sourced deals from various countries of Asia by developing a deal pipeline and sourcing connects with multiple stakeholders of the VC ecosystem.
  • Worked on value generation of a public blockchain ecosystem Caduceus (a competitor of Solana and Flow), through a Caduceus venture capital fund.
Focus areas: Early-stage Venture Capital, Blockchain, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, Blockchain Platforms, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), ICO, Marketplaces, Crypto, Fintech, Due Diligence Consultant, Business Development, Competitive Analysis, Market Research, Market Segmentation, Market Research & Analysis, Finance, Funding Process, Accounting, Investment Funds, Budget Modeling, P&L Forecasting, Fintech Consultant, Fundraising Strategy, Fundraising Consultant, Early-stage Startups, Early-stage Funding, Cash Flow, Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), Pricing Models, Tourism, Venture Funding, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Subscriptions, Online Media, Deal Sourcing, Investment Committee Advisory, Startup Funding, Business Modeling, Management Consulting, Angel/Seed Funding, Angel Investing

Partner

2018 - 2022
Arthneeti Capital
  • Advised Groww Inc—funded by Y-Combinator, Tiger Global, and others—on their US compliance and corporate structuring, Coforge Limited on Indian taxation, and Threedots Inc on go-to-market strategy and fundraising on a USD $40 million valuation.
  • Managed a team of 13 people across finance, tech, and marketing, helping clients with fundraising, valuations, due diligence, investment and treasury management, product strategy, and business positioning.
  • Acted as a SEBI registered investment advisor advising corporates on treasury management and individuals and family on wealth management with clients across India, the US, UAE, Germany, and New Zealand.
Focus areas: Fundraising, Compliance, Investment Banking, Growth Strategy, Product Strategy, Corporate Finance, Taxation, Revenue & Expense Projections, Pitch Decks, eCommerce, Startups, Fractional CFO, Interim CFO, CFO, Investment Memoranda, Information Memoranda, Venture Capital, Startup Funding, Cash Flow Modeling, Revenue Projections, Forecasting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Analysis, Startup Consulting, Seed Fundraising, Investments, Family Office, Tax Planning, Business Services, Financing, Financial Modeling, Profitability Analysis, Investment Analysis, Private Company Valuation, SaaS, Go-to-market Strategy, Go-to-market Plans, Business Transformation, Strategy, Target Operating Models, Customer Success, Business Models, Cryptocurrency, Stock Analysis, Stock Exchange, Equity Research Analysis, Financial Management, Budgeting, Three-statement Modeling, ROI, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Marketplaces, Fintech, M&A (Sell-side), Due Diligence Consultant, Pitch Deck Consultant, Business Development, Competitive Analysis, Market Research, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, Market Segmentation, Market Research & Analysis, Joint Ventures, Finance, Series A, Public Companies, Crowdfunding, Funding Process, Accounting, Investment Funds, Private Equity, Business Strategy, Reporting, Controller, Budget Modeling, P&L Forecasting, Internal Financial Reporting, Fintech Consultant, Exit Strategy, Fundraising Strategy, Valuation Modeling, Business Plan Consulting, Fundraising Consultant, Treasury Management, Early-stage Startups, Early-stage Funding, Cash Flow, Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), Inventory, Pricing Models, Software as a Service (SaaS), Tourism, Venture Funding, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Real Estate, Structure, Business Planning, Subscriptions, Online Media, Business Modeling, Management Consulting, Manufacturing, Angel/Seed Funding, Angel Investing

Founder and CEO

2018 - 2020
Bag Buddy
  • Built an innovative product based on a shared economy system to solve the problem of the exorbitant excess baggage charges in airlines along with monetization of spare capacity of free baggage allowance.
  • Learned and zeroed in on ground-level execution challenges and customer preferences during business model development, market survey and analysis, software development, intellectual property rights (IPR) protection, and marketing.
  • Achieved 4,000 plus downloads and executed 280+ transactions before COVID-19 hit the business.
Focus areas: Startups, Business Development, Competitive Analysis, Market Research, Market Segmentation, Market Research & Analysis, Finance, Business Strategy, Budget Modeling, P&L Forecasting, Internal Financial Reporting, Fintech Consultant, Early-stage Startups, Early-stage Funding, Cash Flow, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Structure, Business Planning, Subscriptions, Startup Funding

Associate | Deals

2018 - 2018
PwC
  • Carried out financial due diligence of a tech startup in the travel sector with a USD $280 million valuation for fundraising from Bessemer venture partners and Sequoia Capital.
  • Worked on vendor due diligence for selling out the multiplex division spread around various group companies of a USD $800 million conglomerate.
  • Advised on a cross-border acquisition of a toll operator company with investors like SBI Macquarie, Ashoka Buildcon, and PNC Infratech.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Due Diligence, Valuation, Startups, Cash Flow Modeling, Revenue Projections, Forecasting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Analysis, Investments, Financial Modeling, ROI, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Due Diligence Consultant, Competitive Analysis, Market Research, Market Research & Analysis, Finance, Public Companies, Controller, P&L Forecasting, Cash Flow, Inventory, Software as a Service (SaaS), Venture Funding, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Startup Funding, Business Modeling, Management Consulting

Intern

2016 - 2017
Singhi Advisors
  • Analyzed financials, trends, and compute valuations for the auto components industry both in domestic and global markets.
  • Prepared an industry research report on automotive mechatronics and identified gaps in the value chain.
  • Assisted the team in an INR 220 crore acquisition of a company in the automotive gear industry in preparing a pitch deck, information memorandum, and other related work.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Industry Analysis, Forecasting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Modeling, Private Company Valuation, Three-statement Modeling, ROI, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), M&A (Sell-side), Budget Modeling, Manufacturing

Associate | Corporate Finance Advisory

2014 - 2017
DH Consultants
  • Managed a team of seven people on due diligence projects with the National Skill Development Corporation, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship for appraisal and structuring of skill development projects.
  • Advised promoters and management on identifying key business risks and mitigation strategies for the successful ramping of projects.
  • Built project financing models, calculated IRR and NPV, and performed a sensitivity analysis of the business for appraisal of business viability and evaluation of funding prospects.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Due Diligence, Corporate Finance, Pitch Decks, Investment Memoranda, Information Memoranda, Startup Funding, Forecasting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Tax Planning, Go-to-market Strategy, Go-to-market Plans, Business Models, Financial Management, Three-statement Modeling, ROI, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Budget Modeling, Internal Financial Reporting, Inventory, Manufacturing
2016 - 2018

Master's Degree in Finance

CFA Institute, USA - Charlottesville, VA, USA

2013 - 2017

Master's Degree in Accounting, Taxation, Financial Planning and Analysis

Institute of Chartered Accountant of India - New Delhi

2013 - 2016

Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy and Finance

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University - Agra, India

MARCH 2019 - PRESENT

Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

FEBRUARY 2019 - PRESENT

Investment Advisor

National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM)

AUGUST 2018 - PRESENT

CFA Professional Course

CFA Institute

MAY 2017 - PRESENT

Professional Course in Finance, Accounts and Taxation

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Finance

Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Valuation, Fundraising, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Investment Portfolio Management, Equity Research, Financial Modeling, Profitability Analysis, Market Research, Forecasting, Cash Flow Modeling, CFO, Revenue & Expense Projections, Startup Funding, Equity Research Analysis, Financial Management, Budgeting, Three-statement Modeling, ROI, Crowdfunding, Funding Process, Accounting, Controller, P&L Forecasting, Internal Financial Reporting, Valuation Modeling, Cash Flow, Venture Funding, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Angel/Seed Funding, Due Diligence, Deal Advisory, Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC), Lifetime Value (LTV), Revenue Modeling, Investment Memoranda, Seed Fundraising, Tax Planning, Private Company Valuation, M&A (Sell-side), Series A, Private Equity, Portfolio Analysis, Corporate Finance, Taxation, Cross-border M&A, Business Advisory, Project Finance, Blockchain, Financial Advisory

Industry Expertise

Venture Capital, Early-stage Startups, Automotive, Real Estate, Public Companies

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Other

Financial Analysis, Startup Consulting, Management Consulting, Business Models, Business Strategy, Fintech, SaaS, Revenue Projections, Startups, eCommerce, Pitch Decks, Investments, Investment Analysis, Strategy, Stock Analysis, Stock Exchange, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, Pitch Deck Consultant, Business Development, Competitive Analysis, Market Segmentation, Market Research & Analysis, Finance, Reporting, Budget Modeling, Fintech Consultant, Fundraising Strategy, Business Plan Consulting, Fundraising Consultant, Early-stage Funding, Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), Inventory, Pricing Models, Software as a Service (SaaS), Tourism, Structure, Business Planning, Subscriptions, Online Media, Business Modeling, Angel Investing, Treasury Management, Deal Sourcing, Growth Strategy, Product Growth, Entrepreneurship, Early-stage Venture Capital, Marketplaces, Information Memoranda, Interim CFO, Fractional CFO, Family Office, Business Services, Financing, Go-to-market Strategy, Go-to-market Plans, Business Transformation, Target Operating Models, Customer Success, Due Diligence Consultant, Joint Ventures, Investment Funds, Investment Committee Advisory, Investment Banking, Portfolio Management, Investment & Trading Advisory, Bookkeeping, Compliance, Product Strategy, Industry Analysis, IRR, NPV, Investing, Financial Research, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain Platforms, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), ICO, Crypto, Investment Manager, Equity, Exit Strategy, Manufacturing

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