Richard Spijkers, Finance Expert in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Richard Spijkers

Verified Expert  in Finance

Management Consulting Expert

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Toptal Member Since
February 11, 2022

Richard is an experienced investor and former strategy consultant (Bain & Company) with over ten years of experience in business, investing, startups, and finance in venture capital and private equity. He has extensive experience analyzing and modeling investment opportunities, ranging from startups and SMEs to large corporations.

Career Highlights

Investment Manager
Innovation Industries
Bain & Company

Case Studies

Work Experience

Investment Manager

2018 - PRESENT
Innovation Industries
  • Invested in under ten companies in deep tech and software, driving the process from initial conversion to closing.
  • Reviewed close to 750 investment opportunities in deep tech and software.
  • Supported portfolio companies on their go-to-market strategies, building the team, and financial modeling.
  • Supported companies with their fundraising strategies, including pitch decks, financial modeling, and the process itself.
Focus areas: Due Diligence, Startups, Fundraising, Investments


2015 - 2018
Bain & Company
  • Worked on ten vendor and commercial due diligence projects across multiple industries in the EU as part of Bain's dedicated private equity group.
  • Led the financial forecast of a joint venture for two telecom operators based on standalone projections and identified synergies for a joint venture with around €4 billion in revenue.
  • Worked on an organizational redesign of an around €12 billion FMCG company.
  • Analyzed the supply chain of an FMCG company to assess the potential room for improvement.
  • Worked on the go-to-market strategy of a newly formed joint-venture with a revenue target of around $100 millon.
Focus areas: Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Organizational Design, TMT
2020 - 2021

Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA)

Quantic School of Business and Technology - Remote

2012 - 2015

Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering

Delft University of Technology - Delft, Netherlands

2008 - 2012

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering

Delft University of Technology - Delft, Netherlands


Due Diligence, Fundraising, Financial Modeling, Cash Flow, Startup Funding, Venture Funding, Growth Equity, Revenue & Expense Projections, Private Equity, M&A (Sell-side), Valuation, Accounting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Pricing, M&A Modeling, M&A (Buy-side)

Output Software

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint


Entrepreneurship, Startups, Pitch Decks, Pitch Deck Consultant, Startup Consulting, Fundraising Consultant, Early-stage Venture Capital, Excel Expert, Business Modeling, Strategy, Investments, Exit Strategy, Growth Strategy, Growth Strategy Consultants, Electrical Engineering, Finance, Organizational Design, TMT, Business Models, Markets, Value Chain, DCF Modeling

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