Ryan left the hedge fund equity research world to found Montane Consulting, a practice specializing in startups, growth, and exiting planning. Since then, Ryan has helped clients raise more than $150 million in early-stage capital. Ryan's duties are generally fractional strategic financial director/CFO and fundraising advisor.
LTV:CAC analysis is one of the most important exercises startup founders must go through to evaluate their business’ prospects and raise external funding. It is, however, frequently misunderstood and misinterpreted.
In this article, Toptal Finance Expert Ryan Downie runs through a practical tutorial of how to perform LTV:CAC analysis correctly, and how it should be adapted and interpreted depending on the business model or sector in question.
Getting the Most from Equity Research - Lessons from a Former Research Analyst (Publication)
Equity research provides a very useful function in our current financial markets. Nevertheless, the profession has come under fire in recent years.
In this post, Toptal Finance Expert Ryan Downie details how to utilize research reports more effectively. Additionally, he outlines the equity research's main value for both sophisticated and retail investors and highlights the pitfalls of this profession, its causes, and how you should evaluate research in order to avoid these issues.
Bachelor's Degree in Economics
2005 - 2009
University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, IN, USA
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