Sameer Bakhru, CFA
Verified Expert in Finance
Sameer has led a $100 million franchise partnership. He is a blockchain expert, having worked with crypto startups from social media apps to NFT platforms and P2E games. His experience includes fundraising, tokenomics, whitepapers business strategy, asset sales, corporate finance, and M&A. Sameer has worked with billionaires, private equity firms, and family offices, providing unique insights into investor mindsets. Sameer joined Toptal to add value to a variety of businesses creatively.
Mixed Use Real Estate Development Investor Deck
- Built from the ground up an AI finance manager, providing automated accounting and analysis.
- Built out a fully functional dashboard providing 24/7 reports.
- Worked on this dashboard with the ability to dive deep into and provide strategic insights into financial statements, prepare reports, and generate budgets on the fly.
Founder and CEO
Admantium Crypto Advisors
- Raised funds for blockchain startups, totaling over $30 million.
- Provided business consulting to startups worldwide, including Asia, the US, and Canada. Served as the CFO for crypto and blockchain startups, managing their fundraising and finance departments.
- Served as the CFO for a proptech company tokenizing real estate assets globally. Managed corporate finance, budgeting, payroll, and accounting.
- Built the business plan for an NFT platform, offering creative artists' work.
- Engaged as a financial consultant for a $70 million bitcoin mining fund in the US.
- Worked on financial modeling, CFO services, and business set up for a $10 million bitcoin mining operation in Europe. Worked through multiple models of mining, hosting, and sale.
- Constructed the tokenomics and econometric models for a decentralized finance staking platform and assisted in raising $5 million.
- Participated in the valuation of a bitcoin ATM company in the United States.
- Incorporated whitepaper and tokenomics for a stablecoin and borrowing platform.
- Served as a CFO of a gaming app with NFTs as a component of gameplay.
Founder | Financial Consultant
Pan Venture Consultants
- Worked as the sole financial and business advisor for a $100 million project to create the country franchise of one of the largest youth brands in the world. The mandate was to plan a chain of restaurants, bars, and hotels.
- Sold an under construction four-star hotel end-to-end services from pitch deck and valuation models (discounted cash flow and multiples), investor introduction, deal negotiation to legal financial due diligence, to final closure.
- Executed a 220-key Serviced Apartment Joint Venture, licensing, and management contract. Work included valuation, shareholder, and share subscription agreements negotiation, due diligence facilitation, and management contract negotiations.
- Built the fundraising deck and a fully functional, dynamic financial model showcasing Limited Partners and General Partners Internal Rate of Returns for a $10 million food and beverage fund focused on restaurants, food tech, and food retail.
- Worked on the pitch deck for the sale of the country franchise of one the largest burger chains in the world. Equity finally exited in favor of the international partner.
Finance Advisor | Metaverse, NFT, and Blockchain
MEETS PORTAL LLC
- Built out the detailed business plan and pitch deck for a large gaming metaverse project with over 20 employees.
- Worked through the tokenomics incorporation within the ecosystem across verticals.
- Built out the detailed financial model, forecasting, and valuation. Documentation customized to specifically targeted non-blockchain investors.
- Built out the tokenomics for a runner game, including in-game play, a rewards engine, and fund raised token allocation.
- Participated in raising over $1 million in token sales.
- Set up systems and processes for managing the books of accounts.
CEO | CFO
- Revamped the business model and relaunched the platform.
- Managed the team and hired the executive team to run the company.
- Raised capital to develop and expand. Executed a combination of equity and a token raise.
- Built the tokenomics, including token supply, inflation, vesting, and Blockchain.
Fund Raise Advisor
- Prepared fundraising collateral, including financial models and business plans. Raised $2.5 million in funding over early backers, seed, private, and IDO on ApolloX.
- Developed the tokenomics covering token supply, allocation, funding rounds, circulating market cap, and vesting schedule.
- Developed budgets and forecasts for projects and tracked their implementation and rationalization of costs.
- Built a website providing online to offline marketing of real jewelry, a novel concept where visitors could search for various products by location and schedule appointments with jewelers in their local area for trials.
- On-boarded 50 jewelers to list their products on the website. Jewelers paid a monthly subscription to list products and market their offline stores.
- Built the entire back end of the website using WordPress and 30 plugins, amended and fine-tuned using PHP.
- Managed the dedicated server used for hosting and the database using relevant management tools.
- Sold the startup to a likeminded entrepreneur who was trying to build a similar concept.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance
International Management Institute - New Delhi, India
Bachelor's Degree in Commerce
Delhi University - New Delhi, India
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
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