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.
Raised funds for blockchain startups totaling over $20 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 exercises and finance departments. Currently working with a gold-backed NFT startup, a social media app, and a mining company.
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 assisting raising $5 million.
Built the tokenomics and whitepaper for a decentralized finance DAO portfolio manager.
Incorporated whitepaper and tokenomics for a stablecoin and borrowing platform.
Served as a CFO to a gaming app with NFTs as a component of gameplay.
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.
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.
Focus areas: Jewelry, Online Marketing, eCommerce
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in Finance
2002 - 2004
International Management Institute - New Delhi, India