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Toptal is a marketplace for top Startup Consultants. Top companies and start-ups hire Startup Consulting freelancers from Toptal for their mission-critical projects.

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John Lee

Freelance Startup Consultant

IrelandToptal Member Since August 1, 2018

John is a highly commercial, entrepreneurial, culturally intelligent leader who speaks six languages. His proudest achievement was founding his own travel technology startup, CultureMee, which won global awards in both business and leisure travel. He is also proud to have led a Europe-wide, cross-functional project which led to a €40 million reduction in working capital in CRH Plc, one of the largest construction companies in the world.

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Jake Goldstein

Freelance Startup Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since December 19, 2019

Jake is the head of finance and business development for a high-growth healthcare IT company where he leads seven direct reports with his extensive dilutive and nondilutive fundraising experience, strategic finance, and FP&A skills. He's also spent time as a hedge fund investor with Melvin Capital and investment banker with BofA Merrill Lynch, advising large-cap banks on strategic M&A and due diligence exercises.

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George Mathew

Freelance Startup Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since July 14, 2019

George has worked on M&A, IPO, and fixed income transactions with a cumulative deal value of $20+ billion at renowned Wall Street banks including Salomon Brothers and Morgan Stanley. A Fulbright scholar, George is active in the fintech startup sector and was on the management committee of Houston’s largest independent bank. At Toptal, he enjoys refining business models and optimizing financing structures to maximize flexibility and profitability.

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Denis Cranstoun

Freelance Startup Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since February 20, 2019

A Finance MBA graduate with honors from NYU Stern, Denis spent 10 years in investment banking in the technology, media, and marketing sectors, executing $4 billion of capital and M&A transactions at Credit Suisse, middle-market M&A deals, and early-stage financings at various boutiques. Denis joined Toptal to help clients with financial strategy, valuation, fundraising, and M&A while advising software startups and mentoring at Sports Tech Tokyo.

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Milda Jasaite

Freelance Startup Consultant

LithuaniaToptal Member Since September 19, 2018

As a venture capital professional, Milda performed due diligence on numerous investment opportunities and held board observer roles at several high-growth marketplaces and SaaS companies for a European VC fund that managed $1+ billion. Milda is now a co-founder at an early-stage company 220g, a direct-to-consumer fashion startup. Milda leverages her competencies in business strategy and venture capital fundraising to assist in the Toptal network.

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Paulius Uziela, CFA

Freelance Startup Consultant

LithuaniaToptal Member Since April 13, 2019

Paulius has successfully closed eight seed/early-stage investments in AI, technology, SaaS, and telecommunications sectors. He also has experience working on debt transactions and biggest regional M&A deals in the Baltics while being employed at a leading consulting firm (Deloitte) and DNB bank. Paulius is CFA charterholder who enjoys freelancing to help clients on valuation, financial modeling, and fundraising projects.

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Marc Howland

Freelance Startup Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since May 16, 2019

Marc is a Harvard Business School graduate with honors, a former investment banker from Goldman Sachs, and private equity investor at The Carlyle Group. He has helped execute more than $70 billion worth of global M&A and financing transactions in the tech, media, telecom, infrastructure and sports facility finance markets. Marc enjoys freelancing to contribute his knowledge and skills to others while working on his own early-stage ventures.

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Nirvikar Jain

Freelance Startup Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since June 12, 2018

Nirvikar has helped raise $20+ billion of capital and built lines of business as an experienced CEO, banker, and strategist at ICICI, Citi, Bank of America, and FAB. An entrepreneur, Nirvikar is an active board member for startup companies, advising on strategic initiatives and capital raising. As a freelancer, he enjoys leveraging his background as an entrepreneur and executive to drive profitable growth at companies from various industries.

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Ed Carse

Freelance Startup Consultant

United StatesToptal Member Since July 25, 2019

Ed is an experienced entrepreneur, growth-company CFO, and investment banker with a background in many industries, including technology, media, finance, and business services. He has launched several companies, raised over $50 million in growth capital, and helped a company expand internationally and scale 5x in three years. Ed enjoys helping fix business, operating, and financial challenges that prevent clients from reaching their potential.

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Testimonials

Martin so far is a complete Rockstar. His first bit of work produced a tool for us to model and forecast our financials and is far and away worth every penny we paid and more. Just thought I’d share that with you.

Pete Pellizzari, CEO

Budder, Inc.

Erik has been an extremely valuable member of our team who has tremendous breath of experience with start ups in our lifecycle phase. What makes his contribution unique and highly effective is not only his excellent financial modeling skills and knowledge, but also the emotional intelligence with which he manages each relationship at Vault, understands our team dynamics, and helps us tackle start up challenges effectively. It is rare to find a part-time consultant who makes you feel like he/she is genuinely invested in the success of your company.

Romy Parzick, COO

Student Loan Benefits, Inc. dba Vault

Toptal has been an incredible key partner for Sidekick. As an early-stage start-up, we’ve leveraged both design and financial talent. The experience has been incredible, with those professionals bringing creativity, expertise, and advice to ensure Sidekick succeeds. My Toptal financial expert helped steer Sidekick’s business model, which resulted in an initial ROI of 650x! My experience with Toptal has given me great confidence in the future.

Doug MacKay, Founder / CEO

SideKick

Chris was great to work with and was always available on my schedule. His communication skills and personality were a 10/10. His outputs on the project were top notch and allowed us to develop more efficient forecasting and initiative prioritization frameworks. I would definitely use Chris again.

Chris Pozek, CEO

Veterans Rideshare

What really sets Toptal apart is the caliber of finance talent available in their network. I had a very specific and pressing need, and Toptal quickly matched me with the perfect person for the job. The expert produced a thoughtful and robust financial analysis that has ultimately allowed us to forecast and prioritize initiatives much more efficiently.

Chris Pozek, CEO

Veterans Rideshare

Scott had a lot of finance experience which he used to ask the right questions and help us do things more quickly than we would have done without him. The commission model is crucial to us being able to scale, he integrated seamlessly with our finance team and efficiently got us the outputs we needed.

Naushad Parpia, Founder and CEO

GSD

I was very impressed with the quality of finance talent in Toptal’s network. Our expert's experience was immediately evident through his insightful questions and the speed at which we could move. Toptal stayed on top of the process from making the match through to the successful completion of the project. I've already recommended Toptal Finance to my network.

Naushad Parpia, Founder and CEO

GSD

How to Hire Startup Consultants through Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of finance will work you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Startup Consultant for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new Startup Consultant for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal Startup Consultants different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Startup Consultants to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You'll work with finance experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs. Start now.

  • Can I hire Startup Consultants in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Startup Consultant within 48 hours of signing up. Start now.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Startup Consultants?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Startup Consultant begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you're completely satisfied with the results, we'll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you'd like. If you're not completely satisfied, you won't be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial. Start now.

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  • Trusted Experts Only

    Trusted Experts Only

    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

  • The Right Fit

    The Right Fit

    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

  • Scale as Needed

    Scale as Needed

    Hire in under 2 weeks and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

  • Seamless Hiring

    Seamless Hiring

    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

  • Flexible Engagements

    Flexible Engagements

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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    Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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