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Small business owners, early stage startup businesses, and venture capital firms hire startup business consultants from Toptal for deliverables such as business plans, business models, and due diligence materials.

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Clients rate Toptal Startup Consultants 4.9 / 5 on average based on 331 reviews.

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Paul Miller

Freelance Startup Consultant
United States
Toptal Member Since August 10, 2022

Paul led products that you have used; cashback on the card at point-of-sale (product owner at VISA International) and most services on your American Express Card (product director, developer, and manager). He offers over 25 years of omnichannel marketing, product management, operations, and analytics - often IT-focused. Paul delights in working for thought-provoking clients in starting, growing, and renewing their businesses and profits.

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John Gauch

Freelance Startup Consultant
Canada
Toptal Member Since March 10, 2022

John combines a general manager's and an innovator's experiences and tools. He builds and scales products and businesses that stand out in the marketplace. John brings a unique lens and flexible end-to-end approach to this work, integrating his prior corporate law, finance, sales and business development, marketing and product, and business design experience.

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Sean Middleton

Freelance Startup Consultant
United States
Toptal Member Since July 14, 2023

Sean has driven $3 billion+ in new revenue by helping B2B technology leaders grow their businesses. He blends 20 years of experience as a PwC consultant, an operating executive (president) for Cognizant, and the chief revenue officer at Toptal to create and execute market-winning strategies. Working with startups and Fortune 500 companies, Sean has deep expertise in sales, operations, finance, M&A, and the PE/VC ecosystem. He has an MBA from Wharton and a BS in computer science from Cornell.

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Gayemarie Brown

Freelance Startup Consultant
United States
Toptal Member Since September 30, 2022

Gayemarie is a management consultant with 25+ years of experience with global consulting firms focusing on digital transformation and AI. She is a sought-after advisor to Series A through C companies in AI, data, identity management, and MarTech. She has led M&A deals of $500+ million, working strategy, due diligence, Integration Management Office, and integrations. Gayemarie is a seasoned consultant dedicated to driving value.

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Harrison Bralower

Freelance Startup Consultant
United States
Toptal Member Since March 13, 2023

Harrison is an award-winning innovation commercialization leader who has developed and launched 15+ emerging technologies over 10 years. He has built engineering and product teams at startups and Fortune 10 companies in deep tech, aerospace, biotech, retail, manufacturing, and supply chain, including Walmart International and an MIT-NASA partnership. Harrison drives breakthrough innovation by aligning strategy and technology from R&D through scaleup.

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Fabio Pigo

Freelance Startup Consultant
United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since May 23, 2022

Fabio has co-founded and launched two B2B marketplaces, one of which is corporate-backed with a multibillion-dollar revenue and thousands of users. He's a digital veteran who scaled many tech companies and led digital transformation globally at large corporations. Fabio fundraised pre-seed, seed, and A/B rounds; he's an expert at global growth, particularly EMEA and APAC. He freelances to help Series A/B startups with strategy, business plans, growth, team building, and coaching C-level leaders.

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Gina Lepore

Freelance Startup Consultant
Italy
Toptal Member Since July 5, 2022

Transform your ideas into reality with Gina Lepore, your strategic partner in strategy development. From revitalizing ventures to rescuing projects, Gina's expertise turns visions into achievements. With a track record of success, she crafts actionable plans and implements solutions for tangible results. Ready to make your plans a reality? Whether you're looking to revitalize your current ventures, rescue struggling projects, or transform culture, Gina is the powerhouse you need in your corner.

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Andrea Barsotti

Freelance Startup Consultant
Italy
Toptal Member Since February 23, 2022

With +20 years of experience in management consulting at Kearney and startups development, Andrea is keen on helping clients with strategy definition, business planning, and market research. His background in the US and major European countries–also thanks to his dual US-Italian citizenship–allowed him to develop deep market knowledge, valuable to support international expansion plans. Furthermore, Andrea founded and continues to grow a money-making eCommerce startup in the luxury travel niche.

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Gurpreet Mehrok

Freelance Startup Consultant
United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since September 16, 2022

Gurpreet has been instrumental in successfully helping clients create and implement lasting change over the last 10 years, working as an organizational change management and transformation consultant. His change management portfolio includes executing effective communications plans, training, and development plans, along with conducting stakeholder, impact, and readiness assessments while aligning top-level management and stakeholders to the organization's overall strategy.

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Alan Witty

Freelance Startup Consultant
United States
Toptal Member Since June 20, 2022

Alan has 30 years of experience as a consultant, including leadership roles at KPMG & KPMG Consulting and EY. He has executive operational experience as the COO of a venture capital-funded company. Alan is skilled in project management with a record of delivering on time and on or under budget. He is also experienced in business planning, process improvement, curriculum design, IT security, and logical and physical architecture. Freelance work lets Alan focus on client needs and projects.

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Aziza N. Khalil

Freelance Startup Consultant
Canada
Toptal Member Since May 17, 2022

Aziza is a seasoned economic researcher with over a decade of experience in the telecom and regulatory fields. Possessing strong analytical skills, she has the ability to interpret complex data and provide actionable insights. Aziza is highly organized with a proven track record of delivering high-quality research projects to different stakeholders (from governmental to international organizations).

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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

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

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

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

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

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 with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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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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Work with your new Startup Consultant for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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FAQs

  • How quickly can you hire with Toptal?

    Typically, you can hire a Startup Consultant with Toptal in about 48 hours. For larger teams of talent or Managed Delivery, timelines may vary. Our talent matchers are highly skilled in the same fields they’re matching in—they’re not recruiters or HR reps. They’ll work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics, and match you with ideal candidates from our vetted global talent network.

    Once you select your Startup Consultant, you’ll have a no-risk trial period to ensure they’re the perfect fit. Our matching process has a 98% trial-to-hire rate, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best fit every time.

  • How do I hire a Startup Consultant?

    To hire the right Startup Consultant, it’s important to evaluate a candidate’s experience, technical skills, and communication skills. You’ll also want to consider the fit with your particular industry, company, and project. Toptal’s rigorous screening process ensures that every member of our network has excellent experience and skills, and our team will match you with the perfect Startup Consultants for your project.

  • How are Toptal Startup Consultants different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Startup Consultants to ensure we only match you with the highest caliber of talent. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut.

    In addition to screening for industry-leading expertise, we also assess candidates’ language and interpersonal skills to ensure that you have a smooth working relationship.

    When you hire a Startup Consultant with Toptal, you’ll always work with world-class, custom-matched Startup Consultants ready to help you achieve your goals.

  • Can you hire Startup Consultants on an hourly basis or for project-based tasks?

    You can hire a Startup Consultant on an hourly, part-time, or full-time basis. Toptal can also manage the entire project from end-to-end with our Managed Delivery offering. Whether you hire an expert for a full- or part-time position, you’ll have the control and flexibility to scale your team up or down as your needs evolve. Our Startup Consultants can fully integrate into your existing team for a seamless working experience.

  • 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.

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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 talent within 48 hours 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.

  • Expert Talent Matching

    Expert Talent Matching

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

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