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Toptal is a marketplace for top startup funding consultants and experts. Leading startups hire freelance fundraising consultants from Toptal to prepare investor materials, financial models, and presentations for their mission-critical capital raises.
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Jason Seldon, United States

Freelance startup funding Consultant
Jason is an operational leader with 20+ years of experience working at both large enterprises (PwC, Disney) and startups (Business.com, Coin-In). His experience includes raising ~$50 million in funding for various startups with multiple successful exits. He has a top-tier education as a Wharton undergraduate, a UCLA MBA, and as a CPA. He enjoys freelancing as it helps him to continue to develop his various skills as he works with new clients.Click to continue

Steve Sprindis, United States

Freelance startup funding Consultant
Steve is an experienced financial executive and consultant with a broad range of experience ranging from deep dive financial analysis to M&A and valuation work. He has experience as a CFO, private equity investor, and investment banker. Steve has worked with over fifty companies on preparing business plans and offering memorandums and financial models, and has helped finance early and late stage companies, real estate, and other assets.Click to continue

Sebastian Fainbraun, United States

Freelance startup funding Consultant
Sebastian has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of strategy and finance—from analyzing and investing in companies to helping run and grow them. He is an investor/entrepreneur with a very deep analytical toolbox. Sebastian loves freelancing because it gives him access to exciting projects while working with energetic entrepreneurs. His main focus at Toptal is seed and series A fundraising strategy and advice.Click to continue

Akshay Srivastava, United Arab Emirates

Freelance startup funding Consultant
Akshay has significant experience in VC and finance. He specializes in fund raising (multi-million $ Series B), feasibility studies ($100M+ investment), budgeting, financial planning, pricing, cost optimization, and ERP systems (finance process design). He works as a freelancer because it allows him to consult on a wide range of projects while traveling. He is on the board of two seed stage startups in the travel and transportation sectors.Click to continue

Aleksey N. Krylov, United States

Freelance startup funding Consultant
Aleksey has contributed to 25+ private equity deals that have deployed $500 million. He has advised 50+ clients on raising $1.6 billion in equity in the consumer, healthcare, media, financial services, energy, and industrial sectors. He enjoys working with officers of early stage and mature small cap firms. He freelances because it exposes him to a wide range of companies, allows him to travel and spend more time with his twin daughters.Click to continue

Zachary Elfman, Spain

Freelance startup funding Consultant
An American resident of Spain, after completing a master's from the LSE, Zachary continued in London first as an analyst for a PE fund and later switched to a global value hedge fund. He is an expert in financial modeling, analysis, and valuation with a decidedly global outlook. He loves freelance work because it allows him to continue engaging at a high level in the financial sphere while allowing time to pursue his other passion of winemaking.Click to continue

Alex Graham, United Kingdom

Freelance startup funding Consultant
Alex is a London-based CFA who has had a career across the world. He enjoys freelancing to keep abreast of industry trends and to reinforce his experience from venture capital, consulting and bond/currency trading. With a technical skill set and an engaging communicative touch, he is proficient at valuations and market analysis. His breadth of work has ranged from projects with the Bank of England to helping a jewelry entrepreneur to fundraise.Click to continue

Robert Miller, United States

Freelance startup funding Consultant
Bob has founded 2 successful VC-backed startups, including one that was named to the INC 500. He has extensive experience in eCommerce, SaaS, financial modeling, and planning for explosive growth. Bob also works with a number of CEOs as a strategy adviser. As a freelancer, he enjoys working with creative people to help scale their operations, analyze and capitalize on opportunities, and assist in fundraising.Click to continue

Jeffrey Fidelman, United States

Freelance startup funding Consultant
Jeffrey has directly executed over $500 million in transactions across real estate, private equity, public equity, and venture capital. Freelancing gives him the ability to work directly with leadership in order to achieve efficient and positive results. Typically working closer with executive management for strategic planning and execution, he is known to roll up his sleeves and work with each layer of employment to develop and execute a plan. Click to continue

Grant Blevins, United States

Freelance startup funding Consultant
Grant is an associate at a digital health and tech VC fund where he co-leads deal sourcing efforts. He has analyzed thousands of businesses and helped raise collectively over $20M in early stage capital in the past year alone. As a freelancer, he leverages his network and expertise in startups to provide unique and rare insight on the KPIs and other metrics investors need to see for seed, series A, and growth rounds. Click to continue
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