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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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Jeffrey Fidelman

Startup Funding Consultant

Jeffrey has been a trusted advisor for several years, focused on working with entrepreneurs and helping them build and grow their business, often from the g...round up. He's successfully helped entrepreneurs raise more than $1 billion. His ability to work across a wide variety of industries is the result of a diverse investment background. Freelancing enables him to work directly with leadership in order to achieve efficient and positive results.  

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Aleksey N. Krylov, CFA

Startup Funding Consultant

Aleksey served in CFO roles of public and VC-backed private companies. As investor, he contributed to 25+ private equity deals that have deployed $500 milli...on. He has advised 50+ clients on raising $1.6 billion in equity in the healthcare, consumer, media, software, 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. 

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Josh Chapman

Startup Funding Consultant

Josh is an investment banker turned VC who lives in Denver, CO. At Morgan Stanley, he covered the world's top hedge funds and sold over $5 billion in IPOs f...or companies like Alibaba, LendingClub, GrubHub, and more. He also has experience in M&A, startup fundraising, and as a founder. Currently, Josh is one of the managing partners of Konvoy Ventures, a VC firm focused on esports and video gaming.  

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Alex Graham, CFA

Startup Funding Consultant

Alex is a London-based CFA charterholder who has had a global career. He enjoys freelancing to keep abreast of industry trends and to reinforce his experien...ce from venture capital, consulting and bond/currency trading. With a technical skill set and an engaging communicative touch, he is proficient in valuations and market analysis. His breadth of work has ranged from projects with the Bank of England to helping a jewelry entrepreneur fundraise. 

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Carole Crawford, CFA

Startup Funding Consultant

At Morgan Stanley, Carole advised eight founders through exits totaling over $750 million and then founded her own practice to manage venture investments fo...r family offices. A former tech CFO, she freelances to leverage her experience with capital raises, strategic pivots, and turnarounds. She enjoys helping innovators and entrepreneurs achieve financial success across many verticals, and has recently focused her efforts on fintech. 

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Pablo A. Macias

Startup Funding Consultant

A Harvard graduate, Pablo has developed financial models that resulted in the launch of four new digital and software business lines at Flex. He's also crea...ted M&A models for acquisitions in multiple industries: spanning financial services, industrials, and tech. Originally from Spain, Pablo moved to Silicon Valley to help develop growth strategies through M&A and new ventures, and he joined Toptal to help clients with their growth initiatives. 

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Carolyn Deng, CFA

Startup Funding Consultant

A Wharton MBA and CFA charterholder, Carolyn has managed a $700 million VC portfolio, executed 20+ VC/PE investments and exits, and advised Bain clients on... growth and return strategies. She's worked with startups and corporates across China, Canada, US, and Australia in VC financing, investment management, strategy, M&A and business development. Freelancing allows her to choose the projects that best leverage her unique experiences. 

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David Bradshaw

Startup Funding Consultant

David has modeled multiple successful asset acquisitions and development projections from $5 million to $100 million. He's worked in industries such as comm...ercial real estate and financial services (Jupiter Realty & GE Commercial Finance), cable TV (Broadstripe & Cobridge), and health (TBG Development). His freelance focus is on financial projections for acquisition, startup pro forma, and operational projections. 

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Ryan Downie

Startup Funding Consultant

Ryan left the hedge fund equity research world to become a startup consultant. Since then, he has helped clients raise more than $10 million in early-stage... capital. He loves the flexibility provided by consulting and the opportunities to help numerous promising young businesses. Ryan primarily reports to CFOs and startup founders as a consultant, having worked with executive management for large enterprises earlier in his career. 

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Jeffrey Briggs

Startup Funding Consultant

Jeff is an entrepreneur and consultant with particular experience in M&A and VC financing, having led three acquisitions and six VC investments at Seagate,... a private investment group. Jeff joined Toptal to allow new clients to leverage his diverse skill sets in M&A, cap table and waterfall analyses as well as financial modeling. Jeff generally works with company owners, executives, or boards, and has experience with companies of all sizes. 

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Hire Startup Funding Consultants Seamlessly with 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 funding 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 funding consultant for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How are Toptal startup funding consultants different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our startup funding consultants to ensure we only supply experts of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, we accept fewer than 3%. You'll work with finance experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expertly-matched talent from our network, hand-selected to fit your business needs.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for startup funding consultants?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your startup funding 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.

  • How fast can I hire startup funding consultants through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start your no-risk trial with a startup funding consultant within 48 hours of signing up. Most of our engagements start within 2 weeks of discussing your project with us.

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  • 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

    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

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

  • 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

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

  • Expert Talent Matching

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

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