Hire your Angel Investing consultant in 48 hours

Our community connects the world’s top
Angel Investing specialists to projects that need execution, now. Reliable. Targeted. Fast.
Hero - M&A Freelancing
Trusted by

Explore Angel Investing advisors

London, UK Investment Management, FinTech
Manager
15 years experience
  • Angel Investing
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • +21
Hire Alexander
Belgrade, Serbia Strategy, M&A
Manager
7 years experience
  • Angel Investing
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +39
Hire Oleg
Brussels, Belgium Strategy, Investment Management
Senior
13 years experience
  • Angel Investing
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • +11
Hire Jochen
Austin, TX, USA Strategy, M&A
Analyst
2 years experience
  • Angel Investing
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +2
Hire Khanal
1180 Vienna, Austria Strategy, M&A
Senior
13 years experience
  • Angel Investing
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • Business Development
  • +4
Hire Herwig
Vaduz, Liechtenstein Strategy, M&A
Associate
10 years experience
  • Angel Investing
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +8
Hire Fintalent.
New Delhi, Delhi, India Strategy, M&A
Senior
11 years experience
  • Angel Investing
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +6
Hire Ankur
UK Strategy, Investment Management
Senior
27 years experience
  • Angel Investing
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +8
Hire Sean
Fintalent's Angel Investing Consultants can guide you through the arduous investing process and also help investors select the most viable investment options available in the market.

Fintalent is the fastest way to get hyper-specialized M&A talent

Talent with experience at

Frequently asked questions

What clients usually engage your Angel Investing Consultants?

We work with clients from all over the world. Our clients range from enterprise and corporate clients to companies that are backed by Private Equity or Venture Capital funds. Furthermore, we work directly with Family Offices, Private Equity firms, and Asset Managers. Most of our enterprise clients have dedicated Corporate Development, M&A, and Strategy divisions which are utilizing our pool of Angel Investing talent to add on-demand and flexible resources, expertise, or staff to their in-house team.

How is Fintalent different?

Fintalent is not a staffing agency. We are a community of best-in-class Angel Investing professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Angel Investing talent and are able to provide clients with Angel Investing professionals within 48 hours of first engaging them. We believe that our platform provides more value for Corporates, Ventures, Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, and Family Offices.

Our Hiring Process – What do ‘Community-Approach’ and ‘Invite-to-Apply’ mean?

‘Invite-to-Apply’ is the process by which we shortlist candidates for the majority of projects on our platform. Often, due to the confidential nature of our clients’ projects, we do not release projects to our whole platform but using the matching technology and expertise of our internal team we select candidates who are the best fit for our clients’ needs. This approach also ensures engagement with our community of professionals on the Fintalent platform, and is a benefit both to our clients and independent professionals, as our freelancers have direct access to the roles best suited to their skills and are more likely to take an interest in a project if they have been sought out directly. In addition, if a member of our community is unavailable for a project but knows someone whose skill set perfectly fits the brief, they are able to invite them to apply for the role, utilizing the personal networks of each talent on our platform.

Which skills and expertise do your Fintalents have?

The Fintalents are hand-picked and vetted Angel Investing professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Angel Investing consultants’ experience ranges from 3+ years as analysts at top investment banks and Strategy consultancies, to later career C-level executives. The average working experience is 6.9 years and 80% of all Fintalents range from 3-12 years into their careers.

Our Angel Investing consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Angel Investing talent pool stand out is the fact that they have technical backgrounds in over 2,900 industries.

How does the screening and onboarding of your Angel Investing talent work?

Fintalent.io is an invite-only platform and we believe in the power of referrals and a closed-loop community. Members of our community are able to invite a small number of professionals onto the platform. In addition, our team actively scouts for the best talent who have experience in investment banking or have worked at a global top management consultancy. All of our community-referred talent and scouted talent are subject to a rigorous screening process. As such, over the last 18 months totaling more than 750 hours of onboarding calls, of which only 40% have received an invite-link after the call.

What happens if I am not satisfied with my Angel Investing consultant’s work?

During your initial engagement with a member of our Fintalent talent pool with no risk. If you are not satisfied with the quality of your hire for any reason then we are able to find a replacement at short notice. There is no minimum commitment per project, but generally projects last at least 5 days and can last 12+ months.

We are a community-based M&A staffing platform.

With our platform, you can fill full-time M&A roles, or staff your team with a Angel Investing expert when you need an extra hand.

Full Flexibility

On-demand M&A deal staffing

Get full flexibility and add M&A team members from analyst to VP level on demand and on a per-deal basis.

Learn more → 

How the Fintalent Profiles Look
The right hire

Permanent M&A Hiring

Hire the best talent for your Corporate M&A team. Our platform approach gets you in front of the right candidates, incredibly fast.

Learn more → 

Everything you need to know about Angel Investing

What is Angel Investing?

Angel investing is the practice of providing capital to early-stage startups in the form of equity. Unlike venture capital, angel investors are less interested in controlling firms and more likely to be active advisors who share their experience and connections on the individual startups’ behalf. These investors typically earn passive income by charging a fee for their management services, as well as receive shares or dividends from the companies they invest in. Angel investing differs from startup investing because it does not require long-term risk or commitment.

In other words, angel investing is ideal for those looking for quick gains with low risk, so that they can grow either cash flow or assets at their own pace. Angel investing is carried out by wealthy individuals, who provide their own money or raise it from other sources for investment opportunities that have a high risk but high expected return. Often these investments are made in teams of one to three people and can happen at any stage of a company’s development.

What is the Goal of Angel Investing?

The goal of angel investing according to Fintalent’s Angel Investing Consultants is not primarily financial return, which makes it an unusual form of investment for those looking to make money on capital gains alone. In addition to personal returns, angels are often active participants in the companies they invest in, which may include a daily presence at the company’s offices and regular communication with management.

The main reason why angel investors choose to get involved with startups is that they see an opportunity. Certainly, these investors are interested in seeing a return on their investment. However, by looking out for good deals, angel investors are doing so in order to improve their own financial well-being.

Angel investors, like venture capitalists and all other investors, prefer to invest in those startups which have the potential to grow into large and successful companies in the future. The idea of investing capital is to give a chance for a company’s growth potential to be realized and there is no better place than a solid base from where it can build from.

Angel investing is not a get-rich-quick scheme for the unsophisticated. Successful angel investors take their time to do the due diligence to ensure that they are investing in companies worth backing.

Angel investors often have little or no experience in the specific industry, but believe that with enough research and training, they will develop into successful investor. In most cases, angel investors do not require a large amount of cash on hand, requiring only enough money in order to cover their costs and to test the decision of an investment over a period of time. The conclusion is based on their research: they see that there is potential in a particular startup and decide it’s worth backing.

Angel investing is often confused with seed funding and is often not promoted as a viable source of investment for startup companies. Angel investing can be quite lucrative. The only challenge that many businesses face today, however, is a lack of competent investors and accelerators to help it grow.

An angel investor can provide money which can be used as a convertible note, or in the business’s case as an equity. The key difference between angels investments and loans from a bank or other sources is that the returns expected from angel investors are higher than those expected from these other sources.

Angel investors want to see growth potential in their investments, without having the risk of losing their capital if the company fails to turn out successfully. By investing in startups, angel investors are giving the companies a chance to develop new products and services. In return, the investors receive shares of stock or profits from these companies.

Angel investors have to be prepared for situations where their investments will not do as well as they had hoped. The majority of startups fail, so angel investors have to be able to stomach these losses with stoicism and move on in order to find other opportunities that can bring them the returns that they need.

Angel investing is not only for the rich. If a startup wants to get an equity investment from angel investors, there are certain things involved in the investment process that could help determine whether or not the investor can be trusted.

Accelerators and Funding Rounds

One of the key elements of an incubator is finding a good partner for the growth and development of startups. After all, it is these partnerships that are fundamental about what accelerates startups to grow and ultimately become successful. There are four types of accelerators: privately owned ones, government or non-profit organizations’ ones, university-based ones, and a combination of some of these four types.

The main goal of an accelerator is to provide support and help with getting a startup to market. There are a number of steps that an accelerator needs to follow as it develops its startup portfolio so that it can efficiently bring the startups to market.

One of the best ways for a business to receive angel investments is when angels invest in the company’s early stages, when the firm is just beginning to produce revenue or has not yet begun operations. “Early stage” entities are those that have not yet achieved profitability or have proven themselves capable of generating profits. Early-stage funding may be used both for operations and product development purposes.

In the startup world, there are typically three types of funding rounds. The first is known as a “seed round” because it is used to provide a startup with enough capital to begin its operations. This round of investing occurs at the earliest stages of a business’s development. Seed investments can take place well before an official business plan has been created and are sometimes even offered by the founders themselves. Since these investments are so small, angel investors typically do not require any equity in return for their investment.

The second type of funding rounds is called the “series A” or “A-round”. This is the first major round of financing that occurs after a startup has begun to prove that it can generate revenue. It is also the time when angel investors will have a clearer idea of how much equity they need to provide in order to feel confident that they will receive their return on investment.

The final funding round takes place after a startup has proven itself in the marketplace, with enough revenue coming in and profits being made to be able to sustain itself without further assistance. This round allows angel investors to cash out and begin actively enjoying the dividends paid out by their investment.

Angel investing is a great way for startups to grow from small-scale operations into large, profitable companies. The benefits of angel investors include the potential for high returns from that investment, access to a large pool of people to help out with the launch and development of a startup, and insight into what it takes to make a new product or service successful.

Angel investing is a powerful way for interested people to invest or become involved in financial ventures. Anyone who is interested in becoming involved in startup investments can select an investment company that specializes in angel investments and will receive detailed information about their company before investing.

Looking for a different skillset?

Hire related Fintalents

Case studies

Want to become a Fintalent?

»Fintalent was able to provide consulting advice in very little time for one of our latest M&A projects. The support was hands-on, pragmatic and of high quality and was as a result critical to advance the project we were not able to properly address in the classical way.«

Dr. Fabian Kley
Dr. Fabian Kley
Head of Group Strategy and M&A at MAN Energy Solutions SE

As a founder CEO, I’ve been evaluating our exit readiness and other options. Fintalent.io provided me with an expert who helped me to understand the value of our business. He took a closer look at our internal KPI and structures, to make sure we’re set up in the most professional way possible.

Bernd Bube
Bernd Bube
Founder & CEO, Advendio

»I worked in Corporate M&A for more than a decade and wish a platform like Fintalent would have existed years ago! Fintalent provides a very flexible, cost- and time-efficient way to deal with our buy-side transaction staffing requirements with top tier M&A experts.«

1605124215554.png
Alexander Mora, CFA
Partner at Ingeniam, former COO/ Head of M&A of DWS Group