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Barcelona, España M&A, Private Equity
Associate
4 years experience
  • Early Stage Companies
  • Financial Modeling
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • +5
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Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain Strategy, M&A
Manager
6 years experience
  • Early Stage Companies
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • Business Development
  • +4
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London, United Kingdom Strategy, M&A
Associate
4 years experience
  • Early Stage Companies
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +7
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Gurugram, Haryana, India Strategy
Associate
6 years experience
  • Early Stage Companies
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
  • +4
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Dubai - United Arab Emirates Strategy, M&A
Senior
22 years experience
  • Early Stage Companies
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +5
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Madrid, Spain M&A, Private Equity
Associate
6 years experience
  • Early Stage Companies
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +5
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Hamburg, Germany Strategy, M&A
Manager
14 years experience
  • Early Stage Companies
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +7
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Göppingen, Germany M&A, Private Equity
Manager
8 years experience
  • Early Stage Companies
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • Project Management
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Our early stage companies consultants help clients realize the full potentials of their companies by seeing them through fund raising campaigns, developing needed infrastructure and staffing with capable employees.

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Frequently asked questions

What clients usually engage your Early Stage Companies 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 Early Stage Companies 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 Early Stage Companies professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Early Stage Companies talent and are able to provide clients with Early Stage Companies 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 Early Stage Companies professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Early Stage Companies 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 Early Stage Companies consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Early Stage Companies 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 Early Stage Companies 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 Early Stage Companies 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.

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

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Everything you need to know about Early Stage Companies

What are Early Stage Companies?

Early stage companies are those that still need significant funds, typically around a few hundred thousand dollars. They often lack the infrastructure of a more established business, and their employees and prototypes are likely to change as they run into new problems. Though early-stage companies have less money than established industries, they may offer greater potential for innovating with their products and services.

Fintalent’s early stage companies consultants note that in addition to being innovative, many early-stage companies are also experimental in nature — meaning they’re constantly looking for ways to work better or test different ideas without fear of failure or product liability concerns. Their independence and flexibility mean more time can be spent on perfecting a product or service, rather than just adding features to meet a deadline.

High-tech startups are among the most common early-stage companies, and often use the word “prototype” in their names to show they’re in that stage of development.

Early stage companies may work with private investors or venture capitalists (VCs) to fund their projects. VCs are typically not interested in buying or selling products at this stage, but are looking for technology that will lead them to bigger payoffs later on. VCs tend to invest in a lot of different things at once, which means they can spread their risk and also pay less attention to each company they back.

As a result of this strategy, VCs can be extremely helpful to early-stage companies, since they don’t require them to meet a fixed number of sales or profit targets. As long as some milestones are met, the VC will be happy — so long as its investment is protected.

A company’s fundraising process usually starts with the creation of a business plan (also known as a “value proposition”), which explains the value your company might create and why it’s worth investing in. Another possible step is an information session with people who may have had experience with similar ideas or systems — known as “warm market. ” If all goes well, the company may receive a cash investment, or a loan.

In return for funding, startups set up an agreement in which the VC has both an economic stake and control over the overall direction of the company. The amount of equity received by investors is determined by how much money they’re willing to risk — and how much profit they think they can make from investing. In certain situations, early-stage companies can obtain financing through debt financing. This kind of financing involves banks loaning money to the company for a fixed term (such as five years) without expecting any repayment at the end of that time period.

In return for the money they have raised, early-stage companies must either produce a profitable product or service, or make progress toward a product or service that will. If a company’s prototype is based on an idea that did not work out, the investors may lose their entire investment.

Early-stage companies also have to be willing to listen to what their investors have to say — even if these comments are negative. The startup’s management must take the feedback and make changes accordingly — not just give in to what they want — because they need their board of directors’ approval before they can move forward with major decisions. This kind of support is crucial when making business decisions, as well as when making important market and sales estimates.

Ultimately, all startup companies need to find ways to create value for themselves and their customers, by proving that they can do so reliably over time. With the right management team, a business can survive through hard times and continue to innovate. After all, startups are not only going through the start-up cycle to create a product or service that people want — they’re building a company that will last.

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»Fintalent is a unique M&A platform that matches corporates, VCs, family offices, and advisors with top M&A talents. They are right at the heart of M&A innovation and solve daily challenges in the M&A project business.«

Dr. Steffen Blase
Dr. Steffen Blase
Head of Mergers & Acquisitions of Volkswagen AG

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Giacomo Ficari, Lifepal
Giacomo Ficari
CEO & Co-Founder, Lifepal

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