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Kyiv, Ukraine Strategy, M&A
Manager
10 years experience
  • Funding
  • Business Development
  • Due Diligence
  • Fundraising
  • +13
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Phoenix, AZ, USA Strategy, M&A
Senior
12 years experience
  • Funding
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +6
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London, UK Strategy, M&A
Associate
5 years experience
  • Funding
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +19
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Madrid, España Strategy, M&A
Associate
4 years experience
  • Funding
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +6
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Atlanta, GA, USA Strategy, M&A
Senior
5 years experience
  • Funding
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +7
Hire Balaji
New York, NY, USA Strategy, M&A
Associate
8 years experience
  • Funding
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +9
Hire Daniel
FinTech
Senior
8 years experience
  • Funding
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Garland, TX, USA Strategy, M&A
Associate
7 years experience
  • Funding
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +12
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Our funding consultants help businesses raise capital to help finance a project, endeavor, or enterprise.

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Frequently asked questions

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

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Everything you need to know about Funding

The definition of funding is the act of providing capital to help finance a project, endeavor, or enterprise. In VC funding there are three basic parts:

Fintalent’s funding consultants agree that funding may take the following forms:

  1. Investors make money in some way. These investors provide money in exchange for equity in a company – meaning they get to participate in any profits that might be generated from the company and use their shares as collateral if needed (e.g., if the company goes public). The more risk an investor takes on, the more shares they can have as part of their compensation package; however, it also makes them more vulnerable to potentially losing all of their invested funds if things don’t work out so well for the company’s bottom line
  2. The company takes the money and uses it to cover costs (e.g. software development, hiring more staff to grow the business). There are also fees associated with raising money for a company – these include legal fees, accounting fees, investment banking fees, etc. These costs can be split up in numerous ways between the investors and the companies but in general come out of the capital being invested by the investors.

Types of VC Funding

Traditional VC
Traditional venture capital is for companies that have proven there is a demand for their product and that the market will support it. Traditional VC firms provide capital to help sustain the company and expand the business beyond its initial launch. For example, if you own a company that sells products online but are growing quickly, a traditional VC funding could be used to help you grow your business as well as fuel your expansion into new markets.
Expectation: As an investor in a traditional venture capital, expect these firms to focus on commercial viability and market size rather than creativity or innovation. At the same time, traditional VC firms could be interested in your strong financials, a proven business model (or presentations of ideas), and a proven management team. Think about why you are seeking funding as an entrepreneur: you may want to build a company that will help solve a problem for society or you might want to bring innovation to the marketplace.
The traditional VC investment process:
– In-depth due diligence analysis is conducted on both you and the business to determine its worthiness.
– The firm makes a decision on whether they will invest or not.
– You then provide the requested capital. On average, it takes around three years from start-up to profitable launch before they can go public with their company.
If you decide to seek traditional VC funding, do your homework. Find a firm that invests in your field and that has a good track record with other companies that are similar to yours.
In the end, it’s in the best interest of the company to show growth with each year. Traditional VC firms look for this growth as well as its potential for exponential future growth.
Later-Stage Venture Capital:
The second type of venture capital is later-stage venture capital (also referred to as ‘growth capital’). This type of funding is typically used by larger companies that have shown steady growth over time and have stabilized their business model.
Expectation: With a focus on growth, these firms make investments in existing companies. They provide capital to help the company make strategic acquisitions, reach new markets, or develop new products and services.
The later-stage venture capital investment process:
– In-depth due diligence analysis is conducted on both you and the business to determine its worthiness.
– The firm makes a decision on whether they will invest or not.
– You then provide the requested capital. Later-stage VC firms are looking for companies that have strong financials and a proven management team.

  1. Venture Capital: A venture capital investment is a form of equity financing in which the investor purchases part ownership of a company in exchange for capital and professional guidance.
    The purpose being to help small companies, seeking to develop new technologies, and needing money to commercialize their ideas.
  2. Bridge Financing: Bridge financing may be appropriate for business owners who have an existing but underperforming business when they need money immediately to pay their business expenses, but requiring some restructuring before they can obtain debt financing or investors.
  3. Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan: The SBA, which has the mission of encouraging entrepreneurship and financial stability in the U.S. economy, offers its guarantees to banks, which in turn provide loans to small businesses.
  4. Asset-Based Lending: Asset-based lenders offer working capital loans based on the value of assets you already own. An asset-based loan can provide you with access to capital when your operating business is unable or unwilling to use its future earnings or assets as collateral for a loan.
  5. Leasing: Leasing is used by businesses of all sizes and by consumers as well. A lease is an arrangement between a property owner (lessor) and somebody who leases the property (lessee).
  6. General Release of Liability (GROL): A general release of liability is a release from all personal liability in the event of an accident or product liability lawsuit. It is a signed, written document by the parties that confirms that they have voluntarily given up their right to sue one another in connection with the accident or injury caused by the goods, services, and product.
  7. Debt Acceleration: Loan officers may also be willing to negotiate debt acceleration if you are pursuing credit immediately after bankruptcy.
  8. Forbearance: Forbearance is a temporary postponement of debt payments, usually for a short period. During this time, creditors agree to postpone any action to collect on the debt.

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»I have worked with Fintalent.io both as a talent and as a recruiter. It helped me find a full-time position and supported the recruitment process to expand my new team. The experience and engagement of Fintalent.io and their team have always been incredible.«

Piotr Sliwa, EPAM Systems
Piotr Sliwa
Head of M&A | Europe, EPAM Systems

»Fintalent gives me access to high potential strategy and M&A professionals, efficiently and fast. Their quality is unmatched in the industry. Fintalent is here to fundamentally change the way companies run high-impact M&A projects.«

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Seyfi Melik Salmi
Senior Director Corporate Development & Strategy at SAP

»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.«

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