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Fintalent is the invite-only community for top-tier independent M&A consultants and Strategy professionals. Hire global freelance M&A consultants and Strategy experts with extensive experience in over 2,900 industries. Our platform allows you to build your team of independent M&A advisors and Strategy specialists in 48 hours. Welcome to the future of Mergers & Acquisitions!

Sergi

Freelance M&A consultant

Barcelona, Spain
7 years experience

Udayan

Freelance M&A consultant

New York, United States
10 years experience

Ferhat

Freelance M&A consultant

Switzerland
5 years experience

Uhriel

Freelance M&A consultant

United States
12 years experience

Lee

Freelance M&A consultant

Vietnam
4 years experience

Why should you hire Start-up Ventures experts with Fintalent?

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Fintalents are best-in-class - and specialized in 2,900+ industries.​

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We guarantee highest integrity and ethical principles.​​​

Frequently asked questions

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

Everything you need to know about Start-up Ventures

What is a start-up venture?

A start-up venture can be defined as any endeavor that you undertake for the purpose of growth or profit; the act of beginning something new. Although not all ventures will qualify as an actual startup. A startup is often created by someone who has no previous business experience, with the intention of building an innovative product or service that could potentially compete with other businesses in the same market niche. The first step to creating your start-up venture is actually deciding what it should be (hence ‘startup’). There are many different types of businesses that can be considered startups. You can start things like a retail business, online business, service business, online service business, public service business (i.e. non-profit), or any other type of project or venture that you might like to pursue (hence’ venture).

It’s simply the act of starting something new–maybe not for profit, but just because it would be fun or you have a talent for it. Not all people would consider these projects to be startups–some would just call them side businesses. The only real difference is that you’re not doing it just to get by, but for potential profit.

Regardless of what you plan on selling, the process of starting your start-up venture is fairly similar. You’ll need to identify your target market and then figure out the product or service that will best solve their problem or fulfill their desire (in other words, what they want). If your business involves something like technology or software development, you may already have some idea on how to create your product or service. For example, if you plan on developing some type of mobile app (like many start-ups do), then you probably already know how to build it. But if you’re planning on opening a retail store, there’s a lot more to think about and you’ll need to take into account how much money you can actually spend and what your competition is like (more on this later).

Once you’ve figured out the problem and the product or service that will address it, it’s time to figure out how much money you’ll need–so that you can determine how much your business is going to cost. Next, it’s time to identify your target market. It doesn’t matter whether or not they are customers of yours–a startup venture would be doomed if all of its customers were just people with whom it had no previous business dealings with. Depending on your business, you will need to find out where they hang out, how you can reach them and how much influence they have. If you’re starting a business that serves a niche market, then it would be wise to spend more time on this step than if you were starting something that was geared towards mainstream buyers.

If you haven’t done so already, then now is also a good time to create a business plan and cost estimate. It’s always better to see just how much money is going into the project and what you can realistically earn from it before proceeding with anything else. At the end of the first step it would be wise to reevaluate your initial plans and determine if your business is worth pursuing. If you don’t think that your business will turn out to be profitable or that it has enough room for growth, then you may want to reconsider.

Lastly, it’s important that you do some research on the markets you plan on serving and established businesses in those industries. Not only is this a good way of ensuring that you aren’t entering an entirely unproven market, but it can also help ensure that there isn’t any competition against you (i.e., they already have a strong foothold within the industry and would likely overwhelm and defeat any upstart start-up venture).

Non-profit and public service businesses

Non-profit and public service businesses can be just as successful as any other type of business. There are people everywhere who are willingly serving the community by providing free or low cost services to those in need. One of the biggest problems that these types of ventures face is turning a profit. Because you’re providing a service that’s usually provided for free, then it’s often hard to charge anyone anything. This often makes it difficult for any one person to work alone because they don’t have enough money coming in, so they’ll need others to help offset costs (someone could hold an event or charity drive for example).

If you’re interested in starting a non-profit or public service business, then it’s important that you learn as much as you can about how it’s done and what you need to do in order to get the word out. In addition to making sure that people know about your venture, you’ll also want to come up with a marketing plan and start saving up some money for the first few months.

Of course, if your goal is more financial gain than serving others, then maybe a non-profit or public service business isn’t for you. But if you’re willing to completely disregard any monetary compensation, then it really can be done.

There are several ways to make money without charging your customers. One of the most popular ways is by selling advertising through traditional means, such as Google Adsense or affiliate programs. This way you can make money from other people’s websites and services while they do the work for you. Another way is through selling ebooks or information products, although this method does require a bit more knowledge on the computer side of things (most likely web design skills).

If a non-profit or public service venture doesn’t appeal to you, then there are other options for getting started in your own business. You can look into buying an existing business or starting your own retail shop. Both of these options come with their own set of challenges, but they are bound to be more profitable than a non-profit venture.

Entrepreneurship is very risky and it’s important to consider all of the options before beginning. Many people are surprised to learn that most small businesses fail within the first year, so you need to be prepared for that possibility. Obviously there are some risks associated with taking on any sort of business venture, but if you’re sure that what you’re doing is important and just something you have to do, then at least you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your business was born out of necessity rather than greed or laziness.

The key to success

There are lots of things to consider when starting a business. But the most important thing, for both budding entrepreneurs and those who are already well-established, is that you enjoy what you’re doing. If you already have a skill set that could be applied towards starting your own business then by all means go for it. After all, why would anyone want to struggle for an entire lifetime to earn money if they don’t even enjoy themselves doing it? If you have the right idea and passion for where you want your business to go, then there’s no reason why it shouldn’t prove successful.

It’s also important to remember that not every business venture will be profitable in the beginning. For every successful business you hear about in the news there are probably dozens of other ones that didn’t work out. That’s just part of the game when it comes to running your own business. Of course, if you’re in it for the long haul then even a failed venture is better than working for someone else.

Start-up ventures are a very risky enterprise. Just about every entrepreneur’s dream is to have their own start-up venture. But this can be considerably risky when embarked on without proper experience or Professional advise. Fintalent provides a platform for businesses to hire Expert Freelance Start Up Professionals that can help business managers navigate landmines in their start-up ventures.

Hire the best Start-up Ventures specialists in 2,900+ industries

Fintalent is the invite-only community for top-tier M&A consultants and Strategy talent. Hire global Start-up Ventures consultants with extensive experience in over 2,900 industries. Our platform allows you to build your team of independent Start-up Ventures specialists in 48 hours. Welcome to the future of Mergers & Acquisitions!