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

What is Venture Development?

Venture development is the process of identifying and funding new opportunities. These opportunities can be anything: a new business, a new technology, or a new product. Many companies in the world are still sticking to traditional ways of doing their venture development work, but there are many different ways to do this process in order to find the best results for your company in an efficient way.

Why you need Fintalent’s Venture Development Consultants

With an understanding in how venture development works, you can improve your chances of success when tackling this process for your company. Venture development can be done at many different levels such as raw, pre-seed, seed, angel, and venture capital. Venture development is important because it provides a way to use money efficiently in order to bring your idea to fruition. It also helps startups make solid connections with investors and gives the company a way to create a viable product before they try and market it to potential customers.

Venture development is the process of looking at new opportunities and funding them in order to build a startup. It is important to understand this process so that you can find your money and build your startup without failure. Not knowing what venture development is or how to do it could put you in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Venture Development is very different from traditional financing. Most financing requires a lot of paperwork, legal documents, and most importantly, an exit strategy. A conventional definition of venture development is very different from what most small business owners think it means: “A venture is defined as an opportunity with a high risk and reward potential: the possibility of either great success or ultimate failure.

The difference between venture and start-up is the experience of the management team, in particular in identifying promising opportunities, building a team, raising capital, etc. In the absence of an experienced management team to handle a firm’s venture development, Fintalent’s Venture development consultants and experts can easily bridge this gap by bringing their wealth of expertise to bear in a firm’s endeavour.

How Fintalent’s Consultants Carry out Venture development

There are five key stages our consultants apply during Venture Development:

  1. Identification of Opportunity
  2. Development of Opportunity
  3. Evaluation of Opportunity
  4. Creation of Business Plan
  5. Implementation of Business Plan

For the first stage to work correctly, there needs to be a clear understanding of what stage your company is in. There are two main stages that companies can be put into: startup and venture. A startup is defined as “a new company providing a product or service, typically at an early stage of development.” A venture is “an opportunity that has already passed the startup phase and requires more funding to bring it to completion”. Both stages will have different procedures for getting your product/business off the ground, but these procedures are used for both types.

When looking at ventures, there are three different kinds of ventures that companies can do based on their market approach:

  1. Product-Market Penetration
  2. Product-Market Development
  3. New Market Development
    Each of these ventures has different levels of venture development that is required in order to get the venture started.
  4. When looking at the product-market penetration stage, companies are done with the development stage and are ready to start making money. The purpose of the venture is to “identify an unfulfilled, prospected need in a given market, create a workable product or service that satisfies that need and then convince buyers who do not currently buy or use that product or service to purchase it.” This strategy requires very little in the way of startup capital in return for large potential earnings in the future.
  5. In the product-market development stage, companies are in the process of making a profit and need additional capital to “expand into markets that do not represent a significant proportion of their current revenue or customer base.” In this stage, there is a need for the company to “develop new ideas and enter new markets.” This is often seen as an opportunity to take on more risk by going into new territory.
  6. In the new market development stage, a company is considering an expansion in a market that they have already been in or in a new territory. Here, there is a potential for profits with no risk, but it will take some time for this profit to come in.
  7. Many companies use different forms of venture development when looking at new opportunities in both the product-market penetration and the new market development stages.
  8. When choosing what form of venture development to use when looking at different opportunities, you need to think about how much time, work, and money will be needed when trying to get the company off the ground.
  9. There are many different stages in traditional venture development, but there are even more out there that are specific to your business model. Many startup entrepreneurs have used these non-traditional models with great success.
  10. Venture development can be seen as a process that is meant for “high-risk, high-potential opportunities” and not for ideas that are already proven. Venture development is meant to test concepts and ideas before they are brought to the public. This way, you can make sure that your idea/concept will actually work before putting it out there for everyone to see.

A great way Fintalent Experts show how traditional venture development works is by showing an example of what is involved when starting a business.
It has been said that when entrepreneurs are “looking for funding for their new ideas, they must look at their new idea in relation to the existing business model of the person who is giving them money”. This means that you will need to show not only creative thinking but also creative approach in order for your venture to be successful.

  1. A creative approach can be seen by how many different sources clients get their money from. Most people use the traditional methods of getting capital through an investment banker, using an angel investor or friends and family (F&F). However, this is becoming less and less common with the rise of new ways to get capital for startups by experts.
  2. If you are getting capital from an investment banker, there is a lot of paperwork and legal documents that need to be signed in order for this process to work. In fact, the paperwork needed in order to get VC funding is so extensive that it has been said that most VC’s will not even look at a business with less than 3 years of operating history with an annual revenue of $1 million. This means that companies need to not only have a great idea but also a great product, a solid team and a well-drafted business plan that shows they have taken the time to think through every aspect of their new venture.
  3. Angel investors can be a great source of capital but they will not provide the same level of support from a legal and financial point of view as VC’s. However, this is also changing with companies like Angel List which allows entrepreneurs to post their ideas for investors to browse through and see if there is any interest in them.

The Venture Development Process has been modified in some new ways to better meet the growing needs of today’s small businesses. Several new technologies exist that can be repurposed into different ventures or “technology bottlenecks”. New markets, business models and businesses are created every day that are not represented on traditional venture development types thus creating new ventures leading to newer types of venture development.

Do you need a Venture Development Expert?

Venture development and innovation is visual and verbal in nature. It is essential to make sure clients clearly understand what they need to do and how their company will be successful. The process is multi-faceted and can take many different forms depending on the specific venture. What however can make the process a lot easier and less complex is hiring one of Fintalent’s venture Development Consultants to help iron out grey areas and develop any such venture.

Hire the best Venture Development specialists in 2,900+ industries

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