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Use Startup Consulting From Fractional CFOs to Scale Smarter

Many early-stage businesses don’t have a full-time CFO, which leaves founders straddling finances alongside everything else. A fractional startup CFO can help you build value, keep your vision on course and add consistency and power to your financial operations.

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Paro controllers can take on a variety of high-level duties, including:

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    Debt & equity financing
    Identify opportunities, strengthen your business cases and enhance fundraising with financial visibility.
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    Investor relationship management
    Build stakeholder trust with regular updates and on-demand financials to proactively preserve business value.
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    New market & strategic business planning
    Focus your team on the things that drive growth:key business drivers, operational strengths and mission-critical metrics.
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    Forecasting & reporting
    Put processes and tools in place to identify and model risk, opportunities and strategies for growth.
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    Compliance
    Maintain the high compliance standards that investor-backed companies are held to.

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Raising Capital

Elevate Fundraising With Battle-Tested Startup Expertise

Debt and equity financing take a large portion of a founder’s bandwidth. Whether securing a loan or negotiating with venture capitalists, startup consulting services can help you fund your vision faster.

Outsourcing a startup CFO helps you:

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    Find the appropriate investors for your business and your long-term goals.
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    Prepare your narrative and know your numbers inside and out.
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    Ensure that financial operations and business-as-usual remain strong while you’re focused on raising capital.

For many startups, you only have one shot. Paro’s startup consulting services can get you buttoned up with an airtight story backed by data—in fact, fundraising ranks among our top 10 strategic advisory capabilities.

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Perfect Your Pitch

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Preparation

Prepare the necessary reports for your VCs and get an outsider’s perspective on your story.

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Pitch Deck

Surface convincing financial data to flesh out your story and make it compelling.

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Post-Pitch

Use modeling and scenario planning to prove performance to your investors across all variables.

As you advance, a Paro CFO can help you evolve your story. Learn more about raising capital round-by-round.

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Fundraising as a Service

Accelerate Your Fundraising Efforts

Fundraise faster with Fundraising as a Service (FaaS). Our experts support the investor relations legwork, from identifying investors to scheduling investor meetings, so you can devote yourself to your core business.

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    Offload investor outreach through expert email and LinkedIn campaigns, executed on your behalf.
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    Widen your investor net with expanded access to investor databases. 
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    Receive weekly progress reports to seize on momentum or pivot your strategy. 
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    Save time with a low-touch management solution while maintaining control and visibility into the process.
Investor Relations

Make a Startup CFO Your Point Person for Investor Relations

A regular cadence of communication inspires confidence and acts as a jumping off point for ideation and action. Your financial forecasts and reports are the currency of these conversations, especially in times of uncertainty, when stakeholders scrutinize even closer.

A fractional CFO can act as an investment relationship manager. Our startup consulting will help you:

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    Manage your strategy for liaising with stakeholders, including both current and prospective investors.
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    Align leadership, accounting and legal teams to centralize messaging on your financial data and strategy.
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    Maintain investor confidence by building transparency and communication around your valuation and continued growth.

Paro CFO consultants help you stay agile and prepared to meet investor demands or preserve your valuation. Learn how a CFO works to preserve business value and maintain your runway.

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Growth Acceleration

Uncover Opportunity With Additional CFO Services for Startups

In addition to fundraising, Paro CFOs can evaluate the health of your business and provide strategic guidance on process optimization, business planning and next steps.

Get support in planning and executing your next turn, whether it’s expansion, going public or entering an M&A deal.

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    Conduct the right due diligence for future business deals.
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    Establish the right KPIs and milestones for your growth strategy.
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    Build your forecasting and data muscle to drive decision making.
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    Assess your operational efficiency to save time, costs and compliance headaches.
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Outsourcing with Paro

Why Should You Work With a Paro Startup CFO?

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    They understand startups.
    • 60% worked in high-growth environments
    • 20% have been business founders
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    They fill your gaps.
    • 55+ industries including VC/PE, healthcare, SaaS, real estate, IT, construction and more
    • Tech proficiency in top accounting and business systems
    • 15 spoken languages
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    They perform at a high level.
    • 20 years average experience
    • Verified experience at Fortune 500s
    • 1 in 5 hail from top U.S. banks

Fundraising Advice and Success Stories from Paro Experts

Watch fractional CFO Craig S. and our Co-Founder Michael Burdick discuss fundraising amid uncertainty.

“There are exponential returns and value of having a third-party sounding board preparing and helping you through that process. The further along you get, the more it is about numbers and execution.”
– Paro CFO Craig S.

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