Startup Consulting Services
Paro’s fractional startup consulting services keep everything in motion so you can pivot, scale and accelerate to the next stage.
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.
Paro controllers can take on a variety of high-level duties, including:
“[Jay] was able to really help us not just solve for our monthly recurring revenue, but how
much were we really collecting in terms of revenue? And then, how could we build those
workflows and those processes to ensure that we were actually putting our arms around that
– Albert Thompson, Founder
“Our organization went from being in financial infancy to early adulthood, and Paro’s freelance
CFO was paramount in that transformation.”
– Alejandro P., CEO
“Paro was a critical resource for Forager during our VC fundraise. By helping us leverage
decades of industry experience to articulate the more intricate financial data we needed, we
were able to improve our pitch deck and complete our diligence.”
– Matt S., CEO & Co-Founder
From small businesses and startups to mature companies, our experts meet you where you're at with the exact skills and experience you need. Here's why we're the preferred choice for businesses across the country.
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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:
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.
Prepare the necessary reports for your VCs and get an outsider’s perspective on your story.
Surface convincing financial data to flesh out your story and make it compelling.
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.
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.
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:
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.
How a growing startup secured its capital needs and developed a lean and efficient finance function.Read more ›
During a funding round, an education tech company needed a financial leader to strengthen its day-to-day operations to help prepare for an audit.Read more ›
A strong financial model anchors funding wins and serves as a post-fundraise roadmap for growth.Read more ›
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.
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
– Paro CFO Craig S.