Fundraising Consultants/Consulting Firms in India

At CONCAT we have our partners who are the leading fundraising consulting firms providing the best and effective fundraising solutions. The fundraising process covers plans around strategy & planning, branding, market research, design, and execution of communication strategy, fundraising training, crowdfunding campaign, Brand promotion services & social media strategy.

Our partners tirelessly work to give the right insight and market pulse. We challenge the existing hypotheses, drive transformation by bringing the right people together.

We bring the expertise to get you various modes of funding i.e., Crowdfunding, Angel investors, Venture capital, Private Equity, Debt fund including bank loans, and other facilities as per the specific business need.

Funds are the basic lifeline of any business, be it a profit-oriented organization or a social service-oriented organization. The majority of the businesses are not able to succeed in achieving their goals for want of proper funding. In the world of changing environments and tough competition.

It is necessary to have a proper mix of debt and equity for any business to succeed. This gives rise to the fundraising experts, who provide you with the required funds and ensure that the cost of funds is optimum to be competitive in the market.

At CONCAT, we are partnered with the leading consulting firms providing fundraising solutions for startups and businesses looking to grow.

CONC@T Fundraising Process Covers Plans Around

    • Strategy & Planning
    • Branding
    • Market Research
    • Design and Execution of Communication Strategy
    • Fundraising Training
    • Crowdfunding Campaign
    • Digital & Social Media Strategy for Businesses

Our associates tirelessly work to give the right insight and market pulse. We challenge the existing hypotheses and drive transformation by bringing the right people together.

We bring the expertise to get you various funding modes, i.e., Crowdfunding, Angel Investors, Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Debt Funds including Bank Loans, and other facilities as per the specific business need.

A fundraising activity is a specialized activity. Funds may be available in the market abundantly, but choosing the source of funds best suited to the requirements of each business plays an important role in having a proper funding structure for an organization.

Many business failures can be attributed to the wrong selection of the source of funds, with debt servicing becoming difficult as the business progresses. The stipulations imposed by the fund providers may affect the smooth functioning of the organization.

The promoter will be an expert in his area like product, processes, etc. but may not have expertise in various intricacies in getting funding for the business at optimum cost. Here lies the need to take the help of a fundraising expert.

What does the Fundraising Expert Like CONC@T do?

We at CONCAT have a team of fundraising consulting firms who undertake a detailed study of the organization needing funds and come out with a proper plan of funding. After a detailed review of all aspects of funding, our fundraising consulting firms provide a fresh perspective according to your business requirement.

Having an excellent network of different funding options, we also provide multiple options from which you can select. We cater to the following fund requirements through our network of many domestic and overseas Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds.

    • Debt Raising
    • Project Financing
    • Acquisition Funding
    • Working Capital Requirement

Various fundraising types to match the stages of growth of any startup or any other business can be easily explained by the below chart.

We at CONC@T help You at Each of These Stages of Your Business

Many times instead of having a shortage of funds, some businesses are having more than sufficient funds, but the funding structure is not best suited to their requirements and is not cost-effective. They go on accumulating funds as and when required from any available sources without looking at the merits and demerits of the fund’s source.

It is necessary to study every business’s fund requirements as per the nature of the business cycle and suggest a proper mix of funding. We at Concat aim to provide these services as well. With a proper blend of various avenues of funds, we can have the best fit for your business, which is accessible in service and cost-effective.

The Main Types of Funding and the Possible Funding Sources can be Broadly Classified into the Following Three Categories

Equity Financing: Angel Investors, Self-financing, Family, and Friends, Venture Capitalists, Crowd Funding, Incubators/Accelerators

Debt Financing: Banks, Non-Banking Financial Institutions, Government Loan Schemes (CGTMSE, Mudra Loan, Standup India)

Grants: Central Government, State Governments, Corporate Challenges, Grant Programs of Private Entities

Each of these sources of funds has various risks and pressure for repayment and returns to the investor.

The Process We Follow

Assessment of need for funding: We discuss the road map of the business with the owners and assess the exact need of funds in terms of the quantum of funds and the reason for raising funds. Based on the milestones set up by them, financial forecasting is made, and accordingly, the fund requirement is fixed.

Assessment of investment readiness: The investor needs to know whether the business to whom the funding will be made is ready to raise funds in terms of revenue projections and returns on investment, time to break even, and other such relevant factors.

Preparation of the deck: After the first two initial steps, all the investee details need to be summarized in a deck to be presentable to the probable investors.

Targeting the probable investors: Looking at the exact requirement of funds and the nature of the business, we need to target possible investors who will best fit the requirements looking at sectoral preferences and matching mindsets of both investor and investee.

Due diligence: Proper due diligence is the basic requirement of an investor before raising funds. It gives the investor confidence that the investee’s projections are proper and the business has the potential.

So, if you are looking for fundraising consulting firms for raising funds for a new business idea or expanding your business, your search ends right here. At CONCAT, we bring the expertise to get you various funding modes, i.e., Crowdfunding, Angel Investors, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Debt Funds, Bank Loans, and other facilities specific business needs. For more information, call us at 9555626260 or E-mail us at info@concators.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Fundraising Consultants for Startups?

Startup fundraising consultants are professionals who have the expertise involved in raising capital for years. These consultants could either be retired veterans who have had experience with venture capital firms and understand what causes them to tick or they could be ex-establishers who have had successfully raised capital for their startups.

Startup fundraising consultants have the required skillsets and expertise along with network of investors who can help you in providing the capital to build your startup.  

Fundraising consultants could help you by giving a direction to your core idea, carry out market and competitive analysis, substantiate your business plan, and provide analytical insights on your pitch deck.

They have vast experience in fundraising (which comes in especially handy to first-time founders), can provide unbiased perspective on different topics, can improvise existing plans, and have access to the right and rich network of investors, academics, and top talent.

What are the 5 Sources of Finance?

Generally, there are many ways in which you can get finance and funding for your business. However, if we talk about the main five sources of finance these are that tops the list

  • Family and friends
  • Crowdfunding
  • Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists
  • Private equity providers
  • Debt providers

What are the Best Ways to Find a Fundraising Consultant For an Early-stage Startup?

Start following Startups and Business Fundraising, compile and follow a list of best blogs on startups, and read on. Ask questions on the Q/A section. Find a local startup groups. Attend their meetings/sessions. Join an accelerator and in the meantime, build your startup. Develop a team, build a product-market fit, test, substantiate, get traction, go out and put your brand there for people to reach. Indulge in some early sales or presales. You’re not going to be able to really raise money until you have that done, so your consultant expense is premature.

How do Investors add Value to Startups?

The investors and venture capitalists (VCs) add value to startups in more than few ways.

  • Stakeholder Management: Investors are the backbone of the startup. They direct the company board and leadership to ensure smooth operations of the newly established firm. Further, their unrivalled experience and industrial knowledge of working and investing with startups steers the company in the right direction.
  • Fund Raising: Investors are the guiding angels for the startup to raise successive rounds of funding depending on stage, maturity, sector focus etc. They help through providing networking and connection for the start-ups to pitch their business to other investors.
  • Recruiting the talent pool: investing in the high-skilled human capital is an important aspect for the start-up business, especially when it comes to recruiting senior executives to assist with and drive business goals. The venture capitalists, with their extensively enriched network have the ability to invest in right kind of human resources for the business.
  • Advertising strategy: VCs guide you with the appropriate marketing strategy for your product/service.
  • coalition and acquisition opportunities: The venture capitalists should have the awareness regarding latest business affairs and possible coalition and acquisition opportunities in the local entrepreneurial ecosystem to further strengthen the business through inorganic growth.
  • Organizational Rebuilding: with the gradual growth process from a start-up to an acknowledged company, the investors help with the appropriate organizational restructuring and develop processes to increase capital efficiency, lower costs and scale efficiently.

How Much do Fundraising Consultants Charge?

Consultant fees varies from person to person and organization to organization. Generally, the fees of consultant include the service they have provided you along with covering their additional costings for things such as tax, insurance, training incurred by them.

Most good fundraising consultants charge either on a daily rate or by a fixed fee. If you’re still looking for a roundabout figure as to how much it would cost you to hire a consultant, you’re probably going to get an hourly rate from $100-$125 per day. These figures will vary greatly among different consultants.

What Percentage do Fundraisers Take?

A 15 percent fundraising expense ratio is often cited as the “expected average.” So, let’s start with the most elementary of analyses. But it all depends on the expertise, skills and experience years of the professionals also on the type of industry you are involved in and what kind of contract both you and the consultant agrees on.

What is a Professional Fundraising Consultant?

A professional fundraising consultant are seasoned pros, field marshals of the business world. They have just the right kind of skillset and expertise to manage the fundraising process for your business with several years of experience and strong networking by having links with people who can help your organizations get the funs you need. They outline the road map of the business with the founders and assess the required funds in terms of the quantum of funds and the reason for raising funds. They help you run your fundraiser right from beginning to end. A consultant can be your guide about how to approach your fundraising.

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