State of the Venture Capital Industry in 2019 (with Infographic)

State of the Venture Capital Industry in 2019 (with Infographic)

Over the past decade, venture capital funding has risen by 17% annually to a figure $254 billion....

Making Your Software Work For You: an ERP Implementation Tutorial

Making Your Software Work For You: an ERP Implementation Tutorial

In the life of almost any growing enterprise, there comes a point in time when the existing systems...

Top Pitch Deck Mistakes

Top Pitch Deck Mistakes

Toptal Finance Expert and fundraising guru Jeffrey Fidelman put together a list of the top 5 pitch...

State of the Fintech Industry (with Infographic)

State of the Fintech Industry (with Infographic)

Tech firms have enjoyed a deluge of funding in the last few years. Fintech is no exception. Now is...

Business Plan Consultants: Who They Are And How they Create Value

Business Plan Consultants: Who They Are And How they Create Value

Due in part to the unceremonial nature of its title, the value-creation potential of business plan...

Feeding the Future: An Overview of the Agrifood Industry

Feeding the Future: An Overview of the Agrifood Industry

The amount of money pouring into Agrifood tech has increased more than sixfold since 2012: from $3...

Corporate Tax Reform and the Future of Valuation – Part II

Corporate Tax Reform and the Future of Valuation – Part II

In his first article on the effects of the new US corporate tax reform bill, Toptal Finance Expert...

Should You Go It Alone with a Single-person Startup?

Should You Go It Alone with a Single-person Startup?

Popular rhetoric states that you need a team to found a startup. But what if you don’t have the...

Looking at Failed IPOs in the Age of the Unicorn

Looking at Failed IPOs in the Age of the Unicorn

For many years, the IPO market appeared dormant. 2019, however, is bucking the trend with a large...

Feeding the Future: An Overview of Agrifood Technology

Feeding the Future: An Overview of Agrifood Technology

As environmental, social, and demographic factors increasingly put pressure on traditional food...

How to Value a Fintech Startup

How to Value a Fintech Startup

Compared to traditional financial services businesses, fintech startups require different valuation...

Caution to the Wind: Views on the Renewable Energy Growth Boom

Caution to the Wind: Views on the Renewable Energy Growth Boom

Renewable energy generation, lead by solar PV and wind power, is growing at a considerable rate....

Effective Startup Boards: What They Are and How to Build Them

Effective Startup Boards: What They Are and How to Build Them

Depending on your perspective, type, and motivation, the idea of building a board of directors...

The Rules of Motivation: A Story About Correcting Failed Sales Incentive Schemes

The Rules of Motivation: A Story About Correcting Failed Sales Incentive Schemes

Rewards programs and sales incentive schemes are necessary for any business that operates outbound...

Complex But Integral: An Overview of Real Estate Waterfalls

Complex But Integral: An Overview of Real Estate Waterfalls

Waterfalls are an integral part of real estate investment terms, dictating the hierarchy of how cash...

Climbing the IoT Value Chain

Climbing the IoT Value Chain

Impactful applications of IoT are certain to emerge in the near future. We explore how finance...

Applications of Statistics for Measuring Company Growth

Applications of Statistics for Measuring Company Growth

Eyeballing the top-line figures of company growth is unlikely to uncover anything particular...

The Statistical Edge: Enhance Your Metrics with the Actuarial Valuation Method

The Statistical Edge: Enhance Your Metrics with the Actuarial Valuation Method

Traditionally confined to the realms of insurance and pensions, actuaries are now branching out into...

Why Investors Are Choosing Independent Sponsor Models vs. Traditional PE Funds

Why Investors Are Choosing Independent Sponsor Models vs. Traditional PE Funds

For investors fed up with private equity management fees on uncommitted capital, the independent...

Evaluating the Nature of Business Ethics in Practice

Evaluating the Nature of Business Ethics in Practice

Using the 2016 Wells Fargo Banking Scandal as an example, this article dissects the situation...

 
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