About Smart Advisors
Smart Advisors commenced its services in 2009 and has provided a combination of services to several clients across the country and cross border. Our services are focused on helping our clients with scale and growth of their business, and hence we have designed our services covering all aspects that would augment this scale and growth in the shortest time frame. With a large pool of talent, we at Smart advisors are able to provide these varied services across verticals at different stages of business scale.
Smart Advisors’ management team comes with a sought-after combination of Finance, Investment Banking, Business, and Technology expertise, which assist the clients to validate their business and augment their scale and growth.
We at Smart Advisors provide end-to-end investment banking services to our clients helping them prepare for raising capital, and structuring the business plan to improve scale and growth – thereby increasing their ability to attract external funding, and assist our clients to negotiate with various stakeholders to complete the investment cycle.
We provide clients with much sought after value add to help with their business traction, scale, and growth by establishing the appropriate strategies for Finance & Funding, Go-To-Market & Marketing, and People & Process.
Smart Advisors provides focus and actionable business intelligence for clients, using their company’s financial information as a key backbone. This enables clients to focus and scale their core business more effectively.
Frequently Asked Questions
Typical fund raising pertains to equity investments by individuals, venture capitalists,private equity funds, etc. The most typical case is that they like your business, see its potential to grow and based on the financials (current and projected) come up with a valuation. Based on this they get a share in your company (and in some cases a board seat) in exchange for taking the business risk with you through their investment. Typical investors look at an exit at the end of 5-7 years with multi-bagger returns.
There are two sides to this. On one side, an entrepreneur may want to exit his business due to various reasons ranging from poor business performance to moving to other business ventures. On the other side, another entrepreneur may be looking to scale her business through acquisition of businesses which can enable faster growth and market reach. We help these two entrepreneurs meet, discuss and if minds meet – then we assist with negotiation and structuring the deal.
We will provide you with the best of breed strategies and give you access to our business intelligence repository for transformative thought processes. However, it takes two hands to clap, and this process will require full dedication and commitment from your end as well to ensure success.
We understand that by outsourcing your finance function to us, you trust us with your data – we do not take this trust lightly and have in place various security measures, viz: a. All data is stored on secure Google servers and with access control and redistricted access b. Only your dedicated Smart member and their immediate superiors will be able to access your data c. Smart will ensure that your dedicated resource does not work with similar companies in your line d. NDA’s are entered into with you as well as internally with all our employees
No Smart employee works on 2 companies in the same sector, in the event that there are more than one client from a sector, we allocate work to multiple team members and ensure that a “Chinese wall” is maintained within teams.
While we guarantee to make very effort and put in our best work, we cannot guarantee any specific outcome as there are various extraneous factors that play a crucial role in this. However, we typically do not take mandates without a certain level of confidence of closing the deal.
At first thought it may seem that debt is more expensive as it comes with a fixed interest cost and HAS to be repaid at the end of a certain time frame, whereas equity funding seems to be free and if the company is not doing well does not need to be repaid. HOWEVER, the inverse is actually true! Debt funding ends up being cheaper in the long run as equity investors look to get multi-bagger returns, and also may have a board seat, etc.
We have over a decade of experience
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"Smart Advisors helped us put together our business plans and valuations. I have found them very responsive and they have been quick to catch up with the intricacies of our business model. They have added immense value to our business planning and valuation exercise"
Arun Athiappan (CEO, Ticketgoose.com)
"They helped put together a world class business plan for Eventjini and were ultimately successful in fund raising, thanks in no small measure to Smart Advisors. I would gladly recommend SMART to any start up that is looking for financial advise and funding."
"Smart Advisors is an ideal partner for a SME to help manage funding strategy. They are methodical, and bring in their investment knowledge in small capsules and move fast. Their connections are good, ensures interest of both the investor and the company is met, establish common points quickly and enables progress... Love working with them"
(MD, Syona Cosmetics)
"SMART Advisors provided valuable help for a startup like us in our growth phase by advising and helping with all activities financial. The models of engagement were well suited for us and I appreciate the flexibility they showed in working with us, sometimes going beyond call of duty."
(Founder & Principal, The Data Team)
"SMART has, in a short time, become an integral part of our operations. The team at SMART are professional, hands-on and come up with the right accounting solutions without being asked to. Their recommendations and guidance on accounting have kept our finances in good shape and we have been able to correct errors and save considerably."
(CEO, Niyati Technologies)