Bringing transparency to early-stage investments


Alithea (from Greek, also 'Aletheia') stands for truth, discovery, unconcealment.

There is value in truth, in transparency and in analysing all aspects of the market before making business decisions. This is applied in my consulting approach by combining valuation techniques adapted to any specific situation and market, and fully integrating aspects of M&A, fundraising advisory, exit planning and strategy consulting in every project. I focus on preparing companies and investors for these transactions, in the short-term or long-term, communicating realistic expectations. It is important for all parties involved to understand the risks and potential of every investment, as well as what is involved in realising the value of the investment with a detailed fundraising, exit or value-maximising strategy.

Work takes place 100% digitally, but work on-site is also possible on a contained budget. I specialise in the following sectors and with a focus in sustainable and innovative tech companies in all continents, from seed to late growth stage:

E-Commerce & Platforms

Numerous projects for both entrepreneurs and investors carried out for new and established digital businesses globally with a focus on new on-demand services and social platforms (e.g. social networks and advertising, m-commerce, services marketplaces, edtech, on-demand and referral services, sharing economy, travel platforms)

SaaS & Technology

Worked with companies bringing game-changing technology to developed and developing countries (incl. IoT wearables, architecture & construction software, off-grid solar devices + software, smartphones + platform, compliance software, big data solutions, AI and machine learning)

Fintech & non-banking financial services

Advising entrepreneurs implementing new business models with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa as well as innovative financial business models in traditional markets (incl. innovative financing services and platforms, personal finance apps, new institutional investment solutions)

Real Estate & Construction

Worked on financial plans, valuation, feasibility and business model consulting, reporting and business plans of large innovative projects in Europe and the Middle East (incl. renewable Energy, energy efficiency, architecture, facility management)

Media & Information

With a focus on the UK, I advise companies combining traditional services with new digital strategies and market trends (incl. business information services, media channels, entertainment, publishing, databases)

Consumer Products & Design

I helped new brands analyse the financial potential of innovative design and sales strategies and the potential of linking design with new technology (incl. fashion design, fashion platforms, wearables, beauty design, wellness products)

Mobility & Logistics

I consulted and assessed businesses introducing solutions in sectors such as food delivery, last-mile delivery, mobility services, mobility software & detection systems

Services

Projects carried out in sectors such as corporate wellness and health services, telemedicine, insurtech, B2B marketing & content management platforms, big data services and analytics, HR and recruiting platforms

Olivia Passoni, CVA

Valithea's Projects

Working with some the most innovative startup hubs, including London, Silicon Valley, Israel, Singapore, Sub-Saharan Africa

Valithea's global projects
Expertise
  • Financial Plan

    I have developed the most advanced and realistic model to estimate the financials of startups. This was possible after working on many different business models, comparing the expectations of founders with the market, by assessing the reliability of information and probability of many factors that affect the development of early-stage companies. The financial plan illustrates a best case scenario and a risk-adjusted scenarios according to 30+ known early-stage investment risks.

  • Valuation

    You will benefit from a valuation adapted to each particular circumstance and the use of the most advanced and innovative methods. During fundraising, M&A transactions, angel, VC or strategic investments, introduction of partners, squeeze-out and compensation, financial statements, etc. Valuations are adapted to the financing or acquisition circumstances of each deal, including dilution adjustments and changing market conditions for early-stage investments.

  • Financing & Exit Strategy

    The financial plan and valuation, combined with an analysis of the market and key industry players, investors or targets help adjust the strategy, company structure, business model, prepare for negotiations and formulate a step-by-step plan. Value-maximising strategies can also be implemented years in advance.

Services


Feel free to set up an introductory call for a specific project by using the contact details below. All prices are listed under each service.

INVESTMENT PREPARATION:

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STARTUP FUNDRAISING STARTER PACK

SEED FUNDRAISING STARTER PACK

Investment readiness consulting session
+ Financial plan template
+ Customisable investor documents
+ Suitable VC list
€ 300
(COMING SOON)
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Investor Starter Pack

INVESTOR STARTER PACK

Investment readiness consulting session
+ Checklists + 1 Sector report + benchmarking of 5 companies
€ 300
(COMING SOON)
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FINANCIAL PLANNING WORKSHOP

FINANCIAL PLANNING WORKSHOP

1 day financial planning, valuation and investment readiness practical workshop for startups or investors (max 8 participants) €900

FINANCIALS & VALUATION:

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ADVANCED FINANCIALS & VALUATION

FINANCIALS & VALUATION

Top quality financial plan
€ 900
Valuation engagement report
€800
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VALUATION ESTIMATE

VALUATION ESTIMATE

Quick valuation estimate (pdf report) of startup or potential investment based on exit market analysis and pre-defined checklist (no financials or consulting)
€400

DUE DILIGENCE & MONITORING:

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EARLY-STAGE COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL DUE DILIGENCE

EARLY-STAGE COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL DUE DILIGENCE

Commercial and financial due diligence of a small business up to 10 years since incorporation or €5m revenue.
€ 2,000 – € 5,000 depending on stage
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STARTUP/ PROJECT FEASIBILITY

STARTUP/ PROJECT FEASIBILITY

Financial plan, project-specific feasibility and impact analysis
€2,400
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MONITORING, UPDATES & CONSULTING

RETAINER including only:
– document reviews and updates
– general financing consulting
– DD support & negotiations

Week € 400
Day on-site € 700
Call/ personal meeting € 150
Investment monitoring & reporting update €300

ADVANCED CONSULTING:

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PROJECT FINANCIAL PLAN

PROJECT FINANCIAL PLAN

Financial plan for projects, new products, real estate, energy efficiency + Report.
€ 4,000
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VALUATION ENGAGEMENT

VALUATION ENGAGEMENT

Official valuation report. Use of the most advanced valuation methods and reporting standards. Incl. consulting. Additional charges for advanced companies and special situations.
from € 5,000
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GROWTH COMPANY FINANCIALS & VALUE PLANNING

GROWTH COMPANY VALUE CONSULTING

Advanced financials, Valuation, Exit/ Value Planning & Maximisation
€ 7,000

 

  • All project payments are due 50% in advance, 50% after receiving a non-editable draft
  • Retainer and small projects payments (<€500) are due 100% in advance (online payments to be introduced soon)
  • All prices are exclusive of VAT (and under request: Travel Expenses or third-party Transaction Fees)
  • All services are provided with a Contract for a fixed service period

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