Comprehensive services, aconsistent service.

Investors look for opportunities, then seek to gain reassurance. You may have cultivated your own heritage over time, and we help you to plot new investment journeys. Yet we also give you freedom if you only need one aspect of our service, we are happy to oblige.

Investor-ready Due Diligence

Details matter. We read between the lines, ensure the sums add up and assess the bigger picture. Providing you with a full company due diligence service helps to ensure a confident pitch to investors.

Due diligence is a comprehensive audit of all fundamentals of your company. We take a view of investors by identifying all the risks, flaws, and reasons not to invest in your venture.

Areas audited range from stress-testing of the business models and company financials to in-depth analysis of supply chain, operations, and corporate structure. This is the first step that every founder should take when considering raising an equity investment.

What do we offer?

We will review over eighty fundamental areas of your business. Our due diligence reports play a vital part in the decision-making process for business angel investors. Having worked in most industries we are sector agnostic in our research.

Every time we undertake an investor-ready due diligence for a company the route may differ, but the methodology remains resolute.

A full investor-ready due diligence report can take up to two months.

Raising capital

Nobody chooses to spend more time with fundraising than they should.

Every year, angel investors and venture capital firms receive thousands of investment opportunities and only invest in a handful. Entrepreneurs can find raising capital an opaque, frustrating time inefficient experience.

Initial approaches to raising funds often fail because the presentation material, and its delivery by the entrepreneur, is not investor centric. The positioning is confusing, the presentation material complicated and the delivery imprecise.

What do we offer?

Our experts can help you develop and deliver a high impact strategy and raise capital efficiently.

Galaev & Cos Investment Directors collectively have invested over £700m of capital into 100+ start-up companies and negotiated hundreds of rounds of venture financing at all stages. Coupled with a further expertise in marketing and operational experience building successful businesses.

We can help to develop: a clear positioning of your business to get VC attention; compelling investor-centric presentation material; high-impact presentation skills to deliver your pitch and a high-quality list of potential investors to market your company to.

Legal Advice

Having impartial but expert legal advice in a finely nuanced area helps you to fully prepare for a potential investment, and to get the best value, a benefit that is enhanced by our previous experience.

Corporate structuring is a process of identifying and negotiating the best company valuation, financing options and legal structure of the deal. Once the terms of the deal have been agreed by you, the next step is to conclude the necessary legal procedures and submit all statutory documents.

As a founder you will also require certain instruments to be set up to ensure visibility, an effortless information flow and full transparency with your shareholders. This is a vital part of the investment on-boarding process and good practice in stakeholder management. Without adequate setup procedures, stakeholder management time can easily double.

What do we offer?

You receive full legal support and consultation on the valuation of a company, financing options and the corporate structure. We can also prepare your Shareholder Agreement, Articles of Association, Founders Service agreement and support the negotiations and substantiate your position with previous deals facts and figures. Our lawyers, accountants and operational advisers will ensure to complete the deal with all the necessary procedures and instruments ready to ensure a seamless stakeholder management for you.

Non-exec Director or Observer

It is important that you achieve and preserve as much clarity as possible with your business strategy; having a balanced Board is key.

Our observers have the skills to steer management in the right direction during volatile times and will always act in your interests.

What do we offer?

In most cases, since Galaev & Co will have concluded the due diligence of the investee company, we will have a clear understanding of the business model, financials, and intrinsic knowledge of operational processes. It is a natural choice for our clients to appoint an observer to the investee company from the primary due diligence team.

Management Consultancy

Challenges need to be appraised; resolutions must be deftly delivered. When you have come so far down the venture journey, you might seek confidence and external reassurance of your strategic vision.

Management consultants solve business questions and help to improve performance by applying previous experience and knowledge. Founders often rely on them to fast-track the search for best solutions, growth and decision-making.

What do we offer?

In a word: experience. We serve a broad mix of private equity investors and investor-backed companies. Every year: we go through 300 business plans, execute over 50 full due-diligence projects and support completion of over 20 deals. We believe that we know young ventures well, hence we are well equipped to support your company.

We help our clients make significant and lasting improvements to their performance and realise their most ambitious goals. With our exposure, network, and reach, if there is an area where we dont possess particular expertise we know someone who has.

Most of the hurdles relating to early stage companies are similar in nature. Whether it is a choice of third-party fulfilment provider, suitable e-commerce platform or viable accounting system, our consultants have the expertise and answers for young ventures. They are better positioned than perhaps any other consultancy on the market due to their specific focus on emerging enterprises.

Marketing strategy

Our team undertook substantial research to understand why start-up companies fail. The research revealed repetitive mistakes in sales and marketing strategies that frustrate growth, exhaust critical resources and results in the company failing prematurely as it runs out of money.

Customer buying behaviour changes over the product lifecycle, critically in the early stages of evolution. The sales and marketing strategy must therefore change to maintain business momentum. Applying a unified strategy to the various stages of growth results in early momentum stalling, rapid experimental change and confusion for the customer and the organisation.

What do we offer?

We follow Crossing the Chasmtm model, to provide an awareness and understanding of the issues that result in premature company failure.

Our marketing executive can assist in the development and execution of an effective marketing strategy that adapts to the change in customer purchasing behaviour. He has implemented the marketing strategy as an executive managing new business development within Intel Corporation.

Finance and Accounting

Busy founders often become adept jugglers. But when you need an extra set of steady hands, we help to make balancing multiple financial tasks that bit easier.

As founders expand their companies, they have greater demands on their time, but also a more pressing need to be better informed. Not every detail can be automated, nor can every activity be so easily quantified.

What do we offer?

We work closely with founders, to guide them through any financial issues they may have it is likely we have encountered similar concerns before. These can range from areas as diverse as: appointing a part-time CFO, accounting, and bookkeeping software setup, creating a profit and loss ledger account, cash flow forecasting, financial reporting and setting the right financial KPIs. We can act as an extra pair of the eyes and ears for the founders, and as an intermediary to save you as much time as possible.

Financial Modelling

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act.

There is no other route to success. Having a great idea sometimes is not enough, if there is no thorough financial model that supports the business goals and rigorously calculates ventures economics.

What do we offer?

We provide our clients with the full-scale support to set-up finance function in their company. It starts with the development or review of the financial model. Financial reporting tools and capital management will follow from the model. Once the system is setup, we can help you to identify risks, trends, and potential opportunities.

No matter where your company stands in its life cycle, we will be able to bring decades of expertise across various industries to help drive your business and achieve your ambitious goals. In addition, with our vast network, we are able to help you quickly bring your financial function to the expected level and quality of processes and so then to connect you with prospective investors. We have done the financial model for the largest digital bank in the country, you are in good hands.


Timing is everything is a popular refrain. In business, knowing when to make a move, or to move on, demands an acute sense of timing. Yet timing can also mean not doing anything, summoning the patience to persevere, and waiting until the moment is right.

Every entrepreneur must have an exit strategy in mind. In simple terms, this is a clear understanding of when is the right time to sell the business or stake in a company, identifying potential buyers and assessing the target valuation.

What do we offer?

We can support your company with identifying the potential acquirers, negotiating the deal on your behalf, and executing the transaction. In summary, we can be your on-demand M&A boutique.

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