Fractional CFO Services for Startups
airCFO’s Fractional CFO Services enable clients to make quick and informed decisions in response to operating conditions. We provide in-depth analysis on areas of strength as well as potential red flags, and advise on the strategic decisions that pave the best path forward.
Our team has helped clients raise hundreds of millions in debt and equity capital and taken several companies from Seed to Exit.
From acting as your partner to creating fundraising materials and prepping for board meetings, your airCFO financial advisor will be a critical resource from day one.
How We Help Startups In Need of A Fractional CFO
Partnering with the airCFO finance team enables you to avoid surprises, provide financial and strategic context and ensure that the company is on the right track. airCFO drives immediate value while helping form the long-term roadmap for the company.
Financial Model Updates and Ongoing Maintenance
airCFO’s financial model provides clients with a comprehensive operational model that helps measure company performance against targets and understand the levers driving that performance so you can make better strategic decisions
Budgeting and Scenario Planning
airCFO will craft a realistic budget that will improve your startup’s performance and help build good habits that pay dividends as you scale
airCFO’s Revenue Operations offering gives management visibility into the composition of the sales pipeline and helps avoid surprises. We can also help create a seamless invoice-to-collect process, shortening the cash collection cycle and improving your cash burn
Our team will manage your vendor spend, including negotiating with vendors to ensure your company is controlling spend effectively and receiving the best deal possible
Board Reporting and Investor Relations
airCFO’s Board & Investor Relations service helps you put your best foot forward with investors and ensures that your quarterly Board meetings run smoothly & effectively
Cap Table Management
Maintaining an accurate cap table can prevent countless headaches and save you thousands in legal fees. airCFO can help make sure your records in Carta remain accurate as your cap table changes
Leverage our team to build and maintain custom or advanced reports to help give you the view you need to analyze your financial or operational data
airCFO’s experienced finance professionals provide independent advice on debt and equity financing transactions, leveraging deep knowledge of the startup finance landscape and strategic conversations had around the state of your business
Advanced Metric Tracking
airCFO helps startups hone in on the metrics that matter, set up a system for collecting the raw data, and monitor performance over time
Dedicated Point of Contact for Advisory and Decision Support
End-of-Month "Flash Report"
Detailed Month-End Analysis
A Critical Resource from Day One
Choose the Right Financial Partner from the Get-Go
Every startup needs forward-looking financial guidance to help them make better decisions and craft a compelling pitch to investors. Imagine having access to insightful answers to your most pressing questions, such as:
"At the beginning of a startup and for a very long time, if there's a lot of work but not enough to hire a full-time finance person, it usually falls on the CEO to do that work. That takes away from the mind space to grow the business which is supposed to be the CEO's main workflow. By using a fractional finance service, specifically airCFO, I was able to free a lot of mental space to go focus on growing the team and product."
Why Startups Choose airCFO?
Utilize our expertise
Let us handle the nuances of GAAP accounting and all the software that comes with managing a company's financial functions
Our team will perfect your financial model and help prepare the financial documents required to keep your current investors happy and/or raise your next round
Free up valuable time
Outsource repetitive non-strategic accounting, finance, and tax tasks to
focus on growing your business
Delay hiring an expensive full-time CFO or accounting resource/team until you really need them
Gain peace of mind
No longer worry about compliance or deadlines, leave that to us
You're a good fit for airCFO if...
You've Raised Venture Capital or Have Traction
Most of our clients have raised at least $1MM or are generating over $500k ARR.
Your Company is a
The majority of the companies we work with are Delaware C-Corp entities, or are planning on becoming one.
You Want a Professional, Integrated Solution
We work with clients on an ongoing basis and act as an extension of your team.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What makes airCFO different?
Startup Experience: We have over 10 years of experience working with startups, so we know what it takes to help them succeed. We have a proven track record of providing our clients with the financial support they need to grow their businesses.
Startup Professionals: Our team is made up of experienced accountants, financial analysts, and tax experts who are passionate about helping startups succeed. We understand the unique challenges that startups face and we are committed to providing them with the personalized support they need.
Software Expertise: We know the best fintech software for startups and we can help you choose the right software for your needs. We can also help you integrate your software so that you can get the most out of it. Learn more about our software selection process here.
Tech-enabled: We use cutting-edge technology to automate tasks and streamline our processes. This frees up our time so that we can focus on providing you with the best possible service. Learn more about our tech-enabled client deliverables here.
Q. How long has airCFO been providing services to startups?
Since 2013: We have been providing services to startups since 2013. In that time, we have supported over 350 startups through their early years and beyond. Our goal is to help startups achieve their goals, whether that is acquisition, exit, or continued growth.
Q. What industries have you worked with?
Most tech industries: We have worked with startups in most tech industries, including business services, information technology, finance technology, health and bio-tech, real estate, construction, hospitality, and aerospace technology. We are always looking to expand our knowledge and expertise in new industries, so if you have a startup in a different industry, please reach out to us.
Q. How are your contracts structured?
Month-to-month with no long-term commitments: Our contracts are month-to-month, so you can cancel at any time without penalty. This gives you the flexibility to adjust your services as your needs change.
We put the work on us to continuously add value: We believe that the best way to keep our clients happy is to consistently deliver value. That's why we have a month-to-month contract structure. It motivates us to keep working hard to earn your business.
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About air CFO
airCFO is so much more than an accounting firm; we pride ourselves on helping startups succeed. Our proprietary tech tools and dedicated team of finance, accounting, and people ops experts deliver optimized services tailored to each company’s unique needs. We partner with founders to demystify complex issues, steering startups clear of roadblocks from their Day 1 through to exit. Unlike siloed software tools or disjointed independent contractors, airCFO offers integrated specialized support and true finance leadership. Our hands-on approach means we rapidly add value as strategic advisors who understand the startup journey. Inside 200+ of the world’s top startups, airCFO takes care of the back office so founders can focus on driving growth.