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.

Trusted by founders at 130+ startups including:

How We Can Help

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.

Here are some ways we can help:

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

Revenue Operations

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

Vendor Management

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

Advanced Reporting

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

Transaction Advisory

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


Something you don't see? Let us know, we often scope out ad hoc projects for our clients!

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:


Why 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

Impress investors

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

Optimize cash

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 
US-Based C-Corp

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.

TESTIMONIALS

What some of our happy clients have to say

Patrick Coughlin TruSTAR

Patrick Coughlin

Founder and CEO, TruSTAR (acquired by Splunk)

Over the last four years, we've grown to 30+ employees and millions in revenue, and airCFO has scaled with us to provide our company's finance & accounting backbone. Their team is able to get the job done with limited guidance so that I can spend less time worrying about the numbers and more time building the business. They understand the highs and lows of early-stage startups, are able to give guidance based on their experiences working with similar companies, and have been instrumental in helping TruSTAR raise multiple rounds of venture funding. I'd recommend airCFO to any early-stage founder who needs a cost-effective solution for managing their startup's finance & accounting.


Karishma Baijal

VP of Marketing and Operations, Weddington Way (acquired by Gap)

“AirCFO was quick to adapt to a new set of needs. They spent the time with our parent company to understand their needs, and present the financials in a format that worked for them. The turnaround time for publicly traded companies post a month close is tight. AirCFO have been great partners in this regard as well.”

Karishma Baijal
Sidharth Kakkar Freckle

Sidharth Kakkar

CEO and Founder, Freckle (acquired by Renaissance Learning)

As a growth stage startup, we needed to get a lot of our processes and reporting in order. For example, our budgeting process needed to move out of my plate and become much more detailed and sophisticated. Our invoicing and revenue recognition process needed significant updating. Our books needed to shift to GAAP basis.

We considered hiring a CFO full time, but airCFO was such a more efficient way to fill all our needs, with folks who are experts in each of those areas. In fact, given the number of SaaS and technology companies airCFO works with, they knew exactly what to do. Within a couple of months, airCFO had built a brilliant, sophisticated model, which leveraged the knowledge they have developed over time working with other companies.

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FAQs

What makes an ideal airCFO client?

airCFO is for fast-growing startups who want to maintain a best-in-class back-office as they scale.  For those startups able and willing to invest in their back office, we’ll be the best match for price and total value. 

airCFO is best suited for startups looking for a long-term partner and willing to hand over some level of ownership and responsibility for your company’s back office.  We can build, manage and own from the simple to the complex; from bookkeeping to fractional-CFO duties.  

An ideal client has a budget of at least $1000/mo and is willing to invest more in the finance function as the company scales. We support most of our clients from day one through exit.

How does it work?

Based on needs we identify, we will partner your startup with one or more dedicated team members in your area(s) of need (i.e. accounting, financial advisory, tax and soon-to-be People Operations/HR).  

Our team will have regular defined duties (e.g. weekly, monthly or annually) and you will also be able to scale up our hours as needed for any projects that come up during the year.

We don’t require long-term contracts, and we won’t put you on proprietary systems or software.

How long does it take to get started?

This depends on how much clean-up work is involved.  If there is no material cleanup, most clients are materially through onboarding and will have their first deliverable from airCFO within 30 days from our onboarding call.

If there is a material clean up project such as going backward and cleaning up prior years, we will need more information.

What does it cost?

Our clients have a budget of at least $1000/month for airCFO, and most of our clients fall somewhere between $1,000 and $3,000 per month.

What commitment is required?

We request that you're looking for a long-term accounting and financial services solution when considering airCFO. Most of our clients work with us for 2-3+ years until they outgrow an outsourced solution and need to hire an in-house team. 

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