» Portus was of great support in preparing and realizing our seed round. It was always fun to work with them. I really learned a lot from their attitude to manage people, they always positive and optimist attitude, and their knowledge of scenes behind startups. Portus qualities were exactly what Sablono needed. «
We advise and support companies in all financial and business-related issues, be it setting the company up, be it mastering growth phases or facing restructuring processes. We cover a wide range of possible topics, e.g. strategy, planning, organizing, controlling, and finance.
As a founding entrepreneur you can revert to our expertise in corporate strategy, market analysis, development/project planning, corporate organization/project management, insurance/ occupational pensions, risk management, compliance management, employee stock ownership plans, and management information systems.
A special focus of our expertise is financing. Together with you, we determine your needs, create a financing concept and guide you through the entire financing process, including the preparation of documents needed, investor communication and contract negotiations.
When it comes to financial planning and budgeting, controlling, analysis, figures, as well as reporting and investor relations, we support you with developing and establishing efficient processes and tools.
Case Study – Coaching
Based on several years of research and two patent applications, a group of Berlin scientists decided to create a company as a spin-off from Charité, a public medical school. For coaching and support, Portus was recommended to the founders and the mandate was funded through a consultancy subsidy, so that any effects on the founders’ budget were minimized.
Over the next few weeks the agenda included corporate strategy, business modelling and financing. For this purpose, regular meetings and telephone calls took place. At the same time, the development of the business plan and the financial forecast progressed. Portus introduced the founders to several investors and supported them in the process of applying for BMBF (German Ministry of Education and Research) grants. All questions regarding the start of a business were addressed.
Following the company’s establishment, coaching on important management questions was initiated. Based on many years of experience, we werw able to provide the right solutions.
Case Study – Consulting
By simultaneously setting up three subsidiaries, the complexity of a service company had increased significantly. As a result, the business manager needed a sparring partner and somebody to also implement investment controlling.
action & result
Based on a detailed activity and time plan, Portus was awarded the contract. An integrated financial forecast for the holding and a comprehensive reporting system was developed within three weeks. In addition to all the detailed information, the reporting tool also calculates key performance indicators which together with the derived forecast can be displayed graphically. Simultaneously, the tool relates them to their target values. Several months after completion of the project, Portus received another assignment for supporting the holding’s budgeting.
Accreditation as a coach
Portus Corporate Finance is accredited by KfW Banking Group as a management consultancy. We also operate as a coach for the High-Tech Gründerfonds (High Tech Startup Fund). Moreover, we work together closely with federal and state institutional funders.
We are happy to support you with grant applications for management consulting, even prior to a formal contractual relationship.