Our strategy consultants for startups and small businesses possess outstanding record of working with entrepreneurs in increasing revenues and profits for their business globally. Pre & Post Fund Raise, Financial Planning, Digital Transformation, Business Turnaround, Pricing & Go To Market Strategy - we cover it all! 


With 15+ years’ experience in raising capital and building multiple startups, we are one of the few business startup consultants in India & US providing strategy consulting for startups in North America, UK, Europe, and Asia Pacific region. We consult startups in developing capital investment strategies, improving operations, growth strategy, business model validation and other areas where efforts are needed to stay competitive and highly profitable.

Self-funded or investment backed startups creatively address real world challenges on the backbone of disruptive technologies and innovation. During its inception, startup entrepreneurs devote time and efforts primarily towards creating a minimum viable product (MVP), scaling the product or service, and overcoming the challenges of growing the business idea.Selective focus in prioritizing objectives towards building customer base and revenues, often causes them to miss out on valuation and exit strategies.


 Through our Arete Ventures enables these dynamic and often young entrepreneurs in charting the path forward while they continue their focus on other key areas. We curate and implement robust business strategies in their early stages which maximizes valuation thus creating far better enterprise values for investors and founders both.

"Upon raising initial capital, Startups are well aware that the odds are against them until they prove it otherwise. Becoming a Unicorn and going beyond it remains an endeavor of every entrepreneur leading the startup"

Our professional experience in building as well as consulting several innovative startups globally, we have witnessed a common pain point that aches many startups – unoptimized fiscal spending. In the process of acquiring customers and achieving multiple KPIs, they end up spending more money than they should have; thus, learning things hard way.

To help startup succeed further, we offer startup advisory services in concept ideation, pitch deck, negotiating term sheets, convertible notes (SAFE), voting rights, nominating board members, investment capital raise strategy for angel, seed or series funding and ESOP structure to attract the best talent.

Startups often fail due to uncontrolled spending, or ineffective business model.

We assist startups in developing a globally proven capital investment strategy that keeps you focused and helps you succeed!

Our business startup consultants dedicate their efforts exclusively on areas critical to your company’s success – thus filling the gaps and keeping you competitive. We have assisted numerous startups in creating a well-planned financial model that achieves the objectives for the particular angel/ seed funding that they are vying for. Capitalizing on our global operational and business expertise, numerous startups from various countries have benefited from our custom made financial models that assisted them in achieving their key objectives. Innovative business models emphasized on maximizing growth and optimize capital spending through our access to global markets and deep industry specific expertise in various sectors.

As one of the best startup consulting firms in India, Arete firmly believes in creating a lean startup that investors as well entrepreneurs would be proud of. Proven results with repeated success internationally are bound to create a positive impact in a shortest possible timeframe.

Our startup advisors in India and US have advised more than 50+ innovative startups across Europe, USA & APAC in Healthcare, Lifesciences, AI, FinTech, EdTech, E-commerce, FMCG, Biofuels, Bioplastics and Renewable Energy. Arete Ventures also proudly serves as a mentor, advisor and on the jury boards of investment firms and accelerator programs in USA, Europe & Singapore.

Looking to recruit and build an executive team of qualified engineers, management, sales and finance professionals that can help your startup succeed ? We are one of the best startup executive search firms for Quantitative Finance, FinTech, AI, Machine Learning, FMCG, Engineering & Life Sciences. Check out our executive search & recruitment services by clicking here




AI, Data Science, Cloud & Quantum Computing



Digital Lending, Payments, & Wealth Management



Digital Strategy, Tech Platform, Omnichannel Marketing

Food Tech

Food Tech

Food Tech, Agri Tech & Alternative Proteins

Life Sciences

Life Sciences

Health Care, Biotech & MedTech



Lifestyle, Electronics & Consumer Retail


In US, Small & Medium Businesses (SMB) account for nearly 48% of American jobs and about 45% of GDP. In other developed and developing nations, SMBs account for 30-40% of country's GDP. SMBs undoubtedly contribute to societies as well as global economies through job creation, revenues and innovation.


With successful business experience in Silicon Valley, rest of USA & Europe, Arete Ventures is one of the few small business consulting firms in India and US that has global operational expertise in taking small businesses to next level. We have been successfully consulting small and medium (SME) businesses in areas of operational consulting, business transformation and digital strategy. Our result oriented services significantly improved their top and bottom lines by improving inhouse efficiencies, expand new regions or launch new products with reduced capital expense. 

In an era driven by globalization and tech innovation, small businesses can boost revenues by increasing their business outreach. To achieve this, they need deeper understanding and quick access to digital technologies and automation that can propel business efficiencies as well as rapid growth.

At Arete Ventures, we address critical pain points by providing small business strategy consulting services like evaluating business model, go to market strategy, competitive intelligence, digital transformation,  and pricing strategy. Our dedicated small business consultants in Mumbai and San Francisco offices have consulted small and medium businesses across major sectors. to like international growth, strategy, revenues, cashflow and working capital management.

Another key area where we excel is in creating outstanding value proposition for our clients. We position brands of our customers that differentiates them from competitors, helps build trust amongst their customers and offer a strong product or service that is desirable in the markets they operate in. Our value proposition models have helped small business entrepreneurs bring internal teams on same page, understand competition and key objectives to success, expand in new markets and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

Arete's small business strategy consultants strengthen financial health of SMBs by optimizing cash flow, improving profit margins and developing unique working capital management strategies. It includes a proven financial strategy with quantifiable metrics that assists them in sustaining the growth momentum. SMEs benefit from our global expertise that enables them in quickly identifying growth opportunities and create business strategies that maximizes the opportunity potential. 


Consulting firms like MBB are great but often expensive and may not have the startup or small business consulting expertize to serve your company’s needs. As one of the leading small business strategy consulting firms, we continue to deliver exceptional results to its global SMB clientele.  

Below are some of our exclusively curated small business advisory services geared towards accomplishing your core objectives of efficiencies, growth & value creation. 


Business Transformation

Accelerate growth and profits through organizational, management, process or digital transformation

Business Model Validation

Validate critical hypothesis in a business model and create a powerful go to market strategy

Performance Improvement

From business turnaround to operational consulting, we help boost company's bottom line in quick time

Business Meeting


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