HELPING GUIDE YOU
AND YOUR BUSINESS
Cash van Halder
A senior lawyer and entrepreneur, Cash has a wide range of in-depth transactional knowledge gained from working in private practice and on extended secondments with several blue chip companies. Her key strengths are in project management, business development and an ability to find commercial solutions to complex legal problems. She is highly regarded as an energetic and dedicated professional with the ability to conceive, strategise and execute business plans. Cash has a proven track record of private sector fundraising and partnership building at an international level. She has worked for over 12 years as a trusted legal adviser to boards of private and public companies in a variety of sectors and has also managed several NGOs. Cash has been involved with a number of startups in Asia, Australia and Europe in varied roles from business development, legal, operational and capital raising. She advises the boards of several companies, recently acting as the COO of an eco-commerce platform and commercial director for a Series C funded clean tech company.
• Admitted to practice law in several common law jurisdictions including Scotland, England and Wales, the BVI and the Cayman Islands.
• Permanent Resident of Singapore.
Bastian van Halder
Bastian is a highly regarded financier with 15 years of professional experience in Europe and Asia Pacific. He is a trusted advisor for small to mid-cap companies seeking to grow their businesses to the next level. Bastian helps companies by providing bespoke advisory services on strategic planning, corporate investment and capital raising. Bastian helps companies assess their growth objectives, establish an execution roadmap and timetable, create the necessary financial models, prepare investor presentations, draft information memoranda, assist in identifying strategic investors and negotiate the best commercial terms. He has a global and wide-ranging investor base, comprising venture capital, private equity and family offices, that bring operational know-how, industry contacts, banking relationships, access to new markets, and the financial capital to help clients achieve their professional objectives.
• Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
• Awarded the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).
• Permanent Resident of Singapore.
BOARD ADVISORY AND MENTORSHIP
We offer directorship and advisory services to support your board. We believe in a hands on approach, spending appropriate time working with the management team so that they can focus on their jobs - managing to the best of their abilities.
We can mould and develop implementable business strategies so that your company can move forward, using a set of guiding principles that, when communicated and adopted in the organisation, generates a desired pattern of decision making. Bounce your investment ideas off us and let us refine your plan, growth trajectory and target strategy.
Whether you are looking for seed investment or gearing up to an IPO, we have the network, credentials and insights to help you raise finances at each stage of your business. We know what investors and strategic partners want to see, hear, and feel in a pitch; we know how to dig in and elucidate the core opportunity of a deal; we know how to communicate the business fundamentals and truly sell the vision. We have gone through the capital raise process several times with startups and have successfully raised funding from top investors.
The effective management of your financial resources at the early stages of your business venture means that preparing budgets and forecasts is critical. Financial models capture your vision in numbers. A solid model will show how much capital it takes to get your startup off the ground, as well as how much cash flow it will ultimately generate. We can build models that are credible, robust, and easy to use.
We demystify the law with a pro-active and commercial approach. We have legal expertise to draft and negotiate contracts and navigate issues relating to IP, corporate and commercial law.
PITCHES, PRESENTATIONS AND
Together, we will craft your story, articulate your strategy and refine your presentation into the perfect pitch to make the impact you want on your audience. We do this by working with you to develop dynamic storylines, impactful content and astute answers to likely questions you will receive.
Maintaining the integrity of your public image is an inseparable part of your business, whether you’re a creative individual or a growing company. It is not a case of 'one size fits all' and we are experienced in guiding companies to establish the right type of structure to benefit all stakeholders.
We are open to assisting our smaller clients with a one-time investment to help the business propel or an ongoing injection of money to support and carry your company through its difficult early stages.
We’ve steered clients with a balance of legal, business, operational and financial advice that had clear execution and built-in problem-solving contingencies. Our holistic approach is essential to any company looking to grow and sustain long term success.
REFLAUNT & STYLE TRIBUTE - CIRCULAR FASHION
"Start-ups too often compromise on the legal aspects of their business: investor’s shareholder agreement, employee options, employment contracts, B2B contracts etc. Most often due to the fact that there is no legal service adapted to startup size companies; the legal advice tends to oversee the size, structure, problematics and challenges of such a type of company.
Castian Global has not only been of enormous help in structuring legal contracts for all types of business counterparts such as investors, retail clients and employees, but has also given key advice on how to integrate our specific needs and strategic directions in all our legal documentation. Cash’s experience and understanding of start-ups coupled with her strong strategic & business thinking makes her a fierce advisor you will want around your company table."
CEO and Founder
ZURELI- ECO-COMMERCE MARKETPLACE
"Castian Global was there for our business when we needed to incorporate and execute on our ideas. They helped us with everything from reviewing contracts and providing sound legal advice to building a credible financial model and prepping us for investor meetings. Cash and the team worked closely with us to enhance our pitch deck, added value to the content of our website and strategised with us during board meetings. Cash gave me the confidence to be a stronger leader in my organisation and I have certainly benefited from the wisdom she has imparted. We couldn’t have gotten this far without them! Sharp, commercial, responsive but always personable, I would highly recommend Castian Global to anyone who is struggling to get their business off the ground or to just help you get to the next step."
CEO and Co-Founder
WEBBER CHASE - INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM
"Having run a business in Singapore for a number of years, I found much of my planning and strategy development was organised on 'the fly'. Castian Global sat me down and gave me the room to think creatively about my business and build a plan around the multitude of aspects that you simply do not have the scope to think about. If you are IN your company all day every day, maybe it is time to get a new set of eyes ON your business to help you work towards tomorrow's challenges. For a no nonsense assessment of your future plans, deep diving into your financial health and to aid in the roll out of those plans you always put off... give Castian Global a call."
CEO and Founder
ARBC - SERVICE CONSULTANCY
"ARBC Luxury Retail Consultancy has a passion for service and works with smaller and larger businesses as well as government associations. Working with Castian Global on bringing out the message and on executing on ideas has been key in growing the business. Castian Global offers bespoke solutions and the dedication to make a difference to your brand is real and genuine. They will develop and tweak your offering through understanding your market, brand and desire to evolve. The encouragement and the thinking big will move you forward to where you want to go and their services have our highest recommendations."
CEO and Founder
Alexandra Ravn Birger Christensen
HAWKINS GLOBAL - REC TECH STARTUP
"Transitioning from the corporate world to running your own startup is very challenging and I honestly can’t imagine navigating this process without Castian Global. They have helped me with the tricky legal areas of setting up and running a company in Singapore, provided detailed guidance with effective feedback regarding the financial projections and have continued to provide invaluable advice in the investor prep/management areas. I will continue to partner with Castian Global and would recommend highly anyone else who needs help in these areas do the same."
CEO and Founder
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