🚀 Frank M. Saviane

International Growth & VC Fundraising Consultant

Berlin, Germany (-05:00 UTC)Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, English, Germanfrom Bolzano, Italy
$75 / hour
15min30min60min
Available
99
Sessions
4.94
Rating
Expertise
Idea validation

Having seen hundreds of startups via our mentoring and advisory activity (directly with companies, or accelerators and incubators), I can provide a quick 3PO on your idea/MVP/service and give you 3 actionable insights


Remote work

Our team has been working remotely for 7 years, way before the pandemics. Happy to provide my 2 cents on how we setup our organization for remote work


Pricing strategy

I have been working with a lot of startups and scaleups (especially B2B products and services) to come up with proper pricings (cost, competitive, value). Can support on both pricing testing/setting or optimization


Go to market strategy

With operations in 30 countries and out of 3 regional HQs I have been supporting startups and scaleups in a series of GTM strategies and early entry operations


Product management

I have been working as interim PM/PO in some startups in the past, especially in supporting business model validation and early PMF for new features or new business models in emerging markets. Know all the strategies, tools, techniques and best practices for PMs.


Email marketing

As part of the Outbound Sales and Marketing stack, I have been using tons of Emails and Email-like media and channels to reach potential users, clients, and buyers.


Conversion rate optimisation

I have deep funnel and customer journey CRO experience and have been building our growth engineering and validation framework based on that. Most important element: Find the why (by exploring data) and then create statistically relevant distributed experiments.


Advice on funding

Building growth engines for digital and high-tech startups (with defensible, repeatable, sustainable and validated metrics) for companies to raise Bridge or Series A-B rounds. Have 5K+ investors in our database (Europe, Asia, LatAm) to reach out directly or with 2nd rank introductions


Growth marketing

I have built a database of 100K+ growth tactics and strategies from worldwide available success cases, best practices and known strategies (with build-in experiments and tests) that can be prioritized and executed for validation for your company.


Product market fit

I did tons of experiments to find product-market fit (for both validation in new sectors / market segments / audiences or business models and for fitting to international expansions) on digital and high-tech products across different countries and continents.


Sales

I have been working on different outbound sales and marketing strategies. From B2B to B2C; lead research and qualification, cold emailing, cold calling, social media outreach (facebook, linkedin, instagram, and many more), B2B2B or B2B2C partnerships.


Mentor Toolkit
LinkedIn
over 11 years of experience

I have been offering the above to a number of companies, across geographical markets, audiences/segments, channels and with different sets of tactics. I can offer insights, do sparring on ideas or potential tests or provide tools or past case study information. All coming from our consulting experience.

Hootsuite
over 11 years of experience

I have been offering the above to a number of companies, across geographical markets, audiences/segments, channels and with different sets of tactics. I can offer insights, do sparring on ideas or potential tests or provide tools or past case study information. All coming from our consulting experience.

Google Tag Manager
over 11 years of experience

I have been offering the above to a number of companies, across geographical markets, audiences/segments, channels and with different sets of tactics. I can offer insights, do sparring on ideas or potential tests or provide tools or past case study information. All coming from our consulting experience.

Intercom
over 11 years of experience

I have been offering the above to a number of companies, across geographical markets, audiences/segments, channels and with different sets of tactics. I can offer insights, do sparring on ideas or potential tests or provide tools or past case study information. All coming from our consulting experience.

Google Analytics
over 11 years of experience

I have been offering the above to a number of companies, across geographical markets, audiences/segments, channels and with different sets of tactics. I can offer insights, do sparring on ideas or potential tests or provide tools or past case study information. All coming from our consulting experience.

Mixpanel
over 11 years of experience

I have been offering the above to a number of companies, across geographical markets, audiences/segments, channels and with different sets of tactics. I can offer insights, do sparring on ideas or potential tests or provide tools or past case study information. All coming from our consulting experience.

Mailchimp
over 11 years of experience

I have been offering the above to a number of companies, across geographical markets, audiences/segments, channels and with different sets of tactics. I can offer insights, do sparring on ideas or potential tests or provide tools or past case study information. All coming from our consulting experience.

Hubspot
over 11 years of experience

I have been offering the above to a number of companies, across geographical markets, audiences/segments, channels and with different sets of tactics. I can offer insights, do sparring on ideas or potential tests or provide tools or past case study information. All coming from our consulting experience.

Managing Partner Europe & LatAm
Fast Forward Advisors
World
- present

Boutique corporate innovation and venture growth consulting firm. 2500+ startups advised, coached and engaged with in 33 countries, 60M+ funding raised, 1000+ growth tactics tested and validated, 4 Exits

Other
Tourism
Retail
Startups
B2C
B2B
Fin Tech
SaaS
Digital Agencies
E-Commerce
Reviews (55)
John-Paul Della-Putta
1 session
23 Jul 2021

Frank was excellent on the call (I kind of don't want to give him too good a rating, as then everyone will book him and he won't be as available). Understood quickly our product/market fit issue. Was able to provide advice on which strategy to use for us to proceed. Had background knowledge of our target audience. Highly recommended.

Husam Rahman
1 session
21 Jul 2021

Frank was absolutely awesome to talk to! He took the time to understand our pain point and gave us some solid insight and pointers on how we can navigate things. Highly recommend!

Vladimir Kovalskiy
1 session
26 Jun 2021

Frank is professional and really passionate about helping others to become better!

Gilad Kahala
1 session
8 Jun 2021

It was great talking to Frank. He walked me through what I need to do funding wise, and gave a lot of great feedback. Thanks again!

Sneh Binny
1 session
7 Jun 2021

Good Session. Thanks Frank. Got exactly what I wanted to know, starting from the first minute.

Hendrik Henze
1 session
26 May 2021

Thanks for the great meeting and giving solid advice on what I should do. Changed my strategy considerably.

Viktoria Bacher
1 session
14 May 2021

Frank was extremely helpful. Within 40 minutes, I've got much more information than expected. He stayed longer on the call because he had tons of things to share and even sent me helpful links afterward. His ideas sound very knowledgeable and proven, so I'll be happy to start implementing them next days.

Johannes Radig
1 session
27 Apr 2021

Great session with Frank, who was very well prepared and gave us some very good advice on how to think about enterprise sales. Thanks!

John Socratous
1 session
22 Mar 2021

Great session! Thanks

Mate Rezes
2 sessions
4 Mar 2021

It was a great session with Frank. After pitching him I received a professional feedback with valuable pointers about how to tweak our deck into a strong and compelling one.

Mate Rezes
2 sessions
25 Feb 2021

I had an insightful session with Frank who gave tailored advice on raising angel money. After a short intro of our product (consumer electronic) and startup, he pointed out 3 the possible ways that could work for us. Then he deconstructed each suggestions deep down to first step, so we could right start off. Next session is already scheduled by him

David Kellerman
1 session
18 Feb 2021

Good call with Frank on our pitch deck, he is the typical kind of sharky investor-type, but then rooting on your side. He gave us some really clear tips on how investor think and read through pitch deck and he made sure that we really had to double down on owning our niche.

Foti Panagiotakopoulos
1 session
18 Jan 2021

Great call with Frank! Discussed community, growth loops, user psychology, and meeting expectations of customers amidst the corona-era.

Kira Gu
1 session
15 Jan 2021

Frank is knowledgeable and experienced. He gave me suggestions that inspired me much about my business. Now I know which aspects I should be focusing on experimenting with. I will start doing what he told me to and get some results for analysis. I will definitely book another session with him to help me further.

Mladen Vachkov
1 session
13 Jan 2021

I had a great conversation with Frank. He answered my question very comprehensively and gave me some good advice on how to approach my issue.

Ashley Porciuncula
3 sessions
9 Jan 2021

Frank was incredibly knowledgable and helpful. He was very well prepared and was able to jump right in with advice from the first minute of the call. Highly recommend!

Josephine Tse
1 session
3 Dec 2020

Very interesting session with Frank! He's got a wealth of knowledge/experience and it was super helpful of Frank to be, well, super frank at answering our questions! He was able to answer all of our questions and provide insightful personal experiences into the topics. Thanks a lot for your time!

Jan-Marc Verlinden
1 session
10 Nov 2020

Very interesting chat since Frank has clear domain knowledge. Only think it was more like a sales pitch for Frank... ;-)

Christopher Samiullah
1 session
2 Nov 2020

Great session with Frank, very pragmatic and useful advice. Highly recommended.

Jesse Shiff
1 session
20 Oct 2020

Had an excellent conversation. It was a very good connection right from the start with an terrific alignment. I look forward to speaking to Frank again and diving a bit deeper. He was gracious with his time and extremely helpful.

Vijay Chakilam
1 session
8 Oct 2020

Loved talking to Frank. Interesting discussion around messaging and strategies. Looking forward to continuing the discussion.

Khalaf Taha
3 sessions
7 Oct 2020

It was great call and full of information

John Njoku
1 session
2 Oct 2020

Frank was a wealth of knowledge. He had many great insights and was able to follow up with some nuggets to color in our conversation.

Atif Ali
1 session
2 Oct 2020

Frank gave me some amazing insights on how I can manage my agency more smoothly in Asana, he has a ton of knowledge in this field, and I will be booking a few more calls! Very friendly, gave me extra time too, which I felt bad for!

Jack Sparks
1 session
19 Sep 2020

Very insightful help offered by Frank! Through his guidance, I was able to hone down my focus on the few things that mattered rather than the many which didn't. Also, he opened my perspective to a whole new potential way to grow a business without having to invest time and resources into coding. Thanks Frank - saved me a few years in one hour!

Yasmine de Aranda
1 session
9 Sep 2020

Frank helped us hone in on the questions related to projections. He provided valuable directions on what to sell investors on. He also shed light on how to approach a/b testing mobile app pricing :) Thank you Frank for all your help! Looking forward to jumping on more calls :)

Tara McQuaide
1 session
27 Aug 2020

Frank was very helpful on our session discussing what is needed to better optimize a marketing automation platform. Frank also generously offered to continue to help and be a support network as needed moving forward.

Jimmy Pewtress
2 sessions
25 Aug 2020

Another great call with Frank, gave me a good high level starting point to begin planning and prioritising growth experiments

Edward Tark
1 session
14 Aug 2020

Frank is an expert who dives into the topic very quickly and manages to give actionable advice already within the first 30 minutes of the session.

Jimmy Pewtress
2 sessions
6 Aug 2020

Frank took some time to find out where I'm currently at, then came up with a number of good suggestions as to where to go next and gave a good overview of the growth hacking process. Really helpful and given me a good direction to head in for starting to grow out my company.

Steffen Baumgarten
3 sessions
3 Aug 2020

The session was great! Frank really took the time needed to delve into the problem. He has a problem-oriented approach with great ideas around how to find solutions through experimentation. We scheduled a next session right away just in order to discuss the ways of how we can experiment and find a solution to our problem in the best possible way! Frank will be a great asset on the path towards that solution, with which our company will be offering a better product overall.

Apollos Hester
1 session
31 Jul 2020

Frank was incredible! He recommended great books, greater business model, inspiration and a great action plan!! Definitely knows what he is talking about and WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND. You will not be disappointed!!! Face your fears and schedule a call ASAP

Dima Gurucan
1 session
10 Jun 2020

Call with Frank like an Iceberg , you start with small topic and discover huge opportunities. Strong professional !

Niall Jones
3 sessions
27 May 2020

Awesome session again!

Petros Petrou
5 sessions
19 May 2020

Thank you for the great session Frank!

Petros Petrou
5 sessions
19 May 2020

I had a discussion with Frank about a communication I had with a Venture Builder where Frank gave me great advice in regards to how Venture Builders operate and what they seek in an entrepreneur who is proposing an idea. I look forward to my next sessions with Frank.

Mike
2 sessions
19 May 2020

Frank understood where I was in the start up process and offered valuable advice on product/market fit and customer development.

Niall Jones
3 sessions
11 May 2020

Just great! Many thanks Frank.

Petros Petrou
5 sessions
11 May 2020

So far, I had three sessions with Frank. Frank never ceases to amaze me with his ability to understand a problem presented to him and giving invaluable advice on ways to solve that problem. Our last call was revolved around Venture Builders and Software Developers. Frank gave me advice on how to communicate effectively with both parties when it comes to roles, expectations and timelines. After the call I felt much more confident communicating with both parties. I really look forward to my next call with Frank.

Petros Petrou
5 sessions
2 Apr 2020

As a first-time entrepreneur I have little knowledge on the initial steps I need to make to develop an idea into a company. Frank’s advice has been extremely valuable in understanding how to validate an idea and what parties to approach to help me develop this idea. During the sessions, Frank was clear and concise, answered my questions in detail and provided me with additional insights or advice that didn’t cross my mind I needed. The sessions I had with Frank saved me precious time; time that I can use to focus on important aspects of developing this idea. I look forward to having more sessions with Frank.

Sammy James
1 session
31 Mar 2020

Frank's mind is lightning fast. I can't read my notes! He was talking a mile a minute. You must record your session or you will miss a lot of info. He does speak 'Frankly' which is great and he was generous with his ideas and time. Thank you again, Frank. I now feel inadequate compared to you! ;) I'll keep on truckin'!

Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré
2 sessions
16 Dec 2019

Very knowledgeable + always super in-depth and helpful.

Kaspars Polis
1 session
31 Oct 2019

Helped me to get back in focus with simplicity and archivable steps.

Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré
2 sessions
25 Oct 2019

I requested a call with Frank to conduct a home page tear down but he went through the entire main navigation. He is well versed in :many: fields which made his teardown insightful from many angles. Will be booking future calls with him. High recommend if you need a second opinion for your SaaS site.

Serafina Valente
1 session
27 Jun 2019

Very professional and knowledgeable mentor. He has been able to identify, in a very short time, areas of our businesses which are not driving traction. He has provided useful and innovative strategic solutions.

Mark Colgan 💰📈👍
1 session
24 May 2019

Frank shared his journey of scaling is agency internationally and it was incredibly valuable. One conversation with Frank has enabled me to make a number of decisions that I was struggling to make myself. Thank you Frank!

Konstantinos Gkovedaros
1 session
14 May 2019

Frank was really helpful in understanding key issues of the problem. A really good session.

Henry Hernandez 👍
1 session
2 May 2019

Frank is extremely versed in the SAAS space and I highly recommend him for anybody looking for insight, knowledge, and wisdom. He truly cares about others, and wants to see them succeed. He thoughts are extremely well put together and his ability to see the complete picture and add value is top notch! I highly recommend Frank! He knows the SAAS industry inside and out!

Hector Hughes
1 session
29 Apr 2019

Fantastic meeting with Frank, he's extremely knowledgeable about what it takes to a company's growth strategy to the next level. In 45 minutes Frank gave me a lot of actionable insights and a great base to get started with.

Victor Bercaru
3 sessions
25 Apr 2019

Had a great call. Frank has a deep understanding of how growth works both for B2B and B2C startups. His international experience would add incredible value to any startup that's considering expanding to new markets and not only. A++

Alex Teddi
1 session
25 Apr 2019

Nice chat with Frank who put me on right path.

Faheem Iftikhar
1 session
5 Apr 2019

A little homework was missing and I expected really solid outbound outreach strategies for the Tech field because he seemed like a perfect mentor from the Tech field into marketing. I was able to get one or two good pieces of advices as well. I am sure he must be a great mentor, I am sure my experience could have been excellent too with just a little bit of homework and research on my businesses before the call.

Yannis Karampelas
1 session
23 Mar 2019

nice!!

Kirk Deis
1 session
14 Mar 2019

In my intro meeting with Frank, we covered 3 points all pointing back to making sure we had data points in place. I think for me I wanted to touch on broader concepts/strategies but I did feel Frank had 3 points in hand ready to discuss. He mentioned he specializes in helping those who already have users for their Saas - that isn't really us yet. He was friendly and seems like a good person to chat with down the road.

George Avgenakis
1 session
13 Mar 2019

Great to the point tips!