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Get matched to a Fractional CFO to handle your finances at a fraction of the cost of full-time.

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How It Works

White-Glove Process

Answer a handful of questions to help us better understand your company and needs for a fractional CFO. Once we have your information, we carefully select between 4 and 6 ideal candidates for your needs.

Cover Letter

The candidates we match who are interested in working with you will provide a few sentences on why they are a good fit for your specific role. This usually takes about 2 business days from your initial request.

Interview & Hire

Review the candidate profiles, interview your favorites, and then hire the one you like best! We make it easy for you to hire a fractional CFO in record time.

Our SiliconCFOs are

  1. Hand-picked

    We hand-pick CFOs from our talent pool that are ideal for your company and needs. Our candidates have incredibly diverse experiences and skillsets, making it possible for us to find a great fractional CFO for nearly every organization.

  2. Pre-vetted

    Our vetting process ensures that each candidate on our talent marketplace is experienced, highly capable, and ready to handle the needs of startups and SMBs.

  3. Flexible

    Ramp up or ramp down your CFO at a moment's notice. With fractional talent, you get the best of both worlds: a flexible team and affordable pricing to fit your specific needs.

  4. Resourceful

    We have built up a large network of support staff and firms to equip our fractional CFOs with everything they need to get the job done, and then some.


Why SiliconCFO?

Hire a person, not an agency

When it comes to financial strategy, financial models, processes, procedures, and complicated financial operations, it's best to hire an experienced individual to focus on solving your needs.

Hire on your own time

Our self-serve platform makes it easy for you to find, vet, and hire very quickly or at a leisurely pace. We have had companies go through our process from requesting a CFO to hiring one within mere hours, while others take a few months to carefully structure an engagement. It's up to you.

Structure it your way

We don't force you into one of a few plans to choose from. You get to structure the exact setup you need with the candidate of your dreams.

Made for the long-term

We do the work up-front so that it is easy for you to find a candidate who can grow with you. Hiring a candidate through SiliconCFO is optimized for hiring someone as a partner for the long haul.


The Top Fractional CFO Marketplace

Pioneering companies choose CFOs from SiliconCFO to help them grow and succeed. Our candidates work for top companies backed by some of the top investors in the world.


Pre-vetted fractional CFOs to choose from.


Of candidates have 15+ years of experience.


Industries covered.


Countries represented and served.


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How does the SiliconCFO process work?

For Employers:

Sign up onto our platform and request to be matched to fractional CFOs. Within 48 hours, we hand-pick between 4 or more candidates for you and they quickly follow up with some details on why they are a good fit for your company and role you are hiring for. Choose who to interview, then who to hire, and easily pay them each month via our integration with Stripe.

For CFOs:

We maintain a large talent pool of CFOs around the world looking for part-time, remote work at startups and SMBs. We match startups with the CFOs in our talent pool, only getting paid when the CFOs get paid.

If you are a fractional CFO, we encourage you to apply to join our talent pool.

How do you vet CFOs?

Our CFOs are vetted with a thorough application process, including two screenings on paper as well as a video interview. We complete the initial vetting so that you can easily choose one.

How do you make money?

We only make money when a fractional CFO is hired through us.

For contract work via our platform, we take a small percentage from what the CFOs make, and we stop taking this percentage after the CFO has been working for the company for 1 year.

If a company decides to hire a CFO full-time, we make money the same way a recruiter does: charging the company the equivalent of 15% of the CFO's first year total cash compensation.

What is a Fractional CFO and what do they do?

A Fractional CFO is a freelance finance expert that works on financial operations and management for startups and SMBs.

Learn more about Fractional CFOs

When should I hire a Fractional CFO?

Hiring a Fractional CFO early on in your company’s existence can be crucial to your success. Having a finance expert on the team from the start helps in ways that founders typically don’t realize until they hire a fractional CFO.

  • CFOs strategize for short term and long term, potentially saving money immediately as well.
  • Get the books in order, saving you lots of money in the future when you need to upgrade to a more comprehensive accounting system.
  • Allow for you to be more financially focused from the start by taking the finance function off your plate and applying their expertise to your business.
  • Providing you with connections from their previous clients, which could be the difference between your fundraising round being a success or failure.

How much do fractional CFOs cost?

The cost of a Fractional CFO can be anywhere from Free to $10k per month, but the average is around $3k to $5k per month. As you might expect, the monthly cost depends on a number of factors, such as hourly rate, complexity of tasks, and breadth of responsibilities you assign your Fractional CFO.The typical hourly rate for a Fractional CFO is between $80 and $150 per hour. Most CFOs will charge within that range, but there are always outliers. CFOs outside the US, in countries with a lower cost-of-living, might charge as little as $30 per hour. On the other hand, CFOs who are incredibly experienced and efficient can charge up to $500 per hour.

Can I hire a full time CFO or finance expert through you?

Yes! We don't advertise this, but we won't get in the way if you find a CFO or finance expert through us and alter decide you want to hire that person full time.

Ready to get started?

Explore fractional CFO options by signing up and going through our matching process. You can also contact us to learn more and have any questions answered.

For Partners

Funds, startup communities, and talent communities are always welcome to utilize our network and platform.

For CFOs

CFOs looking for meaningful fractional work can apply to join our talent pool.