Rolfe & Associates is a specialty growth stage advisory firm working with companies to help them rigorously prepare for and effectively execute capital funding rounds.
We have been supporting clients in raising capital since 2013 and during this time we have helped entrepreneurs and founders refine their businesses, attract new capital and go from good to excellent.
We focus on working with distinctive early growth stage companies, primarily in the consumer and technology sectors, who understand that they require review, guidance, coaching, appropriate financial advice and the right network to fundraises for their next stage of growth.
Our team is a collective of uniquely experienced individuals from across the globe who have come together with a shared passion for growing and developing early stage companies; and with a desire to move our clients from their understanding of their current potential to maximizing their future ambitions.
Chris founded Rolfe & Associates after spending years as a global business leader in the financial services and technology sectors. An entrepreneur at heart, Chris decided to follow his passion for growing businesses and helping entrepreneurs reach greater heights. His international experience in various executive and advisory roles over the past three decades, including his expertise in developing and implementing strategies for successful business growth in the United Kingdom, North America, Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, affords him a wide range of experience to strategically advise growth stage businesses. Chris received a Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Columbia University and has been a long-standing member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, serving in various chapter, regional and international roles.
Sam is a business analyst specialising in financial modelling and analysis. He also has experience in market research and business development in Europe and North America. Sam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Banking, Finance & Insurance from the University of Malta. He is passionate about the endless possibilities in the world of startups and capital raising, and excited by the prospect of a world without borders, uniting people in the pursuit of collaborative success.
Driven by her interest in building “just and sustainable ecosystems”, Müge specialised in International Corporate and Commercial Law at the Universities of Fribourg, Zurich and Maastricht. She recently completed her education with an International Executive MBA at the University of St. Gallen, with a special focus on impact, sustainability and entrepreneurship. Müge has had exposure to the latest technologies in the areas of Fintech, Insurtech and Legal Tech. She has found ways to address and mitigate risks in developing regions and has built digital solutions in the microinsurance, health insurance and cyber insurance space. Müge is also a frequent public speaker at international conferences on topics around Business and Technology. She is also a regular jury member in international startup competitions.
Lonwabo is a mechanical engineer with a diverse skillset, ranging from research, financial and technical modelling, project management, stakeholder engagement, and report writing. He holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge. He is passionate about the role of entrepreneurship in driving sustainable change for the betterment and benefit of the environment and future generations. Prior to his Master’s Degree, he co-founded The Rewoven Co. in 2018 – a Cape Town-based textile waste recycling and reuse business. He embraces all that is complex, using his insightful and analytical mind to systematically address issues and deliver impact.
David is a Chartered Accountant and has over 25 years of international accounting experience in providing both strategic and administrative services to SMEs and corporate businesses. He has experience within the IT and mobile sector and enjoys working closely with start-ups to develop their financial planning and implementation.
Over the years Nikki, an experienced Graphic Designer, has tackled a wide variety of design requirements for a diverse client base which has included corporates, SMEs, professionals, entrepreneurs, a global network, as well as private individuals. Nikki loves the challenge of making a client’s brand vision come to life.