The Intellia marketplace offers on-demand, remote analysts that can be deployed within 24 hours and is tailored toward financial companies.
Intellia, a managed talent marketplace for finance and strategy analysts, has launched an AI-powered vetting and project delivery platform for businesses looking to explore growth opportunities and overcome various issues they may be having. The platform sources on-demand, remote analysts that can be deployed within 24 hours, saving businesses up to 80% on recruiting and advisory budgets through its proprietary AI-driven analyst vetting, training, and quality control platform, according to the company.
International operations and MENA launch
Launched in 2020, Intellia has operations in Colombia, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates, and is set to launch in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Lagos, Nigeria next month. Over half of Intellia’s analyst workforce is female. Intellia’s platform is powered by talent from frontier markets, offering businesses the opportunity to hire remote analysts, teams, or to explore deeper consulting services.
The platform has over 150 vetted analysts who, according to the company, are already advising multinational companies with product launches, analyzing new investments for sovereign funds and private equity firms, supporting expansion projects for Michelin star restaurants in Europe, and advising African and Middle Eastern governments on increasing foreign trade inflows.
“Intellia is bridging the gap between finance education and what the industry demands. Our platform vets and trains analysts on exactly what clients need,” says Saad Raja, Founder and CEO of Intellia.
Intellia – Benefits startups in finance and fintech
Startups in finance and fintech can benefit significantly from the expertise of Intellia’s vetted talent pool, according to Raja. The platform provides a range of support services including value creation plans and portfolio monitoring, investment due diligence and memorandums, economic development policies, pricing strategies, trade, economic policies, and strategies, merger and acquisition screening, deal pipeline development, financial modeling, and valuation and analysis.
The platform also offers businesses the opportunity to engage with analysts 24 hours a day, thanks to its presence in different continents worldwide. Intellia claims a 95% client retention rate and a voluntary refund of its fee if clients are not satisfied.
Closing the gap between consulting firms and freelancer portals
According to Raja, consulting firms typically take weeks to negotiate high, fixed project fees and offer limited flexibility. Freelancer portals, however, offer relatively low-quality, unsupervised services that are not fit for corporates or the public sector. Intellia is addressing this gap by engaging remote talent from emerging markets, enabling them to participate in higher-value roles in finance, strategy, and public policy, he says.
Fintech dominates startup funding across both MENA and Africa as a whole. Within Africa, fintech accounted for 43.4% of all startup funding in 2022.