Helping Companies
Grow.
CENAK provides startups and mature companies of all industries with innovative financial solutions to achieve growth and to navigate times of change.
CENAK provides startups and mature companies of all industries with innovative financial solutions to achieve growth and to navigate times of change.
About us.
About us.

CENAK Consulting was established in 2002 by husband and wife team Carol and Andreas Kraemer to provide financial services to small and mid-size companies. Today we are a full service financial consulting firm offering services ranging from bookkeeping to strategic advisory. What makes us unique is our deep network in Silicon Valley and other tech ecosystems around the world, and ability to help companies establish international cross-border operations.

Get to Know Us .

What we offer.
What we offer.

We offer bookkeeping and controlling services as well as strategic advisory services.

For bookkeeping and controlling, we offer three levels of services: Basic, Pro and Premium. We work closely with the client to assess the needs and to be able to offer high quality solutions at competitive rates.

Our strategic advisory solutions include the development of financial models for fundraising and M&A transactions, cap tables, investor decks and ERP integration. We also serve as interim-CFOs for companies that do not need a full-time CFO yet. One of our specialties are cross-border transactions; we speak English, Spanish and German.

Services.
Basic
  • Historical bookkeeping cleanup
  • Ongoing bookkeeping
  • Bank statement reconciliation
  • Month-End reporting
  • Invoicing
Pro
  • Historical bookkeeping cleanup
  • Ongoing bookkeeping
  • Bank statement reconciliation
  • Month-End reporting
  • Invoicing
  • Budget reports
  • Inventory management
  • Inventory lending
Premium
  • Historical bookkeeping cleanup
  • Ongoing bookkeeping
  • Bank statement reconciliation
  • Month-End reporting
  • Invoicing
  • Budget reports
  • Inventory management
  • Inventory lending
  • Budget forecasts
  • Audit preparation
Strategic Includes tailored solutions for companies and their founders wanting to maximize value:
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • International expansion, corporate entity formation and market entry
  • Fundraising support for tech startups – seed to Series B+
  • Debt instruments including revenue and inventory financing, and factoring
  • Interim-CFO Services
  • And much more…
Select Recent Clients.

Strategic and financial advisor to a fast growth IoT Edge software company. Helped raise USD5 million from a VC investor in syndication with a a strategic investor. Positioned company for additional growth and prepared financial forecasts and pitch decks.

Raised a VC fund and invested in six tech startups at Seed to Series A stage. Actively worked with
portfolio companies and helped them grow. Managed fund, back office and investor relations.
Organized annual conference MITA TechTalks and raised capital through sponsorships.

Strategic and financial advisor to a fast growth personal care company. Positioning company for
additional growth and strategic partnership with a multinational healthcare company. Prepared
financial forecasts and pitch decks.

Developed financial model to evaluate the acquisition of a 580 km natural gas pipeline in Colombia. Prepared first and second round acquisition proposal. Transaction included highly engineered debt and equity structures requiring the development of innovative valuation models.

Performed and developed all aspects of corporate finance including preparation of corporate and project models. Advised owners on fundraising strategies on corporate level. Successfully supported affiliated technology company MADA Energie (Jerusalem, Israel) in raising a $300k seed round.

Our Team.
Andreas Kraemer

For more than two decades, Andreas has successfully served his clients throughout the world. He is known for his ability to lead companies through periods of major change and growth, specializing in areas of financial planning, forecasts and valuations, as well as strategic initiatives such as fundraising, M&A.

Carol Kraemer

Results-driven leader combines a Master of Business Administration in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, with extensive finance, accounting, consulting, operating and strategy experience acquired in key roles in early stage technology startups

Our Blog.
Pitch Decks (2): What Do They Need to Include?
Andreas Kraemer 09/17/2020

Last week I wrote about pitch deck does and don’ts. This week we’ll take a look at the structure of the presentation.

One word of caution: If you ask 10 investors what they want to see you will get 10 different answers. However, the differences are usually small. What is important is that you keep your deck short and below 15 slides. The deck should be able to stand on its own. Often, slides can be consolidated so that you end up with 11 or 12 slides:

Pitch Decks (1): What Are They For, and What are the Does and Don’ts?
Andreas Kraemer 09/03/2020

This is a two part series about pitch decks, what to do and what not to do, and what a pitch deck needs to include (and what not).

A pitch deck’s purpose is to open doors. It is similar to a resume in that sense. If investors want to learn more after looking at your pitch deck you reached your goal.

MITA Ventures Newsletter May 2018
Andreas Kraemer 05/21/2018

Despite uncertainty over the NAFTA agreement, German engineering company Bosch plans to build a new plant in Mexico’s state of Guanajuato. The company will invest EUR100 million (~USD124 million) and add another 1,200 employees to its 16,000 workers in Mexico.

Developing the Venture Capital and Tech Ecosystem in Latin America
Andreas Kraemer 10/12/2018

“Did you just wake up one morning and ask yourself: What is possibly the hardest thing you can do?” I get that question a lot. I am Andreas Kraemer, Co-Managing Partner at MITA Ventures, a cross-border venture capital fund that invests in Mexico and broader Latin America.

Timing Is Everything
Andreas Kraemer 10/12/2019

In business (and in life), timing is everything. Being at the right place at the right time can determine whether your business is going to be successful or fail. In this brief article I’d like to present a few examples where timing is everything, and how to increase your chances that you are at the right place at the right time. Given my extensive work with tech startups I am using this industry as an example, however the conclusions and advise applies to many other situations as well.