Best Consultants. Best Clients.
One platform for growth market projects.

Bringing together clients with vetted local and international
consulting firms and freelancers for growth, efficiency and skills building initiatives.

Outsized supports clients
from start to finish

Outsized helps clients improve returns and build skills more effectively. We uncover the best options for your
project from our global pool of vetted and rated consultants



Post yourself or work together with us to scope out the project ensuring priorities, needs, budgets and objectives are clear to all stakeholders



Skills required are matched, supported by best-in-class machine learning software, against rigorously vetted and rated consultants from both local and international markets. Additional bespoke offline outreach and referencing is also undertaken to complement options


Selection & Delivery

The client selects and contracts with their preferred consultant after interviews. The consultants deliver the project against the agreed scope and budget



The client rates the consultant’s performance. Consultants give feedback (private) to clients on how project efficiency can be improved as well as any recommendations or insights they have gathered


Outsized was founded with an ambitious goal –
to transform the $250bn market for consulting
services with a particular focus on emerging and
developing markets.

Why? Well, frankly speaking
we didn’t think the way of procuring consultants
worked very well. This impacts clients, consulting
firms and, importantly, overall economic

Because most companies use external consultants relatively infrequently it is hard for them to know where to go. Thus, they typically default to big brand, big fee firms but often receive generic advice, or they go through a risky and time consuming word-of-mouth search for alternatives but are often disappointed with the quality and end result. At Outsized we think this simply isn’t good enough and we think it puts brakes on economic development.

We want make it easy for clients to find the very best boutique firms and specialists so that project outcomes are maximised, whether it be a growth, efficiency or skills building initiative. The consultants’ brand and business development budgets should not be driving the selection -- instead the focus must be on project specific requirements and proven delivery excellence.

The desire is to close skills and knowledge gaps and bring learnings and experience from other markets that allow for the acceleration of sustainable performance improvement and growth.

But how can transforming the consulting market have a positive social impact on affect economic development? It’s all about efficiency and scale. If each client can find the best local or international options for their requirements and budgets - project quality and outcomes are maximised. The results are that organisations can grow faster, become more efficient and profitable, employ and train more people. Do this for one client and you have a positive effect – do it at scale the impact can be profound.

Niclas Thelander, MD Outsized

What we do

Outsized brings together supply and demand for financial services projects in one efficient marketplace. Clients no longer have to rely on risky and time consuming word-of-mouth searches and Consultants can compete on a level playing field for attractive projects otherwise hard to access

Best emerging markets projects
from attractive sponsors

  • Finding the best external support for value creation projects, quickly driving ROI and IRR
  • More effective skills transfer to local businesses
  • Lower risk in hiring consultants as based on real, transparent information and quality assured by Outsized
  • Freeing up time to focus on core activities

Clients: Improved returns, better value creation

Vetted consulting firms,
boutiques and freelancers

  • Access to a pipeline of projects from the very best clients in future growth markets
  • Levelling the playing field for high quality consultants, matching on relevance and unearthing the best talent for the job
  • Reducing business development costs and delivering tangible business benefits through focused engagement and networking

Consultants: Growth in attractive markets, levelling the playing field

Some of our clients


Fairfirst Insurance Limited

Fairfirst Insurance Limited is a Sri Lankan company that was founded in 2016 and is now an amalgamation of two...

Exide Life Insurance

Exide Life began operations in 2001 and has its headquarters in Bangalore, India. The company serves over 1.5 ...


NeoGrowth is an NBFC (Non-Banking Financial Company), that deals in social investing. Its operations were star...

Elevar Equity

 Elevar Equity was established in 2006 and is an impact investor. It operates in 3 countries, primar...


Movivo is a UK headquartered organisation with an emerging markets financial inclusion focus. Their core busin...

Aviva India

Aviva India was established in 2002 and is a leading insurance company in India. They have a network of over 1...


Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (SUD Life) is a joint venture comprising of the Bank of India, Uni...

Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance

Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance company was established in 2011 and is a joined venture between Edelweiss and T...

Shriram Life

Shriram Life Insurance is one of the group companies of the conglomerate Shriram Group and commenced business ...

Bharti AXA General Insurance

Bharti AXA Life is a life Insurance player that was started in 2006. It brings together strong financial exper...

Leapfrog Investments

LeapFrog Investments is a specialist investor in emerging markets, seeking the growth opportunity presented by...

DHFL Pramerica

DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance Company Limited is one of the fastest growing life insurance companies in India ...

UT Holdings

UT Holdings is one of Ghana's largest and most diversified private companies with holdings in a Bank, Life Ins...

India First

IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company is a life insurance company headquartered in Mumbai, India. It is a joint ve...

Kotak Mahindra Bank

Kotak Mahindra is an Indian private sector bank that began its banking business in 2003. It offers a wide rang...

Indian School Finance Company

ISFC is India's first and only Non Banking Finance Company providing loans exclusively to Schools, School entr...

Annapurna Microfinance

Annapurna Microfinance became a full fledged Reserve Bank of India-registered non-banking microfinance company...


IFMR Capital is a leading A+/A1+ non-banking finance corporation providing the crucial link between debt capit...


M-CRIL is a global leader in the financial rating of microfinance institutions and in sectoral advisory servic...

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Hear it from our clients and consultants

Finding and separating the good from the bad and the ugly is time consuming and risky. Get it wrong and you jeopardise returns.

Emerging Markets Private Equity fund

This definitely meets a huge need in the Indian market, there is nothing like it.

Financial inclusion leader, India

Big brand consultants are going to hate you for disrupting their industry. You level the playing field for consultants like us.

Consulting boutique, UK & Asia

Niclas Thelander

Managing Director

Niclas Thelander founded Outsized after building up and leading the value creation team at emerging markets investor LeapFrog Investments. He worked w...

Anurag Bhalla


Anurag Bhalla co-founded Outsized after ten years of experience in a variety of leadership roles in financial services across insurance, savings and i...

Amneet Sahdra

Consultant Partnerships and Operations Manager

Amneet specialises in sourcing top talent with a passion for all things people related. She has worked with some of the largest retail organisations i...

Gaurav Kumar

Advisory Board

Gaurav Kumar is a Senior Partner and founding member of IFMR Capital, bringing access to debt capital for institutions that impact low-income househol...

Simon Martin

Director - UK

Simon is a senior programme manager, business developer, strategist and technologist gained via a 17 year career in corporate services, management and...

Sephra Abraham

Marketing Executive

Sephra has had experience with digital marketing and sales from her previous stint with a Lodha-ventures-backed FinTech start-up called LoanManch...

Peter Sayburn

Advisory Board

Peter Sayburn is the co-founder and CEO of proposition design consultancy Market Gravity. He has deep international experience from Retail Financial S...

Martyn Mensah

Advisory Board

Martyn Mensah is the CEO of UT Holdings, a leading Ghanaian FS group. He holds an MBA and a diploma from Imperial College, London and is the first Afr...

Doug Lacey

Advisory Board

Doug Lacey is a Partner at LeapFrog Investments leading deal origination and value creation across Africa. Over 30 years experience from emerging mark...

Megan Brand

Summer intern

Megan Brand is one of our summer interns, during her summer break from Leeds University she will be helping us on various projects. 

Reuben Dsilva

Research Analyst - Intern

Reuben is an Economics graduate from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. He was previously at a leading corporate forex advisory firm and before that intern...

David Hobbs

Advisory Board

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