What are the different types of advisors and corresponding skills that I can choose from?

Name: Mentor
Description: Helps younger companies grow by focusing on the people, process and growing pains that come with hypergrowth
 Skills:
  - Lean Startup
  - Team Building/Coaching
  - Mindfulness
  - Crisis Communication
  - Sales Hustle
  - Presentation/Investment Pitch
  - Public Relations
  - Product Evangelism
  - Public Speaking
  - Social Entrepreneurship
  - Lifecoaching
  - Productivity Coaching
  - Business Model Refinement

Name: Fundraiser+
Description: Helps firms fundraise and refine business plans
Skills:
  - Crowdfunding
  - Seed/Angel Stage Fundraising
  - Growth Stage Fundraising
  - M&A
  - Presentation/Investment Pitch
  - IPO
  - Market Positioning
  - Team Building/Coaching
  - Angel List Syndicate Lead
  - Wind Down
  - Pivoting
  - Private Equity
  - Joint Ventures

Name: Design Specialist
Description: Understands the importance of design, interface and user experience and inspires teams to incorporate great design into their product thinking
Skills:
  - Visual Design
  - Ux Design
  - User Research
  - Game Design
  - Mobile Design
  - Industrial Design
  - Merchandising
  - Team Building/Coaching

Name: Marketing Specialist
Description: Knows the in and outs of marketing, has shipped and/or has been responsible for marketing product and specializes in one or more marketing skills
Skills:
  - Social Media/Viral Marketing
  - SEO
  - SEM/Paid Search
  - Email Marketing
  - Analytics
  - Marketing Communications
  - Content Marketing
  - Mobile Marketing
  - Identity/Branding
  - CRM Design
  - Multi Channel Marketing
  - Community Marketing
  - Brand Management
  - Public Relations
  - Customer Retention/Loyalty
  - Customer Acquisition
  - Cause Marketing
  - Online Advertising
  - Customer Targeting
  - Offline Advertising
  - Growth Hacking
  - Lead Generation
  - Crowdfunding
  - Public Relations
  - Team Building/Coaching

Name: Operations Specialist
Description: Knows how to set up and scale critical internal processes
Skills:
  - Financial Modeling
  - Inventory Management
  - Automation
  - Payment Processing
  - Logistics
  - Legal
  - ERP/Workforce Planning
  - HR
  - Accounting
  - Offshore/Remote Operations
  - Supply Chain Management
  - Customer Success
  - Team Building/Coaching

Name: Sales/Business Development Specialist
Description: An experienced, connected guru who knows their space, can facilitate partnerships, has contacts and can make an immediate difference in how the company reaches its next customers
Skills:
  - CRM Design
  - Monetization
  - Lead Generation
  - Sales Support
  - Team Building/Coaching
  - Outside Sales
  - Sales Recruiting
  - Partnerships
  - New Market Development
  - International Expansion

Name: Engineering Specialist
Description: Senior technologists, deep in their respective domain expertise, are invaluable to younger teams that haven’t been there done that yet
Skills:
  - iOS
  - Android
  - Big Data
  - Security
  - Systems Architecture
  - Devops
  - Machine Learning
  - Natural Language Processing
  - Scalability
  - Algorithms
  - Front-End Development
  - Back-End Development
  - Recommender Systems
  - Embedded Systems
  - Databases
  - Graphics
  - Team Building/Coaching

Name: Talent Specialist
Description: Helps firms build their teams, working with and without recruiters and knows how to attract incredible talent
Skills:
  - Operations
  - Support
  - Security
  - Executive
  - Design
  - Team Building/Coaching

 Name: Luminary
Description: A respected leader in their space who speaks, blogs and/or consults widely and while busy, is very willing to engage quarterly with companies
Skills:
  - Introductions
  - Evangelism

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