A startup founder's success often hinges on their ability to develop and execute a clear strategic direction. We focus on strategic direction, vision and execution, competitive analysis, business definition or creating brand partnerships, areas we know are crucial for startups to gain a competitive edge.
By objectively defining a startup's mission, competitive landscape and setting SMART goals, founders can create a roadmap that aligns their team towards defined common goals. Performance metrics ensure that you stay on track, adapt to market changes and remain flexible to achieve your goals.
Effective execution skills are critical for startup founders to bring their strategic plans to life. We focus apologetically on key execution skills like action planning, talent acquisition, industry networking, team building and continuous improvement to ensure you stay on track and execute consistently.
Only by developing cascading action plans, high-performing teams, and continuously improving processes, can startup founders ensure they are executing on their strategic plans in a sustainable and scalable way - in-building market lessons across their teams in real-time.
We elevate leadership coaching to hands-on active management guidance to founding teams, we work with sales or marketing teams through major change processes or we join boards in both advisory or supervisory roles, on behalf of founders or investors, pre and post investment.
Startup founders must wear many hats, including being a visionary leader, a team player, an effective communicator as well as a productive manager. Leadership coaching helps founders develop the skills and more importantly the mindset necessary to lead effectively in turbulent times.
By improving their leadership skills, founders can build a strong organizational culture, attract top talent, and build a sustainable startup. We help founders build confidence, manage effectively, and develop the resilience to weather the stressors of startup life.
- Business Vision & Strategy
- SWOT & Competitive Analysis
- Goal Setting & Objectives
- Strategic Initiatives, Partnerships
- Talent & Resource Allocation
- Risk & Contingency Management
- Performance Measurement
- Action Planning & Goal Setting
- Resource Allocation
- Talent Acquisition & Management
- Industry Networking, CxO Introductions
- Team Building & Assessment
- Continuous Improvement
- Risk & Change Management
- Developing Leadership Styles
- Setting Goals & Priorities
- Building & Leading Effective Teams
- Communication & Messaging Skills
- Strategic thinking, Building Resilience
- Strategic Guidance & Mentorship
- Managing Boards & Reporting
Pitched and secured first $2M Seed round from UK angel syndicate - was significantly over-subscribed. Client finished and launched product to critical acclaim and has seen continued global market success.
Helped pivot the client to secure $12M Series A investment to transform the company into an enterprise-grade Big Data platform – and later arranged follow-on investment and brokered a transatlantic merger opportunity.
Led and secured multiple Angel rounds which enabled our client to pivot towards more attractive market segments - which has ramped up sales considerably to position a 12M EUR Series A in 2023.
Secured a major Term Sheet for a MedTech startup - after modifying their go-to-market and product development strategies - to improve their product, develop AI capabilities and facilitate their a rapidly growing order book
Helped pivot the client to secure Angel and later Series A rounds to fund overseas expansion, then re-positioned the client within the international landscape and developed early sales wins. Later brokered M&A deal from sector leader.
We defined clear product proposition that helped the client gain early sales which validated their market attractiveness. Later we managed their US market entry and secured local distribution partners. This set them up for $10M Series A with leading US Private Equity firms.
Developed the Business plan, Financials, Go-to-market and agreed initial Seed to help secure client's first major customer acquisition - with a follow-up $9M funding agreed based on achieving targets over 2-3 years.
The client was not making traction, so we re-focused their market strategy and product-market fit to help gain notable reference sales wins. We used this market traction to attract several top tier ESG investors including Private Equity funds.
Evaluated their investment proposition and created a compelling investor case that led to their first Seed and Series A investments. Attracted notable BioTech funds to support their research and cultivated future Pharma sales
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