Startups

Every start-up is created out of a big idea to solve some burning painful problem and the desire to enhance user experience or make life better. But the most ambitious ones aim to disrupt the market through new business models.

Only a few succeed and very many fail. Why?

Over the last decades VC industry has seen the most outstanding success stories and the biggest flops. A good example is a dot.com bust on the one side and entrepreneurs that have built businesses with multi-billion valuations over a couple of years on the other side of the scale.  These are the lessons that demonstrate the nature of a technology startup and the key elements that contribute to its success or failure at early stages. Applying this knowledge on different markets daily and analyzing the results we have gained the expertise that helps our clients raise venture capital successfully and helps venture funds manage risks more effectively.

To build a scalable business it is not enough to have a brilliant idea. Success is defined by a number of factors:

  • Balanced  team where talent, skill, experience, vision and strategy complement each other. Successful transition of a startup from seed to growth stage largely depends on having business and technical expertise on board.
  • Access to resources, including venture capital. Gaining capital is critical in order to build a scalable business model, which is designed to ensure steady revenue generation and sustainable growth.
  • Efficient product development is one of the key success factors. A startup is an evolving company where the final product is more than likely to be unknown and is perfected constantly to ensure a better market fit and user adoption.
  • To raise company’s valuation:
    • engage a reputable and well-known expert/industry guru, as a consultant or a mentor
    • participate in an accelerator that is well-respected among VCs  
    • startup and industry specific awards are a plus