So, you’re ready to hit the gas
As business consulting pittsburgh, we encounter a lot of businesses that are tacking up a growth curve, or exiting the ‘elbow of the curve’ and anticipating explosive growth. These companies range from technology startups, to mature companies and companies at all points along this spectrum. No matter if your company is a technology company, a non-profit, a manufacturer or a family-owned business, growing entails overcoming a set of constraints that tend to be similar across industries and across companies.
Very often, once the ‘recipe’ for growth is in place, the slope of the growth curve will be gated by the amount of investment that a company can afford to allocate to the activities required to support a new, more aggressive trajectory. Obtaining the investment you require in order to ‘hit the gas’ isn’t a deterministic process. But you can tilt the odds of achieving a positive outcome in your favor.
Is your business investable?
Every entrepreneur and business owner believes that their idea or company is capable of attracting investment, from angels, VCs or banks or other sources. The statistics don’t support this perspective, but if you assess your investability from the investor point of view, you can identify opportunities and gaps that can engineer an approach that has a much higher probability of ‘making the cut.’
Strategy Consulting Pittsburgh
When we work with companies that are seeking investment, or believe that they require investment (which is not always the case), one of the first activities that we perform is determining that company’s investability. C-leveled’s approach to assessing investability comprises evaluating these six criteria:
We’ll explore all of the investability drivers in future blogs, but the rest of this piece focuses on the most important aspect of determining investability and increasing the level of investability.
Management Team – the #1 investability drivers
So, how does your team stack up? Here are some things to think about:
There are no perfect teams, and the concept of a ‘dream team’ generally doesn’t translate very effectively to the real world. Nonetheless, honestly assessing your team through the eyes of a potential investor will identify strengths that you can stress, and identify gaps that you can begin to address.
C-leveled combines business acumen and marketing insights with the creative and technological capabilities to transform our clients’ businesses. With our end-to-end capabilities, you can bring us your biggest challenges, knowing we’ve got what it takes to bring your business vision to life