With my business partner Anieke Wierenga we are the “ScaleUp Practitioner”. Together we help deep & slow-tech start-up’s through bespoke, NL state-funded growth programs to successfully master the “chasm of the business engine building valley” and with it, achieve a sustainable growth momentum. To execute these innovative, daring objectives, the participating ventures use OKRs and the OKR cadence.
“You and your team have developed a tech solution towards renewable energy, the protein transition or in the green chemistry space. But there is one major problem. It may take +10 years to be ready to scale and profitable.
It is exceedingly challenging for these founder teams to attract investment, patient money, for the type of groundbreaking technologies and which don’t fit the mainstream, SaaS-Type growth models.
Becoming investor ready is not about linear ROI calculation, seeing that these ventures are circular, but rather about technology, ecosystem and the team. But when as CEO you see your runway “melt away”, its hard to focus on anything else, than raising a new round.
We offer bespoke, cohort based, growth acceleration programs that will refocus leaders and teams on the 4 pillars of their ventures and not just on getting financed.
+50% of ventures that have completed one our programs have successfully closed an investment round.