HippoMeter®

 

Digital tool to measure and improve investment readiness and team alignment for growth funding

 

HippoMeter®

Digital tool to measure and improve investment readiness and team alignment for growth funding

 

Measure your investment readiness

HippoMeter engages those with the deepest knowledge and the highest responsibility of a given business case, the founders and their advisors themselves, for an evidence based 360 degree diagnosis.

HippoMeter puts high value on multiple professional voices, between 3-10 respondents, including at least one independent external advisor.

– Focus on seven core elements: Opportunity, Scalability, Defensibility, Capability, Profitability, Market Entry, Ownership

– Coverage of 35 strategic assets

– 203 measurement points

In terms of user experience, HippoMeter is of kin to a multiple-choice questionnaire. It takes 2-3 hours of private online time, either at one go or across several sessions, within 7 days.

 

Gain Comprehensive Reports, Scoring and Analyses

HippoMeter generates unique, confidential, automated reports, investment readiness scores and analyses.

– Multiple investment readiness scores: An overall score, a score for each of the seven elements, and a score for each of the 35 strategic topics

– All scores at a scale of 0-100, divided into five levels of maturity: From modest (score 0-19) to extremely promising (score 80-100)

– Highly visual analyses, including spider graphs, spaghetti graphs, colour-coded heat maps, etc.

– Recommendations for evidence needed to prove and improve investment readiness

 

Measure your investment readiness

 

HippoMeter engages those with the deepest knowledge and the highest responsibility of a given business case, the founders and their advisors themselves, for an evidence based 360 degree diagnosis. 

HippoMeter puts high value on multiple professional voices, between 3-10 respondents, including at least one independent external advisor. 

– Focus on seven core elements: Opportunity, Scalability, Defensibility, Capability, Profitability, Market Entry, Ownership 

– Coverage of 35 strategic assets

– 203 measurement points

In terms of user experience, HippoMeter is of kin to a multiple-choice questionnaire.

It takes 2-3  hours of private online time, either at one go or across several sessions, within 7 days.

 

 

 

Gain Comprehensive Reports, Scoring and Analyses

HippoMeter generates unique, confidential, automated reports, investment readiness scores and analyses.

– Multiple investment readiness scores: An overall score, a score for each of the seven elements, and a score for each of the 35 strategic topics

– All scores at a scale of 0-100, divided into five levels of maturity: From modest (score 0-19) to extremely promising (score 80-100)

– Highly visual analyses, including spider graphs, spaghetti graphs, colour-coded heat maps, etc.

– Recommendations for evidence needed to prove and improve investment readiness.

The Underlying Framework

A journey from Opportunity to Ownership, and back

 

Our approach to the art and science of business creation, company evaluation and growth financing draws from 20 years of action research, experiments, pilots and pivots. HippoMeter rests on a progressive, scientifically rigorous, tested and proven business creation framework.

 

The framework gears around 7 core elements

 

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Opportunity

Deals with the size and growth rate and the level of pain and demand in the target market — and the solution value being offered.

 

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Scalability

Deals with what is required by the market and competition to satisfy demand – and the technical & functional readiness of the solution.

 

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Defensibility

Deals with what all can be done and what has been done to protect the solution and the related value chain.

 

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Capability

Deals with the requirements and capacity of the organization to execute a demanding business creation operation.

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Profitability

Deals with the resource base at hand, revenue logic, earning power, financial projections and funding requirements.

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Market Entry

Deals with current vs. targeted market position and go-to-market milestones to successfully reach market acceptance.

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Ownership

Deals with the mindset of owners and Who All should and could be engaged in ownership, Why and How, to seize the Opportunity.

 

Learn From Each Other 

HippoMeter converts multiple voices into value, increased wisdom, aligned insights and action points.

– An efficient and discreet way to learn how similarly or differently your team and advisors see the status of your 35 core strategic assets

– An effective way to discover your relative strengths and weaknesses, what you need to work on and what evidence is needed to validate your status

 

Learn From Each Other 

HippoMeter converts multiple voices into value, increased wisdom, aligned insights and action points.

– An efficient and discreet way to learn how similarly or differently your team and advisors see the status of your 35 core strategic assets

– An effective way to discover your relative strengths and weaknesses, what you need to work on and what evidence is needed to validate your status

Help Financiers Find, Trust and Select Your Business

HippoMeter allows you to:

– Share your realistic status — strengths and weaknesses — with Financiers, which enables the right ones to find and select your business

– Build trust via transparency, upload evidence to back your status and scores

– Accumulate Due Diligence readiness over time

 

 

Help Financiers Find, Trust and Select Your Business

HippoMeter allows you to:

– Share your realistic status — strengths and weaknesses — with Financiers, which enables the right ones to find and select your business 

– Build trust via transparency, upload evidence to back your status and scores

– Accumulate Due Diligence readiness over time

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How can I access HippoMeter?

Once you have obtained product rights, you will receive a personalised link via email from global.enabler[at]safetypass.eu with one week (7 days) to invite fellow respondents and submit your own responses.

 

What do we mean by a "Hippo"?

A Hippo is a business case with high potential for both impact and profit. It solves a global problem or fulfils a global need. It has a scalable solution that works. A Hippo is powered by market-oriented, open-minded professionals willing to engage all resources necessary to create acceptance, customers and growth in foreign markets. A Hippo can have the shape or form of an innovation project, an internal corporate or SME venture or a startup/scaleup.

To us, Hippo is short for “High Impact & Profit Potential Opportunity”.

How about ownership, safety and privacy of data?

All data is safely guarded at Safetypass.EU, an industry trusted and GDPR compliant platform operated by Global Enabler, on secured servers located in Tampere, Finland.

We do not commercialise identifiable data without your approval. The individual HippoMeter reports are not shared, and no offerings will emerge from financiers or any other enablers, unless you grant an appropriate access to your data. 

Is HippoMeter applicable for all kind of companies?

Yes, HippoMeter works across sectors, technologies, stages of development and types of business models and concepts. 

How to prepare myself to use HippoMeter?

Just open the link you have received via email and start responding to the questions:

  • Respond with your absolutely best professional judgement;
  • Do not guess, do not hesitate to respond “I don’t know” at any point;
  • Be realistic and factual: Unfounded, overly optimistic views will back-fire;
  • Think of evidence: You must validate each claim you make to close any funding.

What is the background of HippoMeter?

HippoMeter is designed by seasoned entrepreneurs, co-founders of Global Enabler, who have worked in VC industry, academia and SMEs for decades. The algorithm is backed by 20 years of robust research and 20M€ in total academic funding.

Who owns and operates HippoMeter?

Global Enabler Corporation, a private Finland registered limited company (Oy) with 50 Enabler Partners in 30 cities in 20 countries on 5 continents, established in 2011 to help Good People build Great Companies and with its tools and services operated on the Safetypass.EU platform.

Still have questions?

HippoMeter Helps You Grow and Grows With You

Your journey starts with a HippoMeter Basic exercise and continues with increasing Account Based Functionalities.

 

“HippoMeter enables Founders to positively disrupt fund raising. Financiers can swiftly find companies with the strengths they are looking for and with weaknesses they can help fix."

– Christian Aspegren, Father of HippoMeter and Co-Founder of Global Enabler

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