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 enables Founder Teams themselves to evaluate their own business cases, become fairly measured against peer companies, and improve their investment readiness.

HippoMeter puts high value on in-depth knowledge and multiple professional voices. It is recommended that each Founder Team engages 3-10 respondents: Co-founders, executives, board members and advisors.

– Seven thematic elements: Opportunity, Scalability, Defensibility, Capability, Profitability, Market Entry, Ownership

– Coverage of 35 strategic assets

– 173 measurement points

In terms of user experience, HippoMeter is of kin to a multiple-choice questionnaire to be filled independently of fellow respondents, at one’s own pace.

Responding to HippoMeter takes 2-3 hours of private online time, either at one go or across several shorter sessions, within a pre-defined number of days.

 

Gain Confidential Intelligence and Comparable Ratings and Analyses

HippoMeter generates unique, confidential, automated reports and comparable 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 assets

– 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 provided regarding evidence to be gathered to prove and improve investment readiness.

 

Measure your investment readiness

HippoMeter enables Founder Teams themselves to evaluate their own business cases, become fairly measured against peer companies, and improve their investment readiness.

HippoMeter puts high value on in-depth knowledge and multiple professional voices. It is recommended that each Founder Team engages 3-10 respondents: Co-founders, executives, board members and advisors.

– Seven thematic elements: Opportunity, Scalability, Defensibility, Capability, Profitability, Market Entry, Ownership

– Coverage of 35 strategic assets

– 173 measurement points

In terms of user experience, HippoMeter is of kin to a multiple-choice questionnaire to be filled independently of fellow respondents, at one’s own pace.

Responding to HippoMeter takes 2-3 hours of private online time, either at one go or across several shorter sessions, within a pre-defined number of days.

 

 

 

Gain Confidential Intelligence and Comparable Ratings and Analyses

HippoMeter generates unique, confidential, automated reports and comparable 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 assets

– 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 provided regarding evidence to be gathered 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 is based on award-winning methods and concepts and 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 status of go-to-market measures to successfully reach market acceptance.

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Ownership

Deals with Who owns, the mindset of owners and who all should be engaged Why and Howto seize the Opportunity.

 

Learn and Align Your Team’s Insights

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 members 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 and Align Your Team’s Insights

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 members 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 Company

HippoMeter allows you to:

– Share your realistic status — strategic assets and resource needs — with Financiers, enabling 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 Company

HippoMeter allows you to:

– Share your realistic status — strategic assets and resource needs — with Financiers, enabling 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 you mean by a "Hippo"?

A Hippo is short for a High Impact & Profit Potential Opportunity.

A Hippo is a business case with high potential for both impact and profit. A Hippo can have the shape or form of an innovation project, an internal corporate or SME venture or a startup or a scaleup. The greatest Hippos solve big global problems.

How about safety, ownership and privacy of data?

All data is safely guarded at Safetypass.EU, an industry trusted and GDPR compliant platform, on secured servers in Finland. The data is owned by Global Enabler Corporation and it is not used for advertising purposesLead respondents of each company control access to individual respondent sensitive data.

Is HippoMeter applicable to all kinds of startups?

Yes, HippoMeter works across sectors, industries, technologies, and types of business models and concepts. HippoMeter is helpful from pre-seed to growth stage, as a fund raising, team alignment and strategy tool.

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: Unsubstantiated claims will back-fire;
  • Think of evidence: You must validate each claim to close any funding

What is the background of HippoMeter?

HippoMeter is co-created by seasoned entrepreneurs, action researchers and venture capitalists, who have worked on startups, globally, for decades. The algorithm is backed by 20 years of robust research, an exploratory PhD program, and 20M€ in related project funding.

Who owns and operates HippoMeter?

HippoMeter is owned and operated by Global Enabler Corporation Oy, a private Finland registered limited liability company. The HippoMeter functionalities and data are maintained on the industry-trusted Safetypass.EU platform on secured servers located in Finland.

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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