HippoMeter®

  To diagnose the scaleup-potential and resource needs of ambitious startups

 

HippoMeter®

To diagnose the scaleup-potential and resource needs of ambitious startups

 

To reliably evaluate scaleup-potential

HippoMeter equips those with the deepest knowledge of each business case – the founders themselves and their advisors – as responsible evaluators.

HippoMeter extracts highly reliable intel from the personal judgements of all key team members by underscoring the importance of evidence, and how unsubstantiated claims will back-fire, in Due Diligence.

 

To efficiently evaluate demanding business cases

High-impact business cases are demanding to evaluate. HippoMeter enables founders and their advisors to perform a comprehensive, strategic audit efficiently online.

In terms of user experience, HippoMeter is a multiple-choice questionnaire which requires 1-3 hours of private online time to complete. The format saves several days of professionally facilitated strategy workshop time.

 

HippoMeter spider graph

To tangibly evaluate 35 strategic assets

HippoMeter builds on an award-winning method and concept, a rigorous business creation algorithm. Each company receives an overall score, 7 thematic element scores, and 35 section scores covering key strategic assets.

There are five levels, from modest 0-19 points (red) to extremely promising 80-100 points (dark green). In rough terms, purple (20-39 points) indicates grant-readiness, yellow (40-59) angel-readiness, and light green (60-79 points) VC-readiness.

 

To proactively define resource needs

Founders are trained and advised to pitch how all they need is money. In DD, at latest, it becomes apparent that much more is missing.

HippoMeter illustrates the status of 35 key strategic assets, at one glance, and enables actions to proactively address shortcomings and provide evidence on key achievements — all to maximise pre-money valuation.

 

HippoMeter investment readiness tool
HippoMeter Team comparison

To discreetly improve team alignment

HippoMeter allows for all important voices to be discreetly heard, creates actionable intel, and enables team alignment on strategy.

HippoMeter provides a strictly confidential Internal Report and a Financier Report designed to be shared. Each company’s Team Leader is the only person with rights to distribute the Internal Report and,

apart from their Enabler, also the Financier Report.

 

To comparably evaluate any number of businesses

Based on pilots engaging Founders and Financiers in 33 countries, HippoMeter provides highly comparable evaluation results across industries, technologies, business models and development stages.

Importantly, Founders prefer being short-listed for competitive funding by HippoMeter, rather than by busy external experts who lack in-depth case knowledge. In result, HippoMeter enables efficient comparable evaluation of any number of businesses for growth funding and scaleup support.

 

HippoRadar investor tool

To reliably evaluate scaleup potential

HippoMeter equips those with the deepest knowledge of each business case – the founders themselves and their advisors – as responsible evaluators.

HippoMeter extracts highly reliable intel from the personal judgements of all key team members by underscoring the importance of evidence, and how unsubstantiated claims will back-fire, in Due Diligence.

 

 

 

To efficiently evaluate demanding business cases

High-impact business cases are demanding to evaluate. HippoMeter enables founders and their advisors to perform a comprehensive, strategic audit efficiently online.

In terms of user experience, HippoMeter is a multiple-choice questionnaire which requires 1-3 hours of private online time to complete. The format saves several days of professionally facilitated strategy workshop time.

HippoMeter spider graph

To tangibly evaluate 35 strategic assets

HippoMeter builds on an award-winning method and concept, a rigorous business creation algorithm. Each company receives an overall score, 7 thematic element scores, and 35 section scores covering key strategic assets.

There are five levels, from modest 0-19 points (red) to extremely promising 80-100 points (dark green). In rough terms, purple (20-39 points) indicates grant-readiness, yellow (40-59) angel-readiness, and light green (60-79 points) VC-readiness.

 

 

 

To proactively define resource needs

Founders are trained and advised to pitch how all they need is money. In DD, at latest, it becomes apparent that much more is missing.

HippoMeter illustrates the status of 35 key strategic assets, at one glance, and enables actions to proactively address shortcomings and provide evidence on key achievements — all to maximise pre-money valuation.

HippoMeter investment readiness tool
HippoMeter Team comparison

To discreetly improve team alignment

HippoMeter allows for all important voices to be discreetly heard, creates actionable intel, and enables team alignment on strategy.

HippoMeter provides a strictly confidential Internal Report and a Financier Report designed to be shared. Each company’s Team Leader is the only person with rights to distribute the Internal Report and,

apart from their Enabler, also the Financier Report.

 

 

 

To comparably evaluate any number of businesses

Based on pilots engaging Founders and Financiers in 33 countries, HippoMeter provides highly comparable evaluation results across industries, technologies, business models and development stages.

Importantly, Founders prefer being short-listed for competitive funding by HippoMeter, rather than by busy external experts who lack in-depth case knowledge. In result, HippoMeter enables efficient comparable evaluation of any number of businesses for growth funding and scaleup support.

HippoRadar investor tool

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 has its roots in deep discoveries by entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, and it 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 HippoMeter framework gears around 7 core elements

 

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Opportunity

Deals with the problem, the nature and level of pain and demand, the size and growth of 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 economics of the business case, resources at hand, revenue logic, earning power, financial projections and funding needs.

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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.

 

HippoMeter enables a fast track to

Due Diligence

HippoMeter One is designed for Individiual Founder Teams and HippoMeter Portfolio for Financiers & Enablers with interest to evaluate several companies.

 

“Today startups are judged by busy, ill-informed external experts. HippoMeter turns the game around, saves time, builds trust, and enables a fast track to DD.”

– Dr Marko Seppä, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Global Enabler

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