How do we get it done?

To assess the investment readiness of a given business case, we engage and equip those with the highest responsibility and deepest knowledge: The Founders themselves, and their Advisors.

Our digital tools work across all sectors, technologies, stages of development and types of business models and conceptsOur unique algorithms enable Founders to position Hippos in peer groups and Financiers to compare and select Hippos for funding.

Our unique approach enables Founders to build trust and prove to Financiers that their Hippo has the strengths they are looking for and weaknesses they can help fix.

1. We help you Measure:

Like a doctor, one must diagnose before designing corrective actions. Our evidence-based, tested and proven digital tools turn data into knowledge: Lists of shortcomings, recommendations and action points.


For Founders to measure investment readiness and international growth potential

2. We help you Improve:

Our validation and evidence services yield a formal HippoMeter Score. This is a case-specific rating of investment readiness and international growth potential, and extends to recommendations for uploading of evidence and proposals for milestones.


To Experts to help Hippos improve investment readiness and international growth potential

3. We help you Communicate:

Trackable performance, building of digital evidence trail and accumulating DD-readiness lead to an improved HippoMeter Score and visibility in HippoRadar. Improved HippoMeter Score enables to raise the growth funding required.


To Financiers to find and select the kinds of Hippos they are looking for 

Our Business Creation Framework





Our approach to company evaluation and enabling of international growth draws from 20 years of action research, experiments and pilots.

The framework is scientifically rigorous, evidence-based, tested and proven.

Our proprietary Business Creation Framework gears around seven core elements.

1. Opportunity:

Deals with the size and growth rate and the level of pain and demand in your target markets

2. Scalability:

Deals with what is required by your markets and competition to best satisfy the demand

3. Defensibility:

Deals with what can be done to protect your solution and cross-border value chain

4. Capability:

Deals with the requirements for the organization to produce and deliver an internationally sustainable solution

5. Profitability:

Deals with your resource base, requirements, earning power, revenue logic and projections

6. Market Entry:

Deals with branding and go-to-market milestones to successfully grow across borders

7. Ownership:

Deals with who should be engaged in the ownership of your Hippo, why and how.

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