WHY DO WE EXIST?

“The world is full of Worthwhile Problems.

Enterprise creation is our best way to solve them.

We’ve never been better equipped to Create Value. “

Marko Seppä, Co-Founder & CEO of Global Enabler

The mission of Global Enabler is

“to help Good People build Great Companies”

Our ambitious vision is to engage 10,000 professionals,

1,000 Hippo teams and 100 financier organizations

to co-creating 10 great companies and

1 unicorn by 2031.

Our Story

Live Case Experiments

HippoMeter and HippoRadar are products of several complimentary track records, shared discoveries and values, and a crystal-clear mission. The tools are backed by 20M€ worth of relevant scientific experiments on how to create business in the Digital Era.

During a local pilot of EU’s eEurope program (eBRC of eTampere), we discovered that venture capitalists were losing their role as the key enablers in the 21stcentury. We learned how profoundly Financiers and Founders need new methods and instruments to find and build trust with each other.

During the Global Venture Lab experiment, which followed, we were able to create, test and prove a number of disruptive business creation methods with colleagues from IIT Kharagpur and UC Berkeley. Our findings are manifested in the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship.

 

Call for Positive Disruption

To our frustration, Founders are steered to waste everyone’s time by approaching Financiers with pitch-perfect story lines and documentation. Overestimating prospects and hiding shortcomings severely compromises and prolongs the building of trust between Founders and Financiers.

Global Enabler was established to write a new, positively disruptive code for Founders and Financiers to co-create global high-impact, high-growth enterprises. In our approach, Founder focus is shifted from the seeking of Financier Acceptance to the reaching of Market Acceptance. Financier focus is shifted from finding “perfect ventures” to finding business cases with the kinds of shortcomings they can help fix.

We started by disrupting the venture evaluation paradigm in Finland. We successfully replaced a decade-old, nation-wide “beauty contest” (Venture Cup) with a format where the jury participates in business creation with the entrepreneurs (KasvuOpen.fi).

 

Pilot Stage Actions

Design and launch of Kasvu Open was literally the first order of business for Global Enabler. The feedback on the competition format, our award-winning Runway-to-Growth (R2G) method, and R2G events organized in Silicon Valley, by the participants, were critically important proof of concept for our disruptive new enterprise creation algorithm.

In 2018, Kasvu Open received the Internationalisation Award of the President of Finland and the European Enterprise Promotion Award (EEPA) of the European Union. Helping IPP.vn boost the startup ecosystem in Vietnam in 2015-2018 enabled us to test and prove our methods at cross-cultural national ecosystem level.

Global Enabler’s anchor test case, and critical longitudinal proof of concept, Naava.io, emerged from the first season of Kasvu Open and had by 2018 raised – enabled by our approach – over 10MEUR and reached a 30MEUR valuation.

Since 2018 we have worked to create digital services around our unique, tested and proven algorithm, to emerge as a strong, new breed digital business creation platform. After a final proof of concept via formal pilots engaging 35 companies from 17 countries, HippoMeter and HippoRadar reached market readiness in 2021.

Our Story

Live Case Experiments

HippoMeter and HippoRadar are products of several complimentary track records, shared discoveries and values, and a crystal-clear mission. The tools are backed by 20M€ worth of relevant scientific experiments on how to create business in the Digital Era.

During a local pilot of EU’s eEurope program (eBRC of eTampere), we discovered that venture capitalists were losing their role as the key enablers in the 21stcentury. We learned how profoundly Financiers and Founders need new methods and instruments to find and build trust with each other.

During the Global Venture Lab experiment, which followed, we were able to create, test and prove a number of disruptive business creation methods with colleagues from IIT Kharagpur and UC Berkeley. Our findings are manifested in the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship.

 

Call for Positive Disruption

 

To our frustration, Founders are steered to waste everyone’s time by approaching Financiers with pitch-perfect story lines and documentation. Overestimating prospects and hiding shortcomings severely compromises and prolongs the building of trust between Founders and Financiers. 

Global Enabler was established to write a new, positively disruptive code for Founders and Financiers to co-create global high-impact, high-growth enterprises. In our approach, Founder focus is shifted from the seeking of Financier Acceptance to the reaching of Market Acceptance. Financier focus is shifted from finding “perfect ventures” to finding business cases with the kinds of shortcomings they can help fix.

We started by disrupting the venture evaluation paradigm in Finland, in 2011. We successfully replaced a decade-old, nation-wide “beauty contest” (Venture Cup) with a format where the jury participates in business creation with the entrepreneurs (KasvuOpen.fi).

 

 

Pilot Stage Actions

Design and launch of Kasvu Open was literally the first order of business for Global Enabler. The feedback on the competition format, our award-winning Runway-to-Growth (R2G) method, and R2G events organized in Silicon Valley, by the participants, were critically important proof of concept for our disruptive new enterprise creation algorithm.

In 2018, Kasvu Open received the Internationalisation Award of the President of Finland and the European Enterprise Promotion Award (EEPA) of the European Union. Helping IPP.vn boost the startup ecosystem in Vietnam in 2015-2018 enabled us to test and prove our methods at cross-cultural national ecosystem level.

Global Enabler’s anchor test case, and critical longitudinal proof of concept, Naava.io, emerged from the first season of Kasvu Open and had by 2018 raised – enabled by our approach – over 10MEUR and reached a 30MEUR valuation.

Since 2018 we have worked to create digital services around our unique, tested and proven algorithm, to emerge as a strong, new breed digital business creation platform. After a final proof of concept via formal pilots engaging 35 companies from 17 countries, HippoMeter and HippoRadar reached market readiness in 2021.

 

Getting Started

Combined, we’ve introduced disruptive products, concepts and companies to world markets. We’ve coached major corporations through transformation to growth. We’ve trained business creators and orchestrated business creation activities at ecosystem level. Investments of this knowledge capital have resulted in game-changing new digital tools with which we are just getting started.