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. “

Dr Marko Seppä, Co-Founder & Managing Partner 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 enabler organizations

to co-creating 10 great companies and

at least 1 unicorn by 2031.

Our Story

Live Case Experiments

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

During a local pilot of EU’s eEurope programme (eBRC of eTampere), we discovered that venture capitalists were losing their role as the key enablers in the 21stcentury. We learned how profoundly Founders and Financiers need new approaches, methods and instruments to shift focus from ineffective pre-investment activities (the “pitching lane”) to go-to-market focused post-investment actions (a “runway to growth”).

During the Global Venture Lab (GVL) 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. Some of our findings are manifested in the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship.

 

Call for Positive Disruption

Founders are trained to approach Financiers with pitch-perfect narratives and documentation. This compromises and prolongs the building of trust between Founders and Financiers. Founders should be enabled to serve as responsible evaluators of their own business cases, and Financiers to select companies whose needs they can fulfil.

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 Customer Acceptance. Financier focus is shifted from pre-investment activities to post-investment actions: From avoiding the “wrong companies” to enabling business creation for Founders whose 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 on “Runway-to-Growth” (KasvuOpen.fi).

 

Pilot Stage Actions

Design and launch of Kasvu Open was literally the first order of business for Global Enabler. Feedback from founders, enablers and financiers on this new format, our award-winning Runway-to-Growth (R2G) method, and R2G events organized in Silicon Valley were critically important proof of concept for our disruptive new business 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.

In 2019-2021, we worked intensely to design a pragmatic new digital tool around our tested and proven, R2G based algorithm, which ultimately led to Global Enabler’s transformation into a fintech company. After a proof of concept via 9 pilots with international, national, and regional enabler organisations engaging startups from over 30 countries, an MVP version of HippoMeter reached market readiness at yearend 2021.

Our Story

Live Case Experiments

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

During a local pilot of EU’s eEurope programme (eBRC of eTampere), we discovered that venture capitalists were losing their role as the key enablers in the 21stcentury. We learned how profoundly Founders and Financiers need new approaches, methods and instruments to shift focus from ineffective pre-investment activities (the “pitching lane”) to go-to-market focused post-investment actions (a “runway to growth”).

During the Global Venture Lab (GVL) 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. Some of our findings are manifested in the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship.

 

Call for Positive Disruption

 

Founders are trained to approach Financiers with pitch-perfect narratives and documentation. This compromises and prolongs the building of trust between Founders and Financiers. Founders should be enabled to serve as responsible evaluators of their own business cases, and Financiers to select companies whose needs they can fulfil.

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 Customer Acceptance. Financier focus is shifted from pre-investment activities to post-investment actions: From avoiding the “wrong companies” to enabling business creation for Founders whose 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 on “Runway-to-Growth” (KasvuOpen.fi).

 

 

Pilot Stage Actions

Design and launch of Kasvu Open was literally the first order of business for Global Enabler. Feedback from founders, enablers and financiers on this new format, our award-winning Runway-to-Growth (R2G) method, and R2G events organized in Silicon Valley were critically important proof of concept for our disruptive new business 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.

In 2019-2021, we worked intensely to design a pragmatic new digital tool around our tested and proven, R2G based algorithm, which ultimately led to Global Enabler’s transformation into a fintech company. After a proof of concept via 9 pilots with international, national, and regional enabler organisations engaging startups from over 30 countries, an MVP version of HippoMeter reached market readiness at yearend 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 a potentially game-changing new digital tool with which we are just getting started.