... want our advise in setting up and running a venture: turning an idea into a prototype, a prototype into a product, a product into a business, and a business into profits. It's all about idea and execution: More focus, better products, nicer content, easier sales
Our team combines startup, blue chip and consulting experience with several exits in the mobile, payment, cloud, cyber security and software space.
5 idea planning and validation tools which put your strategies, concepts, case assumptions and actions into one execution flow
Canvas - Describe and evaluate your business model on a single page
Concept - Create one consistent communication concept per client segment
Case - Model the sales economics of one sales rep in one channel, define how you scale every sales channel and understand the implications of a growth case
Map - Combine business model, concepts, case and your internal focus on one strategy map
Roadmap - Align and focus your team on one roadmap going forward
State-of-art execution tools, media, and practices to implement your actions
Product - Define the right minimum viable product for your life cycle stage
Marketing - Create a true experience around your product
Sales - Make your channels efficient with awesome product media support, sales kits and training
Care - Embrace a customer experience strategy along all care touchpoints
Tracking - Keep tracking and analytics simple and realtime
All 10 steps can be applied at any stage of your venture's lifecycle.
Early - Validate if you have a solution which solves a real problem
Market - Validate with real customers if your product is something people want and are prepared to pay for
Growth - Prove that you can scale your venture efficiently
Eckhard Ortwein, Founder and Managing Partner of 4-Ventures, is a serial entrepreneur co-founding the Israel-based cyber-security startup accells acquired by Ping Identity in 2014 and co-founding the m-payment startup paybox acquired by Sybase/SAPin 2008. In 2011, Eckhard founded 4-Ventures also taking the CEO role at accells which led to the successful acquisition by Ping Identity. He is a Board Member and Partner at pbx Innovations AG, an investment boutique in the e- and m-commerce space, and an Executive Advisor at Cartagena Capital GmbH, an international technology-focused M&A advisory. Eckhard is working with a rich network of partners and talents on his projects. He has spent 20 years working as an industry executive and management consultant for global corporations and start-ups in the telecommunications, financial services and consumer goods industries. He started his career as a Group Manager at Procter & Gamble and a Senior Consultant at Arthur D. Little.
Free video introduction to 10 key steps to venture success
1h call to assess your business case and create a 1-page sales unit dashboard
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