We understand that pushing your business from €10k to €100k monthly revenue requires the founders to change their mindset. As entrepreneurs we often get in our own way, which has a knock-on effect on our companies (the thing we have been pouring our time, our money and our emotions into).
Along the way you might get stuck or feel that it has become harder to grow to the next point. We work with founders to get unstuck and who need a clear plan and path to grow to the next stage.
To enable you to see the business from a birds-eye-view. Work with you to zoom into each part of your business and to get you feeling confident, excited and equipped to grow.
To identify the cracks to close and the gold nuggets to polish, build the docs needed and a clear 12 month plan to get the business to the next stage, whatever that is for you.
To achieve this, we need to thoroughly understand your business's DNA. We need to work through each component to get clarity on which parts of the business need to be pulled back on vs doubled down on.
What you can expect
We build your growth plan. Our core service is to build your growth plan by working with you to understand the business, the current context and what your future vision is.
Documents that we create:
📊 Financial model: we take your finances in whichever condition they are currently in and we build a VC-friendly financial model
🏋🏽♀️ GTM and sales strategy: a breakdown of your sales plan and how you will reach the projected revenue targets
🎯Key metrics: depending on your business model, the finances and the GTM strategy, we create a summary of the key metrics that form the key indicators of your businesses financial life line
📖 Create a Playbook for your business: a 12 month plan with timeline and metrics
📑 Additional docs: impact thesis, market analysis, investment trends.
- Map out the business from a macroview and then zoom into each part. Understand the business model
- Stress test each part and assess how much time/money is need to generate revenue
- Pull back on the parts of the business that are extractive and push on good revenue generators
- Get clear on the kind of business you are building
- Explore the unknowns
- Create a 6-12 month plan with a 3-5 year vision
- Build the docs needed for the plan: financial model, growth strategy, timeline and targets.
‘‘Stuart was a true partner helping us to prepare for a pivotal pitch to a client. He demonstrated a keen understanding of our company’s identity and the precise message we aimed to convey. Stuart worked tirelessly alongside our team, offering constructive feedback and insights every step of the way. His calm demeanour and reassuring presence helped alleviate any pre-pitch nerves our team had. His expertise, dedication and collaborative spirit made all the difference in creating a truly outstanding presentation deck that left a lasting impression on our client.’’
Zoë Taylor, RedZebra
Grow with us
If you are feeling stuck or need to find a plan to generate more revenue and grow, we would love to hear more about the status quo of your business and its current needs.
Any of the following: - pure profit: no real measurable impact, we generally avoid - block chain, crypto, NFTs, DeFI - bio/medtech that requires clinical trials and really long runways - no sales traction: you need to have demonstrated that someone is willing to pay for your service/products
No, we partner with platforms that help with legal doc creations and registrations. We have templates for most docs needed.
We offer a 10% discount on the monthly retainer for an upfront payment. We offer the retainer to ease the cashflow of potential clients.
We have worked on 90+ companies at various stages of their growth. It is a combination of the following: - we used to prepare companies who applied to the European Innovation Council (EU grant - €2.5m and equity - €15m funding), prepped their docs and get them pitch ready - build decks - judging on various panels - raise successful investments
We are currently raising €5.2m across 4 companies and aiming to close the round by Q3 2023.
- We help you launch your idea into a business
- We support you to grow an existing business (get unstuck)
- We get you investment ready and raise investment
🏦 Our fund
The companies that we work with in the Studio to raise investment, are invariably the ones we will invest in when our fund is active. We are currently in the process of establishing our first fund (€25m dedicated to biodiversity and decarbonisation initiatives).