Interim Management

Sometimes startups miss some team members in key management positions, as it is sometimes difficult to assemble a complete team that includes all the needed skills and functions from the start. Teams change, founders leave, keeping the balance of the right skills in an early stage company is always challenging. A right team that knows how to execute a business strategy is one of the most important success factors in startups.

We try solving the problem, by putting our partners and consultants as interim managers to cover gapping functions in your team. The engagement can be limited in time or for a long-term engagement, similar to our advisory board service, but with a stronger engagement. Interim managers can provide a fresh perspective, identifying problems and opportunities in the company.

Our consultants can cover the following roles in your company:

CFO (Finance)

WHAT

We help you define and refine the financial models and financial KPIs, in order to ensure the startup's profitability or to set the metrics needed for a potential funding process

HOW

  • Develop financial models and setup/evaluate KPIs
  • Prepare and execute international fundraising
  • Manage investor relations and reporting

COO (Operations)

WHAT

We help you organize lean processes across the startup, setting milestones, KPIs and informal controlling systems, in order to ensure that decisions across different areas meet the overall strategic objectives of the startup.
The main challenge tackled is to provide an organizational structure in a startup and ensuring flexibility, invention and innovation capabilities and informality across the team.

HOW

  • Organize lean processes
  • Setup milestones, KPIs and informal controlling systems
  • Align decisions at all levels with strategic objectives
  • Boost flexibility and innovation capabilities

VP Business Development / Strategic Partnerships

WHAT

We help you in defining and assessing B2B channels and strategic partnerships (revenue-share or content deals, media for equity deals or Joint Ventures) that can enable the market entry and profitability of the startup on existing and international developed / developing markets.
The main challenge tackled is to provide an organizational structure in a startup and ensuring flexibility, invention and innovation capabilities and informality across the team.

HOW

  • Identifying corporate and institutional partners
  • Setup and evaluate B2B / strategic partnership value proposition and presentations

This service is also offered as an external consulting service. For more information visit Multichannel International Business Development and Corporate Strategic Partnerships.

References

Check out our venture/startup service client and project references.