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Aetherium Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: GMFI) Innovates SPAC management implementing the CovQ value creation system developed by 8W8 Global Business Builders

Aetherium Acquisition Corp. announced today that it has begun implementation of the Compound Value Creator Quotient “CovQ”) platform to accelerate the execution of its post-IPO De-SPAC processes including the identification of potential acquisition targets and business combination activities. The company’s executive team also plans to use CovQ to manage the value creation strategies together with the business combination targets of their current and subsequent SPACs.

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Get out of Survival with the Mental 6-Pack Systemby Renita Kalhorn

Ted, the CEO of a tech scale-up, raised almost $100 million in VC funding last year and is in high-growth mode, expanding his business across Europe and the US. 

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New: CovQ Factor of Exec Alignment – Data-driven, Instant, Systematicby Ralf Hirt

It all starts from the top. We all know that people, culture, and communication are at the heart of a business’s success and therefore ongoing strategy execution. Without great alignment at and from the top companies can not deliver their full potentials, however, how is alignment actually measured and systematically developed? The answer is it is not. It is mostly gut feel because there are not any integrated solutions that exist; hence we developed the CovQ Factor of Executive Alignment. 

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Business Fitness Check in Volatile Times: CovQ Assessment for Exec Teams, Boards, and Investors of Forward-thinking Companiesby Ralf Hirt

Volatile times? Based on the immediate and structured input of your executive team and/or board you quickly find out the status quo of your company’s value drivers based on the CovQ methodology. The results empower you to act and align your local and decentral management to define and focus on the mission critical priorities that matter the most. No preparation is necessary. Now is the time to act quickly and apply data-driven strategic decision-making created by you and with full executive team buy-in. 

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Thriving Corporate IQs Require Smart Systems – Panel at Horasis Global Meeting 2022

On March 19th, at the virtual Horasis Global Meeting our CEO Ralf Hirt will be chairing the panel ‘Thriving Corporate IQs Require Smart Systems’. One of the biggest challenges growth companies face is that executive management teams and their boards are going to get misaligned throughout strategy cycles. Teams are getting lost in their day-to-day work and fire drills instead of always focusing on what really matters the most. What is the next-gen approach for this so that knowledge meets empowering technology infrastructure?

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Powered by CovQ – Building Trust with Investorsby Ralf Hirt

Fine US venture capital firms have recently added the CovQ, aka Compound Value Creator Quotient, smart SaaS platform to their tech stack that they recommend to their portfolio companies while CovQ customers can now add the ‘Powered by CovQ’ logo to their investor presentations and marketing materials. 

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CovQ Platform Illustrationby Ralf Hirt

CovQ Platform – Integrated Value Creation and Business Building OS

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Product Led Growth: What No One Tells You About That You Really Need to Knowby Chris Mele

One of the best things about the software industry is its unwavering belief that there is always a better way.  No mousetrap that can’t be built better. This creates an intoxicating energy that flows through the industry’s consciousness. I am sure it is what attracted me to the industry a couple of decades ago and has kept me motivated over the years. 

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CovQ Tech Insights 2022: Different Perspectives Identify the Need for Cohesiveness, Alignment and Systems to deliver Value Creationby Ralf Hirt

8W8 Global Business Builders developed in collaboration with more than 70 entrepreneurs, founders, executives, board members, investors, and academics the Compound Value Creator Quotient, aka CovQ or put simply: ‘the IQ of a company,’ and is now releasing the CovQ Tech Insights 2022 findings. Tech companies include the following categories: SaaS, platforms, marketplaces, direct-to-consumer, e-commerce, mobility, and digital media.