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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.

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What is the IQ of your Company? Panel at the Horasis USA Meeting

On March 04, 2022, at the virtual Horasis USA Meeting, 8W8 Global Business Builders’ CEO, Ralf Hirt, will be chairing the panel ‘What is the IQ of your company? Measure, Develop, Apply, Evolve, Repeat’ with five highly accomplished speakers.

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The Strategy Roller Coaster: YEAH!, urgh, damn, ouch, wow, well. Repeat!by Ralf Hirt

Over many years, I held operational executive roles and had the opportunity to speak to many business scalers of ambitious growth companies with respect to their challenges. What strategy execution is concerned the consensus was very clear. It is a roller coaster that goes like this:

January: The strategy just got ready, just. A couple of tweaks on the model still necessary but will take care of this asap. Annual Kick-off meeting: ‘YEAH, baby! It is going to be amazing. Everything is addressed, aligned, could not be more excited, troops are fired up. Killing it! Go, go, go!’

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Meet our CEO at Silicon Valley Tracks at Startup Network Europe Event Series

8W8 Global Business Builders founder & CEO, Ralf Hirt, will be participating as a speaker at the Swedish, Dutch, Swiss and German events hosted by the Startup Network Europe.

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CovQ SaaS Platform: Build your Company IQby Ralf Hirt

In the images below, we have summarized all you need to know about the CovQ SaaS Platform.