Fine US venture capital firms have recently added the CovQ, aka Compound Value Creator Quotient, smart Value Creation OS 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.
From a company’s perspective
Managing strategy execution and value creation effectively and professionally means leveraging a smart system and processes in the most systematic way possible is key to success. This includes the aligned collaboration among the executive management team and board of directors. The time has come that companies use central and agile tools for all this and make investors aware of it as this builds trust and excitement in the first place followed by delivering more likely more attractive outcomes.
From an investor’s perspective
Understanding that an investment target is aware or best-of-breed when it comes to strategy execution infrastructure, reporting, sharing and providing insights into progress and opportunities to add value is key to thrive ambitious investment returns. It also minimizes investment risk in the first place. Taking the CovQ Assessment at the Due Diligence stage is even as important and a unique way to discover, learn and draw better conclusions more quickly.
About the author:
Ralf HirtFounder & CEO, 8W8 Advisors Inc., NYC
Ralf Hirt, launched 8W8 Global Business Builders to deliver on his vision to empower founders and business owners to deliver the full potential of their purposes and create compound value. Ralf has accumulated extensive experience throughout a diverse career encompassing volatile phases in the tech, marketing and commerce industries. He held operational executive positions (CXO, MD, VP) around the world including Hong Kong / China, Sydney / Australia, London / UK, Munich / Germany. Last but not least he relocated with DoubleClick (acquired by Google) from Asia to New York City, where he has resided since 2005. In other roles, he drove growth for tech companies such as Harri, TUNE (acquired by Constellation Software), MODE and fit CRM (acquired by Omnicom) as well as advising Prion Group from inception to the successful sale to Accenture.
As a ‘fun fact,’ whilst working with digital publishers and marketers from all over the world as well as circling the globe innumerable times by air and all forms of transport, he developed a desire to make these invisible global and local developments visible; putting things into perspective, creating a context and making the complex accessible. The result was 8W8, the ‘New World Modelling Engine,’ which he introduced in the fiction work 8W8 - Global Space Tribes in 2007 and as an extended edition in summer 2020.
Having worked in companies employing from thirty to several thousand people, mentored dozens of tech businesses, consulted to numerous investors, and benefitted from exec education at INSEAD, SGMI and Prof G (Prof. Scott Galloway), Ralf has consolidated all of his learnings in one cohesive and comprehensive entity. 8W8 Global Business Builders has developed the platform Bauhaus encompassing a method, a framework, know-how and people to create compound value and empower founders and business owners to achieve their full potential and maximise their success in the market.