Building KeyStone CompaniesSM
Our clients are established corporations, new ventures, governments, and economic development organizations seeking to accelerate the advancement of CleanTech solutions.
What we do
We provide business shaping, screening, assessments and repositioning, in addition to investability analysis, across the firm's lifecycle (from startup formation to acquisition targeting for mature firms). This analysis can be performed on either an individual company or a portfolio of firms. Our proprietary KeyStone Compact™ -- a data-driven assessment and venture development tool --unlocks a firm's strategy for investability and value creation.
The KeyStone Compact™ takes both a market and an industry view through the lens of your organization's capabilities. The methodology builds a growth strategy for your firm by sequencing capability adjacencies. The process provides a rigorous, data-driven methodology for screening (via the KeyStone Score™), assessing, and/or strategically repositioning innovative ventures to maximize their value-capture potential. The method also allows for the identification of the critical success drivers of early-stage ventures and corporate innovations.
We have applied the domain-agnostic KeyStone Compact™ to over 450 later stage companies (global), a few hundred early stage firms (predominately US), and countless startups (predominantly Michgan).
For example, the KeyStone Compact™ was most recently applied to over 300 companies globally for the Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA). The top 10 firms the survived the screen ended up raising over $300 million in investments. In addition, the method predicted the shift from asset-intensive to service-based business models in the CleanTech space, and has been validated on high visibility troubled investments such as Konarka, Miasole, A123 Systems and Solyndra.
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