6 short-term Power packs designed for start-ups' needs

Focus on a specific need to generate immediate action 

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Strategy games

First thing first, get your strategy right

Track 1

What do we do?

Track 1

Track 1

Strategy 
If you don't have your strategy right forget the rest. This is where you keep an edge on the competition. We can review and adjust your strategy together and update it on a regular basis. That is an iterative process.
Startup business strategy

Track 2

Structure for growth
Align your business and your strategy 
This is where you start executing this competitive advantage that you have designed in the strategy. Everything has to be consistent: your offerings, your business model, your pricing and last but not least your development roadmap.

Track 3 

CEO mentorship 
As a CEO you have to lead and motivate your team, and to put a brave face all the time in front of your clients, investors, bankers, suppliers, partners... We know that it is tough. You can't be alone in this, get a mentor! Get the mirror effect, be yourself, test your ideas, with someone that is completely on your side, not judgmental but frank, helpful, and friendly.
Digital & marketing 

Track 4 

Through our partnership with I-Cube Thrive, we help you adjust your targeting and your positioning and develop your omnichannel marketing 

Track 5 

International 
At some point, your great ideas deserved to be known beyond your home county, whether it's further West, East, or South! Where to start, with whom, in what order, that's the international go-to-market plan that you need to build.

Track 6 

Investor pitch review
Get ready for financing 
As they say, life is a pitch! Are you ready to pitch your company? Do you have a clear and compelling strategy? A true way forward to success? A robust financial model and business plan to support your story? Are you ready to answer the most tricky questions? What is your fundraising strategy? Do you know enough investors? Are you in a position to be strong but constructive in the negotiations? 

How to start?

Tell us about your business
Fill in the short questionnaire here
Book your free introduction call
Reserve a slot with us here
Let's discuss your needs during the call
We will determine the best plan to help you out 

Why work with us?

Experience

We have been in the startup ecosystem for 20+ years. As CEOs, as investors. With experience comes humility, confidence and an ability to assess situations. 

Innovation

We love startups. We've seen so many of them and we are still curious and surprised every day. We are also working on the future. Startups & the future, our two passions.

International

We love the wild wild world. Europe, the U.S., Asia, Africa. We have lived on three continents. New horizons, new markets, new cultures. Go west, go east, go south!

Friendliness

Arrogance is not our thing. We are here to help. To be fully on your side. To build long-term trust. To see your projects grow and flourish. To offer this frank but friendly support that you need.

What do our clients say?

WHAT ENTREPRENEURS SAY ABOUT MANAO

— Guillaume Descottes, CEO DiscMuseum

Francois Marmion, Manao's Managing Director, brings experience, clarity and pragmatism.
 

He made me save precious time in formulating and executing my strategy.
 

He also had a good level of communication with the team, which made our work more efficient and engaging for everyone.
 

I highly recommend him!

DiscMuseum is the streaming app and website specializing in classical music in the UK and in France - check what they do here

 

CEO & founders' business coaching

Startup CEO business mentoring
The mirror effect

Robustify your financial model

Improve your financial model
Master your numbers

Strategy clarification

Startup business strategy
Know where you are going

Project management

Structure for growth
Get structured
for growth

Investor deck

review

Investor pitch review
Convince investors

Fund

raising

The road to financing
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investors
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SOLUTIONS FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND INVESTORS

SOLUTIONS FOR INVESTORS

Pre- and post-investment services for investors

We can also assist investors in dealing with their start-ups 

Pre-investment services

Pre-investment

services

Project sourcing
Tech hunting
Project scanning
Company assessment
Business due diligence
Business plan review
Post-investment services

Post-investment

services

CEO mentoring
Interim management
Project management
Visioning & Pivoting
Business plan review
Financial control
 
OUR FAVOURITE SECTORS & INDUSTRIES
 
This is what we mostly do based on the experience and the interests of our team and partners

Saas

EdTech

Education, Edutainment, Culture

IoT

Market places

Wine,

agro & food

B2B services

Marketing, Finance, Networks

Travel & Lifestyle

Health & Impact

 

Market places

OUR FAVOURITE SECTORS & INDUSTRIES
 
This is what we mostly do based on the experience and the interests of our team and partners

3 medium-term development roadmaps for entrepreneurs

Build an approach over a few months to improve your strenghts, readiness and performance.
The power packs can be a starting point to these approaches
 

The road to financing
Mentoring startups
Structure your growth
Be ready for financing and carefully prepare your approach
A 2-3 months approach to get ready to go meet investors after having:
  • clarified your strategy

  • designed a proper Investment deck that convey your strategy

  • made your financial model more robust

  • reviewed your risks and formulated answers to objections

  • thought about your most adequate financing strategy

Then we help you meet some investors and, if necessary, negotiate the business terms of the agreement.

Please look at the full financing roadmap here

Structured business coaching for CEOs / founders
Business mentoring provides a mirror effect and a regular opportunity to escape from the heavy daily workload of a CEO to think ahead, challenge your ideas and share experiences with someone who is 100% on your side.

Our experience shows that the more structured the approach the more effective the results are. However, some CEOs prefer a "general management hotline" that they actionate whenever necessary. Hence the two following options:

Please look at the full mentoring roadmap here

Put the right structure in place to scale -up your business
Get to the next level :
  • establish a clear vision

  • put in place the adequate project management structure to grow

  • refine your offerings and pricings to the various segments

  • design your organisation to expand internationally

  • pivot if necessary

  • use corporate role playing to develop your team culture

  • establish the right distribution agreements and partnerships

  • design / reengineer sustainable processes for growth

  • follow the right set of KPIs

Our strong background in project management, structuration and business development is key at this stage. Please click here