Most founders will agree that the biggest challenge in a start-up is not the starting up, but the scaling up. This is because start-ups are not just small versions of big companies. Rather they are different in every possible way – from goals, to measurements, from employees to culture. Becoming a ‘large company’ entails somehow acquiring a completely new set of skills, executing a known business model, generating profits and achieving liquidity for its founders and investors.
This whitepaper from Above N Beyond is intended to work as a guide for founder-led start-ups to make that transition, where they can shed the start-up tag successfully as they embark on a growth path.