L’impact d’un mentor dans une startup

Deux points-clefs de l’étude Startup Genome à retenir :

Founders that learn are more successful: Startups that have helpful mentors, track metrics effectively, and learn from startup thought leaders raise 7x more money and have 3.5x better user growth.

Et :

Investors who provide hands-on help have little or no effect on the company’s operational performance. But the right mentors significantly influence a company performance and ability to raise money.

Dans les deux cas l’influence positive d’un mentor est claire, alors que l’influence d’un investisseur qui s’implique activement reste négligeable d’un point de vue opérationnel. Sachant qu’en France il n’y a quasiment aucun programme de mentoring pour les startups structuré, avec des personnes sélectionnées avec précision et formées à un rôle spécifique  (citons à titre d’exemple francophone l’excellent travail de la Fondation pour l’Entrepreneurship… au Québec), il y a encore beaucoup de travail.

Author: Philippe

After obtaining a PhD in biotechnologies, and working in a medical diagnostic startup, Philippe Méda has managed teams and companies in the medical and pharmaceutical industries for over fifteen years. Following an MBA in 2007 Philippe founded Merkapt, a consulting agency in charge of co-piloting innovation for startups and large multinationals, in Europe, and Asia. Since then he has been training 200 to 300 startups a year, consulted for dozens of multinationals on rupture innovation or corporate incubation, and was directly involved in more than 150 startups building their market fit and scaling up their business. Philippe also teaches innovation and business model design in key MBA programs in Paris and Shanghai and is now living in Amsterdam.