We are a strategy | technology company that brings platform companies to life. No, we are not a Consulting or Service Company; neither a VC or Entrepreneurs-in-residence. Actually, what we basically do is no different than what an individual technology startup entrepreneur does:
“Ideate a difference-maker product/service, create a business plan, acquire resources and financing, build a core team, develop the technology and provide leadership and management for the startup”.
We can launch multiple digital platform businesses sequentially or in parallel and in doing so, we capitalize on Cloudpeer core capabilities and the economies of scale they create, which are mainly:
• Strategy and Marketing
• Platform Technology – Design and development
• Operations – Platform infrastructure from network to cloud
To make an analogy in start-up terms, for each platform project, we bring a CEO, a CTO, a CMO and a development team capacity on board plus other important resources such as cash, Cloudpeer’s available software technology, processes, infrastructure and facilities.
Our platform businesses’ typical life span within Cloudpeer is from Concept to Problem-Solution Fit.
We first create and launch a new platform business as a corporate project under Cloudpeer and upon a critical event like Problem-Solution fit or a Series-X funding, it departs Cloudpeer and continues its life as spin-off company.
A spin-off company may have two types of ongoing relationships with Cloudpeer:
1. If not fully exited, Cloudpeer is a shareholder of the spin-off
2. Cloudpeer provides software and services to the spin-off (typically product development and managed operations) -which would happen mainly due to the economies of scale created by the Cloudpeer’s resources and on-going activities around its capabilities.