RAISE CAPITAL 路 GAIN TRACTION 路 SCALE YOUR IMPACT

We Create Fundraising and Growth Strategies for Visionary Tech Startups

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Startups Face Choices. Make the Best Possible Decisions.

  • How much capital should you raise and from which sources?
  • Do your strategy and roadmap inspire investors and stakeholders?
  • Which are the important metrics/KPIs and how do you improve them?
  • What's the best way to prioritize your numerous objectives?
  • Can your team work more effectively and generate better results?
  • ... and a lot more ...

Product development, team coordination, market activities, stakeholder management... You have a lot on your plate.

We help you choose the actions that minimize trial & error and maximize results!

Fundraising Requires More Than Pitch Deck and Introductions

To raise capital, you need to be fundable. This means having a strong business case. Many founders overestimate things or hope that a nice PowerPoint will save them!

There is a lot that goes into investment readiness. After more than two decades in entrepreneurship as a (co) founder, business consultant, and mentor I can easily identify the problems: weak business case, misaligned customer needs, inadequate competitive advantage, tepid market response/traction, vague or unrealistic roadmap, sloppy financial projections.

Most important, I know how to address these challenges!

Entrepreneurs and their teams take a lot of risk and put a lot into their startups. Success depends on doing the right thing at the right time.

We work on the small but vital details that make a pitch stand out!

"Clicking" With The Market is More Operational Than You Think

You have some customers and they are happy with your product, but converting new ones takes a lot of work. You feel stuck in the "doing okay, not great" zone. Sounds familiar?

It is possible that you are trying the wrong things!

If you have satisfied customers (problem-solution fit) but not fast and effortless conversions (product-market fit) then probably your obstacle is "friction".

"Friction" is all the things that get in the way of your customers flowing smoothly through the provided journey. It is the cluttered landing page, the clunky user interface, the complicated onboarding process, the non-existent tutorials and wizards, the insufficient support.

To fix this, you get to look at your data, and continuously identify and address weak links in a systematic way. You also get to streamline your internal processes so you can quickly respond to the unexpected.

We help you make informed methodical moves towards your growth goals.

Leverage our Expertise and Get to The Next Level!

Use our guidance and support to:

  • Prepare a Powerful Business Case and Pitch Deck
  • Raise Angel, Seed, or Series A Funding
  • Develop your Product and Gain Market Traction
  • Prepare for Scaling and Growth
 
Startup Stages | Emerging Humanity

 

Emerging Humanity Helps Visionary Tech Entrepreneurs Raise Money, Grow Their Businesses, and Bring Impact to The World


30+

COUNTRIES

$250K-3M

FUNDING RANGE

100+

STARTUPS

We are committed to supporting entrepreneurs from developing countries and under-represented communities


 

MEET YOUR COACH

Christos Kritikos

Startup Strategist | Product Expert | Dreamer

I have more than two decades in entrepreneurship as a (co)founder, business consultant, and mentor, helping startups launch products, gain market traction and raise capital. My goal is to support companies that combine market success with social good. Coaching is also about helping the founder be a better entrepreneur and evolve as the company grows. I look forward to working with you!


 
Trusted By:
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US SBDC, EIR
LabEight logo
LabEight, EIR
Seedstars logo
SeedStars, Mentor
Cornell Tech logo
Cornell Tech, Advisor
ADEI logo
ADEI, Program Manager
Venture Garden logo
Venture Garden, Mentor
Faster Capital logo
Faster Capital, Mentor
GreekTech logo
GreekTech, Mentor

Three Ways We Can Support You

Startup and Entrepreneur Courses | Emerging Humanity

Do-It-Yourself Success Guide

Advance at your own pace with our actionable success guide built on our real-world experience


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Tech Startup Standalone Consultation | Emerging Humanity

Ask-Me-Anything Consultations

Get instant answers to your questions, and feedback related to your startup needs


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Tech Startup Ongoing Coaching | Emerging Humanity

Goal-Driven Coaching

Create a plan and work towards specific goals leveraging our expert guidance and support


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We are here to support you on your path to success!

Hear from Founders Who Worked with Us


Carissa Ouellette testimonial
“Christos has been an amazing business coach and mentor! He has helped us think outside the box and see things that we didn't know were there.”
Carissa Ouellette, Cofounder, LIDI Inc
Darrell Pickens testimonial
“Christos' mentoring has been an instrumental part to helping me grow. His incredibly insightful questions and thoughts provoke me to think at a higher level in a way that drives progress.”
Darrell Pickens, Founder/CEO, Relay on Demand
Vagelis Christidis testimonial
“Christos is a real 'Swiss army knife' for startups! He has helped with our marketing strategy, our product's user experience and much more.”
Vagelis Christidis, Cofounder/CEO, SmartBot360
Cathy Sartorio testimonial
“Christos offered clear guidance and efficient tools to get to the heart of a startup's needs. I really appreciate his attentive listening and the clarity of his responses adapted to the audience needs.”
Cathy Sartorio, Entrepreneur
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Is Our Coaching Right for You?

In startups, everything sits on the shoulders of the entrepreneurs. The strengths and weaknesses of the founding team create a ceiling to the company's growth.

Our coaching helps you break through that, pushing the business priorities while remaining mindful of the team's skillset.

How is this achieved? Mainly through guidance and direction, at times by jumping in the trenches with you and showing you what to do, and occasionally by carrying you through the mud!

It is not just about advice. Our coaching is about co-creation!

Have you seen social media quotes about entrepreneurship? Yes, they are inspiring. No, just reading those is not enough!

Our coaching will give you the cold hard truths and the right kind of support to push you forward.

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Emerging Humanity three core elements
 

Mindful Entrepreneurship

We support founders on a mission to improve our world

  • Holistic approach to each startup and founder
  • Social responsibility and impact as measures of success
  • Mindful leadership as foundation for company growth
  • Proactive mission-driven methodology
  • Focus on developing countries and under-represented communities

Fulfilling a mission is about alignment. Between strategy, roadmap and team.

It is also about strength. The strength to stay focused & committed, to face challenges & market realities, to break through limitations.

Emerging Humanity supports you in being your best!

Increase Revenue 路 Become Investment-Ready 路 Grow Your Startup

01

Create a Great Product

Understand your audience. Validate ideas. Fine tune and prioritize your roadmap. Manage with the right tools. Communicate clearly with cross-functional teams.
02

Captivate the Market

Define the right business model. Built a comprehensive Go-to-Market strategy. Launch with a bang. Create your product-market fit roadmap. Instill a customer-oriented approach in your company's foundation.
03

Fundraise Like a Veteran

Build a strong business case. Create a solid pitch deck. Find and connect with the right type of investors. Demonstrate your company's profit and impact potential. Deliver a great pitch.
04

Build a Team That Rocks

Attract the right people. Find and work with cofounder(s). Manage distributed teams. Set clear expectations. Keep people engaged and motivated. Generate buy-in and excitement. Nurture a strong company culture.
05

Setup a High-Performing Organization

Setup an environment of transparency and accountability. Define clear roles & responsibilities. Align dev and business processes. Coordinate the efforts. Manage effectively.
06

Stretch Your Limits and Shine

Strengthen your personal leadership. Identify and tackle blind spots. Take the right risks. Be the badass that you are. Set an example. Become the inspiration.


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