Is all 10s really useful feedback? Helpful to have an external driver of process and outcomes - with the context of referenceable examples (other midstage companies).

Eric Best, Co-Founder & CEO, SoundCommerce, Las Vegas, NV

7 Levers to be the Rising Star Startup

Can you become that company that leads in a fast growing market?

Here are the seven questions we look at in our full FastAtScale assessment.

Leading a Fast Growing Market?

  1. Are you truly that leader in your chosen niche? The Leader in Chosen Niche

  2. Do you offer a unique product benefit that nobody can match? Unique Product Benefit

  3. Or do you have a sustainable cost advantage that nobody can match? Sustainable Cost Advantage

  4. Is your market growing with more than 10 percent per year? Market Growing >10% per year

  5. Is your revenue is growing even faster, more than 20 percent per year? Revenues Growing >20% Per Year

  6. Is your market niche elastic so that when prices ultimately drop, more customers will come into the market to compensate? Elastic Market Niche

  7. Do you have a moat that protects your unfair advantage from the competition? Protecting "Unfair" Advantage

Starring is just one of the 11 dimensions in our full FastAtScale assessment.

Take the test for your own scaleup by sending an email to fastatscale@r13k.co.

FastAtScale Assessment

Scaling is hard. Aligning your team around the same path forward is critical, and you can't do that without open conversation. Having skilled hands like like our coaches facilitating that discussion is incredibly valuable. They've been through this with many other companies, so they bring a lot of experience and guidance to the table.

Dylan Gaffney, Head of Product & Engineering, VEDA Data Solutions, Madison, WI