Investments, product decisions, divestments, deal-making and fundraising is all risky business. For everyone involved.
Most high profile deals and business decisions include a large portion of unknowns and assumptions. Building mitigation plans to conquer Market and Technical Risks (is there a market and can we build the product) is the bread and butter of all advisory professionals. But, there is more to it than that.
Our research has shown that most issues with failing corporate investments originate from the asymmetrical distribution and misalignment of resources, information, negotiation power and (financial) incentives.
In our world there is no such thing as "de-risking" (apparently the new phrase of the week in the venture world right now). We advocate that corporations instead should increase their risk exposure with new ventures, while at the same time ensuring that expectations and outcomes are managed in a more balanced way.
Find out more about the ThirdRisk® framework in our book
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