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Taking the pulse of European growth-stage companies

Highland Europe’s Scaling Businesses questionnaire invites European tech companies to share the challenges of scaling a business.
Taking the pulse of European growth-stage companies

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Highland Europe, in partnership with, is carrying out a survey that will examine the landscape of Europe’s growth-stage companies, from the challenges to the opportunities facing tech businesses as they begin to scale.

We encourage businesses from all sectors, whether it’s e-commerce, fintech, cybersecurity, IoT, or edtech, to take part.

The survey wants to hear from anyone involved in European tech – founders, employees, CEOs, investors, or advisors – that has experience in scaling a company, or of working in a scaling company. This may be a startup that is beginning to scale, and is trying to make sense of the road ahead, or businesses that have scaled successfully and can lend some much needed advice or guidance.

The research aims to build on your collective experiences in scaling a European tech company in areas like accessing and retaining talent, raising funding, managing cash flow, and pivoting the business.

We would like to hear what have been some of the biggest hurdles and risks you have faced, what measures of success you use and whether you consider revenue and profit the main metrics for success or attaining significant market share?

As Tony Zappala, Partner at Highland Europe, comments: “At Highland, we are focused on enabling management teams to accelerate growth and build lasting, valuable businesses. Having seen first-hand many of the issues that scaling businesses face, we commissioned this research to build a deeper understanding of both the challenges and opportunities. We want to share the experiences good and bad that we learn about, to create a practical resource for growing businesses as they strive to fulfil their ambitions.”

The questionnaire will take no more than three to five minutes to complete and all survey answers will be anonymous.

Respondents in the survey will also be entered into a prize draw to win £500 with a second prize of £250. The winners will be chosen on May 15.

Click here to take the survey now.

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