Strategy Network by Darwin
We combine strategic knowledge with executional power from a seasoned network of experts with years of entrepreneurial experience.
Through the Darwin network, we offer a best in class team and access to a network of renowned specialist on key strategic domains. We combine strategic knowledge with executional power and years of entrepreneurial experience. Depending on the challenge, a team with the right expertise and personal fit will establish the turnaround and add value instantly. Pragmatism and value add are key principles.
CEOs don’t look for digital transformation. They face typical commercial issues like stalling revenue, shrinking margins or rising costs. Or they are aiming to build digital capabilities in their company, for example. However, there is a lot of red tape and marketing language surrounding these business challenges. Darwin offers a pragmatic solution to these challenges and a seasoned network of digital experts for the execution.
"We needed to shape a digital strategy making the company future-ready when we took over the family owned hydro-turbine business" - Head of investments, venture capital partner
"Our margins were under increasing pressure due to cheap online providers. Together with Darwin we decided to target customer directly, developed a strategy and organized the execution. Successfully!" - CEO/Owner, Producer, Consumer Goods
How can Darwin help?
Darwin specializes in digital turn-arounds and has all the expertise to assist CEOs one-on-one. Do you feel the need to move forward urgently? At Darwin, we always begin with an assessment of your business.
1. Assess | The Darwin Performance Model
With our proven Darwin Performance Model, we will together uncover the state your business is in and create a full analysis of all the building blocks of your organization:
- Business model & the place of digital in the financials
- Products and/or services
- Customer experience
- Marketing & CRM
- Technology, tools & data/data quality
2. Act | Our Digital Approach
As a result of our many years of experience, we have created two approaches to work with the companies that are struggling with (digital) success. The best approach to take will depend on the result of your business' assessment and it will be always fully tailored to your needs.
The approach to get a grip on your Strategy and realize solid decision-making in just 3 months. From assessment to actionable approach and quick wins to drive value instantly.
For companies that need to (re)build a comprehensive strategic digital plan, that applies to all aspects of digital within their organization to drive future-proof success.
3. Harvest | Executing the Plan & Results
Finally, we put all of it together in a digital plan, including weakest link analysis, quick wins, an estimate of the required budget and potential gains of the plan. This way, you will get a clear view of the profitability of the plan. To make sure all stakeholders can easily be brought on board, we also include a slide deck that you can use to communicate the results of this project.
We prefer to stay involved in any project we consult on to ensure its success. Therefore we recommend to consider too these optional additions:
- Coaching in the execution phase: to implement the strategy and guide your organization in becoming more agile and work towards a culture where trying new ideas quickly and constantly improving on them becomes the norm.
- Additional assistance: Maybe you and your team don't have the time available to work on these quick wins and you'd like more assistance? The Darwin network has a wide range of partners, including parties that can assist at the operational level and help you create value instantly.
Digital Support for Investors
Darwin has helped several investment companies to assess, improve or take advantage of the digital capabilities of the companies they acquire or aim to acquire.
A digital transformation plan to create value from your recently acquired companies, for private equity and venture capital firms.
Digital assessment and success story building for companies for sale by private equity and venture capital firms.
The Darwin Experts
Darwin offers a best in class team and access to a network of renowned specialist on key strategic domains. Depending on the challenge, a team with the right expertise and personal fit will establish the turnaround and add value instantly. Pragmatism and value add are key principles. Darwin has a Belgian and a Dutch team of specialists. They obviously operate cross border.