Dynamic guidance at every step
We have a unique and structured mentor model that provides execution, scale-up and exit support to our portfolio companies. Our mentor pool has a blend of corporate executives and successful founders who have traveled the entrepreneurship path before. Each portfolio company gets access to mentors who provide dynamic tutoring for execution, scale-up and for helping with strategy, coaching, capacity building, domain expertise, recruitment and go-to-market.
Actionable advice on
execution and scale-up
Mentor selection and assignment
Our framework for mentor selection and assignment consists of the following elements:
We adopt a consultative approach and collaborate with founders to finalize the areas where a mentor can add value.
We consult with mentors to understand their interest and motivation in being a mentor. For example, the mentors in our pool have a genuine interest in supporting startups and their founders as a way to give back to the vibrant ecosystem of entrepreneurs and to their alma maters.
In order to be effective, a mentor should also be able to devote appropriate time to the startup they’re associated with. In our experience, it works well to set expectations between mentors and founders at the beginning of the journey.
The startup journey can be quite arduous and lonely for founders. Many a time, founders look for a confidante to hear them out, besides guidance on solving specific business problems. We, along with our mentors, are sensitive towards the softer aspects of a founder-mentor relationship and it has played a significant role in our mentor model’s success.
Meet the mentors
Nationally and internationally recognized professionals from the world of business and finance with one aim: to support your business!
Stories of disruption
IvyCap assigned specific mentors including Sharon Jester Turney, former Chief Executive and President of global lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret and Ravi Dhariwal, Ex-CEO, Times Group for brand building, omni channel strategy, brand strategy and category expansion.
IvyCap collaborated with Purplle to execute the private brand strategy. We assigned mentors familiar with the space Purplle aimed to disrupt, helping them strategize and execute the supply chain for private brands, brand marketing and acquiring key resources.
IvyCap assigned specific mentors to finance and acquire labs, recruit key resources and offshore strategy decisions.