We built Glocal after realising how difficult it is to tap the global potential of innovation.
Glocal Partners came out of our founder's experience of growing SuccessFactors, a leader in cloud computing applications for executives and HR. Once upon a time, SuccessFactors was a Silicon Valley start-up looking to expand in Europe. Looking back, our European market entry was a resounding success, securing some of the largest European businesses like Siemens, Lloyds, BP, Societe Generale, Renault as clients and getting secondary listings on Deutsche and Paris stock exchanges. Yet, as with any high-growth venture many mistakes had been made — where many operational mistakes could have been avoided.
Finally, we found that one of the biggest challenges in driving global growth came from fragmented knowledge. Practical know-how was impossible to find in either public domain or inside the various geographical or functional silos of a single business. The experience, the networks and the data that could support international success simply resided in professionals’ heads or at best in regional pockets.
Glocal Partners has the super-human ability to tap experts in all corners of the world. With a possible exception of Antarctica. That is because we are more than one human. We are GLOCAL. Alex Shevelenko, may be the founder and your starting point, but don’t be confused: the secret sauce is our network of global gurus who have successfully tackled the challenges you are about to face.
In parallel to driving the growth of a Silicon Valley business abroad, we’ve been advising early-stage European and Israeli start-ups though incubators like Seedcamp. Limited by the small domestic markets, these start-ups faced even more daunting international challenges. If you are not born in a country with massive market, your survival depended on becoming global in the first few years of your life. Quite a bit of pressure on top of typical existential tests facing any start-up.
Such obstacles can challenge founders, investors, and management teams who have scaled global businesses before. They can derail teams that don’t know what they don’t know. And as the international competition (good ideas travel fast) proliferates, the risk of missing out on the global markets is getting higher every day.
... that we wish we had when were were dealing with similar challenges in the past. Glocal will help your company to avoid costly mistakes and to accelerate your expansion.
We select a few businesses with a global potential and help them realize this potential. Do you want to grow together? Let's fast-track access to global opportunities and ensure returns from international investments.
Glocal experience ranges from multinationals to startups on their first market expansion.