Enter, Stage, Right Pt.4 - Series C funding and beyond
Unpacking company investment stages to help find your fit.
Part four (of seven)
In the fourth of our series of seven articles – in which we unpack the different stages of growing a business – we delve into the companies which have secured their Series A and B rounds of funding and are now looking to take the next step and begin a serious scaling of operations.
Series C and Beyond (Hyper-growth companies evolving and scaling)
Flash overview: Series C rounds and onwards are for later stage and more established companies. These rounds are usually $10M+ and are often much larger.
Who’s it for? Those demanding a dynamic working environment with more company structure and less risk. This is about baking a bigger cake and plonking a big fat cherry on top.
What to expect: The best of both worlds. The fashionable fixtures and slick furnishings of a start-up combined with a reasonable dose of job security and enough processes in place to focus on hyper-growth rather than building your wings on the way down. While it lacks the sheer exhilaration of ‘early stage’, you will clip along at pace, and whether you’re in the office or working remotely, you’ll enjoy a professional environment with a welcome dash of OG rule-breaker vibe.
About you… You prefer grown-up processes in place - a dedicated HR department, being paid on time, and not having to pull the eviction notice from the door on the way in. But you love the rush of testing yourself in a fast-paced, high-growth environment alongside equally high-performing executives. Contributing to momentum with competent, proven minds - is where you excel and you don’t mind staying in your lane.
How you take your coffee: A perfectly made barista coffee from the company cafe or from your quaint local around the corner. Smooth with a kick - just the way you like it.
In a quote: “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” –
‘Grow-baby-grow’ examples! Tempo ($220M), Mux ($105M), Oura ($100M), Whoop ($100M), Kaia ($62M)
Look out for the Part 5 in this series, in which we look at what venture capital means to start-ups.
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