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  • Writer's pictureMeirav Peleg Landau

How to Reduce the Risk of Working with Startups 💡

Updated: Sep 2, 2023

Last week, we had an interesting conversation with a bank's chief strategy officer. Honestly and directly, he asked:

Innovative technologies are necessary, and I understand the need for them. However, it carries a risk.

Is it worth taking the risk of working with startups? We learned from him about an unsuccessful experience the bank had with a specific solution.

So here are four steps we believe are crucial to startup validation, so that you can reduce your risk and increase your credibility with your organization.

To get a good start, you should define your basic criteria: What is the problem you're trying to solve? What are your technical requirements?

1. Basic Criteria Mapping - Prior to meeting the startup, check all the basic criteria you mapped.

2. Startup Meeting - Meet the startup, discuss the criteria that remained open, and ask for similar use cases from similar clients to yours.

3. Indirect Validation - speak with his clients, employees, and vendors.

4. PoC - Insist on a PoC and make sure it includes measurable KPIs that are relevant to your business.

Have any comments or questions? Do you want to find out which enterprise-ready fintech will meet your specific needs? Feel free to reach out!


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