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Unlock your startup’s full potential with our team of experts

We help startups launch and scale their sales and marketing successfully. Our expertise in building and implementing efficient foundations and sales systems ensures long-term growth and saves valuable time and money. 

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Why choose the Growth Combinator

The biggest challenge for startups is getting their sales and marketing operations up and running in time.   

This includes

  • Identifying and hiring experienced executives who have built multiple startups.

  • Developing and implementing a successful sales and marketing strategy.

  • Aligning and optimizing all key processes and structures.

  • Defining target audiences and customer personas, clear messaging and positioning.

  • Establish an inbound and outbound system to generate leads faster.

  • Build a strong sales pipeline for long-term success.

  • Create clearly structured onboarding, training, sales presentation, and sales process for the employees.

  • And many other challenges.

Since it can often take up to 12 months to find experienced leaders, a team to support them, and get everything up and running, startups often face a period of stagnation or have to rely on workarounds instead of gaining speed and utilizing the momentum.

This often leads to following consequences:

  • Significant drop in revenue
  • Loss of speed, momentum, time and money
  • Damage to the company’s reputation
  • Loss of valuable customers due to inappropriate or unprofessional approaches
  • Increased pressure on founders

To avoid these consequences and get sales and marketing up and running quickly and successfully, startups need 

a experienced partner with a flexible team of experts.

Here’s where Growth Combinator comes in place – Your customized team of proven experts! 

We are here to help startups with these challenges by leveraging our experience and support as a cross-functional interim team of experts, providing all the necessary roles for as long as they are needed.

Led by our Head of Sales, we have experts in operations, lead generation, communications and marketing to support your company’s unique needs.

Get in contact and let’s find out how we could support you during your growth challenge!  

How we work

With a strong track record of successfully supporting over 30 startups, our team of experts is well prepared to guide you to success. We understand the importance of a solid foundation, effective processes, well-developed and implemented marketing and sales strategies, as well as in-depth market analysis and customer research to ensure precise targeting.

We achieve this by analyzing the current status quo, optimizing structures and processes, and defining and implementing a solid sales and marketing strategy.

 

By leveraging proven processes, clear structures, and a well-thought-out sales and marketing strategy, we aim to assist companies in efficiently expanding, reaching their target audiences, and building long-term success. Our tailored solutions not only offer growth potential but also provide sustainable value in the market.

Our roadmap to success

  • Define goals and analyze the status quo 
  • Assemble your individual team
  • Optimize or create a streamlined sales and marketing concept 
  • Improve structures, processes and tools 
  • Execute the sales and marketing plan
  • Implement growth hacking and lead generation  
  • Train your sales and leadership team 
  • Combination of interim Head of Sales and Head of Marketing on site

Analyse

Create

Execute

The power of experienced
cross-functional teams in the Pre-Growth phase

  • Shorten the Pre-Growth phase 
  • Prevent unnecessary mistakes 
  • Shorten or avoid the dead valley phase 
  • Decrease unnecessary expenses 
  • Avoid stagnation or regression  
  • Save valuable time and money

What others say
about us

About us

We’re your team of specialists, dedicated to fast-tracking your startup’s foundation. We are specialized in B2B tech and offer rapid expert consultancy and execution. From sales to marketing and beyond, we’re here to holistically strengthen your startup and prepare it for the next phase in growth.

★★★★★

Michael transformed our sales approach in the go to market and pre growth phase, creating and implementing our sales strategy and setting the foundation for our sustained growth. He built and led successful sales and lead generation departments and also supported our product development. I can highly recommend his services!

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Sead Ahmetovic, CEO and Founder
WeAreDevelopers

★★★★★

Christoph hat uns mit seiner Ideenvielfalt viele Wachstumsmöglichkeiten aufgezeigt, die er dann auch prompt umgesetzt hat. Dank ihm haben wir uns viel Trial and Error erspart und obwohl wir bereits monatlich tausende Leads bekommen, hat Christoph es mit seiner Expertise geschafft nochmal 15% mehr rauszuholen.

Mario Fassbender

Mario Fassbender
ready2order

★★★★★

We transformed with Michael together one of our clients sales departments into a successful sales engine, setting up a lead generation department, training the sales and management team and creating a sales strategy.


Gerald Zankl

Gerald Zankl, CEO and Founder
Kickscale

Services

We believe in holistic teamwork to make transformation in growth phases work. That is why we assemble a dynamic team of experts across various fields, all united by a common goal: to enhance and accelerate growth. We begin by assessing your specific challenges and objectives. Then, we strategically deploy our tailored team of experts to collaboratively facilitate your startup. Together, we work tirelessly to strengthen your foundation, foster growth, and drive success.Moreover, we’re committed to supporting and consulting with you even after the project concludes, serving as your long-term sparring partner to ensure continued growth and success.

Quick deployable team comprising sales, marketing, and operations experts, ensuring rapid, efficient, and effective execution.

No knowledge loss due to continuous and readily accessible documentation.

No unnecessary costs from employee absences, departures, silent quitting, and misplacements.

Allocate more time for hiring crucial positions (support available for validation and during the interview process if needed)

Seamless onboarding of successor positions and integration of existing employees.

Rapid and visible successes achieved through the simultaneous deployment and implementation of multiple experts.

A concept tailored specifically to the company's unique situation.

More cost-effective than hiring multiple experts as permanent employees.

Access to a broad range of expertise across various disciplines.

Long-term training and mentoring for the management team

Quick deployable team comprising sales, marketing, and operations experts, ensuring rapid, efficient, and effective execution.

No knowledge loss due to continuous and readily accessible documentation.

Foundation of the pre growth phase is being reduced in most of the projects up to 50%

More cost-effective than hiring multiple experts as permanent employees.

No unnecessary costs from employee absences, departures, silent quitting, and misplacements.

Direct insight into the company's situation and its current developmental status.

Rapid and visible successes achieved through the simultaneous deployment and implementation of multiple experts.

A concept tailored specifically to the company's unique situation.

Access to a broad range of expertise across various disciplines.

A holistic approach across multiple departments.

Long-term support available as an external consultant.

Maximize your investment portfolio

Quick deployable team comprising sales, marketing, and operations experts, ensuring rapid, efficient, and effective execution.

No knowledge loss due to continuous and readily accessible documentation.

No unnecessary costs from employee absences, departures, silent quitting, and misplacements.

Allocate more time for hiring crucial positions (support available for validation and during the interview process if needed)

Seamless onboarding of successor positions and integration of existing employees.

Rapid and visible successes achieved through the simultaneous deployment and implementation of multiple experts.

A concept tailored specifically to the company's unique situation.

More cost-effective than hiring multiple experts as permanent employees.

Access to a broad range of expertise across various disciplines.

Long-term training and mentoring for the management team

Quick deployable team comprising sales, marketing, and operations experts, ensuring rapid, efficient, and effective execution.

No knowledge loss due to continuous and readily accessible documentation.

Foundation of the pre growth phase is being reduced in most of the projects up to 50%

More cost-effective than hiring multiple experts as permanent employees.

No unnecessary costs from employee absences, departures, silent quitting, and misplacements.

Direct insight into the company's situation and its current developmental status.

Rapid and visible successes achieved through the simultaneous deployment and implementation of multiple experts.

A concept tailored specifically to the company's unique situation.

Access to a broad range of expertise across various disciplines.

A holistic approach across multiple departments.

Long-term support available as an external consultant.

Maximize your investment portfolio

Benefits for
Founders

Holistic Teamwork for Transformation

Strategic Partners in Startup Growth

Dynamic Team of  Experts

Tailored Solutions for Challenges

Collaborative Approach to Growth

Strengthening Business Foundations

Sustainable and Long-Term Success

Benefits for
Investors

Maximize Investment Potential

Strategic Partners in Startup Growth

Dedicated Team of Experts

Meticulous Assessment of Startups

Consistent Portfolio Outperformance

Head of Sales

Head of Marketing

Growth Hacker

Why
choose us?

  • Access to experience from over 30 startups built
  • Immediate, effective assistance from day one
  • Access to a spectrum of specialists across critical disciplines
  • A cost-effective alternative to permanent hires
  • A long-term partner with decades of experience in propelling startups and fostering business evolution
  • Engaging us can save you up to 50% than hiring full-time employees

Maximize Investment Potential

Strategic Partners in Startup Growth

Dedicated
Team of
Experts

Enhanced Portfolio Performance

Meticulous Assessment of Startups

Risk Reduction and Higher Returns

Consistent Portfolio Outperformance

Holistic Teamwork for Transformation

Equipping Startup
Leaders

Dynamic
Team of 
Experts

Tailored
Solutions for Challenges

Collaborative Approach to Growth

Strengthening Business Foundations

Sustainable and Long-Term Success

5 steps to success!

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Apply & Get a 45 min Talk

Fill in the contact form and get a 45 min talk with us to discuss your challenges and if we can support you.

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Status Quo Analysis

We’ll do our analysis and ask you to be a part of it as well.

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Tailored Offering

You’ll receive a tailored offering that addresses your challenges.

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Project Management & Kick off

Time to kick off the project and meet the team of experts that will work on your challenges as interim specialist.

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Continued Collaboration for Success

After the kickoff, we maintain a dynamic collaboration to ensure that your goals are not just met but consistently exceeded.

Our Team

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Michael Sonnenschein

Head of Sales

Michael is a high level sales expert in conceptualizing, refining and implementing B2B sales and growth strategies. He supported many startups in the go-to-market and pre-growth-phase, optimizing their processes and structures to set up a good foundation, his sales and growth strategies can be built and implemented on.

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Adin Heric

Head of Marketing

Adin is a seasoned marketing professional with over a decade of experience specializing in building strong marketing foundations for startups. With a keen eye for analyzing internal and external factors, Adin excels in marketing strategy and assembling expert teams to tackle the unique challenges faced by emerging businesses. Having held roles as a marketing director at companies such as Shpock, kununu, VIEWAR, and Bitpanda, Adin is dedicated to propelling your company toward exponential growth.

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Cristoph Schachner

Growth Hacker

Christoph ist a leading growth hacking expert in demand generation for B2B companies and has helped over 120 seed and growth stage startups increase their inbound customer acquisition through a mix of performance marketing and organic growth.

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Iryna Andrukh

Operations and Lead-Generation

Iryna is an expert in structuring and optimizing business operations for Startups and SMBs. She has supported multiple startups during their early stages by establishing efficient lead generation funnels, automating data flows and customizing CRM processes. She is also a specialist in setting up lead generation systems, especially outbound systems.

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Leon Soggia

Performance Marketer

Leon is a top-tier performance marketer, specialized in paid social platforms like Meta and TikTok. With 20 million Euros in B2B budgets managed in two years, he's generated 90k leads across diverse sectors, yielding revenues of 5k€ to 2M€ per lead. Merging AI with genuine storytelling, Leon crafts strategies that prioritize the customer while maximizing reach and efficiency.

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Valentin Schulz

Strategic Growth Marketer

Valentin is a strategic growth marketer with expertise in data driven performance marketing for b2b and b2c products and services. He has 10+ years of experience in leading roles for agencies and cooperate companies where he setup marketing operations for exponential growth through sharp analytic skills paired with unconventional creativity.

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Michael Obernberger

Sales and Growth for SMBs

Michael is a commercial excellence and revenue operations expert, with a proven track record in increasing sales productivity, revenue and profitability for multiple international corporations as well as mid market industrial and tech enterprises.

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Unlock your Startup’s full Potential with our Team of Experts

We help startups launch and scale their sales and marketing successfully. Our expertise in building and implementing efficient foundations and sales systems ensures long-term growth and safes valuable time an money.   

Why choose the Growth Combinator

The biggest challenge for startups is getting their sales and marketing operations up and running in time.     

This includes:   

  • Identifying and hiring experienced executives who have built multiple startups.   
  • Developing and implementing a successful sales and marketing strategy.      
  • Aligning and optimizing all key processes and structures.   
  • Defining target audiences and customer personas, clear messaging and positioning.   
  • Establish an inbound and outbound system to generate leads faster.   
  • Build a strong sales pipeline for long-term success.   
  • Defining a clearly structured onboarding, training, sales presentation, and sales process for your employees.   
  • And many other challenges.    

Since it can often take up to 12 months to find experienced leaders, a team to support them, and get everything up and running, startups often face a period of stagnation or have to rely on workarounds instead of gaining speed and utilizing the momentum.    

This often leads to following consequences: 

  • Significant drop in revenue  
  • Loss of speed, momentum, time and money   
  • Damage to the company’s reputation    
  • Loss of valuable customers due to inappropriate or unprofessional approaches    
  • Increased pressure on founders   

To avoid these consequences and get sales and marketing up and running quickly and successfully, startups need a partner with a flexible and experienced team of experts.  

 

Here’s where Growth Combinator comes in place – Your customized team of proven experts!  

  

We are here to help startups with these challenges by leveraging our experience and support as a cross-functional interim team of experts, providing all the necessary roles for as long as they are needed.    

  

Led by our Head of Sales,we have experts in operations, lead generation, communications and marketing to support your company’s unique needs.  

  

Get in contact and let’s find out how we could support you during your growth challenge! 

How we work

With a strong track record of successfully supporting over 30 startups, our team of experts is well prepared to guide you to success. We understand the importance of a solid foundation, effective processes, well-developed and implemented marketing and sales strategies, as well as in-depth market analysis and customer research to ensure precise targeting.  

We achieve this by analyzing the current status quo, optimizing structures and processes, and defining and implementing a solid sales and marketing strategy. 

Analyse

Create

Execute

Our roadmap to success

  • Define goals and analyze the status quo 
  • Assemble your individual team
  • Optimize or build a streamlined sales and marketing concept 
  • Improve your structures, processes and tools 
  • Execute the sales and marketing concept 
  • Implement growth hacking and lead generation  
  • Train your sales and management team 
  • Combination of Interim Head of Sales and Head of Marketing on site

The power of experienced
cross-functional fractional team in the Pre-Growth phase

What others say about us

★★★★★

Michael transformed our sales approach in the go to market and pre growth phase, creating and implementing our sales strategy and setting the foundation for our sustained growth. He built and led successful sales and lead generation departments and also supported our product development. I can highly recommend his services!

Sead Ahmetovic image

Sead Ahmetovic, CEO and Founder
WeAreDevelopers

★★★★★

Christoph hat uns mit seiner Ideenvielfalt viele Wachstumsmöglichkeiten aufgezeigt, die er dann auch prompt umgesetzt hat. Dank ihm haben wir uns viel Trial and Error erspart und obwohl wir bereits monatlich tausende Leads bekommen, hat Christoph es mit seiner Expertise geschafft nochmal 15% mehr rauszuholen.

Mario Fassbender

Mario Fassbender
ready2order

★★★★★

We transformed with Michael together one of our clients sales departments into a successful sales engine, setting up a lead generation department, training the sales and management team and creating a sales strategy.

 

Gerald Zankl

Gerald Zankl, CEO and Founder
Kickscale

Quick deployable team comprising sales, marketing, and operations experts, ensuring rapid, efficient, and effective execution.

No knowledge loss due to continuous and readily accessible documentation.

No unnecessary costs from employee absences, departures, silent quitting, and misplacements.

Allocate more time for hiring crucial positions (support available for validation and during the interview process if needed)

Seamless onboarding of successor positions and integration of existing employees.

Rapid and visible successes achieved through the simultaneous deployment and implementation of multiple experts.

A concept tailored specifically to the company’s unique situation.

More cost-effective than hiring multiple experts as permanent employees.

Access to a broad range of expertise across various disciplines.

Long-term training and mentoring for the management team

Quick deployable team comprising sales, marketing, and operations experts, ensuring rapid, efficient, and effective execution.

No knowledge loss due to continuous and readily accessible documentation.

Foundation of the pre growth phase is being reduced in most of the projects up to 50%

More cost-effective than hiring multiple experts as permanent employees.

No unnecessary costs from employee absences, departures, silent quitting, and misplacements.

Direct insight into the company’s situation and its current developmental status.

Rapid and visible successes achieved through the simultaneous deployment and implementation of multiple experts.

A concept tailored specifically to the company’s unique situation.

Access to a broad range of expertise across various disciplines.

A holistic approach across multiple departments.

Long-term support available as an external consultant.

Maximize your investment portfolio

Quick deployable team comprising sales, marketing, and operations experts, ensuring rapid, efficient, and effective execution.

No knowledge loss due to continuous and readily accessible documentation.

No unnecessary costs from employee absences, departures, silent quitting, and misplacements.

Allocate more time for hiring crucial positions (support available for validation and during the interview process if needed)

Seamless onboarding of successor positions and integration of existing employees.

Rapid and visible successes achieved through the simultaneous deployment and implementation of multiple experts.

A concept tailored specifically to the company's unique situation.

More cost-effective than hiring multiple experts as permanent employees.

Access to a broad range of expertise across various disciplines.

Long-term training and mentoring for the management team

Quick deployable team comprising sales, marketing, and operations experts, ensuring rapid, efficient, and effective execution.

No knowledge loss due to continuous and readily accessible documentation.

Foundation of the pre growth phase is being reduced in most of the projects up to 50%

More cost-effective than hiring multiple experts as permanent employees.

No unnecessary costs from employee absences, departures, silent quitting, and misplacements.

Direct insight into the company's situation and its current developmental status.

Rapid and visible successes achieved through the simultaneous deployment and implementation of multiple experts.

A concept tailored specifically to the company's unique situation.

Access to a broad range of expertise across various disciplines.

A holistic approach across multiple departments.

Long-term support available as an external consultant.

Maximize your investment portfolio

Why choose us?

Head of Sales

Head of Marketing

Growth Hacker

  • Immediate, effective assistance from day one
  • Access to a spectrum of specialists across critical disciplines
  • A cost-effective alternative to permanent hires
  • A long-term partner with decades of experience in propelling startups and fostering business evolution
  • Engaging us can save you up to 50% than hiring full-time employees

5 steps to success!

Apply & Get a 45 min Talk

Fill in the contact form and get a 45 min talk with us to discuss your challenges and if we can support you.

Status Quo Analysis

We’ll do our analysis and ask you to be a part of it as well.

Tailored Offering

You’ll receive a tailored offering that addresses your challenges.

Project Management & Kick off

Time to kick off the project and meet the team of experts that will work on your challenges as interim specialist.

Continued Collaboration for Success

After the kickoff, we maintain a dynamic collaboration to ensure that your goals are not just met but consistently exceeded.

Our Team

MichaelSonnenschein.png

Michael Sonnenschein

Head of Sales

Michael is a high level sales expert in conceptualizing, refining and implementing B2B sales and growth strategies. He supported many startups in the go-to-market and pre-growth-phase, optimizing their processes and structures to set up a good foundation, his sales and growth strategies can be built and implemented on.

AdinHeric.png

Adin Heric

Head of Marketing

Adin is a seasoned marketing professional with over a decade of experience specializing in building strong marketing foundations for startups. With a keen eye for analyzing internal and external factors, Adin excels in marketing strategy and assembling expert teams to tackle the unique challenges faced by emerging businesses. Having held roles as a marketing director at companies such as Shpock, kununu, VIEWAR, and Bitpanda, Adin is dedicated to propelling your company toward exponential growth.

ChristophSchachner.png

Cristoph Schachner

Growth Hacker

Christoph ist a leading growth hacking expert in demand generation for B2B companies and has helped over 120 seed and growth stage startups increase their inbound customer acquisition through a mix of performance marketing and organic growth.

IrynaAndrukh.png

Iryna Andrukh

Operations and Lead-Generation

Iryna is an expert in structuring and optimizing business operations for Startups and SMBs. She has supported multiple startups during their early stages by establishing efficient lead generation funnels, automating data flows and customizing CRM processes. She is also a specialist in setting up lead generation systems, especially outbound systems.

LeonSoggia.png

Leon Soggia

Performance Marketer

Leon is a top-tier performance marketer, specialized in paid social platforms like Meta and TikTok. With 20 million Euros in B2B budgets managed in two years, he's generated 90k leads across diverse sectors, yielding revenues of 5k€ to 2M€ per lead. Merging AI with genuine storytelling, Leon crafts strategies that prioritize the customer while maximizing reach and efficiency.

ValentinSchulz.png

Valentin Schulz

Strategic Growth Marketer

Valentin is a strategic growth marketer with expertise in data driven performance marketing for b2b and b2c products and services. He has 10+ years of experience in leading roles for agencies and cooperate companies where he setup marketing operations for exponential growth through sharp analytic skills paired with unconventional creativity.

MichaelObernberger.png

Michael Obernberger

Sales and Growth for SMBs

Michael is a commercial excellence and revenue operations expert, with a proven track record in increasing sales productivity, revenue and profitability for multiple international corporations as well as mid market industrial and tech enterprises.

Contact us

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Quick deployable team comprising sales, marketing, and operations experts, ensuring rapid, efficient, and effective execution.

No knowledge loss due to continuous and readily accessible documentation.

No unnecessary costs from employee absences, departures, silent quitting, and misplacements.

Allocate more time for hiring crucial positions (support available for validation and during the interview process if needed)

Seamless onboarding of successor positions and integration of existing employees.

Rapid and visible successes achieved through the simultaneous deployment and implementation of multiple experts.