8 OKR examples for Investment

What are Investment OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

Formulating strong OKRs can be a complex endeavor, particularly for first-timers. Prioritizing outcomes over projects is crucial when developing your plans.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Investment to help you. You can look at any of the templates below to get some inspiration for your own goals.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read more about the OKR meaning online.

Best practices for managing your Investment OKRs

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

Focus can only be achieve by limiting the number of competing priorities. It is crucial that you take the time to identify where you need to move the needle, and avoid adding business-as-usual activities to your OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to the weekly check-ins

Having good goals is only half the effort. You'll get significant more value from your OKRs if you commit to a weekly check-in process.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples below). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

Building your own Investment OKRs with AI

While we have some examples below, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. There are 2 options available to you.

Best way to track your Investment OKRs

Your quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly in order to get all the benefits of the OKRs framework. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

We recommend using a spreadsheet for your first OKRs cycle. You'll need to get familiar with the scoring and tracking first. Then, you can scale your OKRs process by using a proper OKR-tracking tool for it.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

Investment OKRs templates

We've covered most of the things that you need to know about setting good OKRs and tracking them effectively. It's now time to give you a series of templates that you can use for inspiration!

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Investment. We also included strategic projects for each template to make it easier to understand the difference between key results and projects.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

OKRs to optimize the performance of our venture capital portfolio

  • ObjectiveOptimize the performance of our venture capital portfolio
  • Key ResultConduct 30+ thorough due diligence to identify promising start-ups for investment
  • TaskPresent and discuss findings with the investment committee for decision making
  • TaskCompile a list of potential startups based on industry trends and financial health
  • TaskConduct a detailed analysis of each startup's business model and market potential
  • Key ResultIncrease portfolio ROI by 15% through strategic investments and diversification
  • TaskReview current portfolio, identify underperforming assets
  • TaskConduct market research for profitable investment opportunities
  • TaskDevelop and implement a diversification strategy
  • Key ResultDecrease underperforming investments by 20% by performing comprehensive risk assessments
  • TaskConduct comprehensive risk assessments on each asset
  • TaskIdentify underperforming investments in your portfolio
  • TaskStrategically sell off 20% of underperforming assets

OKRs to deliver a well-informed assessment for a potential Series A follow-on investment at XY GmbH

  • ObjectiveDeliver a well-informed assessment for a potential Series A follow-on investment at XY GmbH
  • Key ResultComplete a comprehensive risk-benefit analysis of the follow-on investment
  • TaskIdentify and evaluate potential risks and benefits
  • TaskCompile and summarize analysis data in a final report
  • TaskGather all relevant data pertaining to the follow-on investment
  • Key ResultAnalyze XY GmbH's financial performance of the past two years
  • TaskCompare financial KPIs year-on-year to determine performance
  • TaskIdentify notable trends or outliers in financial data
  • TaskGather XY GmbH's financial statements from the past two years
  • Key ResultEvaluate competitiveness in XY GmbH's market sector
  • TaskReview customer satisfaction surveys and online reviews about XY GmbH's services
  • TaskAnalyze XY GmbH's product positioning and pricing against competitors
  • TaskConduct a SWOT analysis specific to XY GmbH's market sector

OKRs to identify high-potential startups for potential investment

  • ObjectiveIdentify high-potential startups for potential investment
  • Key ResultAttend or participate in a minimum of 3 startup pitch events to expand network and discover new opportunities
  • TaskRegister and RSVP for the chosen startup pitch events
  • TaskEngage with fellow entrepreneurs and exchange contact information for future collaboration
  • TaskPrepare a concise pitch to present at the startup pitch events
  • TaskResearch upcoming startup pitch events in the local area
  • Key ResultResearch and evaluate a minimum of 20 startups with innovative and scalable business models
  • TaskConduct thorough research on each startup's business model and scalability
  • TaskCreate a report summarizing the findings and key insights from the research
  • TaskCompile a list of 20 startups with innovative business models
  • TaskEvaluate the potential of each startup based on identified criteria
  • Key ResultConduct thorough due diligence on at least 10 startups, assessing financials, market potential, and team
  • TaskInvestigate the background and expertise of the team members in 10 startups
  • TaskSummarize the findings of due diligence in concise reports for each startup assessed
  • TaskResearch and analyze the financial statements of 10 startups for detailed assessment
  • TaskEvaluate the market potential of 10 startups through market analysis and potential growth opportunities
  • Key ResultEstablish partnerships with at least 2 trusted venture capitalists or angel investors for knowledge-sharing and potential co-investment opportunities
  • TaskReach out to the selected venture capitalists or angel investors to express interest in collaboration
  • TaskResearch and identify potential venture capitalists or angel investors with established credibility
  • TaskSet up meetings or calls with the identified partners to discuss knowledge-sharing and co-investment opportunities
  • TaskEstablish formal agreements and partnerships with the selected venture capitalists or angel investors

OKRs to attract €1m for SAFE investment funding

  • ObjectiveAttract €1m for SAFE investment funding
  • Key ResultClose at least 10 investment deals ranging €80,000 - €120,000 each
  • TaskIdentify potential investors interested in €80,000 - €120,000 investments
  • TaskNegotiate and finalize at least 10 investment deals
  • TaskDevelop a compelling presentation showcasing investment opportunities
  • Key ResultConduct 40 investor presentations to showcase SAFE investment benefits
  • TaskSchedule and conduct 40 investor presentations
  • TaskIdentify and compile list of potential investors for presentations
  • TaskDevelop compelling presentation material on SAFE investment benefits
  • Key ResultIdentify and connect with 100 potential investors with interest in SAFE
  • TaskDevelop a tailored pitch for SAFE investment
  • TaskResearch and list 100 potential SAFE investors
  • TaskInitiate contact with each identified investor

OKRs to achieve optimal resource allocation on funding

  • ObjectiveAchieve optimal resource allocation on funding
  • Key ResultReduce operational spending by 10%
  • TaskIdentify inefficient operations and implement cost-saving measures
  • TaskNegotiate with suppliers for discounted rates
  • TaskLimit non-essential expenditures
  • Key ResultImprove ROI on invested funds by 15%
  • TaskAnalyze current portfolio performance and identify underperforming assets
  • TaskRebalance portfolio to include identified higher-yield investments
  • TaskResearch potential higher-yield investment opportunities
  • Key ResultSecure 20% increase in investment funds
  • TaskCompile financial reports showcasing potential for growth
  • TaskDevelop a persuasive investment proposal
  • TaskSchedule pitches with potential investors

OKRs to scale the startup to achieve unicorn status

  • ObjectiveScale the startup to achieve unicorn status
  • Key ResultExpand customer base by acquiring 100 new clients
  • TaskIdentify target market segments and prioritize based on potential revenue and fit
  • TaskDevelop targeted marketing campaigns to attract potential clients from identified segments
  • TaskEstablish strategic partnerships with complementary businesses to leverage their customer base
  • TaskImplement referral program to encourage existing clients to refer friends and colleagues
  • Key Resultsecure $10 million in funding from investors
  • TaskIdentify and approach potential investors with a tailored and persuasive investment proposal
  • TaskDevelop and demonstrate a solid growth strategy and execution plan to convince investors
  • TaskCreate a compelling pitch deck highlighting the market potential, competitive advantage, and financial projections
  • TaskConduct thorough due diligence to ensure investors' trust by providing accurate financial information and projections
  • Key ResultIncrease monthly revenue by 30%
  • Key ResultAchieve a user retention rate of 80%
  • TaskImplement personalized notifications and incentives to encourage users to stay active
  • TaskImprove user onboarding process to enhance engagement and reduce churn
  • TaskContinuously analyze user behavior data to optimize the app experience and prevent attrition
  • TaskConduct regular user surveys to identify pain points and address them promptly

OKRs to raise 1 Million US Dollars as seed funding

  • ObjectiveRaise 1 Million US Dollars as seed funding
  • Key ResultIdentify and pitch to 50 potential investors in targeted industries
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive list of 50 potential investors in targeted industries
  • TaskResearch each investor's interests, prioritizing those aligned with our company
  • TaskDevelop and customize pitches tailored to each potential investor
  • Key ResultSecure commitments from 10 investors at an average of $100,000 each
  • TaskSchedule individual meetings to present pitch
  • TaskIdentify 20 potential investors for initial outreach
  • TaskPrepare a persuasive investment pitch
  • Key ResultExecute fundraising events/campaigns generating $200,000 in total
  • TaskOrganize high-donor events and peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns
  • TaskImplement donor stewardship plan to encourage repeat contributions
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive fundraising strategy targeting a $200,000 goal

OKRs to improve financial operations for increased efficiency and effectiveness

  • ObjectiveImprove financial operations for increased efficiency and effectiveness
  • Key ResultImplement a new budgeting strategy, ensuring 95% adherence to it
  • TaskConduct training on new budget adherence
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive, realistic budget strategy
  • TaskRegularly monitor and assess budget compliance
  • Key ResultReduce operational costs by 10% through optimizing resource allocation
  • TaskImplement optimization strategies for resource allocation
  • TaskEvaluate success metrics post-implementation
  • TaskAnalyze current resource distribution for inefficiencies
  • Key ResultIncrease return on investment by 15% via strategic financial decisions
  • TaskImplement cost-cutting measures across all departments
  • TaskEvaluate and identify profitable long-term investment opportunities
  • TaskRestructure high-cost debt to reduce expenditure

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