3 OKR examples for Seed Funding

What are Seed Funding 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.

Writing good OKRs can be hard, especially if it's your first time doing it. You'll need to center the focus of your plans around outcomes instead of projects.

We understand that setting OKRs can be challenging, so we have prepared a set of examples tailored for Seed Funding. Take a peek at the templates below to find inspiration and kickstart your goal-setting process.

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

Our Seed Funding OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Seed Funding. 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 secure $1 million for the pre-seed funding round

  • ObjectiveSecure $1 million for the pre-seed funding round
  • Key ResultIdentify and reach out to 50 potential investors by end of phase 1
  • TaskInitiate contact with each investor through personalized emails
  • TaskResearch and locate contact information for identified investors
  • TaskIdentify 50 potential investors using business directories or networking
  • Key ResultAchieve commitment for investment from minimum 50% met investors by final phase
  • TaskNegotiate and finalize investment commitments from participating investors
  • TaskCreate a compelling presentation for potential investors
  • TaskSchedule and conduct regular meetings with interested investors
  • Key ResultSecure meetings with at least 25% of identified investors by phase 2
  • TaskCreate a persuasive investment proposal
  • TaskSchedule and arrange meetings with identified investors
  • TaskIdentify and research potential investors for pitching

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 secure Seed funding

  • ObjectiveBe on track for Seed funding
  • Key ResultReach $200k ARR
  • Key ResultShow a 3x year-on-year revenue growth

Best practices for managing your Seed Funding 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

The #1 role of OKRs is to help you and your team focus on what really matters. Business-as-usual activities will still be happening, but you do not need to track your entire roadmap in the 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

Don't fall into the set-and-forget trap. It is important to adopt a weekly check-in process to get the full value of your OKRs and make your strategy agile – otherwise this is nothing more than a reporting exercise.

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 above). 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 Seed Funding OKRs with AI

While we have some examples above, 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 Seed Funding OKRs

OKRs without regular progress updates are just KPIs. You'll need to update progress on your OKRs every week to get the full benefits from the 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

Most teams should start with a spreadsheet if they're using OKRs for the first time. Then, once you get comfortable you can graduate to a proper OKRs-tracking tool.

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.

More Seed Funding OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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