6 OKR examples for Startup Launch

What are Startup Launch 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.

Crafting effective OKRs can be challenging, particularly for beginners. Emphasizing outcomes rather than projects should be the core of your planning.

We have a collection of OKRs examples for Startup Launch to give you some inspiration. You can use any of the templates below as a starting point for your OKRs.

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

Our Startup Launch OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Startup Launch Objectives and Key Results, but we did not stop there. Understanding the difference between OKRs and projects is important, so we also added examples of strategic initiatives that relate to the OKRs.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

OKRs to launch a viable startup in the tech industry

  • ObjectiveLaunch a viable startup in the tech industry
  • Key ResultHire a core team of five professionals in tech, marketing, and operations
  • TaskIdentify required skills and experience for each job role
  • TaskSchedule and conduct potential candidate interviews
  • TaskPost job vacancies on suitable recruitment platforms
  • Key ResultFinalize business plan with a detailed financial projection
  • TaskReview and refine existing business model assumptions
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive profit and loss projections
  • TaskIncorporate relevant market research into the plan
  • Key ResultSecure investment from at least three different sources for initial capital
  • TaskResearch and identify potential investors
  • TaskConduct pitching sessions to these investors
  • TaskCreate a compelling business plan

OKRs to successfully launch startup

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully launch startup
  • Key ResultSecure initial funding of at least $50K
  • TaskSet up pitches with interested investors
  • TaskDevelop a detailed business plan highlighting investment value
  • TaskIdentify potential investors in the chosen industry
  • Key ResultAchieve steady user growth rate of 20% month on month
  • TaskIdentify and target a specific user demographic via social media campaigns
  • TaskImplement a customer referral program with incentives
  • TaskOptimize SEO strategies for increased organic user traffic
  • Key ResultOnboard first 100 users
  • TaskProvide personalized support for early users
  • TaskLaunch marketing campaign to attract initial users
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive, user-friendly onboarding guide

OKRs to successfully launch the tech startup

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully launch the tech startup
  • Key ResultSecure funding from at least three investors by increasing company visibility
  • TaskEnhance online presence through social media and optimized website
  • TaskParticipate in industry networking events
  • TaskDevelop a compelling investor presentation
  • Key ResultDevelop, test and launch the MVP (minimum viable product) targeting user validation
  • TaskDesign and develop the minimum viable product
  • TaskCarry out rigorous testing and fixing of the MVP
  • TaskLaunch MVP and collect user validation data
  • Key ResultHire and onboard five skilled developers to establish the product team
  • TaskCreate a detailed job description for developer positions
  • TaskPromote vacancies on targeted recruitment platforms
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive onboarding program

OKRs to launch a high growth and profitable tech startup

  • ObjectiveLaunch a high growth and profitable tech startup
  • Key ResultDevelop a minimum viable product, tested and approved by a focus group of 25 participants
  • TaskCreate and test the product with focus group
  • TaskImplement changes based on feedback
  • TaskIdentify key features for the minimum viable product
  • Key ResultSecure funding worth at least $1M from reliable investors
  • TaskSchedule and conduct persuasive pitch meetings with investors
  • TaskDevelop a compelling business proposal showcasing ROI
  • TaskResearch and create a list of potential reliable investors
  • Key ResultAssemble a cohesive team of 5 skilled professionals for key operations
  • TaskIdentify required skills for key operations team roles
  • TaskSource potential candidates through networking or recruiting
  • TaskConduct interviews and select final team members

OKRs to launch a successful MVP

  • ObjectiveLaunch a successful MVP
  • Key ResultAchieve a NPS score above 40
  • TaskFix core issues mentioned in surveys
  • TaskSend NPS surveys to all users
  • Key ResultConvert 5 existing customers to paid
  • TaskLaunch pricing plans
  • TaskIntegrate with Stripe
  • Key ResultWe have 100 weekly active users
  • TaskImplement core features
  • TaskOnboard users
  • TaskBuild a landing page to recruit beta users

OKRs to successfully launch a venture capital fund

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully launch a venture capital fund
  • Key ResultIdentify and establish connections with at least 50 potential portfolio startups
  • TaskSet up follow-up meetings with interested startups
  • TaskSend introductory emails to identified startups
  • TaskResearch contact details of potential portfolio startups
  • Key ResultSecure investment commitments worth $20 million from initial seed investors
  • TaskResearch and identify potential seed investors
  • TaskArrange meetings with prospective investors
  • TaskCraft business proposal highlighting potential returns
  • Key ResultSet up legal and compliance standards for fund operations
  • TaskIdentify relevant local and international laws for fund operations
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive compliance framework addressing these laws
  • TaskTrain employees on new legal and compliance standards

Best practices for managing your Startup Launch 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 Startup Launch 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 Startup Launch 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

Spreadsheets are enough to get started. Then, once you need to scale you can use a proper OKR platform to make things easier.

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 Startup Launch 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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