We at Xinvest Consultants take pride in working with C-suite executives who are chartered with driving SBU- or
We help you connect the dots and make decisions.
enterprise-level growth.  We drive results, typically for Fortune 500 companies in the industrials, technology, and life sciences sectors.

We have a distinct preference for companies that take pride in technology-driven differentiation of their products and services. That is why occasionally we will work with a startup that is leveraging technology to disrupt a legacy business and values guidance from consultants with deep roots in engineering, science, and technology. We also work with private equity groups and venture capitalists to help them navigate the complex world of technology and engineering.

Our main focus is still market/business strategies, growth platform development, and new product development, but increasingly we are advising clients on artificial intelligence, machine/deep learning, robotics, B2B software, XaaS, and response to gig/sharing economy.

Recent clients include a good mix of Fortune 500 firms, private equity groups, venture capital firms, and startups; among them GE, P&G, Caterpillar, Pfizer, Insight Venture Partners, Highland Capital Partners, Emerson, Legrand, Champlain Capital Management, Rio Tinto, and Lionbridge, among others.

Xinvest was founded by Jay Dwivedi, a seasoned management consultant with strong background in engineering and business strategy.  He has a long track record in business consulting having previously worked for Charles River Associates and Kline & Company. Previously, he was an executive with Sealed Air Corporation.  Currently, he is a top-rated consultant on Catalant, the business expertise on-demand platform.

Digital strategy framework for legacy websites

It is shocking that in 2016, there are so many billion-Dollar companies with websites that scream "1999!"  Indeed it understandable that the technology on the web is changing so rapidly and the cost to upgrade a large website can easily exceed seven figures even if the bulk of the work is offshored.  Unfortunately, even for an enterprise that does no e-commerce transactions, the lost opportunity from an updated website can be tremendous.  If you have a competitor, you must keep your website fully compliant with all the industry standards and compatible by how visitors interact with your website.  The process and methodology that we use here at Xinvest is shown in the slide deck below:

Which business opportunity should we pick?

It is a challenge that many businesses face.  A lot of time it is not uncommon to analyze the opportunity to death and what you come up with is paralysis and confusion.  To complicate the decision-making further, there is the added impact of confusion (not knowing very well the attributes of the opportunity),

What we have found works really well in screening opportunities out is by looking at three dimensions: size, risk, and reward.  It is simple and clever.  If you think about it, if the size is attractive enough, the risk is low to moderate, and the reward is medium to high, it is pretty straightforward to see that this is an excellent opportunity to pursue.  It can be a new market opportunity or even an acquisition to consider.

Opportunity Selection Matrix

Matrix to decide which business opportunity to choose
What if we don't know the exact numbers?

Actually, that is a common problem.  In fact, even when we do know the numbers, they are merely estimates, or worse, simply guesses.  And that's okay.  By thinking in terms of ranges and assigning qualitative measures like low/medium/high, you can still make charts like this.  What we typically do is to develop some measures.  For example, if the client says that if the profit is $25-50 million, they will consider it.  In other words, profit below $25 million means that the reward is low and above that is high.  And so forth.