The history behind .Cocoon goes back in 2014 when .Contriber Ventures started to invest in startups as an angel investor. Working closely with founders in the portfolio (now over 30 companies), Rein Lemberpuu saw that the lethal obstacles for startup growth are not inside the business domain but rather in the founder’s approach to business. All founders lack knowledge about their new venture in the early stages, but some of them learn and adjust faster than others. Why so? And even more importantly - can this be improved?
Having been first-hand entrepreneurs and leaders for more than 20 years in almost 30 different organizations from a unicorn to NGO-s and foundations, the founders of .Contriber Ventures Rein Lemberpuu and Rain Kivisik learned to love and nurture human qualities necessary to become a great leader. Every tech entrepreneur has a unique leadership potential that can be developed according to the needs of their company. Every leader is unique, and so is every business.
.Cocoon is a 1-year company growth program through personal coaching
We focus on your personal development instead of the company and balance your mental health.
Your personal growth is an unfair advantage that can boost the organisation's growth as well.
We start from your startup’s business challenge and find the link between the challenge and your approach, attitudes, and behaviors. The mentors of the program guide the participants to see new perspectives based on which founders can find new solutions.
It is very rewarding to be able to support such growth, and it provides an unlimited source for learning about human mystery - that is the Why for the founders of .Cocoon that pushes to continuous creation and experimentation in the field of leadership psychology.
Future of .Cocoon
.Cocoon is carefully tailored to meet the needs of every participating company, and due to the nature of such intimate work, it cannot be scaled into masses. One .Cocoon center cannot accommodate more than 40 companies at any given time, but we can foresee that over time, new centers can be opened up when the needs lead the way. .Cocoon aims to stay one of the best leadership growth programs all over the world.
I am fulfilling the role of a mentor every day as an angel investor. Even if I enjoy it as an add-on to my investment strategy, then it can be done much more professionally and .Cocoon is excellent in filling that gap for me.
To learn about our mentors, please, visit the Mentors page.