In Prototyze, the co-creation of a venture happens through 3 layers:
- The co-founders and CXOs (CEO/COO/CTO…) of that particular venture [See Chapter 2.3: The Role of a Venture Leader] And the team-heads who come in subsequently.
- Prototyze CXOs who work in specialized areas with all ventures [See Chapter 3.1: What purpose do Prototyze CXOs serve] and InnerHeads, which provides business services like F&A, Corporate Management (including Recruitment, Induction), Extra Hands (Facilities Management, Administration…). [See Chapter 3.2: Why does InnerHeads Exist]
- The Director of Prototyze who is responsible for directing a few specific functions [See Chapter 3.3: What is the role of Gourav Jaswal]
Despite the venture studio model, the core leadership of each venture is within that venture.
It includes CXOs (optimally between 3 and 5) as the first, most prominent layer. Then the ‘Team Heads’ (about 3-6, depending on the venture size). And finally, the key ‘Unit Leaders’—no matter by what name they are called—even if they are a Unit of One.
Taking a sports analogy, the venture leadership is like the captain and team playing on the field. The Board is like the owner’s representatives. The CXOs at Prototyze are the Coaches and Managers. And leaders from Innerheads are like expert support staff in physiotherapy, psychology, communications….The purpose of everyone is to make the team win.
Which is why the venture leadership is intended as the key leadership. They have responsibility, rewards and recognition commensurate with the expectation that they will lead the companies to success.