Which regions will build the Silicon Valleys of the future?
As the Fourth Industrial Revolution transforms the technological foundations of global enterprise, the phenomenon of firms growing at unprecedented rates has become commonplace. The popular view associates hypergrowth with tech start-ups, the famous unicorns and gazelles so prevalent in the media. Contrary to this view, however, unicorns and gazelles are not the only beneficiaries of the scaling opportunities made possible by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Indeed, hypergrowth is being cultivated by companies both young and old, both public stars and hidden champions. Learn more about how global firms are mastering hypergrowth in the new normal.Read more
About the Project
Hypergrowth has moved out of Silicon Valley and become a global phenomenon. Companies are innovatively cultivating hypergrowth and learning to lead while rapidly scaling and expanding their business. This project shows how global business leaders are learning to manage extreme growth opportunities on the back of the 4th Industrial Revolution.Read more
Management challenges abound for hypergrowth firms. From creating, growing and managing markets to sourcing innovative global talent to handling regulatory bottlenecks, Hypergrowth firm leaders make decisions at a rapid pace. How do they respond when facing these challenges? Click here to see the decisions that helped master hypergrowth for these CEOs.Read more
The right business model for hypergrowth can arise at different enterprise lifecycles.
Markets and Clients
Discovering opportunities in undeveloped and underserved markets presents a challenge for any company.
Governments and other regulators are facing the challenge of rapidly changing technological and socio-economic developments.
Scalability in the hypergrowth context means that the business, as a complete system, is able to enlarge its activities in multiple markets simultaneously.
Hypergrowth companies are able to solve key challenges through close management of their stakeholders.
Hypergrowth companies are deeply indebted to the enabling attributes of technology’s central role in the global economy.
Beyond the fog of the global conglomerates and hyper-valued unicorns, there are businesses that range from start-ups to over seventy years old that are finding ways to achieve hypergrowth. Meet 6 companies with different profiles of Hypergrowth experience.Read more
Adapting to Uncertainty
This profile showcases a company that has been faced with an extremely volatile business environment.
Business Model Simplicity
Early understanding of a megatrend and successful application of a tested business model.
Reinventing the Company
Importance of understanding market requirements in a changing high-growth business environment.
Scaling Through Diversification
This profile showcases a company that has continuously scaled with multiple means.
Hypergrowth companies’ priorities differ from other growth companies. Learn more about their priorities and more about our findings.See infographics
How are companies becoming more innovative and leveraging digital opportunities? Learn more from relevant publications on the Forum’s Agenda platform.Read more
Contributors and Acknowledgements
The World Economic Forum’s many communities of members have given their time, data, knowledge and experience in support of this project. We gratefully acknowledge their contributions and thank them for helping pull the veil back on this valuable enterprise topic.Read more