High Growth Companies

Sharp Ahead are specialists in developing effective digital strategies for high growth companies.

Sharp Ahead was founded by experienced entrepreneurs who understand the challenges of high growth businesses, and how to help them grow even faster.

Our directors have raised multiple seed- and growth-stage rounds of venture capital, so we understand the particular challenges of venture-funded businesses.

Our agile, results-oriented approach means we can work in combination with your existing marketing and sales activities, boosting your sales pipeline to drive faster, more profitable growth.

Services

Enhanced Lead Generation

Our agile approach to lead generation means we can have campaigns in place and generating business results within a few weeks. We deploy campaigns alongside your existing website, no need for any redesign or rework.

Pipeline Nurturing

With complex products and services, the consideration cycle can be very long.

Our lead nurturing approaches allow you to get more value from your sales pipeline, faster.

Marketing Validation

We use agile test marketing approaches to validate demand and test product-market fit ahead of market entry.

Geographic Expansion

Digital lead generation is ideal for geographic expansion. We help our clients to take their products and services to worldwide markets in resource-efficient, low risk ways.

Website Design & Development

Sharp Ahead can design and develop your new website ensuring that it successfully communicates your value proposition, is optimised for converting potential new customers, and that it can grow with your business in an agile and cost-effective way.

SEO & Content Strategy

We can work with your inhouse team or third party agency to develop an SEO and content strategy that reaches your diverse stakeholder audiences, from potential investors to prospects and existing customers.

Sharp Ahead have transformed the way Oxford Innovation approach lead generation and marketing for our innovation centres. We have seen remarkable success in filling centres ahead of schedule, making us more profitable and efficient across our portfolio.

Jo Willett, Marketing & Business Development Director, Oxford Innovation

Our High Growth Companies Team:

Jennifer Esty,
Managing Director

Jennifer is a digital marketing expert with nearly 20 years of experience across a range of vertical sectors. Previously she managed digital marketing for Microsoft in the UK. Jennifer has a BA (Hons) in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard and a MSc in Journalism (Hons) from Columbia.

Dr John Woods,
Director of Strategy & Data Scientist

John holds a BA and PhD in Astrophysics from Oxford University and is one of the UK’s foremost experts in digital analytics. As a data scientist and start up entrepreneur, he has over 20 years’ experience in providing digital marketing across a range of professional services organisations.

To find out more, get in touch

TALK TO THE EXPERTS AT SHARP AHEAD >>

February 23, 2018
HTTPS

HTTPS encryption – time to act or face damage to your brand

Does your website use HTTPS yet? HTTPS is not just about security: it is also essential for many modern browser features. For several years, Google has […]
January 2, 2018
Sharp Ahead Highlights

Sharp Ahead Highlights of 2017

I’m writing this in that quiet time between Christmas and New Year. It’s a great time for reflection. It has been a busy year for us […]
December 21, 2017
John Woods

CRO Challenges for Niche B2B: An Interview with John Woods

At the recent Conversion Elite conference, Gemma Houghton of Webcertain.tv spoke to John Woods of Sharp Ahead about the challenges of conversion optimisation for niche B2B and other […]