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Introducing Daydream Experts, a standalone Services x Tech offering to help 20-100 person founders and early-stage leaders drive more impact from their data.

  • When you work with Daydream Experts, we act as your fractional data team but better, faster, cheaper, and with a lot less headache than basically any alternative.

  • We believe we’ve built the very best way to meet your data needs without hiring — we help you unlock the power of your data with a lot less cost and effort vs. hiring, using contractors, or working with a traditional agency. To do this, we leverage our a powerful formula of proprietary tech, AI, global execution, and expertise from the world’s leading business experts.

  • We’ll work with you wherever you visualize data — We believe Daydream is the best way to operationalize your data and can use it to save you lots of money. However, we can help you out wherever you visualize data. You don’t need to use Daydream to get started.

FAQ Below:

  1. How’d we get here

  2. Why should you use Daydream Experts?

  3. How should you use Daydream Experts?

  4. Who should use Daydream Experts?

  5. How much does Daydream Experts cost?

  6. How does Daydream Experts work with Daydream BI?

How’d we get here?

Daydream Experts is our way of scaling our mission to make data more impactful for execs, ops, and finance. If you’re a typical early stage startup (20-100 people), we believe Daydream should be where you go to meet your data needs — long before you hire your own data team.

Through building Daydream, we’ve worked with 100+ 20-100 person companies to help them use data more effectively to run their business and communicate with investors or customers.

In order to scale our onboarding, we built a magic-feeling machine focused on servicing our customer’s data needs. This machine lets us address data requests cost effectively by leveraging a proprietary combo of our own tech, AI, and both global and in-house experts, and business leader partners.

Until now, we’ve only offered these data services to Daydream customers. But as we reflected, we realized we could use the same machine to help a lot of startups that might not be ready to make the jump to a new BI platform yet — either because they’re too early (their data is messy, they haven’t settled on metrics) or because they’re deeply entrenched in another platform and not ready to rip off the band-aid, yet.

And so we started dreaming about how to make Daydream Experts a reality.

Why should you use Daydream Experts?

We believe we’re a much better solution for most startups vs. almost any alternative — doing this work yourself, or hiring a full-time person, consultant, or a traditional agency.

Today, many early stage (20-100 person) startups end up in an awkward data gray area where a founder, finance leader, ops, or other non-technical team member becomes the bottleneck for data work — or else where engineering teams end up being pulled away from critical product work. Here’s why that’s bad:

  • It’s a bad (expensive) use of time — there’s almost always a big trade-off when a founder or business leader spends hours writing SQL & on manual data prep that someone else could do just as easily.

  • Your team ends up bottlenecked — startup leaders are stretched thin. If your team is reliant on a founder or leader to prepare the critical data they need, they’ll be waiting a while and making a lot inefficient decisions.

  • It’s frustrating & distracting — we often see leaders who feel frustrated they need to educate their team on metrics that are standard for other similar startups. This is a massive time suck, and further distracts from more strategic priorities.

With Daydream Experts, we can give you:

  • Peace-of-mind — with Daydream Experts, we’ve already done the research so you get the best-practice metrics and workflows you need to make your data operationally useful. We’ve co-developed programs with the world’s leading startup experts & your data work is certified by folks who’ve run finance, analytics, and growth at the world’s top startups.

  • Cost and time savings - We can save you tens or thousands of dollars. We’re able to offer you cost efficiencies you wouldn’t get on your own by leveraging a proprietary combo of our own tech, AI, and both global and in-house experts, and business leader partners.

  • Guidance to make data a profit vs. cost-center — we guide you towards targeted data investments that help you drive impact from your data and bring data into the workflow, while helping you avoid unnecessary investments. We help you figure out the right way to incorporate data into your daily workflow.

How should you use Daydream Experts?

We help with a variety of data work, but here’s are some examples of where we often come in

  • Board and investor reporting: Board prep that will uplevel the convo and wow your investors

  • OKR & KPI tracking: Align your company around targets

  • ARR & Revenue reporting: ARR composition, cohorting, and insights

  • Sales reporting: Pipeline, hygiene, and insights

  • Other reporting: Including customer health, product usage,

  • Data transformation & hygiene: Automate manual work and get your data ready for visualization & analysis

Who should use Daydream Experts?

We tend to work with startups that look like this:

  • Often around 20-100 people — You have something working and are going through a maturation process as you scale.

  • Increasing data needs — Your investors & board are asking for metrics that it’s hard for you to provide. And you know some elements of your business are deeply unoptimized. But it’s going to take work to the level of visibility you need — and you have a million other burning fires.

  • Limited in house data support — You may not have hired a full time data analyst yet. Instead, you may be reliant on an exec (maybe even a founder!), finance or ops hire, or your engineering team to write SQL or manage analysis across many spreadsheets.


How does Daydream Experts work with Daydream BI?

You can work with Daydream Experts as a standalone service. However, when you combine Daydream experts with the Daydream platform you get a couple benefits:

  • Your data is more operationally useful — Daydream connects data with context and discussion. This lets you get more out of your data investment by connecting data with your operational workflows.

  • You save money on Daydream Experts — We’ve built proprietary tech including templates, a metrics library, and behind the scenes workflow enhancers that let you get more support when you work within the Daydream platform. When you work through Daydream, you can get XX% more for the same number of Hours.


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