The rating agency for startups and innovative SMEs

The rating agency for startups and innovative SMEs

Our ratings help leaders decide

Early Metrics assesses the  growth potential of innovative ventures. Our ratings bring transparency to corporations, investors and entrepreneurs. We promote the most exciting innovations of tomorrow.

Our story

Launched in 2014 as an independent third party, Early Metrics has one purpose: bring more transparency to an increasingly complex global startup ecosystem, and support decision-makers in making sense of it.

Our values

Independence

Our ratings are free for the rated companies: we do not charge any fees to the startups to avoid any conflict of interest. Our clients trust the accuracy of our rating model, as our independence ensures rating bias is avoided.

Excellence

We strive to empower clients and entrepreneurs by providing them with keys to understanding and driving innovation. To achieve excellence, we continuously improve our rating model and core methodology, develop our analysts’ skills and put great emphasis on internal processes.

Ambition

Transparency shapes the startup ecosystem and enhances positive interactions amongst its stakeholders. We strongly believe in our mandate as an independent rating agency, and aim to become a standard of certification for investors, corporates and entrepreneurs worldwide.

Our Rating Model

Our proprietary rating methodology allows us to accurately evaluate the potential of growth of any innovative venture. Our model, based on non-financial criteria, emphasises qualitative data. It is applicable to any industry and maturity level, from seed to growth stage. We focus on three main pillars:

Management Team

At the heart of our rating model is the interview with the founding team. We analyse qualitative data points, from the entrepreneurs' skills to their ability to efficiently execute their growth plan.

Project and tech

Alongside the business model, and traditional traction, we examine market positioning, commercial trends, technology and execution. This provides an in-depth understanding of an innovation and its deployment potential.

Ecosystem

Beyond market sizing, we focus on measuring the ability for a young venture to expand its operations within its environment, and evaluate power relations between stakeholders as well as the market appetite for innovation.

Our Methodology

Our Methodology

Our rating methodology was designed following three principles: that credit default risk is a wrong indicator for a young venture; relevant data from a growing private company can only be collected through a collaborative conversation with the entrepreneurs; this data is the foundation of a comprehensive analysis. Our strengths:

Our rating methodology was designed following three principles: that credit default risk is a wrong indicator for a young venture; relevant data from a growing private company can only be collected through a collaborative conversation with the entrepreneurs; this data is the foundation of a comprehensive analysis. Our strengths:

Scientific approach

Together with our scientific committee and data analysts, we conduct regular statistical backtesting to validate the robustness of our methodology. We validate and optimize our rating model through the exploitation of a large startup database.

Objective Analysis

Our analysts are intensively trained to methodically assess the non-financial metrics of analyzed ventures, thus guaranteeing a uniform examination of each startup.Internal peer-review processes further reduce subjective analyses.

Time-Efficiency

Our rating methodology is built to fit timing constraints of both entrepreneurs and clients, with a unique purpose: establish the rating as fast-track audit for the startups, and a decision-making accelerator for investors and corporate actors.

Our Team

Our team is the backbone of our company and shares our vision of transparency for the startup ecosystem. Each team member brings to Early Metrics previous industry expertise, a highly analytical and critical thinking mindset, and a passion for promoting the most innovative ventures. We champion diversity and see every individual as an asset.

Antoine Baschiera

Sébastien Paillet

President, co-founder

Sébastien Paillet

Antoine Baschiera

CEO, co-founder

Arnaud Lapeyrie

Audrey Destang

COO France

Audrey Destang

Arnaud Lapeyrie

Venture Capital Analyst

Avi Winter

Bertille Le Bihan

Venture Capital Analyst

Bertille Le Bihan

Avi Winter

Country Manager - Israel

Camron Miraftab

Daphné Aubé

Business Developer Senior - France

Daphné Aubé

Camron Miraftab

Venture Capital Analyst

David Rhenals

Edouard Thibaut

CQO

Edouard Thibaut

David Rhenals

Data Scientist

Elia Pradel

Emir Berkane

Key Account Manager

Emir Berkane

Elia Pradel

Head of Ecosystem - FR

Hamza Bennani

Jonathan Williet

Manager - International Operations

Jonathan Williet

Hamza Bennani

Venture Capital Analyst

Leslie Dery

Maria Mossadek

Venture Capital Analyst

Maria Mossadek

Leslie Dery

Venture Capital Analyst

Pierre-Louis Martinie

Sarah Nöckel

Venture Capital Analyst - International Operations

Sarah Nöckel

Pierre-Louis Martinie

Chief Sales Officer France

Sébastien Albou

Simon Jacobs

Business Developer - Germany

Simon Jacobs

Sébastien Albou

Venture Capital Analyst

Soline Kauffmann-Tourkestansky

Tanguy Tatibouet

Venture Capital Analyst

Tanguy Tatibouet

Soline Kauffmann-Tourkestansky

Head of Ecosystem

Tanguy Steeg

Thibault Baratelli

Venture Capital Analyst

Thibault Baratelli

Tanguy Steeg

Business Developer - France

Our Advisors

Early Metrics is supported by a board of strategic and scientific advisors bringing their expertise in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation, investment, and private equity.

Gonzague de Blignières

Alexandre Bédier

Advisor

Alexandre Bédier

Gonzague de Blignières

Advisor

Cécile Saint Martin

Benjamin Le Pendeven

Advisor

Benjamin Le Pendeven

Cécile Saint Martin

Advisor

Arthur de Catheu

Cédric Teissier

Advisor

Cédric Teissier

Arthur de Catheu

Advisor

Patrick Marché

Alexandre Ichai

Advisor

Alexandre Ichai

Patrick Marché

Advisor

We grow, you grow. Be part of the team.

We are always looking for our future team members, bright minds and passionate spirits. If you share our vision, join us! If you think you are a good match, apply through Angel List, or send us your CV and cover letter.  

Our latest openings include VC Analyst and Business Development roles.

https://angel.co/early-metrics/jobs

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