Early Metrics

Supporting the open innovation ecosystem since 2014


Early Metrics produces startup ratings and research to empower a changing economy. As an independent startup rating agency, we have developed a scientific methodology to reliably evaluate startups and SMEs thanks to both qualitative and quantitative metrics. Moreover, we are able to identify emerging tech trends across multiple industries.

We therefore aim to provide the right open innovation tools for decision-makers from funds and corporates to discover, qualify and engage with the best innovative startups.

Founded in 2014, Early Metrics now counts over 50 employees and has offices in Paris and London. We have rated over 3500 European and international startups for over 280 clients among which many CAC40 and FTSE100 companies.

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Antoine Baschiera

Co-founder of Early Metrics

Antoine Baschiera is the co-founder and Director General of Early Metrics. After completing a Master’s degree at AgroParisTech, he went on to hold a role as a product engineer at L’Oreal and then as a financial analyst at PwC. That’s where he met his collaborator Sébastien Paillet with whom he launched Early Metrics.
Antoine is a frequent commentator on innovation strategy, startup-corporate relationship and emerging tech trends. A keynote speaker at VivaTech, Ignite UK, and EPFL Startup, he has also been featured in Forbes, the Financial Times, CNBC and Les Echos. Currently living in France after many years spent in the UK, Italy and Spain, Antoine is a polyglot and an avid rugby player.

Sébastien Paillet

Co-founder of Early Metrics

Sébastien Paillet is the co-founder and President of Early Metrics. Sébastien started his career as Financial and Administrative Manager at Execo Holding. He subsequently joined the consulting firm PwC, where he was assigned missions with international clients in the transport, luxury and real estate industries. As an expert in corporate-startup collaboration, Sébastien has a strong understanding of the organisational structures of blue-chip companies, as well as the operational and strategic challenges faced by fast-growing tech companies. Sébastien supports several executive committees (CAC40, Fortune 500) in identifying their digital challenges and in transforming their operations. He is also a proud dad and marathon runner.

Our Partners

Our Commitments

Through the initiative EM Helps Others, Early Metrics’ employees are encouraged to give back to their community and support charitable causes they care about.

Early Metrics is especially committed in three areas:


Helping vulnerable individuals access better education and passing on our knowledge to empower budding entrepreneurs


Helping alleviate the burden of climate change and supporting sustainable projects

Social welfare

Helping disadvantaged people access food, shelter and companionship

Our teams have had the chance to work with incredible charities including:

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If you want to work at the heart of the startup ecosystem and grasp tomorrow’s trends, go no further.

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Business and modeling analyst

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Account Executive

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Editor & translator - FR & EN


VC Analyst

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