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Extra-financial analysis

Each startup is positioned in our database of over 3,500 rated companies. Early Metrics' reports offer a complete presentation of every startup, from its value proposition to its team skills and business model. The analysis allows decision-makers in open innovation, investment or even procurement to make confident decisions.

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Indicators of operational and financial risk

The combination of operational and financial risk analyses will allow you to streamline your decision-making process. Early Metrics can provide a 24-months survival rate prediction thanks to its backtesting work, which is based on a regular tracking of the startups post-rating.

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Evaluation of an investment objective

Early Metrics offers an in-depth financial analysis of investment targets, using a proprietary methodology designed for startups. We provide a 360° view of the target's assets and a multi-pronged valuation. An executive summary can also accelerate your investment deliberations.

Our methodology

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In collaboration with our scientific committee and analysts, we have set up a startup rating methodology based on three main pillars: management, project and market.

First of all, the Early Metrics rating model is based on the crucial step of interviewing members of the startup's founding team. We analyse qualitative data points, from the entrepreneurs' skills to their ability to effectively execute their growth plan.

Our second pillar focuses on the project carried by the entrepreneurs. In addition to the business model and traditional traction, we look at market positioning, business trends, technology and execution. This provides an in-depth understanding of the startup's innovation and its deployment potential.

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On the market side, we go further than simply calculating the addressable market size. We focus on measuring a tech startup's ability to expand its activities in its environment, assessing the power relationships between stakeholders and measuring the market's appetite for innovation.

We regularly conduct statistical tests to validate the robustness of our methodology. Moreover, we continuously optimise our startup rating model by leveraging our large database of innovative companies.

Rating distribution

Based on over 2,000 startups 24 months after being rated by Early Metrics

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Our products

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Extra-financial analysis
Positioning among +3,500 rated startups
Oral presentation to the client
Financial and operational risk analysis
Reference calls with stakeholders
Analysis of growth hypotheses
Valuation of the startup
Executive summary delivered in a shorter deadline (optional)
ESG indicator module (optional)
Type of decision
  • – Selection for an acceleration programm
    – Engaging in a light PoC / Partnership
    – First analysis of an investment target

  • – Deployment of a collaboration or partnership
    – Further enquire on an investment target

  • – Taking a majority or minority stake
    – Acquire a target
    – Launch a co-development
    – Launch a strategic partnership

We also develop ad-hoc rating models for our clients

Who uses us?

We support corporates and funds in discovering innovation trends
and rating startups in a wide range of sectors.

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