Venture Rank Signals

We identify the companies that fuel your personal and professional growth, using a framework developed from leading venture capitalists, startup operators, and data scientists as a way to predict if a company is on a breakout trajectory.

Founders

Venture Rank's Founder Score is based on founders past success as entrepreneurs, operators, researchers, or experts in their fields.
High marks are given to founders with successful exits, or key roles at world class companies (VP of Engineering at Stripe, CFO of a F500, etc.), and those that have relevant experience in their target market (Ed Tech Founder, with K-12 Teaching experience, etc.).

Low marks are given to inexperienced founders, with little track record within their existing company, or otherwise.
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Team

Venture Rank's Team Score is based on expertise level of key team members, and metrics such as retention, employee reviews, and engagement.
High marks are given to teams that come from world class companies, particularly successful startups, have glowing reviews, and retain key team members and employees at above average rates.

Low marks are given to teams that lack core skill sets and experiences for their industry, have high churn among employees, and founders, with questionable sentiments online.
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Investors

Venture Rank's Investor Score is based on the quality of the firms and angels backing a company.
High marks are given to companies with investors that have the highest rates of successful exits/IPO's, history of follow on funding, and image within the tech ecosystem. Extra points going for domain experts investing as angels.

Low Marks are given to teams with no investing history, or concerns with key signals such as early investors not following on, etc.
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Growth

Venture Rank's Growth Score is based on the traction a company has seen across key metrics.
High marks are given to companies with growing user base or customer base, employee count, and above average website traffic, app downloads, search engine metrics, and engagement on social or other online communities (Hacker News, Product Hunt, etc.)

Low Marks are given for teams with no available, or data that suggests plateauing, for key metrics.
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Market

Venture Rank's Growth Score is based on analysis of the companies value proposition, product, and general trends on their industry.
High marks are given to companies that sit in either hot markets, or markets likely to grow rapidly over the coming years, and products that fit into existing trends in society and changes in the market that lead to massive opportunities. This is our most subjective measure, and we rely on industry experts to help formulate a thesis, and evaluate companies. Markets with high fundraising activity, top talent entering the industry, search traffic for key words, etc.

Low Marks are given to companys in stagnating or saturated markets, with value propsitions that have been done, and failed.

Payments

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Plugins

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