Last month, we launched Management Mosaic, an algorithm for scoring founders.
The idea of rating people and teams certainly gets people talking.
For some of you, especially those of you who’ve seen the Black Mirror episode "Nosedive," you thought it was scary.
The reality is we’ve scored startups for a while as part of our Mosaic algo. For the last 7 years, it consisted of 3 models, aka the 3 Ms:
Mosaic has been ridiculously good at picking unicorns, as mentioned yesterday.
Clients regularly asked us for a 4th M: Management.
It was also the most challenging so it took us a while to develop a model we had faith in.
I recently chatted with Biz Carson at Protocol about the algorithm and how it serves as a shortcut to separate startup technology company players from the pretenders (grab the link in The Industry Standard below).
In her write-up, she details some of the atypical attributes we’ve observed that are indicative of founder success. Some of these fly in the face of conventional wisdom built upon the shallow mental models that people rely on.
We’re already seeing clients use Management Mosaic to find the best companies in a way that is immensely scalable and not constrained by shallow mental models or by being in the same network, geography, etc. They’re also importing this data directly into their internal systems via our API.
To see Management Mosaic in action, clients can check out our analyses of the:
And much more to come.