The Philosophy of the Fluency Score
Fluency Score data is revolutionizing the startup support and investment industry with data-driven decision making, much like what Moneyball data analysis did for baseball.
Pattern-matching (what you look like) and social capital (who you know) are the current drivers for decisions on which companies will access capital and resources for their business. In a massive jump ahead in technology, the Fluency Score provides an objective, standardized metric that can be used industry-wide to remove bias and level the playing field for the very best, most promising companies to emerge, based on proven metrics.
The Fluency Score brings true equity to the table, in addition to the value it brings to our customers both at the company level and at the dataset level.
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For more about our “Why,” read more here, especially Fluent founder Beth McKeon’s article: “Dismantling Systemic Bias Against Black Founders: Replacing Social Capital and Pitch Culture with Data.”
Denver-based data technology company Fluent’s flagship product is the Fluency Score, which works like a FICO Score for startups.
Used by investors, accelerators, foundations, and the Department of Defense, the Fluency Score measures business model risk in early-stage ventures to produce a standardized score and visualization of product-market fit. Fluent is defining a new category of sophisticated data-driven decision making, leading the way in professionalizing this risky asset class and unlocking an equitable framework for access to capital and resources across the industry.