Scoring Methodology for Startups


To identify high-quality articles that describe frameworks for scoring/assessing/evaluating startups. This is to help develop a startup scoring methodology for your blog.

Early Findings

There are varying criteria investors and accelerators look out for when evaluating or assessing startups. Below are some of the key factors top startup hubs consider when backing a startup.
  • TechStars: According to the prominent accelerator, leadership and team management are the key things it considers when backing a startup. TechStars believes the ability to execute is the most critical factor when backing any startup.
  • The accelerator also disclosed its "pitch checklist," which lists out the factors it considers when assessing each startup. The factors include the team, idea, product, market, competition, business model, traction, timing, and intellectual property.
  • RocketSpace: The well-known startup hub recently published a list of the top things VCs evaluate or consider before funding early-stage startups. The factors include the founding team, return on investment, competitive advantage, market momentum, and mission.
  • According to Investopedia, a top investment and finance publication, the key factors VCs and investors typically consider when investing include the management, the size of the market, competitive edge, and associated risks.

Summation Of The Availability Of Information Relevant To The Goals

In our initial hour of research, we were able to identify three high-quality articles from prominent hubs and publications that describe the frameworks for scoring/assessing startups.


In addition to this public search, we scanned our proprietary research database of over 1 million sources and were unable to find any specific research reports that address your goals.

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