We help incubators, accelerators, VCs and investors.

Why join the F4S community?

We help investors reduce risk by benchmarking founders against the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and business builders. In addition to a well-developed “gut feel”, innovative investors and accelerators are using F4S to:

  • Support your investment. Uncover the blind spots scientifically shown to prevent a startup succeeding or business from scaling.
  • Gain confidence in the focus of founders to achieve investment goals.
  • Pinpoint the individuals, teams, mentors and boards that will best lead to significant returns.

Who F4S is for?

  • Angel investors wanting to minimize risk in early stage funding by illuminating the likelihood of startup success.
  • Incubators and accelerators that want to identify founder blind spots and perfectly match mentors to develop talent.

  • VCs that want to accelerate growth with complementary teams and partners, and boards that support business blind spots.

Here's what you’ll get.

Acquire precise and early clarity of a founder’s likelihood of success to curate ideal teams and provide laser-focused mentoring and board support. F4S membership includes:


The F4S Entrepreneurial Assessment Tool

A scientifically proven assessment to identify your unique entrepreneurial talents.


The F4S Entrepreneurial Benchmarking Tool

A benchmark report that prioritizes your critical areas to focus on.


The F4S Investor and Accelerator Ranking Tool

Match your motivations against those of successful entrepreneurs and compare your results against others in your network. 


The F4S Co-Founder and Team Comparison Tool

Compare your results with your co-founder, startup team and investors to overcome business blind spots and create stronger teams. 


The F4S Personal Coaching and Advice Tool

48 quick and clever videos that explain the blind spots you need to focus on and the areas you should optimize and actionable steps to help you achieve your goals written by the world's leading entrepreneurial coach and tailored to your results.


How it works

Founders take a short assessment. We measure 48 intrinsic attitudes that immediately indicate the likelihood of venture success.

  1. Founders results are benchmarked against the F4S profile of entrepreneurs who exited for between $6m and $1.2bn.
  2. We show how to optimize desirable skills and compensate for blind spots.
  3. Use F4S to perfectly match founding teams, mentors and boards.
  4. Re-assess evolving attitudes and skill requirements to keep your investment on track.

The science-y bits

Over 20 years, we collected data from a ‘hidden population’ of successful Australian business owners and the general Australian workforce. From the findings of our academically rigorous and peer-reviewed world-first study, we’ve defined:

  • Attitudes that distinguish successful entrepreneurs from the working population.
  • Behaviors that correlate with business success and failure.

  • Attitudinal ‘blind spots’ that threaten startup success.

  • Correlations between specific attitudes and funding and exits.

  • Critical differences required in entrepreneurial leadership and business building.

  • How venture success can increase through founder self-evaluation.

Success Stories


Whether they’ve exited for $6m or $1.2b, everyone who leverages F4S has an inspiring story to share.


Mark Rowland

CEO DTP Ventures, Co-Founder styleTread

"I have used Fingerprint for Success with a number of our startups to support investment due diligence; recruitment of co-founders; dealing with team dynamics and co-founder conflict.  It is an amazing tool, which has an incredible depth of detail and allows for greater understanding and application."

Creel Price

Co-Founder + CEO Investible

"No other tool is as powerful or insightful to identify and develop entrepreneurs as F4S."

Find out more  

We consult with a number of angel investors, incubators, accelerators and VCs to help reduce the risk from investing in startups. Discover how we can help your portfolio today.

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