Supercharging high-caliber entrepreneurs with a Rialto Certification™

Rialto is the only objective, third-party credentialing system for early-stage innovation. We utilize intelligent data and senior investment & domain expertise in a highly selective vetting process to distinguish exceptional early-stage companies at the ground floor of elite U.S. innovation hubs. View Case Studies

Operator

I lead a Pre-Seed to Series B startup in the United States.

Enterprise

I am a VC, corporate innovation executive, or service rep.

Angel

I am an individual interested in VC-caliber startup investments.

Talent

I am a professional open-minded to joining a top startup.

Rialto is committed to certifying a 50-50 gender balance of high-performing early-stage founders.

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Seed Stage

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Female Led Management Teams

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MIT Spinnouts

What is a Rialto Certification?

Rialto is an intelligent, evidence-based system of recognition. A Rialto Certification™ is a trusted third-party assessment that an early-stage company exhibits objective indicators of subsequent top decile growth performance amongst their peer group, according to an evidence-based point framework. A Rialto Certification™ is not an investment recommendation and Rialto takes no responsibility for investment decisions.

  • Step 1

    Q&A Interview

    We schedule a brief 30 minute call or in-person coffee meet that includes a standard Q&A to get a better sense of the inspiration and context behind your company.

  • Step 2

    Formal Review

    We conduct a formal review that includes: 1) review and analysis by a Rialto ratings analyst 2) review and analysis by an institutional investor 3) review and analysis by a senior domain expert.

  • Step 3

    Communicate Results

    Results are communicated to founders in a timely manner. Companies that qualify as Rialto Certified obtain exclusive access to the Rialto digital network and are paired with a Rialto Advisor.

Evidence-Based Certification Standards ⇆ Adjusted to Market Dynamics

We are committed to developing an equitable and evidence-based standard of VC-caliber innovation, to differentiate and accelerate high-performing operators at an unprecedented scale.

12%

of Reviewed Companies Meet Certification Standards

6%

of Certified Companies Acquired in Past Twelve Months

$90mm+

in Aggregate Certified Company Exit Value to Date

55%

of Certified Companies Actively Raising Rounds

100%

of Certified Companies on Platform are Active

Why Get Certified?

Be recognized by well-respected domain experts for what objectively makes your company great: your team, the value-drivers behind your solution, and your market opportunity. Join a growing network of elite early-stage management teams nationwide committed to catalyzing an equitable and intelligent entrepreneurial landscape. Obtain exclusive in-platform access to handpicked talent, institutional investors, and high-caliber corporate innovation teams.

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Hear directly from management teams at the earliest stages.

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Navigate Rialto certified companies across elite U.S. innovation hubs by the characteristics that matter to you, including real-time fundraising timelines, product development stages, and team qualifications.

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Obtain a fundamental understanding of a company's inspiration, qualifications, product differentiation, and real-time progress. Only first person information and statistics, with no data scraping whatsoever.

Engage instantly

Chat in one click with management teams of interest and schedule coffee meetings or phone calls. Securely request and exchange documents and manage conversations centrally.

For Certified Companies

Engage handpicked investor, corporate, and talent networks.

Tell your story once

Exhibit what makes your company great and your team unique. Share your One-Pager selectively with committed, value-adding professionals and prospective hires.

Identify the best internationally

Access handpicked networks of institutional and corporate investors, angels, corporate executives, and blue-chip full-time and part-time talent. We do the heavy lifting for you.

Engage efficiently

Chat only with professionals of interest, schedule coffee meetings or phone calls, and securely request and exchange documents. No placement or transaction fees whatsoever.

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