We’re excited to announce our continued backing of Fingerprint for Success (F4S), a platform whose world-first technology is pioneering the democratisation of coaching, carving a new category for technology-driven human development.
This AU$5m seed round was led by Club Investible with 12 members of the global investor community participating. Five V Capital and Salesforce Ventures also participated this round, joining Fingerprint for Success’s established investor base including ROCeteer, Lars Rasmussen, Canva co-founders Melanie Perkins, Cliff Obrecht and Cameron Adams, former Australian Prime Minister the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, and noted Australian tech investor Roger Allen.
The startup’s evidence-based AI Coach Marlee is making personalised coaching accessible, with recent validation setting the stage for further testing in the open market.
Investible’s connection to Fingerprint for Success (F4S) was created before either company existed. Fingerprint for Success CEO and Founder Michelle Duval coached Investible co-founders Creel Price and Trevor Folsom as they built the Blueprint Management Group, a company they would exit in 2008 for nine figures.
This relationship continued as Michelle founded F4S, earning early-stage investment from Creel and Trevor in 2016. As Investible has grown, the F4S tools and processes have become an integral part of our investment methodology. Part of our due diligence utilises their framework to analyse the key attitudes and motivators driving a founding team.
Since Investible’s early investment, we have seen Michelle’s ability to productise and commercialise her expertise, assembling a team and securing industry-leading customers along the way.
“Club Investible members have seen Michelle take F4S from an inkling of an idea through to an incredible technology, helping define the future of work. Our conviction in the business has increased and this new round of investment will help propel the product further, extending the team’s ability to further validate and expand their reach in the US, UK and Asia Pacific,” shared Trevor Folsom of Investible.
Investible also leverages F4S internally, as a linchpin for understanding and maximising the culture of collaboration within our firm. The tools help us understand working styles, cultural fit, and team dynamics within Investible, helping us grow as individuals and as a team. Learn more about how we use F4S here.
Fingerprint for Success’s layered technology offers a digital and scalable solution for individuals and teams to understand and bring out the best in themselves, and each other. This solution is already being embraced by teams at Atlassian, AWS, KPMG, Hubspot, Canva, Baraja, and more.
Michelle believes this technology can help companies to navigate a new world of work.
“There’s a driving need to rapidly grow resources and solutions to solve the complex problems Gen Alpha, Gen Zs and Millennials inherit. A scalable technology is an always ready, real-time solution to optimize the otherwise untapped potential within our future problem solvers helping both individuals and teams to invent and navigate brighter futures,” she added.
Baraja’s VP of People and Culture, Reshmi Buthello has felt the impact F4S has had on the fast-growing global business.
“Our team is embracing the F4S experience. With Coach Marlee, we’re seeing a significant increase in team engagement and retention. Our teams have the power of an “always-on” coach that is not only personalised to individual drivers and motivations, but as a powerful cloud-based solution it’s also scalable to support our ever-changing team dynamics.”
The capital raised in this funding round comes at the same time as they release their new product 'F4S Insights' and will predominantly be used to make F4S’ real-time personal and team insights and coaching accessible via additional third-party integrations within work and collaboration platforms such as Slack and Zoom.
You can read Fingerprint for Success's announcement here, and Michelle Duval's announcement here.
Fingerprint for Success (F4S) is a professional and personal development platform on a mission to empower individuals and teams to work better together.
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Club Investible is a specialised syndicate enabling partners to invest in early-stage tech companies on a deal-by-deal basis, introduce new opportunities for diligence, and support companies post-investment. Members of Club Investible leverage Investible’s robust expertise and powerful network as they construct their own early-stage portfolio as actively or passively as they like.
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