With private investors aboard, TAG accelerates its development of the world’s first governance-focused intelligence engine for solving governance challenges plaguing global fiduciaries
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Theia Analytics Group (TAG™), a provider of a complete suite of quantitative, proprietary, data-driven products for simplifying, clarifying, and measuring risks related to regulatory changes that impact organizational governance, today announced it closed a $1 million angel round with private investors. The new funding will advance TAG’s continued product and market development of its suite of applied analytics products as it marches toward its goal of “owning the governance suite.” Helping global fiduciaries quickly identify and understand barriers to improving business performance, TAG will link together its product suite using machine learning, neural networks, and artificial intelligence to create the world’s first governance-focused intelligence engine.
“We’re excited to close this initial round with contributions from private individuals associated with the world’s largest capital markets firms, including Goldman Sachs, T. Rowe Price, Wells Fargo, and Millenium,” said Jeff Hood, founder and CEO of TAG. “We’re building momentum in the marketplace, and we will accelerate it with distribution partners and our direct sales force, which we’ve already begun implementing.”
Recently, ratings agency Fitch wrote, “Governance will be the most relevant factor in determining strong ESG [Environmental, Social, Governance] scores and, ultimately, long-term value.” Additionally, EY reported that “87% of boards don’t believe that enterprise risk management at their organization is highly effective at providing predictive insights.” Lastly, AON Global Risk identifies three of the top ten risks to North American markets as regulatory and legislative changes, accelerated change rates in market factors, and supply chain disruptions.
Each of TAG’s analytics products presents a highly focused solution to tangible real-world problems plaguing global fiduciaries. Its first full production product, Regulatory Risk Audit™ (RRA™), was released in February, 2023, and provides real-time and historical insights for designing and implementing better governance-focused strategic business plans to help increase long-term business performance and stakeholder value.
“Anyone with a fiduciary duty to their organization will gain material value from RRA,” said TAG’s Chief Strategy Officer, Dr. Jon Merril. “In future states, as product rollouts continue, we will link together our product suite using machine learning, neural networks, and artificial intelligence to create the world’s first governance-focused intelligence engine.”
The governance-focused data and software marketplace, including ESG, is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20%. TAG’s marketplace is 98.25% under-invested – in 2021, this same marketplace had signatories with Assets Under Management (AUM) under Principles of Responsible Investing (PRI) of $127 trillion; as of 2Q 2021, the total global invested AUM under PRI was $2.25 trillion, with a total remaining PRI AUM of $105 trillion – so the potential S-curve upside is material. Fundamentally, because the “governance” and ESG marketplace is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing, it is also one of the most pressing problems facing global fiduciaries.
“The bottom line is, the future of governance for fiduciaries everywhere is the ability to fully understand – in real-time – the actions of organizations relative to the rest of their marketplace so that they can recognize, model, and predict modern governance and regulation challenges of any kind,” said Hood.
About Theia Analytics Group Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Theia Analytics Group (TAG™) is an applied analytics company that offers a complete suite of quantitative proprietary, data-driven analytics products founded in highly intelligent algorithms for simplifying, clarifying, and measuring risks related to regulations that impact organizational governance. For more information, visit https://theiarisk.com/.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Theia Analytics Group (TAG™) today announced the launch of its company that will offer a complete suite of quantitative, proprietary, data-driven products for simplifying, clarifying, and measuring risks related to regulations that impact corporate governance. Serving publicly traded companies, multi-national organizations, large nonprofits and associations, fiduciaries, and global stakeholders, TAGTM helps boards of directors and C-suites manage regulatory and policy risks, make strategic decisions to maintain competitiveness, increase business performance, and expand long-term stakeholder value.
“We are helping organizations and global stakeholders ‘own their governance suite’ by shifting the marketplace from qualitative opinion to quantitative data,” said Jeff Hood, CEO of Theia Analytics Group.
“One aspect of our offering is that we’re perfecting the ‘last mile’ of analytics in defining the ‘G’ in the ESG framework, which lacks the data to complete the ESG narrative. Additionally, our governance-focused products help unlock latent value and create accurate and highly defensible market position assessments and risk quotients,” continued Hood.
Accelerating change rates in both society and the natural climate drive global stakeholders’ increased focus on their risks. This heightened focus has raised pressure on fiduciaries and global stakeholders to assess, manage, and disclose their organizational positions and associated risks. Regulators are also increasing their attention to ESG risks, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which is considering ESG regulatory mandates and strongly encouraging companies to make more frequent and granular disclosures of sustainability practices and risks. Several major stock exchanges have followed suit by implementing similar requirements.
TAG’s products are rooted in verifiable mathematics and data that meet the highest standards of public trust. The company’s first product, Regulatory Risk Audit (RRA™), set to be released in Q1 of 2023, will leverage semantic and syntactic natural language processing, machine learning, and text analytics to create an “outside-in” view of a company’s position within its marketplace, delivering salient, contextualized, quantitative information with actionable insights about issues of materiality. RRA features a proprietary risk quotient algorithm to highlight high-risk companies by the weight of their public risk statements and their ability to address those concerns. Providing document and company risk quotients between 0 – 100 (zero equals no risk, 100 equals maximal risk), RRA will present its materiality analysis in an easy-to-understand visual dashboard, which will arm the C-suite, boards of directors, fiduciaries, and global stakeholders with critical insights into organizational risks.
TAG’s executive leadership team comprises veterans from the regulatory crossroads of Washington, D.C., and Wall Street who have decades of experience in institutional trading, equities research, venture capital and private equity, and operating high-growth companies in the U.S. abroad. This depth and breadth of experiences provide a unique perspective about regulatory risks faced by publicly traded companies, fiduciaries, and global stakeholders alike. For more information, go to https://theiarisk.com/.
About Theia Analytics Group
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Theia Analytics Group (TAG™) is an applied analytics company that offers a complete suite of quantitative proprietary, data-driven analytics products.TAG’s products produce an “outside-in” view of a company’s position within its marketplace and a more accurate understanding of its value. For more information, visit https://theiarisk.com/.