VentureRadar: The Corporate Matchmakers

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The business world is craving their own version of Tinder, an easy way to find ideal corporate-mates and make long-lasting relationships. Wouldn’t life be so much easier if you could just swipe right and get a new business partner?

Well that’s kind of what VentureRadar’s doing. The London-based tech startup is introducing online dating for businesses in the form of a huge database where companies can connect with potential partners, clients and investors.

Creating a new product or startup is no longer limited to those who have access to government grants or venture capital funding, the tech industry has become democratized and VentureRadar wants to further facilitate new entrepreneurs by giving them exposure and contacts.

The service was founded by analyst Andrew Thomson who, after many experiences working with startups, recognized the need for a database that links corporates with new up and coming businesses. He made the most of the incredible advances in technology and uses of artificial intelligence which have emerged in the last decade, by creating an automated way of tracking innovation and companies. Users can now avoid having to rely on manual searching, which is disastrously time consuming.

It works using big data technology to discover and rank new companies  which can then be accessed by a free search engine. To narrow down the results and find the best matches possible, users can enter keywords, themes or companies in the search engine. The platform also offers a more advanced search that allows users specify the location, organization type and data sets they’re interested in.

Currently, the search engine has more than 200K up-and-companies giving new startups exposure, whilst offering them potential partners and customers which could boost their company’s success.

To make it easier to evaluate companies, VentureRadar has recently added several company profile sections including “Website Popularity Rank” which compares the popularity of the company’s website; “VentureRadar Popularity Rating” which lets users see how a company has been rated among the VentureRadar community; “Employee Satisfaction” which shows users companies’ employee rates; and “Similar Companies” which offers a preview list of similar companies.

By making companies more visible, VentureRadar is getting rid of the barriers that prevent them from discovering other companies that can help them reach their true potential.

With big data analytics, proprietary algorithms, machine learning and expert human interpretation, VentureRadar’s system is highly effective in setting up the perfect date for your business. In 2015 they connected more than 5000 companies to clients in over a range of industries via custom search projects.

VentureRadar covers a wide range of sectors including Fintech, Industrial, Clean Technology, Consumer Goods, FMCG, Utilities (Water, Energy, etc.), Health, Insurance, Materials, Medical, Transport, Government, and many others.

If you’re short on contacts, use VentureRadar’s matchmaking search engine and you never know who you might end up having breakfast with.

Oliver Griffin

Oliver Griffin is a Staff Writer at Publicize, which is a startup aiming to change the way companies approach PR. Publicize has worked with a dozen+ Y Combinator startups and leading brands such as Hallmark Cards.

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