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How we're different

Written by
Alexander van Os

People often ask us how we’re different from other consultants or data providers. Ask our clients and it’s simple: we enable sourcing of high quality leads with great efficiency.

Coming from a Venture Capital background, we understand as no other the importance of efficiently processing large data sets to source quality leads. The best deal or partner won’t just knock on your door, and you don’t want your competitors to beat you to the prize. So proactive sourcing and analysis is the only way to go. However, you're time constrained and targeting the right lead means going through lots of data to make sure you’re not missing anything.

The best deal or partner won’t just knock on your door, and you don’t want your competitors to beat you to the prize. So proactive sourcing and analysis is the only way to go.

This is exactly the issue that we strive to solve by providing a uniquely flexible but focused mix of software and services. It is our goal to make every financial or innovation professional more effective by enabling efficient & focused data gathering, market research & company analysis. In other words; find better companies, faster.

Catalist - the most flexible company database solution

What you would ideally like to have is a proprietary database that contains all the companies that fit with your strategic focus (and only those), which automatically adds new relevant companies when they get mentioned in industry news articles, conferences or other industry sources and which then get automatically enriched using online available information. We have been shaping and building this platform for the past six years, using customer input and our own daily user experiences. We call it ‘Catalist’ and it helps you find more high quality companies with less effort.

Increasing your hitrate, not your time spend

Typically company databases are incomplete, rigid, and mostly irrelevant. They are either too generic or don’t cover your areas of focus. We’ve turned this concept around and built a tool that allows you to easily build your own, unique company database in whatever areas you’re interested in. 

Our platform Catalist is unique in the fact that it gives you building blocks (we call them ‘Sources’) to easily create your own unique company database, combining existing data, large repositories and by scraping web-based external sources. By enriching company profiles with data from multiple sources we make them searchable on highly specific keywords, enabling you to quickly drill down to get hyper-specific results. 

By enriching company profiles with data from multiple sources we make them searchable on highly specific keywords, enabling you to quickly drill down to get hyper-specific results. 

Once you’ve identified your dataset, Catalist has a complete workflow for data editing, data verification, structuring, bulk screening, collaboration and dealflow management. Then, once you’ve set up your structure and data, you can track companies as they develop.

Harnessing the power of big data and automation, Catalist has been designed to let you cast a wide net and funnel down quickly to increase your hitrate, letting you efficiently iterate searches and spend your time on the companies that matter.

Accelerating your process 

Lots of clients ask us to help them accelerate their processes by providing expert, independent competitive analysis, interview based insights, market research and M&A target selection projects. Our ability to deliver immediate actionable results within requested timelines has been the foundation of our growth and why we’ve been able to build long term relationships with our clients.

Laser-focused on customer satisfaction

We’ve chosen to grow Venture IQ without attracting any outside investment, which has only been possible because of the effort we’ve put in making our clients happy with relevant solutions and repaying their trust in choosing to work with a young, innovative company such as ours. By prioritising quality and “doing it the right way” we’re aiming to create sustainable growth and be a business that our employees can be proud to work for, as well as being a preferred destination for our customers.


We’d love to show you how we make the difference!

Koen, Alexander and the whole Venture IQ team.


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