At Zapflow, we are continuously searching for ways to help our customers optimize the way they spend their time. Many Venture Capital and Private Equity teams spend hours, if not days working on competitive analysis as well as searching for possible alternative investments.
With this in mind, we’ve launched Zapflow Explorer in partnership with Ocean.io, (a leading account-based marketing platform). Zapflow Explorer gives users the power of AI powered search to quickly find relevant companies spend time analyzing them instead of searching for them. With this new partnership, Zapflow users can now search over 420 million companies globally to deliver data in a matter of seconds, not days.
For venture capital and private equity teams, this is a real game-changer. Mikko Pirinen, CEO of Zapflow Ltd.
Every pitch deck usually has a list of competitors, but rarely does it give you the full picture. With Zapflow Explorer, you get a list of relevant companies at the touch of a button. At a glance, you find information on related companies such as company size, social media presence, and website traffic. This easily saves investment teams hours, if not days of work, and provides them a global perspective on the competitive landscape.
With access to over 420 million websites globally, Zapflow Explorer delivers possible alternative investments of different sizes and locations based on relevance. Again, this gives your team a holistic perspective on potential alternative companies to invest in, whether those companies have 10 employees or 10,000.
All of that valuable data could give you a case of information overload. That's why you can quickly filter the data based on your criteria, such as size, location, and technology stack. Once you have the data you need, it's easy to import it into your Zapflow database.
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