The founding of Venture IQ
Global challenges, such as climate change, are becoming increasingly urgent. There is a societal and regulatory pressure on corporates and investors to play a proactive role in bringing innovative technologies to market through actively investing and partnering with external companies.
At the same time, shareholders are demanding higher returns on investment, against less risk. However, innovation has gone global and is accelerating; making sense of a market is labour & time intensive, and is prone to human biases. Too many corporate / startup collaborations fail, which is a waste of time and resources.
Around 2015, two VC investors saw that this triggered a need for more rigorous, transparent and efficient scouting and selection processes. They founded Venture IQ, a technology scouting software and services company to help corporates and investors make better partnering and investment decisions in order to drive ROI and to play a proactive role in bringing innovative technologies to market.
Four years later, Venture IQ has become a leading European software and services player, servicing over 75 clients globally, with a growing team of software developers, data scientists, technology analysts and investment experts.
We help you make smart investment and partnering decisions
Venture IQ provides leading corporates and investors with company scouting and selection support of the highest quality. Our team is an interdisciplinary mix of experienced venture capital investors, consultants, technology analysts, data scientists and developers. We help our clients structure and map out niche markets, analyse competitive landscapes and efficiently identify, compare and rank the firms in the space. Venture IQ enables its clients to stay ahead of the competition, by enabling proactive investment- and partnership decisionmaking on the basis of data, not emotions.
Through developing state of the art, specialized software we outcompete the market in price and quality
Catalist is our proprietary scouting and collaboration platform. It enables efficiency through automated data gathering, insightful data visualisation, and 100% transparency in the screening and selection process. Catalist is both available through our services or as a stand-alone product.
We take care of you
Whether you choose our scouting services or Catalist on its own, we help you build the complete picture, so that you can make your investment and partnering decisions with more confidence.
“Working with Venture IQ and using Catalist is a great experience. The team is fast, accurate and flexible. They really can find the non-obvious results, unlocking value for our firm.”
Luuk Duijndam, Strategy Manager at Royal HaskoningDHV