Category: Finance

Top 4 tips when reaching out to investors

Raising capital is often both exciting and frustrating. Usually, the capital raise process begins with a single e-mail or phone-call made to a family member, friend or old colleague. The process can be extremely nerve-racking, especially if you don’t get an immediate response after sending out that initial set of emails. Here are several key…

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Cyndx Insights: Clean Tech Industry

  Clean technology is the sector of products and services that reduce negative environmental impacts through a variety of means. In a recent Forbes article, it is claimed that businesses could gain $2.1 trillion by embracing low-carbon tech, by implementing environmentally-friendly manufacturing techniques, climate friendly products, and sustainable developments. Using Cyndx Finder, we ran a…

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Cyndx Insights: Amazon’s Twitch acquired Social Network Bebo

Big Tech firms are increasingly penetrating many industries, hoping to either disrupt traditional protocol or ameliorate product offerings. Now Twitch, the streaming video platform owned by Amazon, has acquired Bebo, an early social media platform. The deal was made to be for $25M, and the two will be fundamental in building out Twitch’s esports business,…

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Cyndx Insights: Brex and the Corporate Financing Market

Brex, the self-proclaimed “Smartest card in the Room”, has recently raised another $100M of capital, only 6 months after its last round of $125M. Notably, in the last 6 months, the San Francisco-based firm has risen from a fresh unicorn ($1.1bn valuation) to much more established firm with $2.6bn valuation. Brex primarily targets the business…

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Cyndx Insights: Beyond Meat and The Sustainable Food Market

With recent trends indicating the global food market is north of $12 trillion, coupled with global population, it is no wonder firms are looking further toward innovation in the traditional food market. Take Beyond Meat, for example. With its IPO a little over a month ago, Beyond Meat is proof of how innovation can have…

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Cyndx Insights: Machine Learning Market

In response to a recent Forbes’ article on 25 Machine Learning startups to watch in 2019, Cyndx wanted to understand the overall machine learning industry and identify the  companies across different market stages. To do this, we used Cyndx Finder to run a concept search on ‘Machine Learning’ to return a company list of 499…

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Cyndx Insights: Advanced Search

Welcome to Advanced Search!    Cyndx has just introduced precision-driven concept search and advanced search to the platform. This is a major update, which now provides the most precise search available. Advanced Search Advanced search allows you to search directly from the 7.5M companies more efficiently; in seconds you can uncover details that used to…

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CyndX named one of the most influential FinTech companies of 2018

CyndX: An Influential FinTech Company of 2018  Financial Technology (FinTech) describes the use of innovative technologies, deep learning, and big data to make an impact in the financial sector. The rapid emergence of FinTech has led to the ‘modernization’ and reorganization of the economic bedrock. CyndX is an example of how a FinTech company can…

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Value your startup like a Venture Capital Firm: The VC Method

How do we define value when it comes to a startup? Whether you are looking to evaluate your business for operational purposes or are preparing for a capital raise, trying to lock-down a justifiable valuation is tricky. In a Venture Capital firm, investors understand the risks associated with early stage investments; 9 out of every…

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What Investors are looking for in a Growth Stage Company

Investors are curious but busy individuals. Daily, they receive hundreds of e-mails, cold calls, and pitches about the “next revolutionary idea”. Naturally, this barrage of business plans can grow weary even to the most passionate investor. So how can we, as entrepreneurs, ensure that our billion dollar idea stands out from the crowd? With 9…

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