qodeo set to launch VC service

UK-based qodeo is set to launch its cloud-based beta service, to drive greater business productivity across the global venture community. Owned by Global Venture 100 Ltd, qodeo is an independent and interactive provider of financial data, trusted network connections and real-time market insight for the global entrepreneur, VC/PE professional, LP and corporate advisor community.

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qodeo, an independent provider of rich dynamic financial data, trusted network connections and real-time market insight, is set to launch its cloud-based beta service, to drive greater business productivity across the global venture community.

qodeo provides an integrated productivity toolkit that saves users significant time and transaction costs, helps them more effectively source funds and deals, provides secure access to relevant global network connections, along with global community news and insight.

qodeo’s unique data gathering methodology, working with 18 leading global business schools, such as Cambridge, Insead and UCLA, captured via in person interviews with venture capital/private equity firms (VC/PEs) – is the core of qodeo’s data. This, combined with participatory ‘user-driven’ data on all user groups provides a more accurate, real time, interactive experience – supporting investment decision making, better performance and speedier time to market. To date, circa 500 leading VC/PEs globally have been interviewed, estimated to be 20% of the industry.

Simon Glass, CEO, qodeo, said: “The global venture community wastes considerable time and money in identifying best-fit partners to drive optimal performance. We believe that Qodeo has built the only platform that uses participatory ‘user-driven’ data, to drive value for several groups across the value chain, including entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, private equity firms, limited partners and corporate advisors.”

The service is supported by evidence gathered with top Business School Insead,http://www.insead.edu/home/which showed that the venture community currently spends tens of thousands of pounds in wasted time and money, to find a suitable venture partner. A further study by a Cambridge University Judge Business School team showed how globally there are circa 11 million entrepreneurs seeking venture type funding; along with 2,500 VC/PE firms, 2,500 sovereign and pension funds (LPs) and over 44,000 Corporate Advisor firms – all who lack a unified and interactive venture community platform.

Philippe Charquet, Managing Partner of Paris based PE firm Generis Partners (formerly global head of Vivendi Universal’s venture wing Viventures, and qodeo Advisory Panel co-head) stated: “qodeo’s long needed services will allow our industry to increase its success ratio, especially when the Venture Community comes to making educated investment decisions”.
Qodeo has been selected as part of the UK Trade and Investment’s Digital Media mission to NY, and is a sponsor of the Business Insider conference, taking place between 11-13thNovember. http://www.businessinsider.com/event/ignition-2013

About Service:
qodeo’s integrated toolkit, which is being rolled out in Q4, 2013 and Q1, 2014 is a one-stop shop, comprising unique data delivered via seven intuitive tools. They comprise four Productivity Tools (Search, Analyze, Fundraise and Strategy) and three Network tools (Network, Inform and Career).

About Qodeo:
Qodeo, owned by Global Venture 100 Ltd, is an independent and interactive provider of rich dynamic financial data, trusted network connections and real-time market insight for the Global Entrepreneur, VC/PE professional, Limited Partner & Corporate Advisor community. It provides an integrated cloud-based toolkit that saves users time and money, sourcing funds and deals, providing secure access to relevant global network connections, and sharing unique global news, insight and information.

For Further Information:
Media Contact:
Sharmee Mavadia
Elate Communications for Qodeo
Sharmee.mavadia@elatecommunications.com
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Sharmee Mavadia
Senior Consultant, Elate Communications
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(m) 07904 732 273