Welcome to Fundz

 

Fundz is a real-time deal database, helping our customers discover, connect and close more customers after key business trigger events, such as a new rounds of funding and acquisitions. We're honored to be a top rated solution for customers to find great new customers and grow their business.

Through individual & team Fundz subscriptions, as well as data licensing agreements, our customers (reviews) get access to real-time updates of companies around the world that have announced new funding, an acquisition or are seeking funding via crowdfunding. Fundz Pro customers can also export information to CSV (sample), add team members to their account and see real-time trends of locations and industries trending for new funding.

Powered by machine learning & proprietary algorithms, Fundz' data is licensed by industry leading platforms, such as the Dun & Bradstreet Data Exchange. Our customers include individuals & teams at some of the worlds leading companies, such as Google, LinkedIn, Oracle, Snowflake, & Zoom. Our data has been cited by organizations such as The London School of Economics, TechCrunch, University of Virginia, Business Insider, Indeed & HubSpot.   
 

How We're Different

 

Landing a deal with the right startup or scale-up at the right time can mean a lot more than just another customer. It can mean income for your business for years as that company scales. However, before Fundz, we noticed that a key way the best dealmakers were prospecting didn’t match up with the way that existing platforms were designed.

Specifically, there were two main options. Direct funding round data providers/platforms and prospecting databases which licensed their data.

We noticed that with the direct funding round & acquisition data providers, these platforms are too cumbersome for most people and too costly. In essence, these platforms are more designed for in-depth research of known companies vs. being purpose built to very efficiently discover, research & connect with new opportunities.

Other B2B prospecting databases on the other hand, which license their data from these data providers, also provide very limited opportunities. First, many new customer acquisition opportunities are missed, since top down company prospecting relies on what companies are already existing in a database. In reality, a high % of new b2b deals come from companies that were either not previously in a company database, were under another company name, or were associated with outdated contact information, limiting opportunities. Second, the data was delayed and relied on updates from the funding data provider.

So we thought, being a direct funding round/acquisition data provider, why not build an even-first prospecting solution for dealmakers, which would enable them to research, connect & close more deals, faster, via a much more intuitive, efficient platform?

While we are at it, let's integrate this information with key contact & company data, with links to company websites and LinkedIn pages for more information - since these are company & employee maintained assets and thus more up to date than third party data providers.

Today, these ideas have become reality and now there is a much better alternative for people that signup for a Fundz account, which provides:

 
  1. A continuously updated listing of companies matching your filters that have just announced a major business trigger event (a new funding event, an acquisition or an intent to raise capital via crowdfunding)
  2. Highlights about the event and associated company and contact data in one place
  3. With just a click, direct access to company’s website and LinkedIn company pages for additional information, since these are ultimately the most updated and accurate sources of information on the company and people within them.
 

 

The Challenge for Prospectors Before Fundz

 

Millions of professionals wake up every day and dread prospecting for new deals. Indeed, according to HubSpot, more than 40% of salespeople say prospecting is the most challenging part of the sales process.

But why is this? While it may be convenient to assume it’s either a lack of skills, fear of rejection or laziness, that’s really not the case for most people. Most dealmakers are highly motivated professionals who have chosen their profession knowing the inherent challenges and opportunities, but have been forced to leverage systems and processes that they know are extremely inefficient, zapping their energy and motivation. 

 

For example, here is how many dealmakers are instructed to prospect:

   

  1. Use our top-down company research platform(s)
  2. Create lists of target accounts from existing companies in our database
  3. Research these companies
  4. Research the key contacts you should reach out to within these companies
  5. Develop personalized messaging for these accounts and contacts
  6. Spend an average of 8 phone calls and several emails to try and connect
  7. If and when you finally connect, make sure you qualify for budget, authority, need and timing

 

Dealmaker Prospecting without Fundz:

 

  • A very tedious, inefficient approach to prospecting, draining the energy and effectiveness of dealmakers, thereby costing organizations untold millions

  • Many new customer acquisition opportunities are missed, since top down company prospecting relies on what data is available in the platform. In reality, a high % of new deals come from companies that were not either previously in a database, were under another company name, or were associated with outdated contact information, limiting prospecting opportunities

 

So, we created Fundz to help overcome the inefficiencies and missed opportunities from current approaches, which includes:

 

  1. A continuously updated listing of companies matching your filters that have just announced a major business trigger event (a new funding event, an acquisition or an intent to raise capital via crowdfunding)
  2. Highlights about the event and associated company and contact data in one place
  3. With just a click, direct access to company’s website and LinkedIn company pages for additional information, since these are ultimately the most updated and accurate sources of information on the company and people within them

 

Dealmaker Prospecting with Fundz: 

 

  • A much more energizing, productive experience for dealmakers, since they know the many the companies they are reaching out will be much more likely to have a near-term need for their offering and the budget to procure it
  • Many new customer acquisition opportunities will be not missed, since Fundz’ bottom-up, event first platform takes in all relevant events, without reliance on the company pre-existing in a database with the correct name, contacts, etc.
  • Fundz event first technology and design means customers can much more quickly & effectively discover, connect and close business opportunities, even compared to the most expensive alternative databases.