See how Mergeflow helps you explore technology fields, stay informed on new developments, analyze companies from a science and technology perspective, identify new markets, and more.
What companies are active in a technology field? What’s the latest in R&D? What are relevant markets? Who invests in the technology field? What topics are discussed in the news and on blogs?
Mergeflow’s 360° view helps you address these and other questions, so that you can quickly identify those areas that are worth your time.
New technology developments can emerge at any time, anywhere. But nobody can predict where and when this will happen. And even if nothing happens for a while – you still have to be on the lookout, just in case.
Mergeflow automates this otherwise time-consuming process for you. It tracks and aggregates the latest venture investments, R&D, patents, news, and market analyses. And on a weekly basis, you’ll get relevant updates via email. You can stay up-to-date in minutes, instead of spending hours scanning multiple databases, websites, and portals.
This helps you understand the potential of the company in the long term. As an investor, it lets you assess the potential of the company to develop new products, services, and technologies. Additionally, it helps you identify the competitive advantages that the company has over its competitors.
Exploring which markets are relevant to your customers can help you discover new opportunities, assess customer needs and adjust your products or services accordingly to better meet those needs. It also helps you to identify potential changes in the market and adjust your strategies accordingly.
For instance, if you make LiDAR technology, you should be aware of fast-growing markets in which your customers might use it. You could target fast-growing markets since they are probably a priority for your customers.
‘Deep tech companies’ are companies that are based on substantial scientific or engineering challenges.
Discovering such companies while they are still at an early stage is difficult. The technologies involved are complex, and many early-stage companies lack visibility. This is why it is helpful to tap into resources such as reports on government-sponsored R&D programs, where such companies often appear first.
By identifying new markets, you can tap into a new customer base. Additionally, it can also open up new opportunities for innovation, as you can develop products and services that cater to the needs of the new market.
Imagine your company makes lightweight carbon composite materials. You are looking for ways to make better composites — and then another company comes along and offers a new kind of light-weight aluminum alloy.
This illustrates why it’s important to have an applications perspective on a problem (“light-weight aircraft” for example), not just a technology perspective (“better carbon composites”).
If you are looking to raise capital, you need to know who might be interested in funding technologies like yours and who they co-invest with. And as an investor, this helps you identify potential partnerships.
This helps you make more informed decisions when it comes to investing money or effort in new technologies. Don’t miss relevant emerging developments, but also invest in technologies that are more likely to succeed in the long run.
This can be a powerful tool for comparing alternative technological approaches, and how they may evolve in the future.
Future scenarios can help identify potential risks and opportunities, and to develop strategies for responding to them. It can also help identify areas where further research or development is needed.