Frequently Asked Questions
- What is TopioNetworks.com?
- Who is the platform for?
How do I use the platform?
- Track my industry
- Research my industry
- Get personalized insights
- Getting started
Our vision is to provide industry research for free to entrepreneurs, technology developers and end users to foster the development of emerging markets. We believe that with better and easy to find information, industry participants will make better and faster decisions which will accelerate the pace of market innovation and accelerate the market altogether. You can access our content by signing up to our market acceleration platform or subscribe to our newsletters. We have 1.2 million subscribers to our content as of August 1, 2020 growing.
We also offer “business acceleration” to individual companies, large and small, that are active in those markets, helping them to identify their best market-fit strategy, and helping them with their marketing, thought leadership and lead generation. We can help the bigger but also the smaller companies. Each of them have their own customized pricing. Feel free to reach out!
We are a technology enabled business. We are leveraging AI and natural language processing to make the work of Industry Research Analysts an order of magnitude more efficient and enable them to track the thousands of combinations of use cases and verticals, which they were not able to do cost effectively. Our platform enables a new and radical way to think about corporate innovation and go to market strategy where risks are significantly decreased and outcome significantly increased.
We are at the beginning of our journey with plenty of product ideas that we will roll out to market at the right time. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through our end-to-end suite of strategy and marketing services, we will fast-track your business at every stage of your journey, resulting in critical gains in time-to-revenue and accelerated growth.
If you are looking to innovate and develop new products and services, we help you:
Map your product market benefits to key industry and use case trends;
Validate initial product-market fit through custom surveys with consumers and targeted enterprise end users from our subscriber base of over 1.2 million industry professionals;
Select the right micro markets for your technology based on market readiness and product-market fit;
Identify key technology and go-to-market partners through our platform from the companies we have identified as industry players in the micro-markets you are interested in.
Once your product is ready to launch, we will help you take control of your company and product narratives by:Providing white papers and other forms of content that align with the markets your company is aiming for; Developing keyword and phrase heatmaps for the specific use cases and industries targeted; Sourcing new ways to position your content by identifying new industry keywords or phrases; and Benchmarking your content strategy against existing players and the keywords of relevant micro markets.
An Industry landscape is an overview of a specific industry and all the important companies that are part of it, categorized by the sub-industries that they belong to. For example, this is the landscape for Edge Computing.
Landscapes often have multiple layers (8 in this case) depending on the complexity of the industry.
Companies are selected by our experts based on the criteria of size, funding, the maturity of the management team, and newsworthiness. TopioNetworks.com selects 5 to 10 companies each week for our experts to review, which helps to shape the landscape.
You can always list your company on TopioNetworks.com. It is easy, simply submit your company listing by emailing email@example.com.
The platform has been designed from the ground up for entrepreneurs, software developers, product managers and end users who are not able to have access to solid research. The platform is also used by a wide variety of other business professionals interested in rich market data, such as investors, recruiters, management consultants, and others.
Leveraging this platform, users can:
You can gain a deep sense of your market in only 5 minutes! Ready? Here we go - Start your stopwatch. First, identify your market by searching for it using the search bar. Once found, here’s the data you’ll get:
- The size of the market: # of employees, # of companies, Amount of funding
- The latest market trends: Product Innovation, Partnerships, Funding and Finances, New Sales and Customers, etc
- The leading companies in the market
- The key people: Execs, Board Members & Investors
- Funding: the key investors and the entire funding history.
This looks like 5 minutes well spent, right?
If you are in a role where you need to constantly take the pulse of your market, you know how time-consuming reading the news from different sources can be. Most of the articles you will read will be at the very least somewhat disappointing and at their worst simply inaccurate.
5 minutes a day is what it takes to read a TopioNetworks.com Daily Brief email. The Daily Brief features all your industry must-reads: Product Innovation, Partnerships, Funding, New Entrants, New Sales and Customers, etc. You can either read it in your email inbox or on TopioNetworks.com. If you are interested in a particular company, you will also be able to access all its news. The articles we publish and share with our users are handpicked by our content teams to make sure you don’t waste your time reading disappointing or inaccurate news ever again.
Raising funds is hard, especially when you have a small team because it may require that you take your attention away from product development, management or sales to focus on fundraising. Not to mention how uncertain the outcome might be. Who hasn’t heard the story of the naïve startup entrepreneurs who waste some much of their time talking to hundreds of Angels and VCs with little result? Unfortunately this is because they are talking to investors who don’t know the entrepreneurs’ market, product or industry and therefore, would likely never invest in it.
TopioNetworks.com is here to help. Here’s the truth: there are only around 25 investors who are interested in your company. So how do you identify these investors? Easy. You can locate investors by market via the TopioNetworks.com search feature, which enables you to search by the name of the market (e.g. “IoT” or “FinTech”) or by the name of a leading company in that market (e.g. “Cisco” or “Paypall”). Once you are in the right market, scroll down to the people’s section, select view all, and filter for “Investors” then click export. Now you have your hit list of investors who know that market, have invested in it, and may very well be likely to invest there again, or at least provide you with valuable insight to guide your next move. You can also click on their name to see all the companies they have invested in to date. The rest is up to you. Good luck!
Whether you’re looking for a new Board Member to strategically align yourself with and help you implement a new company strategy, or you are simply looking for technology partners, potential resellers, or even a new community to reach out to – There are many ways TopioNetworks.com can help.
For example, you can search for your company, a competitor, or your market, which will reveal a list of all the companies within the entire market. You can also explore related markets, research interesting related companies, determine if they are now, or may become competitive, or even whether they would be a good partner. Feel free to export these companies (go to the market page → company section → view all → export)
You can also look for specific people within your industry. If you are looking for a new Board Member, you can export the list of all your industry’s board members (go to your market → people section → view all → Board Members filter → export). You can do the same for the execs or investor representatives.
Track My industry
The Daily Brief - No Reason to be blindsided anymore
The Daily Brief is a daily or weekly email, according to your preferences, which features all the industry specific news you need to make more informed decisions. You will all type of news in the Daily Brief: Product news, Branding and PR, Expansion, Finance and Funding, Partnering, People, Sales and Customers etc. Here is an example.
The Quarterly Intelligence Report
Featured strategic industry insights.
The Monthly Brief
A 6-page summary of the most important market events:
- Emerging Trends and Conversations
- News and Promising Companies
- New Products
- New Movers and Shakers (hires and the fires)
- New Funding and Acquisitions
- Public Market
Research your industry
Select the markets you are interested in
The good old days of culling massive amounts of disparate data laboriously collected by either you or interns are over. When you research your industry on TopioNetworks.com, start by selecting the companies you are the closest to, identify the markets they most closely associated with and customize your filters.
Select the market data that you want to track
Once you have identified the market, drill down another level into our market profiles summaries and you will identify:
- The market stats: # of employees, # of companies, amount of funding and related markets.
- The recommended Market Profiles: The markets that are related to this market.
- The Market trends: The must-read articles of the companies and topics of your list. This is the content that you will receive in your Daily Brief when you are tracking the market.
- Companies: The companies that are part of this market. You can click on these companies to learn more or click on view all to see all of them.
- People: All the company execs, board members, investors representatives and influencers of the market.
- Funding: The key investors (Angels and VCs), as well as all the funding history of the market.
- Acquisitions: The acquisitions of the market with the acquirers and the acquisition price.
Export this data
To export the companies, go to the company section of the page and click on view all. Then choose your filters (Status and Employees) and click the export button. You can access your reports by clicking on the red avatar → Exports (top right of your screen). In the csv file, you will find: The company name, url, social media accounts, location, number of employees, total funding, # of investors, exit value, year of exit, stage and valuation.
- To export the companies, go to the company section of the page and click on view all. Then choose your filters (Status and Employees) and click the export button. You can access your reports by clicking on the red avatar → Exports (top right of your screen). In the csv file, you will find: The company name, url, social media accounts, location, number of employees, total funding, # of investors, exit value, year of exit, stage and valuation.
- To export a list of people, repeat the above first step to locate your list, then click on view all. Filter the list of people by their role and click export. You can access your export by clicking on the red avatar → Exports. Your csv file will show: The person’s name, company, title, Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Get personalized insights
Build your own private list
Creating a private list allows you to organize the companies and the topics that you want to track. To build a private list, go to the company page that you’d like to track, click on Add to my list → New List. You have now created your private list. You can repeat this step to populate your list with companies and topics. Once this is done, you will receive the news for these companies and topics through your Daily Brief or on your homepage. You can also access your own market summary page that will show you the data for your private list. To access it, click on the homepage icon, identify your list under “Sort By” and click on View list. Then click on More → Generate Summary page. Let the system load, refresh the page and click on view profile.
Get your private reports
Once you have created your private list, you will also receive our Monthly Brief and our Quarterly Intelligence Report that will be focused specifically on the companies you’ve selected and added to your list. As a reminder, the Monthly Brief is a 6-page summary of your market’s most important events (Emerging Trends and Conversations, News and Promising Companies, New Products, New Movers and Shakers, New Funding and Acquisitions and Public Market). The Quarterly Insight Report features strategic insights in your industry.
Request a company
If you can’t find a company or a topic in our database, we offer a solution for some of our plans. If you are on the Enterprise plan, you can request up to 50 companies or topics per year. If you are on the Insider plan, you can request up to 150 per year. This implies the creation of the company or topic page and surfacing of all the news and insights, just like any other company or topic on the platform.
We are a comprehensive platform designed to provide you with all the information you need to understand your market and make informed decisions. For each of our markets, you can find:
- All the companies that are part of that market
- All the industry news (i.e., the popular topics of conversation, innovation, partnership, hires, acquisitions, investments, etc),
- All the funding events (i.e., the latest funding and valuation, acquisitions and the industry funding history)
- The key people (execs, board members, investors, experts)
All this information is available at a landscape, market, and company level.
There are 3 ways:
- The search bar: type in any keyword.
- The Recommended markets on the right side of any company or market pages. Go to a company that is part of the industry you’re looking for and explore the recommended market profiles.
- In our directory: Click on Market Profiles.
Yes, once you’ve created your list, click the invite button: right after list tracking and from the Home page (select list, click on view list).
First, search for the company you would like to add to the directory. If it doesn’t exist, simply register on TopioNetworks.com and follow these steps:
- Click on Add New → Company
- Fill out all the fields and click the save button.
- We have a curation process during which our team will review your submission (approximately 48 hours).
- You can start adding Milestones, Links, People. Funding Events cannot be added as we control this information.
Please note that we have a very high standard of review for content submissions and the profiles being created on TopioNetworks.com. Therefore, if relevant information is not kept accurate and current within a 6 month period, we reserve the right to remove the profile. All information submitted goes through a 2-day curation process to safeguard accuracy and to determine positioning within the greater market landscape. During this 2 day period, you will see the information you have created when you are logged in by retrieving the page in your browser history section. This information is not available on the site for public use and you will not be able to search for it on the site until it has been approved.
If after the two day period, the information is not available on the site, it is usually because there was not enough information on the page or the content was too promotional and not strictly informational.
We’ve put in place two quality assurance policies: 1- We work with industry experts to design our landscapes and market lists. This way we make sure the right companies are positioned in the right markets. 2- All the information that is published on our website has been reviewed by our content team. This means that all the data you see is not the result of a web crawler or scraper, nor the submission of dilettante users who might have made mistakes.