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Slingshot Insights is a new take on Expert Networks and management access. We facilitate investor interviews with Key Opinion Leaders, and Subject Matter Specialists, and management teams on an open and accessible platform. This platform gives every investor access to these valuable resources.
OptionMetrics is the financial industry’s premier provider of quality historical option price data, tools, and analytics. Currently, over 300 institutional subscribers and universities rely on our products as their main source of options pricing, implied volatility calculations, volatility surfaces, and analytics. We enable traders to construct, test, and execute options/derivatives investment strategies and accurately monitor their risk exposure, so that they can make more informed and, ultimately, more profitable investment decisions.
MackeyRMS is a leading SaaS-based research management software optimized for investment professionals. Highly automated and ultra-portable, MackeyRMS works with users’ existing devices and applications to seamlessly aggregate and organize both external and proprietary research content.
The PitchBook Platform is the most comprehensive VC, PE and M&A database. More than 8,000 professionals use this technology to fundraise faster, invest smarter and win more business. To accommodate their diverse needs, the Platform offers advanced search functionality, a fully customizable dashboard and email alerts that help users discover, research and monitor relevant information. The use of web crawlers, natural language processing, machine learning, and researchers who find, calculate and verify information makes PitchBook’s data superior. This process is run and repeated every day—resulting in up-to-date private market data. With PitchBook, users get the accurate information they need to source deals, fundraise, build buyers lists, create benchmarks and more. Just as the VC, PE and M&A markets are interconnected, so is the information in the PitchBook Platform. Each company, firm, fund and executive profile has rich, clickable insights that allow users to access detailed information and flow from one profile to the next—providing an uninterrupted, 360-degree view of the global VC, PE and M&A industries. PitchBook offers a variety of workflow integrations and software plugins to accommodate today’s speed of business, including plugins for popular CRMs, Microsoft Excel and other industry standard tools. Users can also export data, charts and lists to Excel, Word or PDF. For professionals on the go, PitchBook Mobile brings all of the data from the Platform to iOS and Android devices.