Editor’s note: Guest author Jeff King is EVP/GM at Mimvi, a search and recommendation start-up located in Sunnyvale and Los Angeles. His background is in high tech and running large entertainment properties (American Idol, Fox, The Oscars, Emmys, ABC). You can connect with him directly firstname.lastname@example.org or @jeffkingla.
BizWiki by Mimvi is the latest addition to the CrunchBase Spotlight Program which highlights the best applications and research built on the CrunchBase dataset. Mimivi’s application brings the CrunchBase experience directly to your iPhone and is now available for free in the Apple Store. Start-ups, investors, and entrepreneurs can now leverage the power of CrunchBase’s incredible database of high tech players in a robust, well-designed mobile app. Finding relationships between companies employees, funding/funders, entrepreneurs and location-based searches are all possible with the power of BizWiki.
A Global Map of the Tech Universe
BizWiki brings Maps and location-based search to CrunchBase in interesting ways. You can search by area, company name or general location. Want to find how many start-ups are in your area, or maybe another city, state or country? Simple, just position the map and hit “Show Me Companies in this Area.” Then you can click to view the companies’ CrunchBase details.
- Drag the map to anywhere in the world and see companies in that area
- Find tech hotspots or specific company addresses – in both maps and satellite view
- Locate vendors and resources in your area
- Research where to locate your company where companion
Discovered Connections – Unique, Proprietary Algorithmic Technology
Mimvi brings its exclusive discovery technology to bear against the CrunchBase data. As we “crunch” the data from the API we find interesting and unique connections between companies and people. As an evolving technology, we believe Mimvi’s recommendations will help investors, entrepreneurs and start-ups find valuable connections.
Mimvi is proud to be able to offer a mobile solution to an already amazing dataset in CrunchBase. As we continue to iterate the app, make improvements, and add new features, we hope to make it even more useful. Check it out and make sure to keep your CrunchBase account up to date!