How Can You Use Beauhurst in Corporate Venturing and Strategy?

How Can You Use Beauhurst in Corporate Venturing and Strategy?

Sarah Cheeseman, 20 July 2023

For many established companies that are looking for ways to grow, develop and lead in their industry while also supporting entrepreneurs, corporate venturing and strategy is ideal. Not only can it help to advance new and innovative concepts through to fruition, it can also support your own growth strategy and goals.

But while there are plenty of opportunities out there for businesses looking to invest and support others through venture capital funds, finding the right ones for you can be a different story. Not only can this be slow and time consuming, but investing in the wrong one can have catastrophic results. 

At Beauhurst, we’ve discovered how to take the time-consuming research and guesswork out of this process. Which is why we created our BeauhurstAdvise platform.

What is BeauhurstAdvise?

BeauhurstAdvise is a unique, market-leading online tool that brings together millions of pieces of UK company data under one roof. With the ability to search against key criteria, you can efficiently locate companies and people within your target markets, pulling accurate contact lists for your marketing and business development strategies. Our team of 60+ expert data analysts work in tandem with AI and machine learning programmes to ensure all of the information on our platform is up-to-date, giving you the insights you need to make informed decisions. 

Why would you use BeauhurstAdvise in corporate venturing and strategy?

Our market-leading platform offers a wide range of features that can be transformative for your business. 

1. Carry out market screening

Understanding what’s going on in your industry is key to knowing what new technologies are out there, and what your business could potentially benefit from. This can help to form the initial stages of your research, giving you a greater knowledge of which areas to focus on and helping you narrow down your search for the right companies to invest in or acquire.

2. Find innovative companies

The BeauhurstAdvise platform gives you the opportunity to zero in on new innovators that are making moves in your chosen market who may be open to investment opportunities. No matter how vague or niche your search parameters, we can help you whittle down your search area and find the companies that are the best match for your criteria.

3. Get visibility on financials

Once you’ve located one or more companies that you’re interested in working with, you’ll be starting your due diligence process to get a better understanding of their current financial positioning. We’re able to offer a thorough view on any funding or deals that they’ve had in the past, as well as their accounting records, meaning you have the knowledge at your fingertips to create an informed and fair offer.

4. Conduct competitor monitoring

Competitor and landscape monitoring are an essential, if not time consuming, part of corporate venturing. This can help to identify gaps in the market and industry trends, as well as benchmarking yourself against other offerings in the industry. BeauhurstAdvise allows you to easily monitor and analyse competitor activities, improving your market reporting and help to inform your forward strategy.

5. Conduct portfolio monitoring 

In addition to monitoring your competitors, you can also keep an eye on your own portfolio. Our alerts function can be set up to notify you of any relevant changes within the companies you work for, and any potential new opportunities that you can jump on quickly. 

What can I use BeauhurstAdvise data for?

We are constantly developing new and improving existing  features of our platform, ensuring it provides the right tools to enable our clients’ success. The information and insights that we provide for our clients within the corporate venturing and strategy spectrum is vital in allowing them to understand their target market on a deeper level and reach a wider pool of potential candidates. Below are some of the most common search tools and data sets that we see users in this space benefitting from. 

Unannounced Deals

While it may be relatively easy to get your hands on information about public fundraising, unannounced deals can be far trickier to understand. But not with BeauhurstAdvise. With our platform, you can see both announced and unannounced funding rounds. This gives our customers a knowledgeable advantage over competitors and aids decision-making processes. 

Similar companies

Our systems use machine learning and semantic search tools to allow our customers to find companies that sit within similar positions to others in the market. This means that you can get a full picture of different companies within similar spaces, giving you the opportunity to approach those that are more aligned with your needs or who may benefit more from your investment. Find out more about searching for similar companies with BeauhurstAdvise.


If you’re working with a particularly niche area, it can be even more difficult to find companies that appear within your target remit. Our Explore feature means that you can search companies based on relevant buzzwords, exploring those that fall within these trends. You can then segment this data with further criteria, such as company size, to build out a personalised contact list. 

Tailored alerts

Our alert function is ideal for users who want to keep abreast of what’s happening in the market, or within their existing portfolio. All you need to do is set up a ‘Collection’ of customised cohorts and select how often you want to be notified of updates, and our platform will do the rest for you. Our team of account managers are always on hand to make sure you’re set up to get the most from this feature. Find out more about our collection alerts

Working with Beauhurst

At Beauhurst, we pride ourselves on taking the time to get to know our clients, their frustrations, needs and wants, and provide them with a platform that answers all of these. We offer personalised insights and support to each of our users to ensure that they get as much out of the BeauhurstAdvise platform as possible, helping them to reach their targets and develop long-lasting and fruitful relationships with those that they choose to work with. If you’re interested in finding out more about working with us and the services we offer, book a demo or speak to a member of our team today.

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