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Company web growth rank, explained

Written on May 28, 2017 by Yoram Wijngaarde

All companies on Dealroom.co can be ranked and filtered by their so called growth rank. The growth rank is based on estimated website visitor growth (we use Alexa and SimilarWeb), adjusted for the base the company is growing from. Estimated website visitor growth is a highly imperfect but still extremely useful real-time growth signal, enabling you to sort and filter companies by estimated traction. We recently made some upgrades to the algorithm resulting in better results.

You can simply add & remove filter criteria, to compare similar companies. Pro tip: estimated website visitor growth has proven to be a useful indicator for B2B companies as well, contrary to popular belief. You can also compare companies within any geography. For example: the top 10 Spanish companies by growth rank.

The algorithm and growth signals will be continuously improved. Stay tuned as very soon more growth metrics will be added (separately and as combined rank)!

Click here to see the European top-10

Searching & filtering: important changes to free vs. paid features

Written on May 28, 2017 by Yoram Wijngaarde

At Dealroom we strive to provide maximum value to all users, whether you are a founder, angel, VCs, or corporate executive. After reviewing the way people use our product, we made some significant changes to the free version of the product. If you are a free user there is some good news and some bad news, but on the whole we believe this change makes the platform more versatile and accessible across our entire user base.

The “good” news: as a free user, you will now be able use the powerful search & filter functionality (see GIF above). Previously this was a paid feature. This will allow you to find the information you want with less hassle. The “bad” news is that we there is a limit placed on the number of results: up to 10 companies and up to 25 investors.

Faceted search & filter: the easiest way to make detailed searches for high-growth companies and their investors

To use this feature today, go to the keyword bar and start to type or select the tags you want to search with. You can combine any amount of tags, such as the following:

  • Industry (e.g. “travel”)
  • Business model (e.g. “marketplace”)
  • Head office location (e.g. “London” or “United Kingdom”)
  • Valuation
  • Revenues
  • Growth stage
  • Last funding round
  • Ownership type

If you would like to exclude any criteria from your search, you can do that too:

Start searching today


Finding the most active investors by market

Written on May 2, 2017 by Yoram Wijngaarde

As dealroom collects more and more data, we are always thinking what can we do next for our users.

Have you ever wanted to find the most active investors in a specific industry? In just a few clicks, you can now easily find them through Dealroom.

Here are some examples:

This “most active” list counts each investor’s number of portfolio companies in each market. This is different from the recently released Europe’s 500 most prominent venture capital investors, which is a composite ranking based on multiple factors (more about that very soon).

This allows you to drill down into a certain industry and figure out who are the big players, who should you be following or who you should pitch to.

See the GIF above to learn where to find it, or click here to go directly to the data.

Is there a feature that you would like to see? Contact us

Geospatial data and map design upgrades

Written on April 20, 2017 by Yoram Wijngaarde

The way Dealroom collects, analyses and visualises geospatial data about startups, VCs and ecosystems is constantly being improved. For instance, we continue adding new features and better design to the geographical maps. The reason? Maps are very visual and users like them, especially at first sight, but we want to make sure they are also highly usable. The Dealroom map is not only available on our own website, but also used by various third-party sites as Ecosystem Solution.

What’s new?

  1. Charts: the left-panel now shows aggregate country statistics such as quarterly funding, funding by source country, and more
  2. When you click on an individual company icon, a right-panel appears showing a mini profile. You can open the full profile by clicking on it
  3. Various small other UX optimisations

Click the below image to check the latest map data live.

To learn more about Ecosystem Solutions please contact us now.

Dealroom premium: powerful search

Written on November 13, 2016 by Yoram Wijngaarde

Dealroom premium comes with very powerful search, that is simple to use. This post shows you what’s new and how to get the most out of it.

Visit https://app.dealroom.co/companies to use any of the visible drop-down menus to select filters (or use the advanced filter option on the right).


Alternatively, you can also simply start typing, for example “Fin” so that possible filters such as “industry = Fintech” or “Location = Findlay” will be suggested. Click on each to select.


You can keep adding criteria, so create long filter strings such as the following:


Another useful tool is related tags. For example by searching for the tag “artificial intelligence” a few related tags show up, which can be added by clicking on them:

AI related tags

Finally, you can also opt to exclude certain criteria, for example, Fintech in Europe but not payments, by selecting the down-arrow on each selected filter.


All these filters are part of the Premium package. For only €2,500 per year, per user (€208 per month), you get instant access to our latest powerful search tools to explore rich data and analytics on over 500,000 companies. If you would like to speak with us about upgrading, please contact us.


Create industry landscapes: Grid View

Written on October 21, 2016 by Yoram Wijngaarde

Industry landscapes are often presented on grids like these:


At Dealroom.co we never liked the idea of copy-pasting dozens (or hundreds) of logos onto a PDF. So instead, we designed an online interactive version.

Introducing: Grid View

  • Easily create and publish your own industry landscape (for free)
  • Each logo is clearly legible and links to underlying company data
  • Visitors can re-organise the Grid by adjusting the criteria in the top right (one 1 or 2 levels)

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Here’s how to create your own industry landscape:

Step 1: create a new list or find an existing list on Dealroom
Step 2: click the VIEW GRID button (see top of Food Tech list)
Step 3: copy the URL and start sharing!

The Grid is part of our strategy to keep growing and improving user-generated content by tapping into the knowledge of the crowd and industry experts.

How to use Dealroom Widgets

Written on October 21, 2016 by Yoram Wijngaarde

Below is an example of a Dealroom Widget: a mini profile which you can embed in your website, to publish info about a company. It’s easy and takes only a minute. Here is how it works.

Step 1: visit any company profile, such as CoContest
Step 2: click the share button top right
Step 3: copy the HTML snippet into your article (e.g. via WordPress)

Et voila:


The data comes directly from Dealroom.co and is automatically updated. It’s fee and easy. Here is a real-life example of the widget being used. 

Embedding lists

It gets better. Even entire lists can also be published. Here is how to embed lists.

Step 1: create a new list or find an existing list
Step 2: click the share button top right
Step 3: copy the HTML snippet into your article (e.g. via WordPress)

And that’s it! See:

Food Tech in Europe

Investor Finder Tool 2.0

Written on September 26, 2016 by Yoram Wijngaarde

We just upgraded the Investor Finder tool in a big way. It remains a free tool for those seeking capital. To see how it works, a random example with french startup La Ruche qui dit Oui!

Who would be their most suitable investors if they wanted to do a €50M series-C round? Check to find out, and more importantly, to create your own target investor list:

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B2B or B2C classification added to over 120,000 companies

Written on September 18, 2016 by Yoram Wijngaarde

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Dealroom now has assigned a B2B or B2C classification to over 120,000 companies, using machine learning and manual curation. Machine learning is an important part of our data model. Our algorithms learn from inputs made by users and by our data analyst team. We then apply it to our larger data set of “below the radar” companies.


Better Data via Machine Learning

Written on July 28, 2016 by Yoram Wijngaarde

We are gradually adding more machine learnt data into Dealroom. By using machine learning, we’ve classified over 160,000 companies by industry and business model. Our algorithms scan each company’s website to identify words and sentences, to discover patterns, after being trained by our core data set of manually verified data.

For you this simply means: more and better data. This week we added a few tools to help you navigate this data even better.

The advanced filter now includes a Data Type filter, so you can filter by our three tiers of data:

1. Claimed Data = the owner claimed ownership of the profile

2. Verified Data = manually reviewed by the Dealroom team

3. Artificial Intel Data = identified by machine learning algorithms

In addition to these filters, each profile now shows a symbol next to the logo, specifying if the profile is “claimed” or “verified” or both, as you can see in the below screenshot.

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