New York – Maven Research just executed a deal with Business Connect China (BCC) to offer BCC’s experts across Maven’s Global Knowledge Marketplace. Maven’s model is a transactions-based approach that allows clients to access experts without being assessed platform fees, like the larger expert network models do.
Business Connect China Inc. (BCC) is an expert network made up of managers, civil servants, scientists, engineers, attorneys, and entrepreneurs from around China. This collection of experts provides consultation, market intelligence, advisory services, investment, and events for the China market. BCC helps global financial services firms, professional service firms, corporations, and academic and nonprofit institutions make decisions on investment and business strategies in China. The firm has a technology and research platform to support its expert network, custom research and structured product offerings. Further, the firm’s searchable database of experts was developed using taxonomies and profiling tools to accurately classify each expert’s experience and expertise. The firm operates in four locations: San Francisco, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing and is able to provide translation services, global teleconferencing capability and discreteness in setting up client-expert interactions when needed.
BCC provides clients with one-on-one consultations, customized surveys and reports, customized consulting engagements, Industry news services, due diligence and advisory work and in-house professional investment and venture capital arm. In addition, BCC performs custom research allowing clients to dictate research topics. The firm then pairs clients with analysts and experts for deeper consulting and analysis. The firm covers the following industry sectors: financial services, consumer goods and trading, healthcare, media, real estate and construction, education and professional services, transportation and logistics, and energy.
Maven Research, Inc. is an online knowledge marketplace and consulting network. The firm connects knowledge seekers with industry professionals for short-duration telephone consultations and custom surveys. Maven Research offers direct, transparent, and transactional access to our entire network without up-front fees, subscriptions, or middlemen. The firm’s marketplace approach allows clients to make decisions about the costs of engaging with specific experts. The consultation and survey systems allow clients to only pay for what they actually consume.
Maven Research allows its clients to perform their own private searches of its network and engage directly with relevant experts. Maven aims to make appropriate introductions, ensure privacy and confidentiality, and then allows clients to move forward as they see fit. Maven’s compliance system is focused on providing clients with tools to set their own criteria for expert recruitment.