Standard Search refers to the search screen which is also the default first screen you encounter after logging in to LinkSViewer. On this screen the search fields are organized in three boxes for Company searches, Investor searches, and People searches. Unlike the QuickSearch, you can simultaneously search for all three types of entries while applying different search criteria to each.
Now you do not have to search by name (as in the QuickSearch), you can also search by other identifying characteristics. For example, you can search for 'Private' companies in the 'Internet' sector, started before 2003, which have raised at least 2 rounds of capital. At the same time you can search for a Person who attended Stanford University, and an Investor whose name matches 'Sequoia'. All of these results will be returned to you at the same time, and multiple resulting entries can then be mapped together if you are interested.
The image below has numbered labels next to each of the search features. The functions of each feature are described below the image.
Standard Search Screen
Investor Filter Details
Enter the names or partial names of the companies you are searching for separated by commas.
Enter keywords, separated by commas, that might be found in the descriptions of companies you are interested in.
Companies in the LinkSV database are assigned a sector, like 'Biotech,' 'Communications,' 'Internet,' 'Computers,' or 'Semiconductors.' Select one or multiple sectors to search within.
There are three types of companies: Public, Private, and Acquired. You can select to limit the types of companies that are returned in the results.
Each type of company is either of Active or Inactive status. A company is considered inactive when it is acquired and merged into another company or goes out of business. Occasionally a company is acquired, but left to run itself, thereby allowing for the possibility of Active Acquired companies.
# of Investors
Set limits on the number of investors in a company. For example, limit the results to only companies that have less than 10 investors.
Rds. of Capital
Set limits on the number of rounds of a capital a compnay has raised. For example, only return companies that have raised 3 or more rounds of capital.
Set limits on the total capital, in millions of dollars, that a company has raised.
Set limits on the start year of the company, for example, between 1999-2002.
Date Last Funded
Set limits on the date of the last funding event (last investment), and can include different funding events within an open round of capital.
There are three potential Company Search Cross Filters, each with its own check box. When checked, the Cross Filters allow you to not only search for Companies according to their own attributes, but also to search for them according to the attributes and characteristics of their investors, board members, and/or management team members. For a more detailed description of Cross Filters, click here.
Enter the names or partial names of the investors you are searching for separated by commas.
There are three types of investors: Corporate, Venture Capital, and Individual. You can select to limit the types of investors that are returned in the results.
# of Investments
Set limits on the number of investments made by the investors. For example, limit the results to only investors that have invested in at least 35 companies.
When checked, the Investor Cross Filters allows you to not only search for Investors according to their own attributes, but also to search for them according to the attributes and characteristics of their investments. For a more detailed description of Cross Filters, click here.
Enter the names or partial names of the people you are searching for. Enter the names in any order, and search for multiple people by separating their names with commas. For example if you wanted to search for Marc Andreesen and Ram Shriram you could enter: "Andree, Ram Shriram"
Use the Background field as a keyword search for individuals. This field can reflect current or previous employers (former or current), faculty status at a university, geographic focus, and other relationships. Not sure about a keyword? Try it out and see if it works.
Enter the name of one or more Colleges or Universities to search for people who attended those schools. This field specifically refers to attendance as a student, whereas entering Stanford in the 'Background' field may return individuals who worked at the school instead.
There are three types of Board affiliations: Outside Board Member, Advisory Board Member, and Board Observer. Filter the results of your search by checking only the types of Board Members you are interested in.
A Board Member's relationship can be current or former. By default only the 'Current' box is checked, returning only individuals currently serving on company boards. Check the box for 'Former' if you are also interested in past board memberships.
# of Boards
Limit the results of your search according to the total number of company boards that a person has served on. This includes the total number of former and current board positions that the person has held.
# Current Boards
Limit the results of your search according to the number of company boards that a person is currently serving on. Consider using this in conjuction with the field for the number of total boards if you want to put very specific limits on a person's sustained activity on company boards.
Check this box to apply the current settings in the Company search fields as Cross Filters for you current Investor search.
Management Team members can have any number of titles. For example, there are myriad types of Vice Presidents and Directors from company to company. Enter whatever terms apply to your search to limit the results, such as marketing, CEO, CFO, etc.
There are two potential Person Search Cross Filters, each with its own check box. When checked, the Cross Filters allow you to not only search for People according to their own attributes, but also to search for them according to the attributes and characteristics of the Companies they are affiliated with. By default, only the Board Member cross filter is checked. For a more detailed description of Cross Filters, click here.
Click on the Search Button after you have entered your search criteria in the different fields to create your desired search. This will take you to the Results Page where you select which results you would like to map from among the returned entries.