How do I search for nodes and create maps?
Many users arrive at network maps by clicking through from profiles at, but you can also use LinkSViewer to search for companies, investors, and people. There are three different methods of searching that can help you to search for targets you know the name of, targets that match criteria you can identify, or targets that have been involved with recent funding activity.

The Quicksearch is available on every page at the very top and to the right. Quicksearch is the best way to search for any company, person, investor, or school that you already know the name of. You can enter a name or a partial name. You can also make multiple searches by entering names separated by commas. For example, if you wanted to create a combined network map of Google and Powerset you would type "Google, Powerset" into the Quicksearch field and hit 'Return.' The Quicksearch searches for each term you enter across all fields and gives you all matches on the results page. At the results page you highlight the node or multiple nodes you would like to map and click on the 'Show Relational Map' button.

The Advanced Search is best when you don't know the name of a company, investor, or person you are looking for, but are interested in a certain type. For example, 1st-2nd round active companies in the biotech sector that have raised less than $15 million, or corporate investors with between 20-35 investments.

The Advanced Search also has features like Cross Filters for even more specific searches. Click to learn more about Advanced Search features.

Activity Searches are the best way to search for companies or investors involved in recent funding activity. Located on the 'Home' tab of the 'Search' page, you can either search for recently funded companies according to rounds of capital raised, industry sector, and the recency of funding, or you can search for investors involved in funding events according to the round of funding, the industry sector of the company financed, and the recency of the funding event.

The Activity Search also has features like Cross Filters for even more specific searches. Click to learn more about the Activity Search.