Investor Filters
Investor Filters allow you to select which investors (venture capital, corporate, individual) you would like to include or exclude in your map according to the different person attributes explained below. The Investor Filter pop-up window is opened by clicking on the 'Investor' Filters link found on the Taskbar alongside the 'Person' and 'Company' Filter links.


You can include multiple numbers separated by commas, or use ranges in all of the numeric fields by using a dash [-]. For example, in "# of Boards" you can enter [3-5] to limit the results to people on 3, 4, or 5 boards. To leave a range open ended, just leave that end of the range blank. So [3-] would allow only people with 3 or more boards, and [-4, 7] would allow only people with exactly 7, OR 4 or fewer boards.

Investor Type - venture capital, corporate, or individual
There are 3 types of board relationships: outside, advisory, and observer. You can select any combination of these board relationship types to be shown. Uncheck whichever you would like to exclude from the map and then click on the 'Apply' button. By default, when board members are shown in a map, all three types are shown.

Number of Investments - total number, active and inactive
Board members' status can be either 'current' or 'former.' Current means that the person is currently serving as a board member for the company they are linked to. Former means that the person served as a board member in the past for the company they are linked to, but does not currently sit on the board. These two types of connection status are shown by different colored links, and on the maps and the map legend you can see that 'Former' board connections are in a faded, lighter, color than the current ones

Investor Cross Filters
Cross Filters are useful in situations when you want to filter and remove Investor nodes based on the types of investments they have made. Normal filters exclude Investor nodes based on their own attributes (number of investments, type of investor), but Cross Filters work based on the attributes of the investments the investors have made. So you can filter investors based on whether or not they have a portion of their investments in biotech, or based on how many of their investments are still active, or the most recent date of funding for one of their portfolio companies. All of the normal filter attributes found on the Company Filters page are found in the Cross Filters in the Investor Filters page, and vice versa.

In order to use the Investor Cross Filters, you must enter a "# or % matching" which determines the minimum number of the Investor's investments (or the minimum % of their portfolio of investments) that must match the Cross Filters you select (in biotech sector, for example).

Investments (# or %) matching
You must enter a value in this field for the Cross Filters to work. If you enter a number, then the investors in the map must have at least that many investments matching your Cross Filter attributes to stay in the map (entering a '5' means that all investors with less than 5 matching investments will be filtered out of the map). If you enter a number along with the "%" symbol, then it will function as a percentage, and the investors in the map must have at least that percentage of their investments matching your Cross Filter attributes to stay in the map (entering '25%' means that all investors with less that 25% of their investments matching your Cross Filter settings will be filtered out of the map).

Cross Filter Attributes - previous listed work experience
All of the attributes in the Investor Cross Filter section correspond exactly to the attributes in Company Filters. To understand the details of these filters, read about their counterparts in the Company Filters section.

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