Using the Activity Search Features
There are two Activity Searches available on the 'Home' tab of the Search page. The Recent Funding Search (on top) is a way to search for recently funded companies. The Most Active Investor Search (below) is a way to search for the Investors that are most active in recent funding events. Read below to understand the difference between these two search techniques, and how to use them. Click on the image below to read a description of that search field and how it works.

Activity Search Fields

Advanced Search Tab
This tab will take you to the Advanced Search screen where you can search directly for companies, investors, and people by their names and other attributes.

Recent Funding Activity Search
This search allows you to identify companies with specified rounds of funding raised, that have been funded within a specified period of time, and that are in specific industry sectors.
Round of Funding
Select how many rounds of funding the recently funded companies you are searching for must have completed. You can select "All" or click on one or more of the options. Hold down the 'Control' button as you click to select multiple rounds (2nd, 3rd, and 4th rounds, for example).

Search Past (# of days)
Select how far back you would like to search. Do you want to find companies funded today? This week? This month?

Sector
If you would like to limit the matching companies to certain industry sectors, use this feature to select one or more of those sectors, like Biotech, Semiconductors, etc. Hold down the 'Control' button as you click to select multiple sectors together.

Show Results Button
Once you have set all of the search criteria, click on the 'Show Results' button. This will take you to a page that displays a list of the matching companies. At this point you can select one of these companies, multiple companies, or all of these companies - there is a limit; if there are many matching results you may not be able to map them all at once. When you map them, they may or may not be connected to each other through the network - if they are, that is interesting. However, remember that these results were all returned together because they happened around the same time, so you should expect them to often be unrelated to each other. Mapping multiple results together is a great way to get a quick overview of all of these funding events and their networks, and from their you will want to look at particular results that prove to be interesting on their own without the other results cluttering up the map.

Most Active Investors Activity Search
This search allows you to search for investors that are most active in recent funding events. You can specify what types of funding events in exactly the same ways as the search method above, but you can also specify the type of Investor you are interested in. An important note: this search identifies investors who have invested into companies that were recently funded, but because of the nature of the data it draws from it cannot distinguish if that investor was an investor in the latest round. This means that if you search for investors in 3rd round companies, the matching investors could have gotten involved in the 1st or 2nd round of raising capital, and not in the most recent round that caused it to match your search criteria.
Investor Type
You can limit the matching investors in your search by type if you know that you are only interested in a certain type. Hold down the 'Control' button while you click if you want to select two of the three types of investors.

Round of Funding
If you are searching for investors who are involved with recent funding events in companies that have raised a specific number (or numbers) of rounds of funding, use this field to identify that. You can select "All" or click on one or more of the options. Hold down the 'Control' button as you click to select multiple rounds (2nd, 3rd, and 4th rounds, for example).

Search Past (# of months or years)
Select how far back you would like to search. Do you want to find companies funded in the past month? Two months? Two years? Note: the time periods for this field are longer than in the Recent Funding Search (above) because investors don't tend to be active in multiple deals very close to one another (like the same day or week).

Sector
If you would like to limit the companies, the ones that the investors you are searching for have invested into, to certain industry sectors, use this feature to select one or more of those sectors, like Biotech, Semiconductors, etc. Hold down the 'Control' button as you click to select multiple sectors together.

Show Results Button
Once you have set all of the search criteria, click on the 'Show Results' button. This will take you to a page that displays a list of the matching investors. At this point you can select one of these investors, multiple investors, or all of these investors - there is a limit; if there are many matching results you may not be able to map them all at once. When you map them, they may or may not be connected to each other through the network - if they are, that is interesting. However, remember that these results were all returned together because they happened around the same time, and due to investment in companies that match certain criteria, so you should expect them to often be unrelated to each other, but that may still be interesting. You may be seeing competitor networks that don't connect, but show parallel development. Mapping multiple results together is a great way to get a quick overview of all of these funding events and their networks, and from their you will want to look at particular results that prove to be interesting on their own without the other results cluttering up the map.