The Intrepid Researcher

When conducting entrepreneurial research, one of the most important components is finding information on competitors, or competitive intelligence, as well as financing/funding information, usually in the form of private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) financing.

Many times during this process it is discovered that information is needed on private companies. This is especially the case when entrepreneurs are interested in new, emerging, or niche markets. Private company information can be very difficult to obtain. Unlike publicly-traded companies, private companies are not required to disclose financial information, executive information, or other valuable pieces of data that help in a competitive intelligence analysis. Fortunately, there are resources that CMU Libraries subscribe to that help with this information.

Learn more about these resources in the latest blog post on The Intrepid Researcher.

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