01 Jun 2024

Expert networks in Europe

Max FribergCEO at Inex One
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There are more than 15 expert networks in Europe. Thousands of strategy and investment professionals rely on them to do business decisions. While the expert network industry started in the USA around the turn of the century, it didn't take long to expand to Europe.

Inex One simplifies access to European expert networks. With Inex One, you can access the best European expert networks and B2B survey providers in one platform. Avoid cross-border contracting, or getting lost in translation. Join more than 6,000 users on Inex One - see Inex One reviews here.

European expert networks for market research

European expert networks play a crucial role in supporting decision-making for private equity firms and strategy consulting companies. The networks provide access to experts in Europe, typically for domain expertise in specific industries.

The European expert network industry has grown rapidly over the past decade. In broad strokes, the history goes like this:

  • GLG was the first expert network to open in Europe, with its London office (2004), followed by Zurich (2008, later closed), Dublin and Paris (2009), Frankfurt (2015; later closed).

  • Guidepoint opened in London in 2007, and in Düsseldorf by acquiring Innosquared in 2011 (founded in 2009).

  • Third Bridge launched with a London HQ in 2007, opening a Munich office in 2014.

  • Alphasights launched its London HQ in 2008, and expanded to Hamburg in 2016.

  • Coleman Research opened its London branch in 2009.

  • 2010 - Atheneum launched in Berlin and Munich simultaneously.

  • 2015 - Dialectica launched in Athens and London simultaneously; Techspert launched in Cambridge, UK.

  • 2018 - Prosapient and Arbolus launched in London. Focal Fact launched in Dublin. NKP in Copenhagen and Previro in Stockholm.

  • 2020 - Expertwired was founded in Amsterdam, as the first Dutch expert network. The company closed down in 2023. Nexus Network launched in London.

  • 2021 - Colift launched in Hamburg, as the first expert network focused on Germany and DACH.

  • 2024 - IQExperts launched in Frankfurt, focusing on the DACH markets.

By engaging European expert networks, PE firms and strategy consultants get better insights faster, gain a deeper understanding of the European markets, and can ultimately improve their chances of business success.

Expert networks bridge the gap between international experts and clients

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Inex One offers access to multiple expert networks in one platform, with flexible payment options. This unique approach sets Inex One apart from other players in the European expert network landscape, making it a valuable resource for international clients seeking European market expertise.

With Inex One, we access subject-matter experts fast and efficiently. The platform is intuitive and user-friendly. The transcripts and AI summaries are great, and their customer service is excellent. Inex One combines the reach of multiple global expert networks, with the simplicity of a modern SaaS.

- Eskil Nilsson, Head Of Business Development, ex-McKinsey (read the case study here)

You get multiple benefits using Inex One to access European expert networks:

  1. Cast a wide net: access multiple European expert networks in one portal, and get the best from each one.

  2. Streamlined Contracting Process: One contract only. Inex One simplifies and centralizes administrative tasks associated with engaging multiple networks, saving time and reducing complexity.

  3. Flexible and Transparent Pricing: Inex One offers a unique payment model where clients only pay for the expert interviews they conduct, providing cost-efficiency and flexibility.

Access the best global expert networks in one platform, on Inex One.

Using Inex One allows international clients to access European expert networks easily, tapping into valuable resources and making well-informed decisions. Get started here, or talk to our team here.