The Expert Network Directory by Inex One

Purpose of the Expert Network Directory

The Expert Network Directory is intended to guide client organizations to navigate the insights industry. It is an extension of our previous article on the market size of expert networks, listing all networks that we come across.

An expert network specializes in finding experts for its clients. Its employees browse the web to find the individuals most knowledgeable about any given topic. Since only ~25% of internet users speak English as their first language, there is ample room for expert networks to specialize by language region (e.g. Latin America, DACH, or Southeast Asia). Other expert networks specialize by industry vertical, with some networks focusing on e.g. Healthcare or TMT.

Use this guide to compare expert networks. For clarifications on the categories, see our article about how expert networks operate. For comments, questions or corrections on the expert network directory, please contact us.

Standard Expert Networks

NameHQComment
AcoiBrazilFocused on Brazil, possibly inactive
Africa Expert NetworkUSAFocused on the African continent
AlphaSightsUKOne of the larger expert networks
Apex LeadersUSABoutique firm, also offering HR/recruitment
AtheneumGermanyOne of the larger expert networks
AtriumUSAStarted late 2018, also developing a DIY Marketplace
Avalon RedSpainFocused on Spain and Latin America
Bioinformatics IncUSAFocused on life sciences, medtech
BridgerUSAExpert network using freelancers to recruit the experts. Started in 2019.
Business Connect ChinaChinaFocused on China
CandourUKFocused on the Energy sector
CapvisionChinaOne of the larger expert networks, originally focused on China
CatalantUSAFormer HourlyNerd, also offers staffing
ColemanUSAOne of the larger expert networks
Deepbench.ioUSADevelops SW for corporates to share their employees through expert networks. Started in 2018.
DeMatteo ResearchUSAOne of the oldest networks, today medium-sized
DialecticaUKFounded 2015, has grown rapidly in EU consulting
ENG llcUSAOne of the larger expert networks
ExpertConnectUSAMedium-sized expert network
Experts NetworksIndiaStarted in 2018
ExpertViewUKRelaunched in 2019 after being inactive
FlexingitIndiaIndia-focused expert network
Futureminds ConsultingIndiaFocused on South Asia
GLGUSAThe largest expert network
GuidepointUSAOne of the larger expert networks
InfollionIndiaOne of the larger India-focused expert networks
InfomineoMoroccoFocused on the Middle East and Africa
Insight AlphaIndiaOne of the larger India-focused expert networks
Insight ConnectFranceFocused on French PE clients. Started 2011.
iResearchChinaStarted in 2018
Kingfish GroupUSABoutique expert network/recruitment firm
Knowledge RidgeIndiaMid-sized global expert network, specialized in customized research across all industries
LB NetworksUKStarted in 2018
Lynk.globalHong KongOne of the larger expert networks
Maven ResearchUSAMay be inactive
Mosaic ResearchUSAOffers various reporting services, along with experts
Network of Experts (Greenwood)USASmall firm, likely inactive
Noble InsightsUSAFocused on custom recruiting for the buy-side
Nordic Knowledge PartnersDenmarkFocused on the Nordics
Orbit PartnersUKFormerly known as advisme
ORC International (Engine US)USAPossibly inactive
PresansFranceFocused on corporate clients
Pride AdvisoryUSAExpert network arm of HR/recruitment firm Pride Global
Primary InsightUSAFormerly in-house at Bear Stearns, J.P. Morgan
Pro-Matrix & CoChinaFocused on China, various HR services
Ridgetop ResearchUSAMedium-sized network
Silverlight researchUKFounded Nov-17, has grown quickly since
SpeakinIndiaFocused on experts from the Indian subcontinent
TegusUSASmall boutique set up in 2016
Third BridgeUKOne of the larger expert networks
TMT Expert NetworkPolandFocused on Technology, Media and Telecom
TransGlobal InsightUKPreviously inactive, recently restarted
VedakIndiaSmall firm, specialized on India
visasQJapanSpecialized on Japan
Workvi ExpertsSwedenFocused on the Nordics
Xperts CouncilFranceMedium-sized network, with a French footprint

Alternative Business Models

NameHQ Comment
AskWonder.comUSAExpert Q&A
Bioexpert NetworkUSANetwork using freelancers to recruit experts. Started 2018
Chime AdvisorsUKMachine-driven
CIQ GroupUKDIY Marketplace, focused on longer projects. Started 2018
Clarity.fmUSADIY Marketplace, focused on startups
CognitionXUKDIY Marketplace, focused on AI questions
Experty.ioPoland DIY Marketplace, did an ICO and launched Nov-2018
Knowers UKDIY Marketplace, likely inactive
LinkToExpert USADIY Marketplace, likely inactive
MonoclSwedenMachine-driven, focused on medical experts, KOLs
NewtonXUSAMachine-driven
OnFrontiersUSADIY Marketplace, focused on emerging markets
PochmakUSADIY Marketplace
ProSapientUKMachine-driven
Ramp.plusUSADIY Marketplace, started late 2018
Slingshot InsightsUSAOffers crowd-funded expert calls
TechspertUKMachine-driven, recently pivoted into expert calls
XperitiIsraelMachine-driven, started 2018
YegiiNorwayDIY knowledge search engine, relaunching in 2019
ZintroUSADIY Marketplace

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