The Arches expert network started in 2019 by former consultants at Accenture and YCP Solidiance. It sprung out of the Japanese consumer research firm Needsarch.
The company offers four types of expert network services:
On-site consultations/ seminars
Short-term professional staffing
Arches is headquartered in Singapore with additional offices in Tokyo, Vietnam and Uzbekistan. The company focuses on recruiting experts across Southeast Asia, China, Japan and India. It partners with recruiting/head hunting firms to accelerate the search process.
In December 2021, Arches raised $1.6m from Mimir Uzabase and a number of other corporate venture and angel investors. The funding announcement includes plans of combining Arches' database with that of Mimir Uzabase and its SPEEDA service.