FirstThought was a mid-sized expert network headquartered in New York. The company was founded in 2020 by former managers at Guidepoint managers, focusing on the life sciences and healthcare industries. Other healthcare-focused expert networks include Techspert, Guidepoint, Inlightened, BTHT and Atheneum.
FirstThought grew from 10 to 50+ employees in the two pandemic years from May 2020 to May 2022. With a dedicated focus on life science-related businesses and support from its seed investor LifeSci Advisors, FirstThought established itself as a strong healthcare specialist in the expert network industry. However, the company struggled with high operating costs and eventually went bankrupt in August 2023.