The Mosaic Research expert network was founded in New York in 2010. Mosaic Research is focused on custom recruiting experts for buy-side clients, but also offers related services. The founder had previously been employed at a hedge fund and at Vista Research, an expert network founded in 2001 and later acquired by Guidepoint. Other firms rooted in Vista Research include Ridgetop Research and Primary Insight.
Mosaic offers four services:
- Regular expert interviews
- The expert call transcript service Mosaic Stream
- Certain custom data streams
- An expert network aggregation/ reporting tool.
Mosaic Stream and expert call transcripts
Launched in early 2020, the Mosaic Stream product contains around 3,000 transcripts of expert calls (as per March 2021), adding almost 300 transcripts/month. The model is similar to Tegus: investment professionals and company employees conduct expert calls (at low or no cost) which are transcribed and added to a library. Other investors subscribe to the library, and may conduct expert calls as well.
The experts may or may not get compensated for their participation.
Mosaic Research and expert network aggregation
Mosaic Research was probably the first to market an Expert Management System, reminiscent of Inex One. However, they seem to have had similar challenges rolling it out as Coleman Research and Prosapient, being both a vendor and a platform. The service seems to be not widely used.
Mosaic Executive Assistants
Curiously, Mosaic has a team of 8 Executive Assistants to the CEO based in Philippines. We are pretty sure this is more EAs than any other CEO in the expert network industry has. This might be a code word for expert network recruiters, or the CEO is just really really busy. 🤔