Uzabase Announces Alliance with “GlobalWonks”, Platform with Network of over 10,000 Global Knowledge Experts in more than 180 Countries Worldwide, Significantly Enhancing Access to Expert Insights
Tokyo – May 22, 2020 – Uzabase, Inc. is pleased to announce that, following a meeting of its Board of Directors held today, it has taken the decision to invest USD 2 million in the form of a convertible promissory note in GlobalWonks, Inc.’s (GlobalWonks) seed financing round. In connection with this investment, Uzabase’s business intelligence platform SPEEDA has reached an understanding with GlobalWonks to integrate the offerings of GlobalWonks into its platform for the Japanese market.
GlobalWonks operates an automated marketplace connecting a global network of experts with corporate and individual clients seeking industry, country, or market information on demand, in real time and more cost-effectively than established expert networks. Over 10,000 global knowledge experts located in more than 180 countries across the globe, who operate at the very forefront of a wide range of sectors and domains, including international business, finance, and public policy, participate in the network. By facilitating real time communication with these experts, GlobalWonks offers instant access to reliable information of the highest caliber.
Following on from our conversion of Mimir into a wholly-owned subsidiary on April 17 this year, through which we acquired a network of around 6,000 experts in Japan, the partnership with GlobalWonks is expected to add further value to the SPEEDA platform in the form of GlobalWonks' worldwide network of experts, providing our users with access to in-depth knowledge and expertise on a global scale. We expect to release the integrations of the Mimir and GlobalWonks expert research services on the SPEEDA platform at some point this Fall.
SPEEDA is a cutting-edge business intelligence platform that provides business professionals with solutions to the issues they face in relation to information gathering and analysis. It offers users a full range of business-related information from around the world including company data, industry reports, market data, news, statistics, and M&A information. SPEEDA is used by over 1,400 companies, including corporations, financial institutions, and consulting firms, in a wide range of business scenarios, including the process of formulating mid-term management plans, M&A strategy, or international business strategy, as well as new business development, competitor research, sales strategy drafting and various marketing activities.
GlobalWonks is the world's first real time expert network. They connect global knowledge experts to clients ranging from financial institutions to Fortune 100 companies. Through a tech-enabled platform, clients and experts interact through various levels of depth and method of engagement, on demand and at an unmatched price point.
Company Name: Uzabase, Inc.
Established: 1 April 2008
Representatives: CEO Yusuke Umeda/COO Yusuke Inagaki
Securities Code: TSE Mothers 3966
Headquarters: Level 13, Tri-Seven Roppongi 7-7-7 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Company Website: https://www.uzabase.com
Company Name: GlobalWonks, Inc.
Established: 1 March 2017
Representatives: CEO Cenk Sidar/COO Bilal Baloch
Headquarters: 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, 10th Floor, Washington DC 20009
Company Website: https://www.globalwonks.com/app/index
Uzabase, Inc. (PR for SPEEDA, INITIAL, and FORCAS)