NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Relationship Science (RelSci), the ultimate business development platform used by leading global institutions, today announces a partnership with MassChallenge, the world’s largest startup accelerator, to support high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs.
To kickoff the partnership, RelSci sponsored MassChallenge’s annual Awards Ceremony, the startup community’s largest event, where 26 Global Startup Finalists each had fifteen minutes to convince a judging panel that they deserved a share of nearly $1.5 million in cash prizes. RelSci awarded the top 10 winning companies complimentary access to the RelSci platform and discounted memberships to the other companies.
Additionally, RelSci will offer ongoing mentorship and support to the MassChallenge accelerator companies throughout the next year, and RelSci CEO and founder Neal Goldman will serve as a judge at the 2014 MassChallenge Awards Ceremony event.
“RelSci is honored to partner with an organization like MassChallenge that is doing such vital work to accelerate entrepreneurship,” said Neal Goldman, CEO and Founder of RelSci. "Armed with the right tools, entrepreneurs can significantly increase their effectiveness and improve their chances for success now and in the future – and we’re thrilled to have RelSci be a part of their success.”
The RelSci platform provides research-driven profiles on over one million organizations across the public, private, finance, and nonprofit sectors and the 3 million top decision-makers affiliated with them. Clients use RelSci to gain a deeper understanding of the people and organizations they want to do business with, leverage existing relationships that can provide warm introductions, and identify commonalities with other professionals that make every interaction a warm one.
RelSci clients include acclaimed institutions working in the following sectors: Investment Banking, Wealth Management, Private Equity, Corporate, Hedge Fund, Professional Services, Creative Services, Nonprofit, and Law.
RelSci is funded by a group of prominent individuals and institutions including Henry Kravis, Kenneth Langone, Stanley Druckenmiller, MacAndrews & Forbes, C.V. Starr, Hearst Corporation, Ron Burkle, Barry Sternlicht, RIT Capital Partners, Andrew Tisch, Joseph Perella, Harvey Golub, Reuben Jeffery, David Komansky (Former Chairman and CEO of Merrill Lynch), Randy Lerner (Former Chairman of MBNA), Stephen Luczo (Chairman and CEO of Seagate), William Rudin, and salesforce.com. The founder of Relationship Science is Neal Goldman, founder of Capital IQ, the financial database service that is used by many Wall Street firms. Mr. Goldman sold Capital IQ to McGraw-Hill in 2004.
ABOUT RELATIONSHIP SCIENCE
The Relationship Science (RelSci) platform contains robust profiles on over 3 million important decision-makers and the one million organizations they work with across the public, private, finance, and nonprofit sectors. Access to RelSci provides individuals and organizations with the tools to map and build relationships with new clients, potential investors, strategic partners, and other important professionals.
RelSci provides two simple things:
- Insights and ideas on how to best leverage meaningful relationships – both yours and your organization's
- Research-grade intelligence on the people you do and want to do business with so every interaction is a warm one
RelSci unlocks the potential and unleashes the power of professional relationships for individuals and institutions.