Directorzone

QUICK TOUR of this site

Published by Directorzone Markets Ltd on November 21, 2017, 9:00 am in Knowledge, How to

IMAGE: courtesy of Directorzone Markets 

A QUICK TOUR OF DIRECTORZONE

 

Directorzone focuses on the growth business marketplace - news, stories, connections and opportunities - currently with over 200 articles and over 1,000 companies profiled on the site.

 

A huge amount of functionality is hidden as we iron out bugs and inconsistencies during this beta period. 

 

Until November 2017 all content has been created and aggregated by the Directorzone team. But soon, we'll introduce a selection of GRID company and Accelerator contributors: "WANTED: CEOs + Market Watchers for Directorzone beta".

 

There are thousands of ways to use this site. These screen shots illustrate some of them:

  1. Home page
  2. Company directory
  3. Accelerator directory
  4. Company profiles
  5. Anonymous content
  6. Public content
  7. Events
  8. Articles
  9. Meeting request
  10. Weekly company news
  11. Monthly market news

 

1. HOME PAGE

 

 

Links to every part of the site:

  • Dynamic companies on the GRID
  • Their board directors 
  • The Accelerators (investors, advisers, government…) they work with
  • Supplier / investor / partnership relationships...
  • Company news, Market trends...
  • Anonymous requirements...
  • Much more...

 

The GRID:

  • The top 5% of SMEs. Definition. Examples.
  • Home page map with the latest profiled companies - mainly UK, with some in the US and France - being viewed by site visitors.
  • Play with the map: zoom in/out, change geographies, click on the company links...

 

Red headings: Anonymous content - where the author's identity is not disclosed. Members can message any author, but won't know their identity unless the author chooses to reply.

 

  • Q&A
  • Wanted
  • Offered
  • Meeting requests

 

Blue headings: Public content - where the author is identified. NB some of these sections - i.e. Jobs - carry both public and anonymous content.

 

  • People news
  • Company news
  • Jobs
  • Knowledge
  • Innovation news
  • Events
  • Blog

 

 

2. COMPANY DIRECTORY

 

Use the column headings to toggle with which companies to display. This example focuses on the companies with the most relationships recorded in their profiles - 90% are currently investor / investee relationships. Click here to use the directory. 

 

 


3. ACCELERATOR DIRECTORY

 

Use the column headings to toggle with which companies to display. This example focuses on the companies with the most relationships recorded in their profiles - 90% are currently investor / investee relationships. Click here to use the directory. 

 

 


4. COMPANY PROFILES

 

Example of one of the 1,000+ companies profiled on Directorzone. The information displayed is aggregated from Companies House, Twitter, internet search and each company's web site.

 

 

 

...with some of the company relationships noted. Click on any of these to see that organisation's profile.

 

 



…and view their market relationships - in this case, investments by Passion Capital in GRID companies listed on the Directorzone site:

 

 

 

...or click on "Officers" to see who is - or has been - a director of the company:

 

 

 

...and click on any of these to see a skeletal overview of the director, based on Companies House data, any other Directorzone-profiled companies they are linked. NB In most cases the news window underneath the profile is too randomly-focused to be useful - except in the cases of individuals that have a high market profile (i.e. investors such as Luke Johnson, Jon Moulton, Sherry Coutu, Brent Hoberman, Saul Klein, Robin Klein, etc.).

 

NB many of these investors have 2 or 3 profiles, because they are invested in many companies and slight differences in the registration data input has created multiple profiles on the Companies House database.

 

 

5. ANONYMOUS CONTENT

 

Landing page for all content where the author's identity is not disclosed. NB As Directorzone has been the sole contributor of content to date, you’ll have to use your imagination for how it will be populated with multiple market contributors!

 

 

 

6. PUBLIC CONTENT

 

Landing page for all content that has a disclosed author and is not anonymous.

 

 

 

 

7. EVENTS

 

 

 

 

8. ARTICLES

 

Landing page for all articles. Click on the category headings - News, Knowledge, etc. - to filter the content.

 

 


9. MEETING REQUEST

 

Example of anonymous content.

 

 

 

 

10. WEEKLY COMPANY NEWS

 

Extract from August 2017 article

 

 


11. MONTHLY MARKET NEWS

 

Extract from March 2017 article