has private company financials, information on private M&A deals and deal multiples, private firm valuations, venture capital fundings, private equity deals, etc. Good for locating investors and competitive intelligence.
A comprehensive global database of private companies and investors activities. Contains advanced searches for private companies, investors, and deals information (especially private equity and venture capital). Also great for news on emerging markets. An excellent resource for startups and entrepreneurship research. (NOTE: You must create an account using your CMU email).
Market research reports for industries, specializing in advanced materials, biotechnology, chemicals, energy, healthcare, sensors, plastics, nanotechnology, and other emerging technologies - but with traditional industries as well. NOTE: When off-campus, use VPN access.
information on venture capital funds, private equity firms, funded companies, and their executives in the US, Europe, and Asia, as well as an analytics source for fund performance, commitments, disbursements, and statistics. NOTE: click on "Screening & Analysis" at the top. Must use Internet Explorer 11 browser. **When off campus, use the VPN.**Hard to use but valuable data.
Articles from publications on all business topics including entrepreneurship - examples: Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Family Business Review. Valuation multiples for many industries found in First Research Industry Profiles.
More articles from business publications (many don't overlap with ABI/INFORM) - examples: Entrepreneur Magazine, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Journal of Small Business Management, Black Enterprise, Venture Capital, Journal of Business Venturing.
More key resources
US government and PA governmentbusiness startup sites outlining legal requirements, government services, financing and contract opportunities, etc