Relationship Science (RelSci), the ultimate tool for business
development professionals and dealmakers, announces a $30 million round
New investors include 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
RelSci’s existing investors include Henry Kravis, Kenneth Langone,
Stanley Druckenmiller, MacAndrews & Forbes, C.V. Starr, Hearst
Corporation, Ron Burkle, Barry Sternlicht, RIT Capital Partners, Andrew
Tisch, Joseph Perella, and Harvey Golub. 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.
After two and a half years of development, RelSci launched in January
with $60 million in funding to solve a key universal issue for
accomplished professionals in the business, finance, and nonprofit
sectors: Who are the key decision-makers and how do you gain access to
So far this year, RelSci has signed up over 150 client organizations
including several of the most recognized global investment banks,
private equity firms, law firms, wealth management firms, universities,
hedge funds, corporations, consulting firms, and non-profit
organizations. Clients use the tool to ‘sell high’ and reach the people
who can influence and make important decisions.
This third round of funding will enable RelSci to meet increasing
customer demand, accelerate development of new services, create new
applications on the platform, and continue to expand the content of its
“We are very excited. Our product clearly resonates with people. Deal
makers, sales professionals, fundraisers, investors – they are all
looking for new innovative ways to leverage their individual and
organization-wide relationships in more powerful and productive ways.
They demand the ROI – and we can deliver” according to Mr. Goldman.
RelSci provides research-driven profiles on over two million top
decision-makers and over 800,000 organizations across the public,
private, finance, and nonprofit sectors. RelSci clients use the tool to
gain a deeper understanding of the people and organizations they do and
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.
In-person and virtual demonstrations of RelSci are currently being
offered to interested individuals and organizations at relsci.com, by
calling 888-800-7951, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relationship Science (RelSci) is the ultimate business development tool.
It provides deep information about influential people - who they are and
who they know, what you have in common with them, and most importantly,
how you can gain access to them and their organizations. RelSci helps
you discover new relationships, advance existing ones, and maximize
every opportunity. Key features include:
Detailed information on over two million influential people and their
organizations, including their work history, board connections, deal
history, education, non-profit donations and affiliations, political
donations, personal interests, creative works and awards, business
relationships, and relevant familial connections
Robust relationship mapping functionality that enables discovery of
unique access points to these influential people and their
Web-based, iPad and iPhone apps