In a few years, the explosion of technologies making it possible to find an expert (LinkedIn) easily and connect them to an investor in a secure way (think Babelcloud and co.) regardless of their location, has sparked the creation of multiple Expert Network companies across the globe.
By way of comparison, we can say that the Expert Network market has followed the growth trajectory of the recruitment market: multiple players of all sizes coming into existence, some generalist and some specialised, some with a global and some with regional footprints. The user pool is much smaller for Expert Networks: mainly medium and large Consulting Firms and Investment Funds, while only professionals with significant experience in specific attractive sectors are likely to be approached to share their expertise.
This results in bottlenecks in both supply and expertise. Five points of friction emerge:
The Expert Network market is now experiencing a genuine hurdle with palpable dissatisfaction on both the customer and the expert sides, with growth prospects being seriously constrained for suppliers.
Fortunately, there are modern solutions to restore efficiency and confidence in the face of this deadlock that is harmful to all actors. For example, in January 2021, Consverge launched its marketplace-type platform, allowing users to access a large number of generalist and specialised Expert Networks from a single point platform.
Such a platform makes it possible to address the five points of friction listed above:
The aggregation movement, which can be observed in many sectors, logically imposes itself on the Expert Network market as the solution to almost all of its current ills. This is particularly beneficial since it does not penalise any of the players. On the contrary, it has the potential to make all exchanges more fluid and promote growth.
Whether you are a user/customer or a supplier if you want to participate in the Consverge transformation you can register on our platform at https://portal.consverge.com/ or reach us at: firstname.lastname@example.org