Maven Research and Business Connect China Announce Real-Time Research Alliance

Micro-consulting pioneer partners with leading China expert network to offer access to tens of thousands of Chinese business professionals

Aug 31, 2010, 00:00 ET from Maven Research

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- MAVEN RESEARCH, (San Francisco, CA) the premier Global Knowledge Marketplace and online micro-consulting platform, today announced a strategic alliance with BUSINESS CONNECT CHINA (Shanghai, China), the leading provider of expert consultation services in the China market.

Under the agreement, clients of Maven Research gain access to Business Connect China's (BCC) entire network of tens of thousands of experts in China, which is comprised of professionals across a variety of industries, including technology, healthcare, telecommunications, manufacturing, transportation, and financial services. BCC's members include managers, scientists, engineers, attorneys, entrepreneurs and other on-the-ground professionals. In addition, Maven's clients will receive end-to-end concierge assistance from BCC's staff, including scheduling and on-demand translation services when needed.

"For too long, gaining timely insights from knowledgeable, 'on-the-ground' professionals has been a luxury accessible only to a privileged few at the upper echelons of business and finance. Maven makes on-demand access to a vast global network of subject matter experts available to all professionals at all levels of industry," said Wyatt Nordstrom, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Maven Research. "Finding qualified experts in China can be particularly challenging. Business Connect China's expertise in China is unrivaled, and we believe Maven's clients will benefit tremendously from BCC's ability to quickly locate and connect with relevant Chinese resources. We are thrilled that they have selected us as a partner."

"When we first saw Maven's micro-consulting platform, we immediately knew that they would make a great partner. Their comprehensive, technology-enabled approach delivers instant access to the knowledge and expertise of leading professionals worldwide, and is changing the way people think about consulting," said Ted Lin, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Business Connect China. "The combination of our network and Maven's revolutionary 'real-time research' system offers the ability to consult with China experts in ways never before possible. We look forward to working with Maven."

Access to Business Connect China's network of China-based professionals is available to qualified Maven clients. Use of the Maven platform to conduct real-time research is available to all professionals.  To learn more, visit www.mavenresearch.com and www.businessconnectchina.com.

About Maven Research:

Maven Research, the Global Knowledge Marketplace, is the premier online micro-consulting platform built for individual professionals and firms of all sizes. Maven provides a secure, controlled environment for the ethical exchange of knowledge, perspective, and opinion, giving knowledge seekers access to a worldwide network of thousands of professionals across all industry sectors and geographies. Maven's technology-enabled platform includes direct, open, and intuitive search tools that allow researchers to quickly locate knowledgeable people who can answer their questions and provide valuable insights. Each Member's knowledge profile includes a detailed resume and biographical sketch, as well as comprehensive rating and pricing information. Maven's automated teleconferencing system ensures that interactions with Members are safe and secure, and all searches and interactions can be controlled and monitored by an integrated conflict management system containing customizable controls that allow individuals and firms to avoid inappropriate interactions. Unlike "expert network" search firms, Maven does not charge up-front access fees, seat licenses, or subscriptions; Maven clients only pay for time actually spent on the phone with individuals that they choose.

Access the Global Knowledge Marketplace at www.MavenResearch.com.

About Business Connect China:

Business Connect China (BCC) is the premier provider of expert consultation, market intelligence, advisory services, investment, and events for the China market. BCC helps global financial services firms, professional service firms, corporations, and academic and nonprofit institutions make fact-based decisions on investment and business strategies in China.

The BCC Network consists of industry- and discipline-focused networks of managers, scientists, engineers, attorneys, entrepreneurs and other on-the-ground professionals from around China. BCC Network experts enable decision-makers at investment firms, corporations and non-profit organizations to better understand and engage the products, services, companies, issues, and industries on which they focus.

Learn more about Business Connect China at www.businessconnectchina.com.

CONTACT: Wyatt Nordstrom of Maven Research, +1-415-439-0628, wnordstrom@mavenresearch.com

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