“While most people know us for our latest venture fund, our actual business is research and reports,” wrote Singh.
This announcement gives us a peek at Disruption Corporation’s bigger vision, which is to create a data platform similar to public market research, but for the private markets.
That data platform will inform the investments they make through the Crystal Tech Fund, a $50 million fund for post-seed startups. But it goes far beyond that. They’ve already launched the Disruption Daily, a $99/month service where you get a report delivered to your inbox every day. They’re actively hiring analysts to study different locations, markets, and companies. And in the future, Disruption plans to build an API and public data platform so anyone can access the data they’re collecting and organizing.
Paul Singh stepped down at 500 Startups in March 2013, and he’s been hard at work on his own venture ever since. His early products Dashboard and Indicate evolved into Disruption Corporation, which launched the Crystal Tech Fund in February. Just recently, George Kellerman from 500 Startups joined the Crystal Tech Fund as a partner.
Tech Cocktail CEO Frank Gruber and COO Jen Consalvo are investors in Disruption Corporation through the angel group NextGenAngels. Tech Cocktail VP of marketing and community development Justin Thorp is an advisor to Disruption Corporation.