Guidewire Labs, co-founded by The DEMO conference executive producer Chris Shipley, plays matchmaker between startups and enterprises with its Fusion platform. Behind Fusion stand features such as natural language processing of companies’ submitted business and product essay descriptions and ontological trees that pair discrete industry-standard descriptions with discovered terms.
“We like to think of ourselves as a matchmaking service like eHarmony, but only for business opportunities,” says Stephen Pieraldi, Guidewire Labs COO. “Companies want to be matched but it’s very hard to do that, unlike with people where you have basic filters. But no one has taken a profile object called company and identified it in the way we have.”