Bizologie can help your organization grow smarter by solving your business information questions in a flexible, cost-effective way.

What makes us different?

Research is our superpower. We have the experience, training, and industry-leading resources to deliver authoritative insights.

We match our services to your needs. Through our experience with startups, VC firms, and a wide range of other clients, we understand that different businesses have different information needs—at every stage of their growth.

Whether you need a full-time outsourced research team or have just a short list of questions to be answered, we can provide all your due diligence and competitive intelligence research at affordable rates.

Authoritative business insights: We know what to ask, where to look and what to do with what we find.

  • All of our researchers hold Masters degrees in Information Science, with years of professional training and experience.
  • We use only the most accurate and reliable materials, including exclusive licensed databases and industry-leading resources well beyond what you’d find on the open Internet.
  • We synthesize and analyze data into actionable insights, delivered as fully customizable reports.

Common questions we answer:

  • Could you give me a company overview and news run on company X?
  • What is the market share of company X within the Y industry?
  • What is the professional bio of X company’s CEO?
  • What is company X’s acquisition history?
  • Can you send me venture capital fundraising statistics for the last 10 years?
  • Which startup companies received funding last week?

Bizologie offers a number of service options to meet your unique needs while keeping costs predictable and manageable.

  • Bizologie Projects: Quote-based, single-project agreements — ideal for those who only have research needs a few times per year
  • Bizologie Bundles: 20-, 50-, and 100-hour packages — perfect for phased projects or intermittent research needs
  • Bizologie Unlimited: Annual retainer agreements with unlimited inquiries — the best bang for your research buck

What You Get

  • A team of dedicated, experienced researchers. Our researchers all have masters degrees in Information Studies and years of experience locating hard-to-find data.
  • Data sourced from licensed resources that provide deep insight in the form of investment bank reports, market studies, competitive landscapes, acquisition details and lots of other things you won’t find freely available online.
  • Time Saved. We not only gather but we analyze and synthesize the information into a customized report you can share with your team.

Meet the Team

Laura Young, Founding Partner + CEO:
Laura Young is a seasoned expert in business research and competitive intelligence. Combining seven years leading the research department at Austin Ventures, four years coordinating the Reference and Information desk at the University of Texas Perry Casteneda Library and seven years honing her customer service expertise as a Walt Disney World Guest Services Supervisor, Laura can tackle any research project, in any industry, with grace and speed. She has performed Due Diligence analysis for HomeAway, RetailMeNot, MapMyFitness, Magnablend, Bazaarvoice, Silvercar, Spredfast, Food on the Table, Delta Rigging & Tools, among many others. She is a highly sought after speaker on emerging research trends and regularly presents for Texas Library Association, Special Libraries Association, and American Library Association. Laura earned her Masters in Information Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not digging for the next important piece of data, Laura can be found relaxing with her Basset Hound and PBGV rescues, catching up on the latest episodes of Mad Men, or culling design ideas from local architectural tours.

Lindsey Schell, Partner + Chief of Business Development:
Lindsey Schell has over 15 years experience in information services and delivery. With a strong background in digital asset management and research services, Lindsey has translated this experience into exceptional business development and client acquisition capacity as a partner at Bizologie.  She has a strong collaborative approach to building strategic client solutions in a rapidly changing information landscape. Lindsey earned her Masters in Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and built her career at Duke University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin Libraries, Ebook Library Corporation Ltd., and ProQuest Information Services. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys hiking at state and national parks, doting on her pug rescue and volunteering at Dress for Success Austin.

April Kessler, Partner + Chief Research Analyst:
April Kessler resolves complex custom research requests for clients, including venture capital firms, advertising agencies, law firms, business incubators, and small businesses. April is a sought after speaker on business research and teaches the Competitive Intelligence course at the University of Texas School of Information. Prior to joining Bizologie, April was a research analyst for Austin Ventures and served eight years as the Business Librarian at the University of Texas Libraries working with the McCombs School of Business (including Texas Venture Labs, MBA teams and Masters of Science in Technology Commercialization). She earned her Masters in Information Studies from the UT Austin and her MBA from Wichita State University. In addition to her research experience, she also has nearly ten years of experience in marketing and public relations. April is past-president for the Texas Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, past-chair of the Texas Library Association Special Libraries Division, and served on the Executive Board of the Texas Library Association from 2011-2014. April enjoys checking out Austin's vibrant restaurant scene, frequenting the Sundance Film Festival, and tossing the ball for her Pointer mix rescue pup.

 

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