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Since 2013 numerous international students have participated in our SNA Lab.

Hereby we aim to spread the importance of network science, and its application to organizational challenges. Our team members are not just involved in cutting edge research but at the same time also work on existing projects related to our unique Ecosystem Intelligence. Some work throughout the whole year while others join us during the semester breaks. This year we...

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SONEAN was invited by Uhlenbruch, the sole CFA Institute accredited conference provider in Germany, to carry out a unique seminar which will take place on 11 October 2016 in Frankfurt.

Executive managers, non-executive directors and investors alike are currently facing an environment characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA). Making the right decisions is becoming more difficult. The seminar series aims to help...

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Selected Insights into the SONEAN Investor-Startup Ecosystem

SONEAN is constantly monitoring over 5000 startup companies across Europe and beyond, and their ties to over 1000 relevant investors from across the world, including a wide range of investor types.

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The app provides a selected overview of 50 central (in terms of number of investors) Berlin-based startups and their investors (139 investors from 29 different countries and 99 cities)....

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SONEAN was informed by Germany`s Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control about its designation as „innovative startup“ as part of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy`s program to subsidize venture capital investments of private investors into young and innovative companies. This ministerial designation will not only allow future business angels to get 20% of their investments in the company reimbursed but above all...

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This article/interview with the CFA Institute provides relevant insights for the application of social network analysis (SNA) in the investment decision making process. In the next 5-10 years SNA will complement financial and non-financial (ESG) analytics and help to make better decisions along the entire investment process, from sourcing investments to due diligence, from monitoring risk and opportunities dynamically to exiting investments....

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At SONEAN our aim is to move our clients beyond financial and non-financial (ESG) data in order to spot risks and opportunities in a profoundly new way. We bring the social network perspective into their decision making processes and as a strategy consultant help them to use network analytic insights in their investment related and organizational decisions. In order to create greater awareness, but more importantly identify future colleagues, we...

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In its February issue Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) covered SONEAN`s current research into the social ties of the largest corporates in Europe and how social connections between executive and non-executive directors affect corporate governance and crucial organizational outcomes. As you know SONEAN`s mission is to provide the complementary Social Network Dimension for decision making and allow asset managers, asset owners and corporate...

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Upon the 50th Anniversary of the Malta Institute of Management (1964-2014), SONEAN was awarded the "Best Innovative Social Network Analysis Entity in the Mediterranean" award for its unique network analytic work contributing to higher transparency and unique insights into the corporate landscape, providing the complementary social network dimension for decision making. 

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At SONEAN we are going beyond financial and non-financial (such as ESG) data and provide the complementary social network dimension, i.e. among others insights into the multiple ties of corporate executive and non-executive directors to make better decisions. In this context we have developed the SNA Lab, see also www.snalab.com to train dozens of students from across the world in the application of social network analysis and identify from among...

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Together with its sister company Funds@Work AG, SONEAN is providing scholarships to a leading business school in Germany, namely WHU, as part of an initiative that is assisted by the German government. The "Deutschlandstipendium" is a scholarship that is in half financed by a corporate, as in our case and the remaining half by the German Ministry for Education and Research which basically matches the payments. This very meaningful initiative...

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Dan Billingham from Top1000Funds wrote on 14 August 2013 about SONEAN highlighting why decision makers (such as asset managers and asset owners alike) should go beyond financial and non-financial data in the future to also consider social network data in their investment decisions. Please go to the following link for the full story:
top1000funds

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As part of our goal to develop people with entirely new perspectives and our plan to identify future employees for our organization, we have created the Social Network Analysis Lab (SNA Lab) which Selma Peters, Erik Strauch and Lukas Macner have embarked on from July-August 2013.  Lukas and Eric e.g. are students of the Frankfurt International School (FIS, see also www.fis.edu) in Oberursel which has proven ideal for both Funds@Work`s and...

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One of the goals of SONEAN is to drive the application of social network analysis (SNA) among professional organizations. In this context Murat Ünal and a group of well known academics from the Emirates, Qatar, the US, Pakistan, Singapore, Turkey, Sweden etc. got together in the Emirates in order to share ideas about the application of SNA to corporate challenges and how it will define state of the art market intelligence in the future.

The next...

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