The generation where ‘information is power’ is over. Actually the problem is information overload. Therefore the real power lies in analysis. Seravia, an eighteen-person team start-up headquartered in Beijing is trying to tackle the problem of making scattered public company and people information meaningful. I recently chatted with Casper Johansen, founder and CFO about Seravia.

As Casper puts it, Seravia is “Google Analytics meets Dun & Bradstreet”. D&B (NYSE:DNB) is source of commercial information and insight on businesses such as credit reports and sales and marketing insights.  The problem they are trying to solve is that there are “literally billions of these legal filings in the deep web that don’t get indexed by Google. Even if you knew which jurisdiction or which government website to use, how to use their search function and pull out the filing it takes time and is difficult to make linkages. So we make it much easier to find targeted information about businesses, people, companies and brands.”

Like Google Analytics, the system can give you a high level overview of the data but also the ability to deep dive into the information. You can cut and view the data by people, companies, geographies, brands etc. To get an idea of the scale, Seravia has collected over Seravia has collected over 76,000 filings for Microsoft.

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Jason Lim

Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.