7th March 2023

Dealroom and Cipher partner to deliver patent intelligence to investors

Share this page:

Dealroom and Cipher are excited to announce their partnership, bringing patent data to dealroom’s customers to enhance their search for great startups.

Dealroom is the only platform that provides data and intelligence on startups and tech ecosystems that now includes information on patents by technology for each startup. Dealroom is using Cipher’s classified patent data in the patent intelligence part of the platform.

You can now use patent filings as criteria in your startup searches and funding round filtering. You can also dive into a company’s patent history with the heatmap tool, which gives an instant overview of the total number of patents held by year, by patent category, and more, to gain insights into a company’s innovation strategy and timelines.

Cipher uses machine learning to classify all 44 million + patents in the world into technology areas. You are now able to access this through the dealroom by company or technology area.

Dealroom and Cipher both believe in bringing transparency to data to enable better business decisions. With this collaboration the investor community can use patent intelligence to discover promising companies, optimise portfolios, and stay ahead of the competition by automating innovation analysis.

Further information

Dealroom blog: Introducing startup patent intelligence

About Dealroom:

Dealroom.co is a global provider of data and intelligence on startups and tech ecosystems. Founded in Amsterdam in 2013, we now work with many of the world’s most prominent investors, entrepreneurs and government organisations to provide transparency, analysis and insights on venture capital activity. Our mission is to accelerate entrepreneurship & innovation through data for governments, corporates and VCs, founders. Good data is valuable by itself. Building an engaged community around that data is 10x more valuable however. Data transparency has the power to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation. It does so by inspiring people and enabling better decision-making. Rather than treating data as something to be hoarded, our mission is to support startup ecosystems.

About Cipher:

Cipher is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) analytics platform which uses machine learning to automate the classification of patented technologies into custom or industry standard taxonomies. This classification supports IP teams in their strategic patent decisions and helps them communicate the risk and associated value of patents. With Cipher you can optimise your patent portfolio, gather competitor intelligence, manage your budget, conduct due diligence and benchmark your portfolio.

Cipher’s Universal Technology Taxonomy

Cipher’s unique Universal Technology Taxonomy (UTT) takes millions of assets and sorts them into:

  • 10 Technology Superclasses
  • 122 Technology Sub-classes

The UTT supports data exploration to answer patent search questions.  It also demonstrates a range of intelligence for benchmarking, competitor analysis and investment activity.

With relative ease, the UTT can figure out the innovation leaders and laggards in particular area of technology, such as sustainable development.

Learn more about the Universal Technology Taxonomy
UTT Superclasses

Insights & Thought Leadership

Europe’s Chemicals Industry: The Benefits and Risks Posed by the UPC

Examining the patent landscape of the chemicals industry in Europe following the establishment of the Unified Patent Court (UPC).
Read more

Key Patent Innovations and the BlackBerry portfolio

Following its acquisition by Key Patent Innovations, we revisited our analysis of the BlackBerry patent portfolio, identifying the areas at risk.
Read more

How innovation affects revenue for Big Tech

Big Tech firms thrive on innovation, and patents play a crucial role. Our analysis tracks the activity of Apple, Google, Microsoft and others over the last 20 years.
Read more

Meta’s Threads platform a direct challenge to Twitter

Our analysis finds that Meta’s patent portfolio illustrates its invention ownership strength in the technology stack that underpins the Twitter platform.
Read more

21st Century Evolution of Sustainable Plastic Technology Trends

To mark World Environment Day, Cipher tracks sustainable plastics technology innovators and owners in the 21st century.
Read more

The increasing importance of IP

How intellectual property (IP) moved into the business mainstream, as seen from the perspective of guests on the Cipher Vision Podcast.
Read more

With Cipher you can…

Portfolio Optimisation connecting cogs

Optimise your portfolio

Ensure you have the right portfolio to meet your strategic patenting objectives.

Read more
Competitive Intelligence

Gather competitor intelligence

Understand who’s doing what by automating patent to technology mapping.

Read more
Cross Licensing

Model cross licensing

Combine patent and revenue data to determine rational licensing outcomes.

Read more

Manage your budget

Justify patent budgets and communicate the impact of your investment.

Read more

Conduct due diligence

Automate manual reviews for efficient execution of M&A and licensing transactions.

Read more

Tackle inbound patent assertion

Be prepared with evidence to create a fast and effective threat assessment.

Read more

Benchmark your portfolio

Assess your portfolio in comparison to other owners through your technology lens.

Read more

Monetise your portfolio

Identify opportunities to create value through licensing or sale of patent assets.

Read more
Technology Trends icon

Predict technology trends

Track new technologies and discover the unknown owners of future innovation.

Read more
Icon of a meter

Create Risk Mitigation Strategies

Understand the materiality of your threats to define your risk mitigation strategy.

Read more

Improve your patent strategy now

Speak to our team today.

Arrange a callback