Our mission is to provide social scientists with the skills, tools and resources to work with big data and new technologies. We are open to offering investment and business support for commercial start-ups and later-stage companies that are focused on improving computational social research.
We access opportunities for investment in:
Digital technologies supporting research methods in social sciences and digital humanities including:
Data and text analytics and mining
New technology platforms (e.g. AR/VR)
Tools freeing researchers from code
Early stage startups worldwide
Ambitious teams driven by fast execution
Sole and joint investments
Strategic partner in the higher education sector, a leading publisher for research methods, offering insights and access to our networks
Equity investments for valuations up to $10M
Optional support with guidance and advice to drive to scale in the academic market
Opportunities evaluated in ~3 months
Valuations up to $10M considered
Board position attractive
Tagworks is a web-based content analysis tool that enables social scientists to analyze large sets of documents using complex conceptual schemas. By enlisting the help of crowd workers to extract information, TagWorks provides a solution for researchers working on big data projects that is up to ten times faster than traditional methods.
SAGE invested in Thusly Inc., the company behind TagWorks, in 2018 to support its launch into the academic research market.
If you're interested in talking to us about investment, please get in touch.