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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Scoutely?

Scoutely is a platform for established companies and tech startups that seek serious commercial and joint-innovation partnerships.

There are millions of companies and startups worldwide. You never know whom to talk to. Scoutely brings both sides together, saving a lot of time and money.

Any specific industries or technologies?

No, Scoutely is industry and technology agnostic.

What’s unique about Scoutely?

It’s super easy and engaging. Our discovery and matchmaking model is based on a unique blend of artificial intelligence and conversational technology plus a foundation of psychology.

Also, Scoutely is 100% privacy-driven and anonymous: You control what information you want to disclose and when?

What is the Scoutely story?

Founded by digital venture building and innovation veteran Sander van der Blonk, the Scoutely platform was developed in response to the notion that partnerships have become a strategic imperative, but both sides experience difficulties in finding matching partners.

What is Scoutely’s mission?

Behind the Scoutely platform is a team that understands how tedious and daunting it can be to look for and secure valuable partnerships between enterprises and startups.

So, our mission is to create tremendous value for all Scoutely platform users by bringing together the right companies for the right need and at the right moment.

Who should sign up to Scoutely?

On one side, Scoutely is for founders with leading technology, data, services, products, solutions, skills, and experience. And, on the other, it’s for innovation leads, CTO’s, CMO’s, startup liaisons, procurement officers and R&D managers at enterprises that seek access to new technology, capabilities, products, IP or talent that would be too slow to grow organically, and they are open to doing this together with startups located anywhere across the globe.

Why not sign up to Scoutely?

If you are not ready to collaborate and if you doubt that open innovation and partnerships work for you.

How does the platform work?

Scoutely is a platform that enables established enterprises and startups to discover, match, and connect and make direct appointments for meetings.

Scoutely is not a part of the content and partnership negotiations between the parties but acts as a facilitator throughout.

The relationship between Scoutely and its users is explained further in our Terms of Service.

Can consultancies, incubators, accelerators or startup scouts sign up to Scoutely?

No. Scoutely is a platform for both established enterprises and startups that are open to collaborating.

Does Scoutely quality control new users?

No. Our viewpoint is that partnerships are not between companies but between people that respect and trust each other. Therefore, be sincere.

By contrast, it also means that if you deliberately provide wrong data, your account may be suspended.

How much does it cost to be a Scoutely user?

It's free to register on Scoutely as either an enterprise or a startup. During the beta phase, Scoutely remains free of charge.

At a later stage, Scoutely shall charge a monthly subscription fee for the usage of its platform and services.

Does Scoutely guarantee matches?

No. It all depends on the growing number of platform users and their bespoke profiles and needs.

How does Scoutely manage privacy?

Scoutely adheres to GDPR to manage the privacy of its platform users. You can find out more in our terms of service. If you have any specific questions around privacy that are not answered by our terms, please get in touch and send us your request at info@scoutely.com