Neotas and Symvan Capital

Incorporating open-source intelligence into due diligence to identify and manage business risks

Symvan Capital’s Nina Carr interviews Neotas CEO & Co-founder, Vipul Mishra

In a recent interview, Nina Carr from Symvan Capital sat down with Vipul Mishra, CEO and Co-founder of Neotas, to discuss the integral role of open-source intelligence (OSINT) in enhancing due diligence processes. This conversation highlights how Neotas, through its innovative approach, is revolutionising risk management and compliance in various sectors. 

Vipul Mishra, drawing on his extensive background in cybersecurity and legal experience, identified a critical gap in traditional due diligence processes. Mishra observed, “70% of the risk indicators about perpetrators were only there out in the open, like on social media, Deep Web, dark web, surface web.” This realisation underpins Neotas’ mission to harness OSINT effectively, transforming a traditionally cumbersome process into a streamlined workflow. 

Neotas offers a range of solutions across human resources, private equity, venture capital management, and third-party risk management. Their approach, using a SaaS based Enhanced Due Diligence platform, turns a manual and time-consuming process into an efficient and consistent one.  

Neotas’ collaboration with industry giants such as PwC and KPMG not only demonstrates the platform’s robustness but also cements its position as a trusted player in the industry. 

A significant aspect of Neotas’ offering is its focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) solutions. Neotas addresses the limitations of self-reporting in ESG assessments by utilising OSINT to uncover genuine insights into companies’ ESG practices. This method has earned them accolades, including the FCA’s TechSprint “Digital Regulatory Reporting” award. Mishra highlights the depth of their approach, stating, “It’s very hard to hide from the internet nowadays,” emphasising the power of open-source data in revealing hidden risks. 

Looking forward, Neotas is set to enhance its services further by integrating artificial intelligence for more efficient data processing and introducing comprehensive risk management features. The inclusion of ongoing monitoring services is a testament to their understanding of the dynamic nature of risk, providing clients with continuous, up-to-date insights. Neotas, is at the forefront of incorporating open-source intelligence into due diligence. Their innovative approach is not just about identifying risks but effectively managing them, marking a significant shift in the landscape of risk assessment and compliance. 

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Neotas, a portfolio company of the Symvan Technology SEIS Fund 3 and the Symvan Technology EIS Fund, is the ultimate Enhanced Due Diligence Platform That ‘Joins All The Dots’ and have all global risk databases, corporate records & sources in one place.


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