Frequently asked questions for learners 2018-07-07T19:29:55+00:00

Frequently asked questions

What does DeepBench do?

We find advisors who can provide you with the insights you need. Any industry, any position, any geography. There is no charge for a search, and it is easy to get started.

You can think of our service as a micro-consulting platform. Usually the consultation happens in the form of a 1 hour phone call, but sometimes the interactions are just a few questions emailed back and forth.

We also offer longer-term projects, permanent hires (i.e. board directors) and much more.

I’m not familiar with your type of service, how is it useful to me?

As 21st century knowledge professionals, a significant part of our responsibilities is to filter through information to find the answers and insights we need.

Sure, there is a lot of free information out there – and we can spend hours searching through Google and reading articles, but it becomes difficult to cut through the noise. Plus, there is a lot of information that is not written down.

It’s often helpful to speak with a professional who can quickly and effectively provide value-add perspectives and help us filter through the noise to focus on what is truly important.

This is where DeepBench comes in – we save you time and deliver the insights you need – on demand.

Sounds great, what’s the cost?

DeepBench offers fully transparent Client Pricing.

We charge as a low as $50 / hour (plus whatever rate you wish to pay the advisor – typically $200 -$300 / hour).

We tier our pricing based on service level desired as well as our clients’ desire for confidentiality.

How do I know you can find what I need? Can I do a free test / pilot trial?

Of course – feel free to send us over a project that you need to find advisors for. We will get started for free. You don’t pay unless you like who we come up with and arrange a consultation.

After the consultation, you don’t pay if you are dissatisfied with the results. (see: “What if I’m not satisfied?”)

What if I’m not satisfied?

If you don’t like who we come up with, there is absolutely no charge for the search.

If you select someone and are dissatisfied during a consultation, please end the call within 10 minutes, and you will not be charged.

Anonymity is important for me and my organization — what can you do about that?

Generally, we encourage learners to share as much information as possible, including your identity, for optimal advisor response and match rates.

However, our system allows learners to remain anonymous by default. If advisors feel uncomfortable with your anonymity, we will work with you to understand how much we can share.

If there is no resolution of the concerns, we will forgo the revenue opportunity rather than sacrifice your privacy. We will never reveal your identity without your permission.

Legal compliance is also very important to me and my organization — how do you address these issues?

At DeepBench, we take compliance very seriously, it is paramount to our business model, and at Deepbench we have a robust framework vetted by counsel.

For more information, please see here.

What does DeepBench do differently from other similar services?

We have three 3 key differentiating pillars:

  1. Better Quality – We use technology developed at MIT to conduct custom searches and find the best-fit advisors.
  2. Better Flexibility – We don’t require learners to sign long-term contracts or prepay.
  3. Better Transparency – Our long-term mission is the unlock the power of expert knowledge, and we are embracing a transparent marketplace model. (For example – see our transparent Client Pricing)

But don’t take our word for it. Send us a project today – and see how we can help. There is never a cost to get started with us. You only pay when we deliver results.

Who can DeepBench help me connect to?

DeepBench’s advisors hail from a wide variety of geographies, industries and functions.

True to our MIT identity, our core strengths lie in cutting edge fields such as blockchain, biotech, cybersecurity, and autonomous vehicles, but in reality, our network and reach is broad.

From start-up CEOs, to academic professors, to VPs of Sales, to Directors of IT – we can do it all. We can connect you with US pediatric surgeons, private equity analysts in Africa, fast-casual restaurateurs in South East Asia, industrial sheet piling experts in South America, and more!

Reach out today and find out –

How does DeepBench source advisors on-demand?

We source advisors in 3 key ways:

  1. We’ve built up an internal network of thousands of vetted advisors from a wide range of industries – but with a focus on tech, healthcare and various cutting-edge fields.
  2. Beyond that, our network is the broader web. Given the availability of data today, we use a combination of advanced technologies and processes to find people on demand. We can get responses relatively quickly from any geography, industry and position.
  3. We have built a crowd-sourcing and referral mechanism via our Project Portal – open to all our clients – where only vetted projects are posted.