Funding Received
$3 Million in 1 Round from 3 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$3 Million Seed on September 1, 2012
November 9, 2010
Monta Vista, CA
Constellation Research is a company researching on technologies and business models that create transformational innovation.

Detailed Description


Why We Exist We're passionate about how business models can be transformed by disruptive technology. Our goal is to help our clients realize the Art of the Possible.

We achieve this by researching the technologies and business models that not only disrupt established players, but also create transformational innovation. We share our research insights with business leaders seeking more than just a rubber stamped approval or rear mirror confirmation by traditional legacy analyst firms. Every piece of research begins by understanding how to deliver business value, applying real world experience and insights, and incorporating disruptive technologies and innovative business models as appropriate. Our mission is to identify, validate, and share these insights with our clients.

As a result, our research community includes board of directors, c-suite executives, line of business leaders, and IT visionaries who are not afraid to challenge the status quo. Most our clients share a common trait - the passion for learning, innovating, and delivering impactful results. We cater to market leaders and fast followers. We help cautious adopters make the transition. We help laggards see the light.

Where We See The Challenge In today's business environment, the rate of change is not only constant, but also rapidly escalating. New business models by upstarts disrupt competitors with increasing frequency in all industries and markets. In just 10 years, even 5 years, or dare say 24 months, many established companies have been left vulnerable, beaten down, and toppled by new upstarts.

How come? Business leaders have been too slow to react to their customers and the changes happening in the societal, technological, environmental, economic, and political fronts. In business models, products are now excuses to sell services. Product innovation cycles have shortened from years to months to weeks. On the work front, five generations in the workforce disagree on where to work, how to work, when to work, and why to work. Add the current trend of consumerization of IT to the pace of change and business leaders must strategically determine which new technologies should be considered.

How Legacy Research Firms Fail Their Clients Unfortunately, the legacy research analyst firms and advisory firms continue to fail their clients when faced with these new challenges. Why? Their myopic focus on an IT centric point of view ignores the realities of the market. In fact, Constellation estimates that the average IT budget is down 5% year over year and at best up 2% among the most innovative companies. However, tech spending is up on average 18 to 22% at the most innovative firms.

What's happened? The buying power has shifted and business leaders increasingly take control of how they are applying technologies to their business while whittling down the corporate IT budget for operational efficiencies. Our Research Provides Insights Into The Tough Business Problems You Face Today

The result - Constellation serves as a coach and advisor to senior business leaders working on tough business problems. We translate new business models to technology requirements and bridge the gap between business and IT.

Our business research themes include:

The future of work Next generation customer Digital marketing transformation Matrix commerce across the supply, demand, and payment chains From data to decisions (a.k.a. Big data, analytics, and enterprise performance management) Technology optimization and innovation Consumerization of IT and the new C-suite

Organizational Highlights 2010 -Founded and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, United States, in 2010. -Experienced research team with an average of 21 years of practitioner, management and industry experience. -Serving over 12 buy-side and sell-side clients around the globe. -Enters the Canadian market.

2011 -Enters the UK and Ireland market. -Originators of the Constellation Supernova Awards - the industry's first and largest recognition of innovators, pioneers and teams who apply emerging and disruptive technology to drive business value. -Organizers of Connected Enterprise - an innovation summit and best practices knowledge-sharing retreat for business leaders. -Enters the South Asia market with India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. -Constellation's Connected Enterprise 2011 kicks off with keynotes from David Armano, Martin Cooper, John Hagel, Janice Presser, Doc Searls and 100+ attendees amidst the scenic Montelucia Resort in Scottsdale, AZ -Named Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) New Analyst Firm of the Year in 2011. -Serve over 50 buy-side and sell-side clients around the globe.

2012 -Dennis Kanemitsu, COO, joins Constellation Research. -Launches Constellation Cosmos, the 3D interactive solution comparison tool. -Named, principal analyst & CEO R "Ray" Wang, Institute of Industry Anslyst Relations (IIAR) Bronze Analyst of the year for 2012. -Constellation's Connected Enteprrise 2012 kicks off with keynotes from Michael Ehrenberg, Love Goel, Tom Kelley, Anne Lise Kjaer, Aaron Levie, Michael Mandelbaum, Adam Pisoni, Janice Presser, Linda Rottenberg, Vishal Sikka, and 150+ attendees at the elegant St. Regis Monarch Beach, Dana Point, CA -Enters the Australian/New Zealand market -Second annual SuperNova Award finalists announced. -Serving over 125 buy-side and sell-side clients around the globe.

2013 -Global research partnership with Japan's top end user firm, ITR -Enters the Japanese market. -Enters the Brazillian market. -Creators of Constellation Academy - the place to train, certify, and introduce disruptive technology to your organization. -Enters the Middle East marketplace -Constellation's Connected Enterprise 2013 kicks off with Jane McGonigal, Chris Meyer, over 50 top speakers, and an estimated 250+ attendees at the gorgeous Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton, CA (Near San Francisco) -Serve over 200 buy-side and sell-side clients around the globe.

Current Team (18)


Past Team (7)


Funding Rounds (1) - $3M


Board Members and Advisors (5)


Products (5)


Investors (3)


Offices/Locations (7)

  • Washington DC

    DuPont Circle

    Washington, D. C., DC


  • New York City

    Greenwich Village, NY


  • Tokyo



  • Toronto

    Toronto, ON


  • Sydney

    North Sydney,


  • Pune



  • Virtual HQ

    Monta Vista, CA 95014


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