Library House

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The Library House Ltd
Private limited company
Industry Business information services
Fate Bankruptcy
Founded England, UK (2002 (2002))
Founder Doug Richard, John Snyder
Defunct 2008 (2008)
Headquarters Cambridge, England, UK

The Library House Ltd (Library House) was a business information and consulting company based in Cambridge, England, founded in 2002 by Doug Richard and John Snyder.

Library House went into administration in December 2008, has had its database of deals sold to Dow Jones.[1]

Library House discovered, compared and monitored private high-growth companies throughout Europe as they progressed through their lifecycle from initial investment to partnering, trade sale or public offering. Clients of Library House included UK, US and European investors; including venture capital firms, private equity firms and business angels; professional service providers, such as financial advisers, executive search, accountancy and law firms, and corporations.

Library House's activities also included an increasingly successful events business (Essential Cleantech, Essential Mediatech, Meet the Companies, etc.) and Futurefest, a major event to be held in Cambridge in June 2009.

The company was associated with one of the world's largest business investment competitions which it ran annually in collaboration with the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) RunningTheGauntlet (now

Free research reports[edit]

Library House produced free reports covering different areas of European venture-backed business.[2] Reports included:

In the press[edit]

The company's research has been cited frequently in national and international press:


  1. ^ Dow Jones acquires database assets of venture capital research firm Library House, PR Newswire, 6 January 2009
  2. ^ Full list of publications on the company's website

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