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Entrepreneurship: Company Overviews

This guide supports UCI’s innovation and entrepreneurship community by connecting users to relevant resources used to conduct research throughout the entrepreneurial process.

Company Overviews

  • Nexis Uni [homepage] >> Menu [top left corner]  >> Company Dossier
  • Tip: Search on either the ticker symbol (for public companies) or the company's formal name. 

Extra: The "Press Release" page on a private company's website, discoverable through Google, is also a critically important resource for private company news.

News is often one of the only sources of information on private companies.
These are news databases:


  • Search first only by company name, and add more search terms as needed. 
  • For ambiguous names (e.g., Apple) use: Select a Field (dropdown)  >  CO Company Entity.

Unavailable Company Information

Not finding the information you need?
Imagine that you are an executive at a private company.
What information (financial or otherwise) would you share, if it meant your competitors may use it for their own benefit?

                    Companies do not voluntarily share info about themselves, unless:

  • the SEC requires it by law, or
  • they believe disclosure gives them a competitive advantage.

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