Our Research WCP’s unique research approach gives insights ahead of technology shifts


Woodside Capital Partners offers a new breed of technology research and business analysis for buy-side institutional investors and industry executives.  WCP Research’s techView research notes are based on a deep understanding of industry-specific business cycles and product development. With industry-specific experience and technical expertise, our research team leverages the team’s breadth and depth in corporate management, product development, marketing and sales to develop forward-looking perspectives on disruptive industry shifts. Our research integrates our vast knowledge of technology products with eco-system level and competitive analyses to offer a highly differentiated product from traditional sell-side equity research. We specialize on providing technology research that’s forward looking and provides key insights ahead of market and technology shifts to help our institutional clients build company specific projections.

Having already built a highly successful technology research practice since 2004, the FINRA licensed research team of Sam Skinner, Ed Bierdeman, and Ryan Koontz are changing the technology research landscape. The team combines their extensive experience as technology executives at companies including Oracle, Siebel Systems, Quest Software, AT&T, Tellabs, Advanced Fibre Communications, and Hewlett Packard with financial executive roles at Robertson Stephens, Hambrecht & Quist, Drexel Burnham, and Moors & Cabot.

WCP Research focuses on two key strategic themes driving a substantial portion of tech investment strategies – “cloud and enterprise software” and “network infrastructure and services.” Ed Bierdeman leads the cloud and enterprise software sectors while Ryan Koontz  leads the network infrastructure and services sectors.

Our vast industry experience enables us to holistically evaluate impacts to an entire ecosystem, from consumers to components and consumer apps to core infrastructure. With deep technology expertise in key industry growth sectors and with first-hand business experience, the WCP Research team draws from their relationships with angel investors, venture capitalists, company briefings, and industry conferences to engage annually in hundreds of dialogs about highly relevant products and technologies.

Our industry research service uniquely combines technology executive experience under a regulated broker/dealer license.  Our techView research notes provide new technology analysis and industry driver insights that cover ecosystem level relationships and their interdependencies and uncover disruptive companies and technologies. The techView buy-side institutional investor product is comprised of daily research abstracts and direct “deep dive” discussions with the analyst team. Our research profiles span from strategic analysis of disruptive technologies and macro-trends to company and product level competitive positioning.  The WCP Research team members are active in many high profile industry forums and conferences and are widely recognized as thought leaders in their sectors.

For information on subscribing to WCP Research’s techView research service, please contact Sam Skinner, COO and Managing Director of Woodside Capital Partners’ Research Group at techview@woodsidecap.com or (650) 513-2759.