Social Networks

Get ahead of the game in the social network industry by exploring new market opportunities, staying informed on emerging trends, and tackling crucial challenges to drive success in this rapidly evolving sector.

Empowering global connections in the era of community-driven social networking platforms

The social network industry is undergoing a transformative shift, propelled by the adoption of mobile and cloud technologies. Social networks have become an essential part of our daily lives, connecting people globally and enabling new forms of communication and collaboration. Businesses are leveraging social networks as powerful marketing tools, creating new opportunities for targeted advertising and consumer engagement. Despite concerns around data privacy and content moderation, the industry continues to grow and evolve, with new platforms and features emerging frequently. At Waveup, we discover such untapped opportunities in emerging and high-growth industries, including social networks, and leverage market intelligence to help our clients identify and build actionable blueprints for growth. With deep industry analytics at the core of our services, we provide end-to-end support in designing and executing growth projects – from fundraising to M&A scouting and new market entry strategies. Whether you’re just looking for industry insights or interested in tailored support, we’re here to help you navigate the modern Social Network market with confidence.

The social network market is poised for a remarkable 5x growth by 2030.


On average, a social media user interacts with 6+ different platforms.

Driven by mobile connectivity, user-generated content, and digital advertising

Currently, there are more than 5.2 billion unique mobile users, providing a large potential user base for social networking platforms.


Social media usage is set to surge by 50%, with user numbers growing to nearly six billion by 2027.


Digital advertising spending hit $522.5 in 2021 billion and is projected to soar to $836 billion by 2026.


In 2022, social network startups attracted $12B from investors

With the biggest deals going to:

  • Niche Social Networks
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Video and Live Streaming

Leading social networks investors we worked with

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The challenges of social network startups

Despite the unprecedented growth and transformative potential of the social networks industry, players must remain vigilant of potential risks and challenges in order to succeed in the rapidly-evolving landscape.

Keeping pace with technological advancements

Rapid technological changes can make social networks solutions obsolete quite quickly. To overcome this, startups must convince social networks industry investors of their ability to adapt and evolve their tech stack in order to stay competitive. This forms a critical part of the social network pitch deck.

Securing right funding

In the ever-evolving landscape of fundraising, mastering the art of constructing a compelling business narrative tailored to new investment realities is crucial. This entails focusing more on capital efficiency, making sure your GTM strategy is focused on partner and community motion vs. paid channels, etc.

Fostering growth

Despite the abundance of tested go-to-market strategies and growth frameworks at their disposal, companies frequently grapple with discerning the optimal strategy and addressing the two principal queries – when is the right time to scale, and what should be the pace of that expansion?

How we can help

Fundraising advisory

From diligent business analysis to storytelling and financial forecasts, we’re helping founders crystallize and structure key business fundamentals and translate them into compelling investment opportunities.

Due diligence and portfolio support

Evaluating potential investments, conducting thorough due diligence, and supporting portfolio companies on their new fundraising rounds.

Established companies
Growth hacking

Discovering market opportunities and developing execution strategies to build actionable and scalable blueprints for growth.


Unlocking your next stage of growth

Waveup is a leading global advisory empowering companies to fuel growth, attract investments, and secure strategic partnerships.

We turn data into business insights that drive results, helping companies excel in the competitive B2C and B2B spaces across 50+ verticals, discovering and catalizing opportunities for growth.

Our investment consulting services for social network projects

Market intelligence

Fundraising support

Pitch decks

Financial models

Investor research

Growth consulting

Go-to-market strategies

Marketing/sales materials

Design support

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Our unique value proposition lies in our constant exposure to new and developing sectors, powered by an unparalleled acumen at the intersection of cutting-edge business models, disruptive growth strategies, and the latest industry trends.

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