Classification objects represent the industry classification of a business.

Middesk leverages a variety of techniques to determine if a business falls into a particular industry. We score a business against each category and return the top industry classifications for each entity.

We refer to this workflow as True Industry

Property

Type

Description

object

string

A definition of the type of object returned

id

string

status

string

The current status of the classification

categories

Category[]

List and details of all known classifications

website

object

The url and status of the submitted website

created_at

timestamp

completed_at

timestamp

Category

A Classification may have multiple Categories. The Category object contains the following properties.

Property

Type

Description

name

string

The name of the industry category

sector

string

The sector that the business operates in. The sector is defined per category, and some categories may not have a sector

category

string

The industry category that the business operates in

score

float

A score indicating the likelihood that a business operates within this category

high_risk

boolean

A flag indicating if the industry is considered high risk

Current Supported Categories

Each industry classification can be classified under multiple of the following categories.

Category

Example

Sector

High Risk

CANNABIS

Manufacturers
Distributors
Dispensaries

true

DRUG_PARAPHERNALIA

Drug Manufacturing
Items for Drug Use

true

ADULT_CONTENT

Pornography
Dating Sites
Pay-per-View Chat

true

GAMBLING

Casinos
Online Gambling
Fantasy Sports

true

AGGREGATION

Factoring
Payment Processors
Crowdfunding

true

MONEY_LEGAL

Bail Bonds
Collections Agencies
Adoption Services

true

VIRTUAL_CURRENCY

Initial Coin Offerings
Digital Wallets
Video Game Credits

true

INVESTMENT_CREDIT

Securities Brokers
Lending Instruments
Credit Repair

true

REGULATED_ILLEGAL

Weapons / Firearms
Tobacco and E-Cig
Prescription Drugs

true

GIFT_CARD

Gift Cards

true

COUNTERFEIT_GOODS

Companies with Fake Brand Name Goods
Unauthorized Resellers

true

MULTI_LEVEL_MARKETING

Mulit-level Marketing
Pyramid Schemes

true

GET_RICH_QUICK

Companies Promoting High Yield Investment Opportunities or Services

true

SOCIAL_MEDIA_ACTIVITY

Sale of Twitter Followers
Sale of Online Traffic
Sale of YouTube Views

true

PSEUDO_PHARMACEUTICAL

Nutraceuticals
Products making health claims not approved by the FDA

true

DRUG_OF_CONCERN

Legal substance that provides the same effect as an illegal drug (e.g., salvia, kratom)

true

UTILITIES

Electric Power

UTILITIES

false

CONSTRUCTION

Construction of Buildings
Construction of Engineering projects

CONSTRUCTION

false

MANUFACTURING

Mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products

MANUFACTURING

false

RETAIL

Retailing Merchandise

RETAIL

false

CAR_DEALERS

RETAIL

false

CLOTHING

RETAIL

false

ELECTRONICS_AND_APPLIANCES

RETAIL

false

JEWELRY

RETAIL

false

USED_MERCHANDISE

RETAIL

false

REAL_ESTATE_RENTAL_LEASE

Rentals
Leasing

REAL_ESTATE_RENTAL_LEASE

false

PROFESSIONAL_SERVICES

Advertising
Accounting
Consulting

PROFESSIONAL_SCIENTIFIC_TECHNICAL_SERVICES

false

HEALTH_AND_SOCIAL_SERVICES

Hospitals
Clinics

HEALTH_AND_SOCIAL_SERVICES

false

OTHER_SERVICES

Car Repair
Religious Activities
Personal Care Services

OTHER_SERVICES

false

{
  "object": "industry_classification",
  "id": "d3dd185f-9142-4b88-a1b7-d9628a96b39e",
  "status": "completed",
  "categories": [
    {
      "name": "Other Non-Prohibited",
      "sector": null,
      "category": "OTHER_NON_PROHIBITED",
      "score": 0.98597455,
      "high_risk": false
    },
    {
      "name": "Virtual Currency",
      "sector": null,
      "category": "VIRTUAL_CURRENCY",
      "score": 0.0011312427,
      "high_risk": true
    },
    {
      "name": "Aggregation",
      "sector": null,
      "category": "AGGREGATION",
      "score": 0.0007828794,
      "high_risk": true
    },
    {
      "name": "Money and Legal Services",
      "sector": null,
      "category": "MONEY_LEGAL",
      "score": 0.00040739775,
      "high_risk": true
    },
    {
      "name": "Professional, Scientific or Technical Services",
      "sector": "PROFESSIONAL_SCIENTIFIC_TECHNICAL_SERVICES",
      "category": "PROFESSIONAL_SERVICES",
      "score": 0.0001705885,
      "high_risk": false
    }
  ],
  "website": {
    "url": "http://www.middesk.com",
    "status": "online"
  },
  "created_at": "2020-02-13T18:41:49.660Z",
  "completed_at": "2020-02-13T18:42:07.743Z"
}