• Point72 leads $25mm Series A for database startup, FaunaDB(PRnewswire)
    • Coatue invested in data science infrastructure company, Domino Data Lab, earlier this year. (WSJlogin required)
  • AppAnnieapp usage data provider, expands Chinese consumer analytics offering. (Reuters)
  • YipitData has combined web data with new email receipt data for GRUB, enabling KPI accuracy and insights not possible with either dataset alone.
  • YipitData launched Best Inc. (BSTI) dataset, which IPO’d last Wednesday.
  • 1010data launched a Suburban Shopper Panel (SSP), data into consumer behavior and demographics of rural and suburban shoppers. (Business Wire)
  • Prattle, a public sentiment analysis provider, launched an analytics platform of corporate earnings calls. (Prattle Blog)
  • QuadAnalytix and Mobee merged into Wiser Solutions to provide consumer/retail data from online and offline sources. (Business Wire)
  • VisibleAlpha, an analytics platform, partnered with Thompson Reuters.(Reuters)
  • M Science’s 3rd party email receipt panel is 3.5mm and it now has access to an EU credit card panel. (from Learn2Quant Hong Kong)
  • Sandalwood employs 3 main sources of data: UnionPay credit card panel, a partnership with, and web scraping for Tmall brand data. (from Learn2Quant Hong Kong)
  • Prosper - consumer survey data on 296 tickers (US) and 126 tickers (China), distributed through Consumer Edge Research.
  • - satellite data on industrial sectors and emerging economies.
  • Selbourne Research - data on payments ecosystem.
  • Geotab - fleet GPS tracking and fleet management data.
  • Predata - analytics platform based on market/risk signals and event predictions.
  • Statistical Surveys - data on recreational vehicles.
  • IndexMath - index for predicting UK stock market trends. 
  • 74% of hedge funds plan to increase spending on alternative data, based on a survey of 50 hedge funds by Greenwich Associates and Arcadia Data. (full report for purchase at Greenwich Associates) Other report highlights:
  • Market size for alternative data estimated between $183 - $200mm, and projected to double in 4 years. (Value WalkQuartz)
  • Use of alternative data could lead to a revenue uplift of 15% for asset managers, while additionally cutting costs by another 15%, according to Quinlan and Associates. (The Street)
  • Sentieo, a financial data platform, developed a short thesis on Darden (DRI) based on sub-brand level restaurant unit counts and implied growth rates.(Futures Magazine)
  • State Street launches Quantextual Idea Lab, a quant-based research management platform. (FINalternatives)
  • Private equity and corporates see opportunity in satellite, GPS, IoT, and economic alternative data. (International Business Times)
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