Verified List of Alternative Data Providers

Provider Profiles

  • AreaMetrics – Geo-location data on 10mm active monthly users over 4.2mm bluetooth beacons.
  • Brain – Sentiment data provider with insights on the ticker level. Using natural language processing of public media sources.
  • Connotate – Web scraping, data collection, and monitoring services.
  • JetTrack – Public data on corporate aircraft flight activity used to identify future corporate deals.
  • MariData – Live database of global marine cargo trade activity between over 7,000 ports, including cargo details and trade indices for monitoring macro and micro performance.
  • Tussell – Data on UK government contract procurement for 70k and 171 public companies, including Capita PLC, Zurich, and BAE Systems.
  • Webhose.io – Web data provider for sentiment tracking across news, blogs, reviews, broadcast, and e-commerce.

Database

Public database of alternative data providers below. You can click on the company name to be taken to their website. We will regularly update information as it becomes available. If you would like to be added to our database, or you would like to speak with us, email data@alternativedata.org.

The database is focused on differentiated alternative datasets used by fundamental investors. It excludes market data, economic/macro data, and market news/industry publications.

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Alternative Database

Primary Data ProductProvider Name (click to see website)Overview
Credit / Debit Card1010DataSpecializes in aggregating credit card data from third-party providers. Data sources include a Yodlee panel. Founded in 2000; 248 employees (including other business lines).
Data Broker7ParkAlternative data aggregator and analytics company, integrates several third-party data sources with some in-house. Specializes in Credit / Debit Card data. Founded in 2008; 41 employees.
Social / SentimentAccernBreaking news platform on equity securities. Founded in 2013; 31 employees.
WeatherAclimaProvides a variety of weather data. Founded in 2010; 53 employees.
Infrastructure / InterfaceAdaptive ManagementAggregates various data sources and provides infrastructure to centralize data and synthesize insights. Founded in 2015; 4 employees.
Web TrafficAddThisWeb traffic data, doesn't target institutional investors as a sales channel. Founded in 2004; 61 employees.
Geo-locationAdvanMobile phone traffic data. 1,600 tickers covered across several sectors. US and EU focused. Founded in 2015; 20 employees.
Credit / Debit CardAffinity SolutionsUtilizes credit card transaction data and retailer CRM data. Data and insights are targeted towards marketers Founded in 2002; 170 employees.
Web TrafficAlexaOwned by Amazon, Alexa provides web-traffic statistics and trends.
Social / SentimentAlexandriaSentiment analysis and visualization tools based on various public news sources (traditional news and blogs) and social media. Founded in 2007; 5 employees.
Social / SentimentAlphamaticianSentiment analysis based on various public news sources (traditional news and blogs) and social media. Founded in 2012; 1 employee.
Data BrokerAmass InsightsAlternative data aggregator and analytics company that specializes in Web Data. Founded in 2015; 5 employees.
App UsageAppAnnieMobile app usage data and trends. Founded in 2010; 659 employees.
Credit / Debit CardARM InsightCredit card transaction data and analytics. Founded in 2010; 20 employees.
ConsultantAvisoAlternative data aggregator that leverages in-house analytics platform. Founded in 2015; 14 employees.
OtherBlack Box (TDn2k)Restaurant industry focused data provider. Provides benchmark metrics of sales, traffic, PPA, sales per labor hour, day-part metrics, etc.. Part of a JV with Consumer Edge Research. Founded in 1995; 27 employees.
SatelliteBlack SkyGlobal intelligence platform powered by satellite data. Founded in 2013; 31 employees.
Credit / Debit CardCardlyticsCredit card transaction data primarily targeted to marketers. Has raised $178mm in VC funding. Founded in 2008; 345 employees.
OtherComlinkdataTelecommunications market data and insights. Founded in 2010; 36 employees.
Web TrafficComscoreProvides data and insights on web and mobile app traffic trends. Founded in 1999; 1,569 employees (including other business lines).
Geo-locationCuebiqProvides geo-behavioral insights and offline location analytics, audiences for cross-platform ad targeting, and offline attribution analysis. Founded in 2016; 50 employees.
Social / SentimentDataminr Social sentiment and news analysis based on Twitter data. Has exclusive partnership with Twitter and has raised $183mm in funding. Founded in 2009; 272 employees.
Social / SentimentDataSiftInsights and data collected from social feeds. Founded in 2010; 71 employees.
SatelliteDescartes LabsGeospatial image processing - receive satellite imaging from public and commercial partners. Founded in 2014; 43 employees.
SatelliteDigital GlobeSatellite data with broad sector applications. Founded in 1992; 1140 employees.
Public DataDISCERNProprietary platform that accelerates the discovery and visualization of internal and external datasets. Using machine learning and cognitive analytics, their technology automates workflow within customers existing tools and data analysis process. Also aggregating various public and 3rd party datasets that compliment discovery experience. Founded in 2016; 22 employees.
ConsultantEagleAlphaAlternative data aggregator, consultant and education services to buy-side clients. Founded in 2012; 30 employees.
Credit / Debit CardEarnestCredit card transaction data and insights. Data sources include a Yodlee panel. Has raised $3.5mm in funding. Founded in 2012; 47 employees.
Social / SentimentEstimizeConsensus estimates on public companies provided by both buy-side and sell-side analysts. Founded in 2011; 24 employees.
Sell SideUBS Evidence LabData team arm within UBS Equity Research. Founded in 2014.
Geo-locationFactualGeo-location data which can be used to measure consumer foot traffic. Founded in 2008; 153 employees.
Credit / Debit CardFirst Data SpendTrendCredit card transaction data and custom analysis. Part of First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC); 15k employees.
Geo-locationFoursquareGeo-location data which can be used to measure consumer foot traffic. Founded in 2009; 421 employees.
OtherGenscapeUtilizes a combination of in-field monitors and satellite imaging to provide data on commodity and energy markets. Founded in 1999; 320 employees.
Geo-locationGroundTruth (xAd)Global geo-location data. Founded in 2009; 254 employees.
Data BrokerGuidepointAcquired Quanton Data in 2016, which provides data-driven insights from a variety of third-party datasets. Founded in 2003; 893 employees.
Social / SentimentHeckylNews analytics and search technologies. Founded in 2010; 76 employees.
Social / SentimentiSentiumInsights and data collected from social feeds. Founded in 2008; 15 employees.
Web TrafficJumpshotGranular web traffic data source with a consumer panel of over 100 million. Founded in 2015; 97 employees.
Social / SentimentKnowsisInvestment insights and signals based on analysis of social feeds. Founded in 2012; 1 employee.
Social / SentimentLexalyticsText analytics platform that can be used for sentiment analysis. Founded in 2003; 42 employees.
Credit / Debit CardM Sciencef.k.a. Majestic Research, ITG Investment Research. Aggregates third party data sets including web data and credit /debit card transaction data. Provides clean data and research. Founded in 2002; 59 employees.
OtherMarineTrafficGlobal marine vessel tracking. Founded in 2007; 49 employees.
Social / SentimentMarketPsychSentiment analysis based on various public news sources (traditional news and blogs) and social media. Founded in 2010; 6 employees.
Credit / Debit CardMasterCard AdvisorsCredit card transaction data. Founded in 1997.
ConsultantNeudataConsulting and data brokerage services for buy side clients. Founded in 2016; 10 employees.
OtherNPDPoint-of-sale (POS) and consumer survey data. Founded in 1966; 1,645 employees.
SatelliteOrbital InsightsSatellite data with broad sector applications. Founded in 2013; 78 employees.
Web DataPacific Epoch (China)China focused web data company that provides cleaned data and research. Also integrates other public data sources. Founded in 2006; 49 employees.
Geo-locationPlacedGeo-location data which can be used to measure consumer foot traffic. Founded in 2011; 133 employees.
Geo-locationPlaceIQGeo-location data which can be used to measure consumer foot traffic. Founded in 2010; 115 employees.
OtherPlacemeterPhysical traffic monitoring (e.g. cars, people, etc.) through analysis of video streams. Founded in 2012; 7 employees.
Social / SentimentPluribus LabsSentiment analysis based on various public news sources and social media. Founded in 2015; 8 employees.
Social / SentimentPrattleSentiment analysis based on various public news sources and social media. Founded in 2014; 23 employees.
OtherPremiseLeverages a large network of public video and contributor media to index and analyze physical observations. Founded in 2012; 127 employees.
Web DataQuad AnalytixUses some proprietary collection methodologies to gather data points across websites, emails, and social media. Founded in 2012; 103 employees.
Data BrokerQuandlAggregates a variety of public financial and economic data in-house. Also aggregates a number of third-party alternative data sources. Founded in 2011; 42 employees.
Data BrokerQuantcubeMachine learning platform applied to various dataset applications including satellite imagery and social analysis. Founded in 2013; 15 employees.
Social / SentimentRavenPackAnalysis of public news and social data organized by theme or ticker. Founded in 2003; 53 employees.
Email/Consumer ReceiptsReceiptHog and ReceiptPalCollects self-reported receipt data. Founded in 2011; 114 employees.
SatelliteRezatecSatellite data with broad sector applications. Founded in 2012; 24 employees.
OtherRigupOil field services marketplace. Founded in 2014; 61 employees.
SatelliteRS MetricsSatellite data focused on metals and commodities, real estate and industrial sector applications. Founded in 2008; 25 employees.
Credit / Debit CardSandalwoodCredit and debit card transactions, auto sales , and online+offline department store data with focus on Chinese consumers / transactions. Founded in 2015; 20 employees.
SatelliteSatellite Imaging CorporationSatellite data focused primarily on natural resources (e.g. oil & gas and mining). Founded in 1990; 3 employees.
Web DataSavvrProvides large-scale web data collection services for institutional investors and data brokers. Founded in 2011; 3 employees.
Credit / Debit CardSecond MeasureProvides credit card transaction data and insights. Has raised $5.4M to date (Y Combinator, Jefferies). Founded in 2015; 35 employees (mostly engineers and data scientists; 40% PhDs).
Social / SentimentSelerityA.I. powered contextual search of social feeds and public news sources targeted towards for enterprise applications. Work with Estimize and Genscape. Founded in 2009; 33 employees.
Geo-locationSense360Geo-location data which can be used to measure consumer foot traffic. Offers ability to survey consumer panelists. Has a panel of 2 million consumers and provides app usage data. Founded in 2014; 18 employees.
Infrastructure / InterfaceSentieoResearch, news, and data platform with UI for research management, document search, and data visualization. Founded in 2012; 111 employees.
Social / SentimentSentifiInvestment insights and signals based on analysis of social feeds. Founded in 2012; 98 employees.
Web TrafficSimilarWebProvides web traffic and search trends/statistics. One of the fastest growing Israeli tech companies and have raised $112 million in funding at a valuation of $800 million. Founded in 2007; 397 employees (including other business lines).
SatelliteSky WatchSatellite data with broad sector applications. Founded in 2014; 13 employees.
Email/Consumer ReceiptsSlice IntelligenceEmail receipt data and insights on purchase behavior. Primary source of data is from Unroll.me subscribers, which was acquired by Slice in 2014. Founded in 2013 and acquired by Rakuten in 2014; 33 employees.
Social / SentimentSocial AlphaInvestment insights and signals based on analysis of social feeds. Founded in 2014; 2 employees.
SatelliteSpace KnowSatellite data with broad sector applications. Founded in 2014; 36 employees.
SatelliteSpireSatellite data with broad sector applications, also provide weather data based on its satellite imaging. Founded in 2012; 116 employees.
OtherSTRGlobal data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for the hotel industry. Data is self-reported from industry participants and represents over 5.3 million rooms globally. Founded in 1985; 47 employees (including other business lines).
Email/Consumer ReceiptsSuperfly InsightsDetailed consumer purchasing habits from live transactional data (in-app, online and in-store). Founded in 2013; 8 employees.
ConsultantSystem2Consulting and data brokerage services for buy side clients. Founded in 2016; 2 employees.
App UsageTalkingDataCoverage of more than 600 million smart devices on a monthly basis, Data products include mobile app & gaming analytics, mobile ad tracking, enterprise Smart Marketing Cloud, and consulting. Founded in 2011; 86 employees.
SatelliteTellusLabsSatellite data focused primarily on agricultural data. Founded in 2016; 18 employees.
Web DataTH Capital (China)China focused web data firm. Founded in 2011 by a former Bernstein analyst.
WeatherThe Climate CorporationHyper-local weather monitoring and agronomic modeling. Data targeted towards agricultural / farming applications. Founded in 2006; 583 employees (including other business lines).
Social / SentimentTheySayUtilize AI platform to analyze sentiment and emotional mood across the web. Founded in 2010; 4 employees.
Web DataThinknumIndexes and aggregates web data onto a single platform. ~$1mm in funding raised, backed by 500 Startups. Founded in 2013; 12 employees.
ConsultantTomahawkConsulting and data brokerage services for buy side clients. Specializes in web data. Founded in 2014; 4 employees.
Public DataTriton ResearchM&A and IPO focused intelligence platform helping investors understand the companies that are inventing the future. Founded in 2012; 4 employees.
Credit / Debit CardTXNCredit and debit card transaction data based on their research panel. Also utilize some third-party datasets. Founded in 2014; 6 employees.
WeatherUnderstoryGranular real-time weather data. Collection stations are owned in-house. Founded in 2012; 17 employees.
SatelliteUrsaSatellite data focused on global oil storage metrics. Founded in 2015; 16 employees.
Web DataVertical KnowledgeProvide consulting service to the buy side focused primarily on web data and public data sources. Founded in 2007; 42 employees.
OtherVessel FinderTracks marine vessels real-time globally. Founded in 2011; 3 employees.
Infrastructure / InterfaceVisibleAlphaProvides comparable forecast models, allowing buy side analysts to understand forecast assumptions across the sell-side. Founded in 2012; 200 employees.
OtherWindwardTracks marine vessels real-time globally. Founded in 2010; 64 employees.
WeatherWXshiftAccurate weather data and climate change trends. Founded in 2008; 45 employees;
Web DataYipitDataWeb data focused company with coverage across 6 sectors including: Airlines (JBLU, UAL), Autos (KMX, CPRT), China (BABA, JD), Internet (EBAY, GRUB), LTL Shipping (FDX, UPS), and Travel (EXPE, PCLN). Collects in-house and provides cleaned datasets and research. Founded in 2010; 80 employees.
Credit / Debit CardYodlee / EnvestnetOwns a large proprietary panel of credit card transaction data and licenses that data to third parties including alternative data brokers. Founded in 1999; 615 employees (including other business lines).
Sell SideGS DataworksData team arm within GS Global Investment Research. Founded in 2016.
Sell SideMS AlphaWiseData team arm within MS Equity Research. Founded in 2008.
Infrastructure / InterfaceDomino Data LabCross-industry data science platform with broad data applications. Centralized environment that combines data science and quantitative research teams. Backed by Coatue, they have raised over $40.5mm. Founded in 2013; 67 employees.
Infrastructure / InterfaceCrux InformaticsProvides a variety of data focused services including a cloud platform, data engineering, and a data marketplace. Founded in 2017.
Public DataEnigmaSoftware platform that ingests & hosts data to automate tagging, cleansing, and backtesting. Includes a marketplace service, similar to Quandl. Founded in 2017; 90 employees.
Social / SentimentTickerTagsSentiment and news analysis based on social media data. Founded in 2013; 10 employees.
Geo-locationThasosGeo-location data which can be used to measure consumer foot traffic. Founded in 2011; 21 employees.
Geo-locationBuddyGeo-location data which can be used to measure consumer foot traffic. Founded in 2011; 21 employees.
Sell SideHillside PartnersSell side firm with specialization in web scraping. In addition to custom projects, they scrape US movie theater websites to produce box office estimates. Their coverage includes LGF, DIS, TWX, IMAX, CNK, AMC, CKEC. Founded in 2011; 2 employees.
ConsultantAlternative Data GroupProvides advisory services and integration analytics via API to integrate alternative data into the investment decision process. Funds and data vendors use their technology, analytics, and processes to create custom investment products. Founded in 2017; 7 exmployees.
OtherARCLarge database of air travel ticketing data that provides insights into aviation, travel marketing, and hotel industries. Industry benchmark for airline pricing data. Founded in 1984; 4,000+ employees (including other business lines)
Data BrokerDataYesChinese investment research platform with a large open "data mall" for fundamental and quantitative investment research. Founded in 2013; 74 employees.
Web TrafficFastBookingProvides traffic, behavior and performance statistics on the travel industry. Fastbooking is a GDS and direct connectivity provider for hotels. Founded in 2000; 280 employees
Web TrafficiResearchChinese research firm specialized in tracking online and mobile user behavior as well as website, app, and software performance. Founded in 2002; 400+ employees.
OtherManheimPublishes annual Used Car Market Report, which provides a deep dive into the state of the auto industry. Also provides various other indices and datasets throughout the year. Manheim was established as an auction vehicle wholesaler and is world’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services. Founded in 1945; 5,000+ employees (including other business lines)
Public DataNowcastUses transaction data to predict sales for Japanese consumer stocks. Founded in 2015; 9 employees.
SatelliteTailwind ImagingTailwind collects high resolution, high revisit aerial imagery at low cost. Using aircraft (instead of satellites) enables them to achieve high resolution, low cost, and fly under clouds. Founded in 2016; 3 employees.
Geo-locationReveal MobileAggregates various 3rd party geolocation panels (primarily from apps) and provides analytics. Founded in 2015; 7 employees.
Social / SentimentSkopos LabsUses proprietary machine learning platform to predict law, policy and news events and their impacts on specific equities and sectors. Founded 2016; 7 employees.
Infrastructure / InterfaceDatavoreData analytics platform that enables integration and visualization of multiple alternative datasets. Founded in 2014; 7 employees.
Web DataPROMECustomized web scarping services. Founded in 2011; 5 employees.
Social / SentimentEpsilonLarge panel of global consumer data and insights derived from proprietary marketing tools. Founded in 1969; 6,418 employees (including other bsuiness lines).
OtherSeer AerospaceProvides aircraft usage patterns, and cost and reliability datasets. Founded in 2016; 2 employees.
Infrastructure / InterfaceDataikuCollaborative data science platform. Founded in 2013; 98 employees.
OtherWall Street HorizonProvides forward-looking and historical corporate event datasets, including earnings dates, dividend dates, options expiration dates, splits, spinoffs and various investor-related conferences.
OtherJWN EnergyOil and gas data repository, primarily for Canada but also provides US & Int'l. Offering includes well economic and corporate buyout predictions. Founded in 1937; 118 employees (including other business lines).
SatelliteGeospatial InsightProvides time series satellite data and insights. Also provides terrain models, 3D city models and other geological data. Founded in 2012; 12 employees.
Social / SentimentExtractAlphaDevelop various social, web, and market data sources to provide quant models and alternative datasets. More quant focused with fundamental applications. Founded in 2013; 5 employees.
OtherRVIARecreational vehicle data and trends, including industry forecasts, ownership trends, and pricing. Founded in 1978; 68 employees.
Social / SentimentInferessConverts news feed into event-driven analytics. Founded in 2013; 8 employees.
App UsageSensor TowerApp usage and ad performance. Founded in 2012; 37 employees.
App UsageQuestMobileChinese app data aggregator with more than 700 million mobile devices. Founded in 2014; 12 employees.
ConsultantSelbourne ResearchData, insights, and advisory into the payments and digital financial services industry. Founded in 2016; 4 employees.
Social / SentimentProsper Insights & AnalyticsProprietary dataset of US and China consumer survey data. US - 15 years of data, tracks 7,500 monthly respondents for 1,290 brands/296 tickers. China - 8 years of data, tracks 5,000 respondents across 285 brands/126 tickers. Has exclusive distribution through Consumer Edge Research. Founded in 1991; 6 employees.
Infrastructure / InterfacePredataProvides an analytics platform and volatility indices, which include country political risk, enable global macro investors to incorporate alternative data from social and collaborative media into their portfolio strategies. Founded in 2015; 22 employees.
OtherBenzingaCapital markets and fin-tech news platform that hosts a variety of industry events, often featuring alternative data topics. Founded in 2010; 69 employees.
OtherGeotabProvides fleet GPS tracking and fleet management data. Founded 1998; 243 employees.
Social / SentimentIndexMathIndex for predicting UK stock market trends. Founded 2016; 1 employee.
OtherStatistical SurveyVarious data and statistics on recreational vehicles. Founded 1958; 17 employees.
SatelliteGranular.aiSatellite data on industrial sectors and emerging economies. Founded 2016; 4 employees.
OtherTransCoreProvides various transportation industry metrics from proprietary infrasturcutre and traffice management systems. Data package quoted at ~$1500/month. Founded in 1934; 800 employees (including other business lines).
OtherOne Click RetailE-commerce data analytics firm. Provides sales figures for items sold on the 30 largest retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, Target, Staples and Home Depot. Founded in 2013; 48 employees.
OtherWDZJ.comProvides daily data on various Chinese P2P companies, including Yirendai (YRD), PPDF, Rapid Finance. Founded in 2016; 2 employees.
Social / SentimentScoop AnalyticsRetail sentiment data from Twitter news and events. Founded in 2015; 2 employees.
OtherDataTrekCapital markets newsletter with a focus on data by a former SAC PM/analyst. Paid subscription required. Founded in 2017; 2 employees.
OtherBrandLoyaltiesBrand loyalty indices on 2.3K brands based on consumer citations form various public sources. Founded in 2012; 2 employees.
Social / SentimentAcurisProvides a trade ideas network, regulatory and policy developments tracker, and event-driven news feed on capital markets transactions. Founded in 2000; 268 employees (including other business lines).
Infrastructure / InterfaceHedge Fund Architect (HFA)Provides various related data services, including consolidation, data optimization, and other infrastructure solutions. Founded in 2010; 3 employees.
Sell SideStax Data-driven consulting firm, focused on institutional investors. Founded in 1994; 225 employees.
Infrastructure / InterfaceStreet DiligenceCapital structure analytics and distressed acquisition tools, primarily for credit investors. Founded in 2012; 21 employees.
OtherAlphaFlowPublic real estate investment platform. Point72 led $4.1mm seed round in Sep. 2017. Founded in 2015; 9 employees.
Sell SideWolfe Research.aiSell side research company focused on integration of alternative datasets. Founded in 2008; 111 employees.
OtherEEDARData and analytics on the gaming industry. Has over 170mm data points on over 127K video game products. Founded in 2006; 35 employees.
Web dataRe-analyticsWeb data analytics on fashion, retail, consumer, and travel companies. Founded in 2015; 5 employees.
OtherPitchbookDatabase of private company and VC information. Founded in 2007; 423 employees.
OtherInnovataAirline flights and cargo schedule information. Founded in 2014; 35 employees.
ConsultantAbove DataData consulting/sourcing services started by ex-JPM AM analyst. Founded in 2016; 3 employees.
SatelliteUrthecastSatellite imagery and video provider. Founded in 2010; 122 employees.
SatelliteMavrxSatellite, aerial, and infrared data for agriculture. Founded in 2013; 27 employees.
SatelliteGeocentoProvides analytical services on satellite and aerial imagery. Founded in 2011; 11 employees.
SatelliteEarthcubeSatellite data focused on defense and infrastructure. Founded in 2011; 3 employees.
ConsultantJ Capital ResearchUses survey data for research and investment ideas on commodities, equities, and property; primarily China-focused. Founded in 2007; 8 employees.
Infrastructure / InterfaceKineticaGPU-accelerated (really fast) analytics database. Founded in 2009; 81 employees.
Infrastructure / InterfaceB23Data ingestion and visualization platform. Founded in 2014; 10 employees.
Data BrokerDawexOpen alternative data marketplace for companies looking to monetize their data. Founded in 2015; 22 employees.
Social / SentimentOTASVisualizes social media data to provide stock sentiment. Founded in 2011; 22 employees.
Social / SentimentRunningAlphaGenerates trade ideas from financial sentiment data. Founded in 2015; 1 employee.
OtherEurekahedgeDatabase focused on indices and news on hedge funds. Founded in 2001; 84 employees.
OtherCompStakCollects granular information on property listings from brokers and developers. Some of the datapoints they collect (e.g. landlord concessions) are not publically available elsewhere. Moody's invested in them. Founded in 2011; 49 employees.
Web DataZaoshu.ioCoding-free web scraping platform focused on Chinese companies. Tracks JD and AMZN. Founded in 2017; 3 employees.
Geo-locationRandomWalkConsumer foot traffic (geolocation) and email receipt data on 15K stores, including BBBY, COH, JCP, HD, FL, KORS, SHOP, and TGT. Founded in 2011; 3 employees.
App UsageBayStreet ResearchResearch on U.S. and European smartphone, tablet, and wearable markets. Has a database of mobile device sell-through data with rolling 6-month forecasts, and retail & wholesale pricing at the SKU level. Founded in 2003; 6 employees.
Data BrokerNarrative.ioData marketplace with 50 data providers primarily location data (13), ID mapping (13), and web traffic (10). Founded in 2016; 7 employees.
ConsultantArcadia DataData analytics provider and systems consultant. Founded in 2012; 55 employees.
Data BrokerAlt HubAlternative data broker. Founded in 2017; 5 employees.
OtherSolution LoftBuilds customized data solutions, including web scraping. Founded in 2016; 3 employees.
ConsultantTegusExpert network that transcribes theirs calls into a searchable database. Founded in 2016; 5 employees.
Social / SentimentTalaCollects data points on user behavior including geographic patterns and financial transactions. Founded in 2012; 158 employees.
SatelliteKayrrosSatellite data estimates on oil supply, inventory, and demand. Recently hired ex-GLG exec to push buy-side initiative. Founded in 2016; 37 employees.
Social / SentimentSignal.coAggregates consumer identity signals and activity across different marketing channels. Founded in 2009; 179 employees.
Social / SentimentCivic ScienceConsumer poll and surveys insights. Founded in 2007; 20 employees.
Infrastructure / InterfaceFinScienceData analytics platform. Milan-based team closed €1mm seed round. Founded in 2017; 10 employees.
Infrastructure / InterfaceSmartKarmaResearch aggregator for the buy-side, raised $13.5mm Series B led by Sequoia India. Model capitalizes on MiFID II rules. Founded in 2014; 45 employees.
App UsageJiguangApp usage provider on over 800mm Chinese Android devices. Founded 2011; 33 employees.
OtherIPQwery
Collects patent and IP data from multiple public records offices. Founded in 2016; 4 employees.
OtherBroughton CapitalHas seven transportation data sets (trucking, rail, and airfreight) sourced from personal relationships. Several unique trucking datasets including company failures, load volumes, and tonnage. Founded in 2002; 4 employees.
OtherFNGOProvides Korean export data that is predictive of company revenue and inventory. Data sourced from partnership with Korea Customs Service. High correlation with product revenue for Samsung and Hyundai, among others. Founded in 2016; 5 employees.
Social / SentimentBrain CompanySentiment data provider with insights on the ticker level. Using natural language processing of public media sources. Founded in 2016; 5 employees.
SatelliteThinkTopicAnalytics platform for satellite imagery. Using computer vision technology to extract information from images from a variety of sectors. Is not a satellite data provider itself. Founded in 2014; 16 employees.
OtherTruValue LabsProvides environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics as an indicator of company performance. Has shown a correlation between ESG metrics and successful equity selection. Founded in 2013; 31 empoyees.
OtherAudit AnalyticsProvides audit, regulatory, and disclosure intelligence and data. They specialize in normalizing non-quantitative aspects of financial reporting that have a demonstrated impact on company performance. Founded in 2003; 70 employees.
OtherFinweaversPlatform with access to tradiational investment research, alternative data, and portfolio data. Also provides a data marketplace with various visualization tools. Founded in 2016; 9 employees
ConsultantOmytisPerforms bespoke information acquisition projects for investors utilizing a wide network of human intelligence curated for each project. Specializes in emerging market value assessments directly from on-the-ground specialists. Founded 2017; 2 employees.
OtherAirports Council InternationalMonthly summary data of passenger, cargo and plane traffic by top airports and regions. Data is collected from participating airports (over 800). Founded in 1991; 105 employees.
Geo-locationAirSageGeo-location data which can be used to measure consumer foot traffic. Founded in 2000; 34 employees.
OtherAmerican Trucking AssociationMonthly truck tonnage index based on surveys from its industry members. The ATA has been providing this report since the 1970s.
OtherBoxoffice MediaProvides daily boxoffice gross receipts. Founded in 1920; 15 employees
OtherBuildFaxDatabase of building and permitting information from cities throughout the U.S. - data is used primarily by insurance, property and lending companies. Founded in 2008; 34 employees.
SatelliteCapella SpaceSatellite data with broad sector applications. Founded in 2016; 19 employees.
OtherClipperDataData and analysis on global crude and refined product movements. ClipperData aggregates information from Datamyne for US import and exports, and with Inchcape Shipping Services for vessel line-ups. Founded in 2013; 31 employees.
Data BrokerDataStreamxMarketplace platform for buyers and sellers of commercial data. Data purchased is delivered through API in raw form - no research or insights.
OtherEdmundsProvides sales, market share and manufacturing data for the U.S. autos industry.
Web DataFlexportWeb-based freight logistics company with import/export data by commodity. Raised over $94 million in venture funding. Founded in 2013.
Web DataGoogle TrendsProvides search data and trends based on keyword or topic. Also provides data visualization and correlation tools. Founded in 1998.
Geo-locationMobiquity NetworksGeo-location data which can be used to measure consumer foot traffic. Founded in 1998; 14 employees.
SatellitePlanet LabsSatellite data with broad sector applications. Founded in 2016; 31 employees.
Social / SentimentSocial Market AnalyticsData and insights from Twitter feeds. SMA targets product specifically toward institutional investors and have partnerships with Fidelity, CBOE, and IHS Markit. Founded in 2012; 12 employees.
Geo-locationStreetLight DataGeo-location data from mobile devices which can be used to measure consumer foot traffic. Have an in-house analytics and visualization platform.
OtherWards Automotive GroupData and insights for the global autos industry. Provides sales, inventory, production estimates and forecasts. Founded in 1924; 26 employees.
OtherJefferiesData team within Jefferies responsible for understanding alternative data landscape.
OtherBank of AmericaData team within Bank of America responsible for understanding alternative data landscape.
Social / SentimentMeltwaterProvides media intelligence, including insights into how companies invest, how they hire, how they spend their ad budget, and how their products are received in the market. Has made 6 AI acquisitions in the last few years, making it an industry leader in data science and machine learning technology. Founded in 2001; 1,600 employees (including other business lines).
Infrastructure / InterfaceFaunaDBEnterpise database warehouse company. Raised $25M in series A led by Point 72. Founded in 2012; 20 employees.
App UsageTrustDataChinese mobile app usage data provider with over 150mm MAUs. Founded in 2009; 21 employees.
Geo-locationUnacastGeo-location data provider with ~11mm MAUs in the US, sourced from GPS, WiFi and beacon data. Founded in 2014; 42 employees.
OtherRedTechSurvey data on Chinese companies, including BABA, BIDU, Tencent, JD, CTRP, WB, EDU, TAL, VIPS, Ant Financial, Meituan, Didi, and Toutiao. Founded in 2009; 11 employees.
Social / SentimentStockTwitsTracks social/sentiment data from multiple primary sources to generate signals on various equities. Founded in 2008; 31 employees.
ConsultantDataffirmLondon based data consultant. Founded in 2015; 8 employees.
SatelliteSlingshot AerospaceData provider with satellite, aerial, and drone capabilities. Founded in 2016; 16 employees.
OtherDun & Bradstreet (PAYDEX)Tracks company health with dollar-weighted score for how promptly a business pays its bills. Founded in 1933; 4311 employees.
Geo-locationGyanaUK geolocation data provider.UK geolocation data provider. Founded in 2015; 15 employees.
Otherh2oMachine learning platform allowing insights without data science expertise. Founded in 2012; 87 employees.
OtherEndorPredictive engine generating results from questions asked in plain language; has applications in consumer research. Founded in 2014; 17 employees.
Social / SentimentBitvoreIdentifies ticker-level price inflections from analyzing the news. Founded in 2014; 23 employees.
Credit / Debit CardConsumer Edge Insights  Credit card transaction panel of over 15mm users from hundreds of US banks. Also has merchant scanner data, Amazon basket tracking with 100k opt-in panel, and survey data. Founded in 2009; 28 employees.
OtherStandard Media Index Ad spend data sourced directly from booking and invoice systems of media holding partners. Data is aggregated monthly. Founded in 2009; 35 employees.
Credit / Debit CardEpsilon Marketing company with ~130mm US users’ credit card transaction data. Founded in 1969; 6831 employees.
OtherRystad Energy  Tracks 1,000 companies in the oil and gas industry, providing metrics on exploration, production, oilfield servicing, and North American shale. Founded in 2004; 151 employees.
OtherBizQualify Tracks company employee benefit plans using IRS and Department of Labor filings. Founded in 2015; 5 employees.
OtherTMT Analysis  Mobile device data provider with metrics tracking unique ad-cookie IDs, IMEI data, and number portability. Founded in 2016; 7 employees.
OtherEPFR  Daily fund flows data, showing the fund origin and destination of moving assets. Founded in 1995; 24 employees.
SatelliteFeatureX Satellite analytics provider. API allows for natural language querying. Founded in 2015; 11 employees.
OtherDrawbridge Data on cross-device consumer attribution. Founded in 2010; 175 employees.
Email/Consumer ReceiptsEdison  Real-time data on user purchases and product demand, sourced directly from Edison’s mail app. Covers 11,000 brands. Acquired Return Path’s Consumer Insights business. Founded in 2011; 46 employees.
OtherDodge Construction data provider with information on projects and bidding. Founded in 2006; 573 employees.
Web DataLinkup Global job listing provider with 150mm jobs tracked since 2007. Provides both raw data and insights. Founded in 1996; 45 employees.
OtherSequentum Web scraping software and solutions. Founded in 2014; 4 employees.
OtherGovSpend  Data on government spending, filterable by products, companies, or people. Founded in 2011; 86 employees.
OtheraWhere  Agriculture data provider with global coverage of key predictors including weather, pest, and disease risk. Founded in 1999; 22 employees.
Public DataVigilant  Public records data provider with real-time alerts across courts, lobbying records, business filings, and campaign financing, among others. Founded in 2015; 10 employees.
Social / SentimentAmenity Analytics  Text analytics platform for analyzing unstructured data. Customizes reports for earning call transcripts, regulatory filings, broker research, news, and more. Founded in 2015; 28 employees.
Social / SentimentListenFirst Tracks social data across organic & paid channels to create a full picture of a company’s social presence. Founded in 2012; 54 employees.
Social / SentimentSharablee Aggregates all social pages to assess social presence for brands and companies. Founded in 2013; 48 employees.
Social / SentimentMKT Mediastat  Unique signals from company media coverage, including measurements of unexpected news coverage, rate of agreement across media sources, and linkages between companies. Founded in 2014; 10 employees.
Public DataQL2  Public data on travel, retail, and automotive companies. Cover ~150 public and ~150 private companies. Founded in 2003; 244 employees.
OtherSustainalytics  Environment, social, and governance (ESG) score data provider. Provides the ESG scores shown on Yahoo Finance. Founded in 1992; 320 employees.
OtherOwl Analytics  Data on environment, social, and governance (ESG) metrics. Mission is for investors to be able to maintain strategy but point their capital toward companies that have positive social and environmental impact. Founded in 2010; 8 employees.
OtherISS Analytics Data on governance metrics as an indicator of company performance. Founded in 1985; 888 employees.
ConsultantConnotate Web scraping, data collection, and monitoring services. Founded in 2000; 45 employees.
ConsultantMozendaWeb scraping software that integrates with databases and BI toolkits. Founded in 2007; 36 employees.
Social / SentimentBusiness Intelligence Advisors Founded by CIA employees, analyze earnings calls and other management commentary. Founded in 2001; 31 employees.
ConsultantDAR PartnersSales consultants for alternative data providers. Founded in 2007; 15 employees.
Social / SentimentInfotrie News analytics and sentiment data provider with data on 50k stocks, topics, people, and commodities. Founded in 2012; 10 employees.
OtherRootMetricsMobile network performance data; subsidiary of IHS Markit. Founded in 2008; 69 employees.
OtherOpenSignalCrowdsourced mobile network performance data. Founded in 2010; 45 employees.
Credit / Debit CardBridgCredit card data provider for restaurant industry. Founded in 2012; 46 employees.
Geo-locationVenpathGeo-location provider sourcing from 212 apps and 61m unique monthly devices. Founded in 2014; 8 employees.
Geo-locationSafegraphGeo-location data from over 50m mobile devices, tracked to 15m POI and 1000 brands. Has raised $16m in funding. Founded in 2016; 28 employees.
Geo-locationX-modeGeo-location data on 30m monthly active users, obtained from 300+ apps. Founded in 2015; 34 employees.
OtherAnonymous ProviderData on 20% of US household moves, available 4-8 weeks before the move event. Insight into retail (regional demographic shifts), insurance, cable/internet, and banking. Contact data@alternativedata.org for more information.
OtherDrillinginfoData on exploration & production, oilfield services, midstream, and financial services. Founded in 1999; 442 employees.
OtherRigdataDrilling activity data with over 25 years experience covering US, Gulf of Mexico, and Western Canada oil & gas industry. Founded in 1985; 34 employees.
OtherMarketCheckAuto data provider with active inventory for over 35k US car dealers.
OtherTVeyesData on brand placements in TV and radio, including logo and object recognition. Founded in 1999; 31 employees.
OtherPriceStatsData on online prices tracking inflation in 22 economies. Founded in 2010; 25 employees.
OtherOptimum ComplexityRisk analysis data for assessing tickers based on organizational complexity. Founded in 2016; 5 employees.
OtherLegisPrediction data on Congressional bill outcomes. Founded in 2015; 6 employees.
OtherAssociated PressStructured data for news archives, real time news, live and archived vote tabulation and a database of 140k upcoming potentially newsworthy events. Founded in 1846; 3609 employees.
Geo-locationAlpha HatVisualization platform focused on geolocation data with plans to expand to multiple datasets. Founded in 2014; 4 employees.
OtherLegal ShieldLeverages legal information from a network of 1.7m subscribers, 6.9k broker clients, and 34 law firms to predict macro indicators: consumer confidence, housing starts, total bankruptcies, foreclosure starts, and existing home sales. Founded in 1972; 960 employees.
Social / SentimentS&P Global Market IntelligenceUsing language analytics to understand sentiment from earnings calls. Has data on 8,300 companies with history back to 2004. Founded in 1999; 17,238 employees.
Web DataOmney DataWeb data tracking retailer pricing and promotional activity/discounting. Founded in 2017; 2 employees.
OtherBloomberg Tesla TrackerTracks Model 3 production by counting VIN sequences across National Highway Traffic Safety Administration registrations, social media, and user submissions. Founded in 2018.
SurveyVerbatim Advisory GroupSurvey data focused on business services, consumer products, retail & restaurants, industrials & energy, and TMT. Founded in 2005; 40 employees.
ConsultantCasertaBuilds alternative data implementation systems for hedge funds and tier-1 banks. Founded in 2001; 67 employees.
OtherMoody's Data AllianceData portal tracking commercial and industrial loans to private companies. Founded in 2018.
OtherAlphaLettersResearch provider that manually reviews and summarizes top academic papers on quant investment strategy. Founded in 2006; 5 employees.
OtherJettrack.ioCorporate aircraft flight activity & predictive signals to help identify ?future ?corporate ?deals.? Accessible via a web-based platform and a series of APIs. Founded in 2017; 7 employees.
Public DataDataramaPublic data aggregated from specialised media sources on private and public companies in Southeast Asia and Greater China. Founded in August 2015, 20 employees.
Web DataScrapeheroBespoke web scraping solutions. Founded in 2014; 55 employees.
SatelliteSpaceKnowSatellite provider with datasets covering autos, airlines, manufacturing, and construction. Founded in 2013; 37 employees.
OtherRxData.netData on pharmaceutical pricing, reimbursement, formulary placement and regulatory registrations. Founded in 2014; 4 employees.
OtherMariDataLive database of global marine cargo trade activity between over 7,000 ports, including cargo details and trade indices for monitoring macro and micro performance. Founded in 2012; 6 employees.
Public DataktMINEIntellectual property data, including royalty rates, agreements, patents, assignments, trademarks, corporate trees, IP connections, IP news, and litigation information. Founded in 2008; 17 employees.
Geo-locationAreaMetricsGeo-location data on 10mm active monthly users over 4.2mm bluetooth beacons. Founded in 2014; 8 employees.
Email/Consumer ReceiptsKD InteractiveTransaction and mobile match key data in mid-market retail, including convenience stores, 3-star hotels, restaurants, and airport concessions. Founded in 2017; 7 employees.
OtherBig Byte InsightsPricing and supply data on self-storage containers, and retailer exposure data for malls and shopping centers. Founded in 2016; 1 employee.
OtherSuperDataRevenue data and research reports across game platforms, game titles, game categories, and esports markets. Founded in 2009; 26 employees.
OtherGro IntelligenceData on the agriculture supply chain: production, consumption, prices, freight, trade flows, etc. Aggregate public (government and trade associations), satellite, and weather data. Founded in 2014; 74 employees.
OtherRepRiskData on ESG and business conduct risks for 100k+ companies. Founded in 1998; 77 employees.
Infrastructure / InterfaceIrithmicsArtificial intelligence platform for understanding investor behavior. Founded in 2018; 2 employees.
Public DataYewnoData on quantity of intellectual property a company has across technologies with high growth expectations (e.g. blockchain, AI). Founded in 2015; 39 employees.
Public DataTussellData on UK government contract procurement for 70k private and 171 public companies, including Capita PLC, Zurich, and BAE Systems. Founded in 2015; 8 employees.
OtherMIDiA ResearchData on music streaming services, online video, gaming, and media technology. Coverage of AMZN, Apple Music, and more. Founded in 2014; 16 employees.
ConsultantUpswellAlternative data consultancy. Founded in 2017; 8 employees.