Startups Mining New Data Sources for Investors

What's The Big Data?

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The proliferation of mobile devices, low-cost sensors, and technologies like AI-assisted image-processing have led to an explosion of new and potential data sources. Hedge funds and other investors see value in these non-traditional datasets to mine predictive insights, which might put them ahead of the rest of the pack.

  • Satellite Data – These are companies that utilize image data from orbiting satellites to do things like measure the number of cars in Walmart parking lots or farm health based on the color of crops.
    Select Companies: Orbital Insight, Rezatec, Windward
  • Web/App/Social Media Data – These are companies which mine social media or use data firehoses from the web/mobile to understand what’s happening in the world or how people are interacting with their devices.
    Select Companies: Dataminr, App Annie, 7ParkData
  • Weather Data – These are companies which are developing weather models and utilizing more…

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