Author Sanford Bragg

Sandy Bragg is a principal at Integrity Research Associates. He has over thirty years experience as an investment research professional. Prior to joining Integrity in 2006, he was an Executive Managing Director at Standard & Poors, managing S&P’s equity research business and fund information properties. Sandy has an MBA from New York University and BA from Williams College. Email:


Expert Network Startup Expertwired Raises Seed Capital

Expertwired, an Amsterdam-based expert network launched last year, received around €1 million as the result of an angel raise.  Despite its early stage, the firm is stressing its commitment to ...

NLP Outsourcer Accern Raises $20M

Accern, which offers off-the-shelf natural language processing models for parsing earnings call transcripts and other applications, closed a $20 million capital raise.  Accern has successfully pivoted its business model from ...
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Co-Founder of Alternative Data Firm Thinknum Goes on Leave

Rumors of financial distress are swirling around Thinknum Alternative Data, a leading source of web data, as co-founder Justin Zhen went on leave and stopped responding to emails.  We hope ...
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Does Alternative Data Really Carry Insider Trading Risk?

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Examinations recently warned US investment advisers that it was finding deficiencies in their compliance processes relating to material non-public information (MNPI) associated ...

Expert Network Arbolus Raises $15 Million, Boosts Staffing

Upstart Arbolus expanded its Series A raise as it more than doubled its headcount over the last year.  With the latest capital, Arbolus is changing its hiring profile, de-emphasizing ‘white ...
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Research Boutique Exante Data Prepares a Broad Retail Venture

Macro boutique Exante Data, which provides analytic overlays to alternative data, is planning to launch a new venture targeted to retail investors.  The new platform, MarketReader, will leverage technology to ...

Best Frenemies: Similarweb and App Annie (renamed as Swap Data

Competition is increasing among providers of web app and web traffic data as two major rivals are now sharing data.  App Annie, a leading web app data provider which rebranded ...

SEC’s Proposed Climate Change Disclosure Still Faces Hurdles

New rules requiring US public companies to disclose climate change data face challenges that will test the Securities and Exchange Commission’s commitment to climate reporting.  Comments on the draft regulation ...

Ninth Circuit Rules (Again) in Favor of Web Scraping But LinkedIn Will Keep Litigating

The San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a federal anti-hacking law that bars unauthorized access to computer systems, does not ...
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Bellwether Research Valuations Eased in the First Quarter of 2022

Valuations for large publicly traded research and information firms have fallen around 10% since hitting record highs at the end of 2021, according to analysis prepared exclusively for Integrity Research ...
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