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PlaceIQ Acquires Skyhook’s Geospatial Insights

Earlier this week, New York-based location data and analytics provider PlaceIQ Inc. announced that it has acquired Geospatial Insights, the geolocation data business of Skyhook Wireless, a firm that supplies ...
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ESG Data Firm Util Leverages NLP for Fresh Approach

Artificial intelligence is transforming ESG research, and London-based Util represents one example of the innovative ways AI is being applied.  Using natural language processing, Util evaluates companies as an aggregation ...
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Alternative Data Firm Thinknum Launches Reddit Dataset

In response to Reddit-fueled retail stock trading, Thinknum Alternative Data, a leading source of web data, released a database that allows investment firms to track companies mentioned on Reddit.  The ...

US IPO Activity Starts Off Strong in January

US IPO activity surged in January, 2021 as 38 deals were priced during the month, 192% higher than the number of deals priced during the same month of last year.  ...
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Strong Q4 2020 Equities Revenues Cap Near-Record Year for US Bulge Firms

For the final quarter of 2020, equities revenues of the largest US banks grew 7% sequentially while jumping 35% from 2019 results.  Combined with a blow-out first half, US banks ...
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Former SEC Staffer Joins Atheneum as CCO and General Counsel

Berlin-based expert network, Atheneum Partners, recently announced the hiring of former SEC Senior Counsel and Wall Street compliance attorney, Susan Mathews as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Atheneum’s Recent ...

Crux Closes $36 mln Capital Raise to Support New Product Launches

New York-based managed service provider for data suppliers and consumers, Crux Informatics, recently announced that it has closed a $36 mln convertible note with its existing investors.  In addition, the ...
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AI-Driven ESG Provider Clarity AI Expands US Footprint

Funded with $15 million in recent capital, Madrid-based Clarity AI set itself up as a US company and is aggressively hiring US salespeople.  Minority investor Blackrock now disseminates Clarity’s data ...

Alt Data Firm 7Park Folded into Apptio

After being acquired in 2018 for $100 mln by private-equity firm Vista Equity Partners, alternative data aggregator and analytics provider 7Park Data was recently folded into another one of Vista’s ...

Expert Network proSapient Raises $10 Million and Launches Multi-Vendor Platform

UK-based expert network proSapient closed a $10 million Series A round as it begins promoting a platform which allows users to manage interactions with multiple expert networks.  Although proSapient continues ...
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