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How to pitch alt data


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How to pitch alt data

We made it to Friday! Congrats on another job well done, everyone.  WeWork sent out some financial highlights to employees from the second quarter. Since it’s not a public company (here’s how that went), WeWork can pick and choose what it decides to disclose.Naturally, Meghan Morris, our resident WeWork whiz, has all the details. You can…

How to pitch alt data

We made it to Friday! Congrats on another job well done, everyone. 

WeWork sent out some financial highlights to employees from the second quarter. Since it’s not a public company (here’s how that went), WeWork can pick and choose what it decides to disclose.

Naturally, Meghan Morris, our resident WeWork whiz, has all the details. You can find her full breakdown of some of the latest figures here

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How to pitch your alt-data feed

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Bradley Saacks and I have spent a good chunk of time over the past 12 months covering alternative data. A lot has changed regarding the unique, unstructured data sets, which could be anything from credit-card data to satellite images.

However, one constant we’ve heard from sources is the never-ending barrage of pitches they get from alt-data providers. 

In an effort to understand what exactly Wall Street is looking for when it comes to alt data, we surveyed some of the biggest financial firms. Here’s a breakdown from seven alt data leaders at hedge funds (Point72, Bridgewater), banks (Barclays), and trading firms (Jump Trading), on what they are looking for and how they like to be pitched


A former PwC partner just sued the firm for $15 million in compensation, offering a rare look at pay and wrangling over clients at a Big 4 firm

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Price Waterhouse Coopers is seen at its Berlin office in Berlin, Germany, September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Logo of Price Waterhouse Coopers of PWC office in Berlin

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Lawsuits filed against financial firms are often a treasure trove of information. That’s certainly the case with a suit filed against consulting firm PwC, which details the type of goals set for partners. Jack Newsham has the deets


Meet the 21 biotech startups that top VCs say are poised to take off in the next 12 months

Employees wearing protective equipment work at the production line of Russia's biotech company BIOCAD, which is developing its own vaccine against the new coronavirus and working on another one in cooperation with the country's virus research centre in Siberia, Vektor, in Strelna on May 20, 2020. (Photo by OLGA MALTSEVA / AFP) (Photo by OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP via Getty Images)

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Employees at Russia’s biotech company BIOCAD at the country’s virus research centre in Siberia, Vektor, on May 20, 2020.

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Healthcare has been a pretty big focus this year for obvious reasons. Andrew Dunn and Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer highlighted 21 biotech startups that VC investors thinks are on track to make it big. 


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