The Alternative Data Primer, Part 2: Buyers, Sellers, Conflict
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This is the second and final part of my alternative data primer: a look at the economics of licensing data, reselling it, and using it. Part One is here.
The Alternative Data Supply Chain
Most datasets investors trade off of were not originally gathered for investing purposes. Usually, they’re for marketing. Foursquare, for example, sells data on visito…