Alternative Data Vendors Newsletter #18- 5th July,2019

Key Highlights 

Eagle Alpha on June 21st launched its new alternative data solutions for private equity due diligence. 

Private Equity Due Diligence

  • Eagle Alpha is pleased to announce the launch of its new alternative data solution for private equity due diligence. This targeted solution will now enable private equity firms to acquire alternative data on a per company offering instead of an entire dataset and a pay-as-you-go plan over an annual license. 
  • To mark the launch of the new solution Eagle Alpha hosted a webinar on Tuesday 25th June. The webinar was attended by 50+ PE firms, we presented 4 case studies which highlighted how PE firms can use alternative data. 

Contact to become a member of ‘PE Club’. 


London Access & Alpha Event 

  • We have opened our registration of interest for London in October 2019. Our last NYC event witnessed 500 buy-side firms and 100 data vendors attending the event. 2000 one on one meetings were arranged with the buy-side firms. Not to be missed! 

Contact to register your interest for the event. 


Vendor Solutions Webinar

  • On June 26th we hosted our seventh Vendor Solutions Webinar. Our guest speaker, Jonathan Neitzell shared insights on understanding end clients and accelerate the sales cycle.   
  • Key takeaways from Jonathan’s panel discussion: 
  1. Alternative data will become a universal language and next adopted method for decision making 
  2. Data requires assembling and making it relevant for the buy-side 
  3. Understand the buyer’s thought process and their framework 
  4. Understand the buy-side KPIs and how data vendor can help achieve their KPIs  
  • Top 3 tips to data vendors: 
  1. Understand customer’s process, time horizons 
  2. Identify what tantamount success to end client 
  3. Data needs to be relevant to the current process of the buy-side 
  • Eagle Alpha will be hosting an eighth episode of vendor solutions webinar on July 25th 11.30 - 12.30 ET. 

Contact to register your interest in the webinar. 

Sample Data

  •  A dataset profile that includes sample data and a data dictionary will enable the buyer to understand the deliverable and decide if they want to contact the vendor. Historically, dataset profiles that attach sample data and a data dictionary receive more leads than datasets that do not! 

To add data dictionary and sample data to your online profile please email   

Data Access

  • Vendors can benefit in the following ways by granting Eagle Alpha access to their data:  
  • More Free Leads: Upload sample data to your free profile on our platform. Profiles with sample data receive higher click-through rates and conversion to trial.  
  • Get Prioritized:
    1) The buy-side now has access to over 1,000 alternative datasets.
    2) Data set quality is a leading factor in which datasets are prioritized for testing.
    3) Vendors can now leverage Eagle Alpha’s proprietary quality testing tool “Eagle Eye” to verify your dataset quality.
    4) Vendors receive product feedback and have sign-off on publishing. 
  • Access New Users:  Eagle Edge democratizes data by allowing fundamental analyst and P.M’s without data-science expertise to access vendor data through bespoke dashboards. 
  • Grow Your Addressable Market: Eagle Alpha has developed a new solution which solves the access problem for Private Equity, allowing vendors to generate revenue from the due-diligence process. 


Active Data Requests

  • Data related to Chinese consumers: 
  1. Monitoring of social media brand strength 
  2. Popularity on WeChat covering WeChat Index, WeChat official accounts 
  3. Luxury brands such as Prada, Burberry, and Gucci 
  • Monitor pricing and offerings of mobile plans in China, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand 
  • Excavators sales (small/ medium/ high) in China 
  • Electric vehicle sales by month, country, manufacturer and model having China & global coverage 
  • ESG data:
  1. Employee wellbeing, internal promotion rate, employee turnover, accident rates, legal contingency database. 
  • Terminal sales from hospitals & drug stores along with the inventory count in the system 
  • Pricing of drugs in China 
  • Sales/ penetration of Botox products in China 

 Login to your Eagle Alpha account and update your dataset product information to generate exposure to the buy side funds. If you do not have an Eagle Alpha account yet you can create one free of charge at the following link and market your product to the top investment funds. 

Industry Intel

  • Berkley’s visiting professors give wine markets a data-driven approach. The algorithm built takes into factors such as temperature, precipitation and others to build a realistic pricing for distributors and consumers ‘The algorithmic pricing system is expected to shake up the wine futures market, but also to make it less risky, since investors will have a data-driven price for the first time and winemakers will know what price to set for their young wines.’  Click here to read the article. 
  • Thea Sokolowski in her publication highlights the untapped potential of Alternative Data for Private Equity. ‘PE firms are looking for information about private companies, which can be much harder to come by. That makes the coverage alternative data providers can provide about private companies valuable’. PE firms by using information such as credit card receipts, bills, foot traffic data can gain a better understanding of market shift. 
  • DaaS is not really SaaS … and it is not Computer either’.  Auren Hoffman highlights the importance of data companies, who can exist just by delivering the right data in the right format. A data company can have the capability to compete on price with its competitors and yet gain market share. Auren also highlights the importance of maintaining the historical element of data. Click here to read the article.  

Events You Should Attend

Large Scale Access & Alpha Event:  

Contact to register your interest for the event. 


  • Eagle Alpha’s eight monthly vendor webinar will be hosted on July 25th at 11.30- 12.30 ET  

Contact to register for upcoming webinars.