The ValueStream Ventures Episode
The Alternative Data Podcast
by Mark Fleming-Williams
16h ago
In this episode I speak to Greg Neufeld of ValueStream Ventures, a venture capital fund that invests in data-rich companies. In our conversation, we discuss ValueStream’s relationship with alternative data companies, why Greg is interested in ‘data flywheel’ companies, and how a professional might make the jump into VC. DISCLAIMER This podcast is an edited recording of an interview with Greg Neufeld recorded in May 2024. The views and opinions expressed in this interview are those of Greg Neufeld and Mark Fleming-Williams and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of eithe ..read more
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The Darren Voges Episode
The Alternative Data Podcast
by Mark Fleming-Williams
1w ago
In this episode I speak to Darren Voges, one of various people who might claim to be a godfather of alternative data. Darren was the man who brought probably the most influential dataset in alt data’s history to the market – the Yodlee credit card dataset. In our conversation we talk through the story of how the dataset was launched, and how it came to change the whole scene. Separately, I will be in New York for the Neudata conference in the first week of June, I look forward to catching up with people while I’m there. DISCLAIMER This podcast is an edited recording of an interview with Darre ..read more
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The Maiden Century Episode
The Alternative Data Podcast
by Mark Fleming-Williams
2w ago
In this episode I speak to Qaisar Hasan, Founder of Maiden Century, a platform that distils the value of alternative data for buyside customers. In our conversation we talk through Qaisar’s experience at Point 72 back at the formational period for Alternative Data, and discuss Maiden Century’s evolution and Qaisar’s view on the future of investing using data. Separately, I am speaking at Eagle Alpha in London on Thursday 16th May, so make sure to say hi if you’re there. DISCLAIMER This podcast is an edited recording of an interview with Qaisar Hasan recorded in May 2024. The views and opinion ..read more
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The Glacier Network Episode
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by Mark Fleming-Williams
2M ago
In this episode I speak to Don D’Amico, formerly of Neudata and now the CEO and Founder of Glacier Network, a new company that helps data buyers manage the legal considerations in their data chain. In our conversation we track the evolving alternative data regulation conversation, and talk about the kinds of pitfalls that can blow up a data provider or hurt a buyer that has not written their contracts with enough care. Separately, I am in Singapore for Battlefin next week so if you are in that direction and want to talk about an interesting dataset, do get in touch. DISCLAIMER This podcast ..read more
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The Fluid Markets Episode
The Alternative Data Podcast
by Mark Fleming-Williams
3M ago
In this episode I speak to Ken Book, the CEO and Founder of Fluid Markets, a new company that is trying to make KPIs tradeable by investors. In our conversation we walk through Ken’s founder story, from a summer at Goldman Sachs through Y Combinator on the path to realising his vision, which when achieved will make the relationship between alternative data and the markets a great deal tighter. If you know of an alternative data story that needs to be heard on this podcast, please do get in touch. DISCLAIMER This podcast is an edited recording of an interview with Kenneth Book recorded in Febr ..read more
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The Matt Ober Episode
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by Mark Fleming-Williams
4M ago
In this episode I speak to Matt Ober, a godfather in Data Sourcing, to discuss his history finding data in the early days of the space and his new project – Initial Data Offering. If you know of an alternative data story that needs to be heard on this podcast, please do get in touch. DISCLAIMER This podcast is an edited recording of an interview with Matt Ober recorded in January 2024. The views and opinions expressed in this interview are those of Matt Ober and Mark Fleming-Williams and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of either CFM or any of its affiliates. The in ..read more
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The Placer.AI Episode
The Alternative Data Podcast
by Mark Fleming-Williams
8M ago
In this episode I invite back Ed Lavery, to discuss his new role at Placer.AI, the US location data provider, following his previous appearance on the Similarweb episode. In our conversation, Ed and I discuss the strengths of location data, alternative data’s development and what he plans to bring with him from his previous role. Separately, I will be hosting the macro panel at Battlefin in London tomorrow, so come and say hi if you’re there. DISCLAIMER This podcast is an edited recording of an interview with Ed Lavery recorded in September 2023. The views and opinions expressed in this inter ..read more
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The Jason DeRise Episode
The Alternative Data Podcast
by Mark Fleming-Williams
10M ago
Welcome to the Alternative Data Podcast, powered by CFM. I’m Mark Fleming-Williams. In this episode I speak to Jason DeRise, who was one of the very earliest employees of UBS’s alternative data platform, Evidence Lab, and who has recently become a very active and followed commentator on the alternative data space. In our conversation, Jason and I discuss the UBS Evidence Lab’s development, as well as Jason’s views on alternative data’s future consolidation, how banks approach the space, and the data he wishes he could have got his hands on. DISCLAIMER This podcast is an edited recording of ..read more
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The Mark Ainsworth Episode
The Alternative Data Podcast
by Mark Fleming-Williams
1y ago
In this episode I speak to Mark Ainsworth, the former head of Data Science at Schroders, a two-and-a-half-centuries-old asset manager that is notable for its use of alternative data. In this episode, Mark and I discuss what made Schroders take this unusual route, and how his work there differed from the more familiar alternative data working patterns of hedge funds. We also touch on a subject dear to Mark’s heart, which is neurodiversity and its higher propensity amongst technologists. DISCLAIMER This podcast is an edited recording of an interview with Mark Ainsworth recorded in June 2023 ..read more
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The Alex Izydorczyk Episode
The Alternative Data Podcast
by Mark Fleming-Williams
1y ago
In this episode I speak to Alex Izydorczyk, the former head of Data Science at Coatue and now Founder of Cybersyn, the new Snowflake-backed data-as-a-service company. In this episode, Alex and I discuss the business opportunity he sees in buying up various datasets and making them available to a wide market of potential customers. Separately I am in New York this week where I will be moderating a panel at Battlefin, so I look forward to seeing many familiar and new faces there. DISCLAIMER This podcast is an edited recording of an interview with Alex Izydorczyk recorded in May 2023. The views ..read more
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