As investments slow down, the future for startups is becoming a little clouded. Yet, with a change in strategy and approach, surviving any downturn is more than possible.
Data acquisition is the most financial constraining and time-intensive process of research. Web scraping can solve both issues.
Alternative data is shaping the finance industry by providing previously unseen insights. I argue that it's perfect for short-term forecasts but may be not as great as a long-term performance indicator.
Alternative data might be the way to explain market anomalies by turning them into regular phenomena that can be analyzed.