67. The Bloomberg for Private Companies, Part 1 (Anand Sanwal)

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Anand Sanwal of CB Insights joins Nick to cover The Bloomberg for Startups, Part 1. We will address questions including:

  • Anand Sanwal Bloomberg for StartupsCan you walk us through your background and how you became involved in venture and the startup ecosystem?
  • What were the key issues you experienced in analyzing data about private companies when you were doing M&A at Amex?
  • Today we are talking the data-centric approach toward investing in startups. Can you start off by giving us an overview of CBInsights and how it fits into the startup ecosystem?
  • Who are your primary customers and why do they use the platform?
  • How and from where do you obtain your source data?
  • Do you think that CBInsights is used moreso for deal-flow or evaluation. In other words is it a sourcing tool or an analysis tool?

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