Author: Zachary Hickey

Cyndx Insights: Netflix alternatives

On-demand content has boomed in recent years. Video on demand (VOD) has perturbed the media industry, offering an alternative to the traditional cable access. As a result, the advertising and entertainment industries had to react to combat this personalized, and leisure-driven, form of entertainment. Now, many major entertainment providers are trying to capture a share…

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Top 4 tips when reaching out to investors

Raising capital is often both exciting and frustrating. Usually, the capital raise process begins with a single e-mail or phone-call made to a family member, friend or old colleague. The process can be extremely nerve-racking, especially if you don’t get an immediate response after sending out that initial set of emails. Here are several key…

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Cyndx Insights: A brief Nintendo history

Nintendo, the Japanese multinational electronics company, announced earlier the redesigned Switch, called Switch Lite, that is designed to be played exclusively on-the-go. Analysts, and gamers alike, are worried that the Switch will mark the death knell the Nintendo 3DS however, Nintendo states it will continue support for the 3DS family of systems. Check out the…

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Cyndx Insights: Alternative Meat Market

Global sustainability, and most specifically food sustainability, has been increasingly spoken about in the last several months. With Beyond Meat’s successful IPO (with a share price nearly 200% its opening value in just under 2 months), markets are hot to discover the next impactful entry into the Alternative Meat, or food, industry. Some analysts claim…

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Cyndx Insights: Clean Tech Industry

  Clean technology is the sector of products and services that reduce negative environmental impacts through a variety of means. In a recent Forbes article, it is claimed that businesses could gain $2.1 trillion by embracing low-carbon tech, by implementing environmentally-friendly manufacturing techniques, climate friendly products, and sustainable developments. Using Cyndx Finder, we ran a…

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Cyndx Insights: Amazon’s Twitch acquired Social Network Bebo

Big Tech firms are increasingly penetrating many industries, hoping to either disrupt traditional protocol or ameliorate product offerings. Now Twitch, the streaming video platform owned by Amazon, has acquired Bebo, an early social media platform. The deal was made to be for $25M, and the two will be fundamental in building out Twitch’s esports business,…

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Cyndx Insights: Brex and the Corporate Financing Market

Brex, the self-proclaimed “Smartest card in the Room”, has recently raised another $100M of capital, only 6 months after its last round of $125M. Notably, in the last 6 months, the San Francisco-based firm has risen from a fresh unicorn ($1.1bn valuation) to much more established firm with $2.6bn valuation. Brex primarily targets the business…

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Cyndx Insights: Beyond Meat and The Sustainable Food Market

With recent trends indicating the global food market is north of $12 trillion, coupled with global population, it is no wonder firms are looking further toward innovation in the traditional food market. Take Beyond Meat, for example. With its IPO a little over a month ago, Beyond Meat is proof of how innovation can have…

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Cyndx Insights: Food-Delivery Market

Uber, after tactically capitalizing on its penetration in the shared-economy market, swiftly moved into food-delivery – aiming to become a market leader in both ride-shares and food delivery. Now, in an effort to increase user-ship and cross-usage, Uber is aiming to embed UberEats into the current Uber app. But what about other food-delivery apps and…

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Cyndx Insights: Casper

Launched in 2014, Casper, a company specializing in custom multilayer foam mattresses, recently reached a $1.1bn valuation, and is expected to IPO later this year. Casper takes advantage over the recent Direct-to-Consumer trend. Casper ships mattresses to consumers nationwide, each mattress ranging between $350 and $2,750. As the company looms over a potential IPO, Cyndx…

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