Investor Connect Podcast

Data Strategy

Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

In monetizing data for your startup, you’ll need a data strategy.

Here are the key components of a data strategy:

Identify the problem to solve -- the problem must be specific enough to indicate the type of data needed to present a solution.

Store the data -- you’ll need to capture raw data, analyze it and create final data sets. 

This requires a data platform for capturing and storing the data that everyone can access and share the results.

Format the data -- you’ll need to format your data into several forms so it can be used for multiple purposes by different groups.

Analyze the data -- you’ll need to analyze the data to create the result the customer wants.

Manage the data -- you’ll need to manage how the data will be used so you maintain compliance with government regulations.

There are several governing bodies including Europe, state-level, and industry level requirements around use of data.

Present the data -- you’ll need a process for turning the data into meaningful results for customers such as data sets and presentations.

In selling the data it’s important to tell a story about what the data says.  

Raw data is more valuable with an analysis of how a customer can use it. 

Consider these elements in building your data strategy.


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