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Which Data Feeds / platforms support MBO Data?

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I think you are right on this point.

The better play for you would be to find a business that already dabbles in the data space but doesn't have this offering, and license it to them for whatever markup you want. They would then go out and handle the marketing and manage the retail customers, etc. If they already had hundreds or thousands of retail relationships then they can cross sell this easily.

I really do think there is under-served market segment here and solid demand, so it would be a good business model. But it would be more appropriate for an existing data supplier to add this to their service line.

So hey, if you are ever looking to diversify your portfolio even more, and you want some risk free additional revenue, there you go.


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I guess another problem is that the business model wouldn't make sense.

Most of the institutional vendors I know focus on providing only the software licensing, this greatly reduces their own operating costs and at the same time they're able to breakeven with just 2 corporate customers paying $10k/month.

Your costs are actually higher to run a public feed because you are running infrastructure, and managing 100+ retail customer relationships is a lot more taxing than 2 corporate clients.

The only way you can make this profitable is to land a sweet licensing deal with a big firm, like Yahoo.

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