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Newsletter 618

4th July 2024

Stephen PhillipsJune and July are proving particularly busy for Jinfo, in our quest to cover content-purchasing and related technologies.

Are you ready for AI agents?

In our next Community session "The AI agents are coming!" (July 16th) we are featuring a subject matter expert from one of several suppliers experimenting with "AI Agents". They will explain what AI agents are and how they are going to make a difference. Register now.

Following our May Community session, we have:

Industry News

Market consolidation reduces choice and (usually) leads to price hikes.

So, here at Jinfo we're trying to reduce the angst for our network of content purchasers:

  • Blackrock has bought Preqin, making our recent in-depth article required reading.  Written prior to this announcement, it analyses the implications, tips on how to prepare, and a list of alternative sources. There's a taster in our YouTube video.

  • Prepare for the effects of AlphaSense's acquisition of Tegus (which owns Bamsec) with our article "What does the AlphaSense buy out of Tegus mean for you?". The deal will strengthen AlphaSense's public and private company data sets, and enhance their collection of expert opinion, with Tegus' extensive collection of call transcripts.

  • possible acquisition of vLex by Harvey would give their technology access to one of the largest collections of legal materials from over 100 countries. This transaction could disrupt the market for legal information. What should you be doing now to prepare for this consolidation? What are the potential benefits and issues? How might this impact Thomson Westlaw and LexisNexis? Read our article.

Market Landscapes

  • Following the 2024 US Corporate Transparency Act, our research into US private company data is in the article "US private company data - what's new?" (following our recent Community session).  Our new report  "Market landscape on US private company data" includes our key findings and supplier profiles.

  • We're appealing for help on sources of data on nonprofit organisations, primarily in the United States. Our client needs to screen nonprofits on a range of criteria: causes, financials, governance models, remuneration, etc.  We have identified several sources, but this screening criteria is a particular challenge. Please contact me if you can help (and want to be involved in the findings).

Join the Jinfo network

As you can see, we're working hard to inform and support your conversations with stakeholders and suppliers.

Two comments from recent Jinfo Community attendees were particularly revealing:

"I'm embarrassed to say I've never heard of some of these [US private data] companies"

"This one session was worth the price of my subscription"

With so much happening in the industry, now is a great time to join our network of information leaders and content purchasers.

If you're interested, please schedule a 30-minute introductory call with me, or read about the benefits.

Read on the Blog

Stephen Phillips
Lead Analyst

"The AI agents are coming!"

16th July 2024

Jinfo Community


AI agents are an emerging set of AI tools that can do complex tasks.


Register for this Community session to learn:

  • How AI agents differ from other AI tools
  • How a supplier is already embracing the technology in their product.
The AI agents are coming!

"Market landscape on US private company data"

Jinfo Report


In this report, we review eight providers of US private company data. We spoke to product managers from each supplier. This enabled us to understand their data sources, assumptions, and validation processes.

Market landscape on US private company data

Our July update video looks at recent M&A deals, our latest content on US private company data sources, and our next Community session on AI agents

July 2024 Update

We support your content purchasing strategy -


  • Showcasing new suppliers and products
  • Connecting buyers with sellers
  • Mapping returns on information investments
  • Engaging senior stakeholders in content purchasing strategy.

The Jinfo Subscription gives access to all our articles, reports and recorded webinars, as well as our regular Community sessions.


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