Here it is – the second-ever Gazelle.ai monthly newsletter, and officially the first under the exciting name of “The Gazelle Gazette”.
Gazelle.ai and Crunchbase
The Crunchbase data we’ve acquired has now been fully added to the Gazelle.ai platform. This data provides Gazelle.ai users key information on companies receiving VC-funding – a key sign of early-stage growth and/or expansion.
Venture capital is a key indicator of corporate growth and expansion. Within Gazelle.ai, you can now see a company’s VC funding summary, including the most recent funding round and amount of capital received, along with lead investor information – including highly relevant details on the investors’ key contact people and investment history.
You can also see the VC-funded company executive staff bios, past employment and education.
TIP: By learning detailed background information, you could reach out to a key decision-maker from a VC-funded company that graduated from your local college/university, and therefore more open to considering your region for expansion.
We’re aiming to make a splash at the show, in a number of ways. And your time is obviously valuable, so we’ve decided to make it easy for you to plan your days at IEDC 2017.
1. Attend our sponsored presentation
• Sunday September 17th at 3:45pm, hosted by ROI/Gazelle.ai President and Founder Steven Jast:
Gazelle.ai: A Platform for Harnessing Big Data and Machine Learning for Investment Attraction:
2. Attend our sponsored presentation
The first 50 visitors to register at the booth for a demo of Gazelle.ai will receive some very cool Adidas Gazelle shoes. All other visitors will receive other cool swag, not to mention tons of information on the full services of ROI Research on Investment and Gazelle.ai.
Tuesday, September 19th 6:30 – 8:00 pm as part of the IEDC Conference Networking Reception
The Conservatory, Casa Loma
Official toast starts at 7:15pm
So there you have it! Your IEDC conference itinerary, as easy as 1-2-3…
The big news about Brexit has been eclipsed in recent months by various global news items, including an actual eclipse.
But behind the scenes, there is plenty of jockeying amongst different European cities to reap the benefits of certain industries in the UK who looking to ensure their closing borders don’t lead to a loss of business.
A picturesque six-hour train ride to the East from the Netherlands’ capital city, Berlin is making itself an attractive option for the Brexiting business as well. Not soon after the historic vote to break away from the EU, a cheeky mobile billboard truck was spotted driving around London saying “Keep Calm and Move to Berlin”.
Why does this matter, on both sides of the Atlantic?
Talent and GDP, essentially. High-tech workers can boost any city’s brainpower, from Berlin to Baton Rouge. And as Germany’s Digital Strategy 2025 explains: “Germany’s GDP could rise by an additional €82 billion if digital technologies and German companies’ ability to use them are aggressively pursued.”
With the UK’s financial and high-tech clout looking for safe spaces outside its border, figures like this are worth paying attention to, for economic development regions of any size, anywhere.
Unpacking a Solid Growth Industry
Each month, Dr. Nadine Jeserich, Vice-President Analytics for Gazelle.ai, drills down to provide a data analysis on a topic we’re talking about, coupled with a handy chart derived from Gazelle.ai.
This month, we look at PACK EXPO Las Vegas (September 25-27, 2017).
PACK EXPO is one of the largest and most comprehensive packaging events in North America. The largest segment of the industry, representing 40% of the global market, is food packaging – expected to grow by over 3% annually.
Consumer preferences for portion control and portability have supported the growth of small and resealable food and drink packaging.
Plastics (not a typo!) Bag and Pouch Manufacturing has been at the forefront of the growth with growing profit margins and annual sales growth rates of over 4% since 2014.
Companies paving the way are packaging companies such as Sealed Air Corp. and American Packaging, or vertically integrated companies such as Hearthside Food Solutions.