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Data, Business Intelligence Lead B2B VC Roundup

In a venture capital slowdown, any investment round is a win.

This week’s look at the latest funding for B2B FinTech and other startups showcases an investor appetite for security, data and business intelligence, with nearly $63.5 million in fresh investment for the industry. PYMNTS rounds up the latest deals below.

Whistic

Focused on mitigating third-party risk for B2B buyers and suppliers, Utah-based Whistic recently announced a $12 million Series A investment round, FinNSMEs reported. The company offers businesses a platform to manage their third-party partners, connecting users to its Trust Catalog of corporate profiles. Investors at Emergence led the funding, while Album VC and existing backers also participated. Whistic said it would use the investment to grow its staff and scale operations.

CANDIS

Germany’s CANDIS, a small- to medium-sized business (SMB) accounting automation platform, recently announced via press release a $14.2 million

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Competitor Intelligence Research | B2B International

Businesses now operate in a world in which information is more readily and publicly available than ever before.  Thanks to the development of the Internet, information on market trends, legislation, customers, suppliers, competitors, distributors, product development and almost every other conceivable topic is available at the click of a mouse.  Search engines, online libraries, company websites and other sources provide information in an increasingly plentiful, easy to find, and easy to digest way.

Even traditional forms of information provision such as libraries and publications are moving online.  All in all, information providers are responding to customer demand by making more and more information available not only online, but also in a searchable format (see Figure 1 below).

Figure 1 – Gravitation Towards Online, Searchable Information

Competitor Intelligence

Despite this trend, it is often the most valuable information which cannot be found online.  An example of this is competitor intelligence, regarded

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