Street Fight has just published the first installment of “The Hyperlocal Investment Report,” a monthly deep dive into the financial state of the hyperlocal industry. The report provides hard-to-find market analysis for investors and startups focused on hyperlocal content, commerce and technology.
The April edition features insight from Street Fight staff as well as Palo Alto-based M&A advisory firm Architect Partners on the biggest movements from across the industry. Contents include exclusive charts and data-driven analysis on breaking trends in hyperlocal such as:
– Yelp’s Growth Problem
– Legacy Local Media’s Push into Commerce
– What’s Driving the 121% Growth in Q1 M&A Activity
– Where the Next Investment Targets Lie
– Foursquare’s Information Strategy
– Groupon’s Acquisition Spree
– What GreenDot’s Acquisition of Loopt Means for LBS Exits
“As hyperlocal continues to expand, investors need up-to-date contextual analysis in order to minimize risk,” said Laura Rich, CEO of Street Fight. “The Hyperlocal Investment Report aims to help investors understand the complex connections and strategic direction of an emerging industry.”
With Yelp’s IPO in March, public company market value for the top hyperlocal businesses increased to $14.6 billion in the last 12 months. However, activity form venture-funded startups and legacy media businesses during the last month may play a bigger role in determining the growth potential for hyperlocal companies over the next year.
The Hyperlocal Investment Report is published the first week of every month and distributed free to Street Fight members. Issues can be purchased by non-members for $99 per issue or $799 for an annual subscription. Click here to get started.