validityBasefor Alternative Data

Establish credibility faster.

Universally Trustworthy. Easy to use.
Win more deals.

    Building credibility with hedge funds is a long costly process
    vBase can make it much easier:
    Showcase your commitment to quality

    vBase allows anyone to make provably point-in-time data with a single line of code.

    Use vBase to demonstrate to the world the quality of your data and defeat nasty issues of information asymmetry.

    One-click validation

    Your customers can verify that your vBase-stamped data is point-in-time with a single click.

    Keep your existing data pipeline

    validityBase works on top of any existing data pipeline.

    No need to change your process, ETL, or move your data.

    Reduce trial periods

    Potential customers see your historical data as if they had been receiving it live.

    Your data becomes more marketable thanks to shorter trial periods and faster deployment in production.

    Customer Reviews

    "If a data vendor is even considering using validityBase, we want to know about them. It sends a very positive signal about the quality of their data."

    CIO London ML/AI quant fund

    "vBase really helps a newer data product like mine gain credibility and compete with more established companies."

    Founder Financial survey data company

    "We’d like to co-market with you. We want our customers to know we are using vBase."

    Founder Hedge fund alta data signal company

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is vBase?

    vBase is a platform for creating auditable information on the timestamp and author of digital objects.

    vBase allows anyone to provably show a bi-temporal point-in-time view of their data.

    Do hedge funds really care about this?

    You bet. We have decades of experience as buyside data consumers and are very familiar with how hard hedge funds work to determine whether your historical data is credible.

    There’s a reason funds request long trials and generally wait well beyond trial periods to put 3rd party data into production. The fundamental question funds want to answer is whether the historical data you’ve sent them matches what they would have received if they had been your live customer.

    Can you deliver every day? Do you have significant revisions or re-statements? Has any data been accidentally omitted from the historical series? Has there been overfitting in the data?

    vBase helps answer these questions at the very first meeting, getting your data into production and live profitable use more quickly.


    What are the benefits of vBase?

    vBase allows alternative data vendors to communicate the quality of their data, overcoming much of the asymmetry of information inherent to 3rd party data.

    vBase allows you to

    a) Show when your data was created and who created it
    b) Validate this with a single click or line of code
    c) Validate this information forever
    d) Maintain full control over your data, including full privacy
    e) Achieve all this while avoiding single points of failure or lock-in with any vendors, including vBase

    How hard is it to start using vBase?

    Starting to use vBase takes only 5 minutes. Our open-source Python library lets you begin making and validating vBase stamps with a single line of code. Alternatively, our web application allows the same via a handy graphical interface.


    How much does vBase cost?

    Our free plan offers 100 stamps per month, enough to stamp 3 datasets once daily. Our $49/month plan offers 400 stamps. Additional stamps cost $0.12.

    The free or $49/month plan should be sufficient for most vendors. Please feel free to contact us to consult further or if you believe you may have bespoke requirements.

    Can I just forward potential clients old e-mails instead?

    This approach fails for several reasons.

    1. Validation of old emails and their timestamps is generally impossible. It’s not what e-mail certificates were designed to do.
    2. This process cannot indicate whether there are other e-mails with other data that you aren’t forwarding.
    3. This doesn’t scale. Verifying old emails is a bespoke manual (and surprisingly difficult) process that cannot be included any reasonable data pipeline.
    4. Forwarding old emails lacks credibility and may suggest to clients that you are not committed to a high-quality data maintenance process.
    5. Old e-mails get lost sometimes. They’re not a strong foundation for a critical business process.
    How do I start?

    Check out our docs and contact us for your API key.