Can a data scientist start a new venture selling Big Data?

Not long ago, a business plan that I proposed using Big Data is rejected by a judge who thought that the critical issue of the plan is that it needs a reliable source of data. Well said. Given that Data is the critical aspect, what are the business models available around big data, here are my very short synthesis of things:

Data as Process by-product for Continuous Improvement

  • Amazon
  • Alibaba
  • Banks

Data as Content for Consumption

  • Facebook
  • Analyticbridge

Data as Raw Materials for Intelligence

  • Wolfarm Alpha
  • Search Engine
  • Zilliow

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