Investor pitch · Statistics

Are there good websites or resource for market sizing information?

Natasha Giliberti

February 28th, 2015

I'm looking to find some simple, yet hard to quantify statistical information to use in my investor deck. Can anyone recommend any good statistics websites or resources ?
I'm looking to find answers to questions like
-how many artists are there in a given city?
-how many art magazines existed in any given year?

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Anonymous

February 28th, 2015

What you're asking about seems like it's for market sizing. No idea what you're trying to say in the deck, but typically you do need to get that specific.  You'd need to show a total market size and explain your assumptions to get there (Which you will have to make) but not city by city or year by year.

All of this stuff is available via different sources and is industry specific. I'm certain if you start googling you'll find 2-3 sources for what you're looking for. I did one google search and saw this http://www.stateofthemedia.org/2012/magazines-are-hopes-for-tablets-overdone/magazines-by-the-numbers/. This is about a) a little googling and b) market sizing is more art than science

Laurelle Johnson, MBA

February 28th, 2015

You can surf the web sites of the state government and the Federal gov't.  Most states keep statistical data via census as the does the Feds.  This is public information and based on those citizens who were counted in the last census (2010) per the citizens agreement to fill out the census form. 

Hasan Diwan contract Data Scientist to several startups

February 28th, 2015

Perhaps census.gov or the New York State equivalent will have what you seek? -- H

Natasha Giliberti

February 28th, 2015

Thank you all! All of the info provided is very helpful 

Brian Halbert Founder at Halbert Economics

February 28th, 2015

Counts of people is housed primarily at the US census. I was able to find Table CB1200 , with various geographic cuts (Cities/states/zip codes), which shows numbers of "Independant Artists, Writers, and Performers" (NAICS 711510) http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2012_00CZ2&prodType=table You might also try looking at City or county websites; different people may have already looked for this information in a different way.

Marc Stevens Senior Associate at Austin Technology Incubator

March 1st, 2015

If there are any professional associations that cover art and artists, they may have free market data on their website. They may have also created market analyses - these are usually very expensive, but if you call them and weave a good story, they may provide a older report for free or discounted cost.

Greg Wishart iOS Developer with several passions

March 1st, 2015

Wolfram alpha is a search engine that is good for this kind of thing..,  it will even generate charts for you

Annette Tonti Founder, President at The Start Exchange

March 3rd, 2015

Greg - wow thanks for the Wolfram Alpha suggestion!  Just tried it and it's great.

Alasdair Clements Co-Founder, GoCAR GPS-Guided Tours

March 3rd, 2015

Try bizminer. You will need to define the NAICS code