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Month: July 2018

How to Do a 30 Second “Elevator Pitch” when Everything Your Company Does is CONFIDENTIAL photo

How to Do a 30 Second “Elevator Pitch” when Everything Your Company Does is CONFIDENTIAL

by Lew Wilks, 7/26/18

Businesses are often faced with the challenge of doing a concise value proposition, commonly referred to as the “elevator pitch”.  This is especially true for start-ups!  Fairly often for companies who deal with highly confidential technologies and market data, even the basic value proposition has to remain somewhat veiled because disclosure can compromise the integrity of the model, the value of the design or the secrecy and protection of the users and stakeholders. First, never underestimate the power and importance of intrigue as a value unto itself.  I have found most people want access to something that others cannot obtain.  By... Read More >
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Pot banking regtech is ready for its moment

7/25/18

By Nathan DiCamillo For startups developing regulation technology for financial institutions that do business with marijuana firms, there’s one clear upside to the fact that medical marijuana remains illegal under federal law. “We don't have the traditional pressures from the large scale tech players because they don't come in and play,” said Adam Crabtree, founder and CEO of NCS Analytics, a platform that tracks high-risk industries for government customers. “We all got to come into this space, grow and adapt without the big traditional tech monsters. … IBM’s Watson isn’t hopping into the cannabis industry anytime soon.” Free to bloom without fear of... Read More >
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NCS Chosen To Participate In Esri Startup Program

Katie Orong, 7/23/18

Denver, July 23, 2018–NCS Analytics, Inc., the leader in high risk analytics and monitoring for regulatory agencies and financial institutions, is partnering with Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, as an Emerging Business Partner in their Startup Program. The partnership will allow NCS to use ArcGIS software to further study the geospatial and societal impacts in high-risk industries. “Given the right data, location can be a key predictor of a business’ activities,” said Adam Crabtree, CEO of NCS Analytics.  “Combining business activities and location services is incredibly difficult and time consuming.  Thankfully, this partnership with Esri will dramatically enhance our... Read More >
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People Lie, but Data Does Not

by Mark Nassi, 7/11/18

If there’s one thing that drives me nuts about parenting, it’s lies. Me: Who left one spoonful of ice cream in the container? Kids: Wasn’t me Me: Who was using my tablet? I know I wasn’t playing Fortnite. Kids: Wasn’t me Me: Where did you get all those packets of sugar that are now empty and on the floor in your room? Kids: What sugar? I feel like I’m constantly saying to them, “Just tell me the truth. It’s far worse to tell me a lie than to tell me you wanted to play video games, so you snuck to the basement.” But this hasn't made a... Read More >
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Nationwide Compliance Specialists Becomes NCS Analytics

Katie Orong, 7/11/18

Changes are Effective July 1, 2018 Denver, July 11, 2018–Nationwide Compliance Specialists, Inc., the leader in high risk analytics and monitoring for financial institutions and regulatory agencies is announcing an immediate name change to NCS Analytics, Inc. The name change reflects the company’s new emphasis on analytics and research into the financial components of high-risk and cash-intensive industries. “The name change reflect two things, the first being the evolution of our company past just “compliance” into a broader goal of financial research and analytics, especially in the cash intensive industry. And the second being the move for a long descriptive name to... Read More >
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Founder’s Corner: What’s in a Name?

by Adam Crabtree, 7/6/18

What’s in a name? Over 400 years ago, William Shakespeare posed this question in his romantic tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet.”  He followed up that question with the proclamation that a rose, by any other name, would still, in fact, smell the exact same. I’m paraphrasing, of course.  “But Adam,” you might be asking yourself, “what does this have to do with NCS?” Our name is the issue at hand. As we have grown, expanded and evolved as a company Nationwide Compliance Specialists just doesn’t really “fit” us anymore. As we grew, I caught myself more and more shortening it to just “NCS,”... Read More >

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