Alacra Inc is a privately owned company that specializes in the aggregation of large information databases to customers that utilize multiple resources in research.
The company was originally founded as Data Downlink Corporation in 1996 by Steven Goldstein and Michael Angle, former executives of Knight-Ridder's Business Information Services division. The privately held company was renamed Alacra, Inc. in June 2001. Headquartered in New York, with an office in London, Alacra, Inc. employs more than 60 content, technology, sales and marketing professionals.
Alacra received praise for going outside traditional media outlets and creating a "data feed produced by monitoring a group of financial commentators that includes bloggers."