Bedbugs are bad news, unless you’re in the business of fighting them. Info from New York startup Panjiva highlights a new winner – mattress protectors.
Panjiva studies big sets of data on international trade. It acts as a sort of dating service between U.S. companies and foreign suppliers. It’s web 2.0 applied to the oldest forms of business.
CEO Josh Green just wrote a blog post on one of bedbugs’ big beneficiaries, the makers of mattress protectors. According to Panjiva’s data, shipments of these these puppies have nearly tripled in the last three months.