Fintech around the world. Fast food reimagined. Bike and scooter mania.
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Here are this week's top briefs.

Global Fintech Report Q2 2018
A data-driven look at global financial technology investment trends, top deals, active investors, and corporate activity.

What Are Cobots? Understanding The Newest Wave Of Smart Robot Reinventing Whole Industries
Robots in factories have historically been unwieldy, dangerous, and confined to large industrial settings. But now, smaller collaborative robots are overcoming traditional challenges in the robotics industry. They're paving the way for robot technology that gets us much closer to our Jetsons-like future.

134 Of The Biggest, Costliest Startup Failures Of All Time
From financial fraud to just running out money, we scanned our database to identify 134 of the most expensive startup flameouts in history.

How Mega-Rounds Are Driving the Bike and Scooter Frenzy
Bike- and scooter-sharing startups this year have raised record levels of funding as investors race to get in on the space. We dive into funding trends over the past few years to assess how the space has evolved and what we should expect in the months to come.

11 New Restaurant Concepts Reimagining Fast Food & Casual Dining
Friendly's went bankrupt, and Subway is closing 500+ locations. But even as fast food and casual dining stalwarts struggle, people haven't stopped eating out — in fact, they're spending more at restaurants and bars than ever. Where they choose to go, though, is fundamentally shifting.

The United States Of Startups: The Most Well-Funded Tech Startup In Every US State
Our map infographic shows the top tech startups in every US state, as determined by funding totals. Companies include Uber, Magic Leap, DraftKings, and Vox Media.

The Websites Of 35 Unicorn Startups Before They Became Billion-Dollar Companies
Would you have seen these websites from Uber, Airbnb, and others and predicted they would one day be billion-dollar companies?

Everything You Need To Know About What Amazon Is Doing In Financial Services
From payments to lending to insurance to checking accounts, Amazon is attacking financial services from every angle without applying to be a conventional bank. In this report, we break down everything we know about Amazon’s foray into financial services, and where it's rumored to be looking next.

Microsoft Looks To Patent AI For Detecting Video Game Cheaters
Xbox could implement a network-wide anti-cheating software that uses artificial intelligence to track the pace of players' progress in video games.

Happier Hour: 55+ Startups Disrupting The Alcoholic Beverages Industry
Cannabis-infused drinks, hangover remedies, alcohol-free booze — here are the startups coming to disrupt the happy hour.


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