Startups with edge. Is consulting dead? Cybersecurity is so hot right now.

Time to face the sauce

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Pricing for the Future of Fintech and Future of Insurance are both going up a lot ($500 to $1000) on April 1. If you like spending more than you need to, wait until then.

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On with the show.

I'll protect you

Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Apple (FAMGA) have poured nearly $2.5B into the cybersecurity space.

We take a closer look at where the tech giants are investing, how they've been affected by some of the biggest cybersecurity controversies, and how they're responding. Check it out here.

How to ensure your kid is gonna live with you forever

Helicopter parenting is out — snowplow parenting is in.

These wealthy parents mow down any “obstacle” their kids might face so that they never experience failure or miss any opportunities or even have the most trivial of inconveniences.

Not all cases of snowplow parenting are as extreme as Aunt Becky and the college admissions scandal:

At some point, a kid’s got to face the sauce alone.

For the full story, check out the New York Times article in The Blurb below.

Green for green

Millennials are set to inherit $30T in wealth from baby boomers and Gen X over the next few decades. The transfer will change how companies think about and facilitate investing.

We take a closer look at the trend here.

 So edgy

The global edge computing market is estimated to reach $34B by 2023, and startups want in.

From data centers to decentralization to security, we mapped out 50+ companies offering edge computing solutions for our data-heavy future. Expert Intelligence clients can see them all here.

Everyone is doing it

No they’re not.

Time to rethink

"Strategy" didn't exist for most companies in the US until management consultants came on the scene in the early 1960s. Now the strategy industry is worth $250B, and every company understands its value.

But management consulting isn't immune to disruption. We dig into the four main functions of consulting firms and how technology is changing them.

The square footage is too darn high

Baby boomers who built their dream homes after retiring are now trying to sell their homes because they’re too big. But no one’s buying them...because they’re too big.

Wall Street Journal talks about how changes in taste and access to credit have made these dream homes a lot less dreamy. You can find the article in The Blurb.

 Truck yeah

Funding and deal flow for the trucking tech industry hit record highs in 2018, with $3.6B invested across 78 deals.

We take a look at where smart money VCs are investing in the space. Clients can read about it here.

The Industry Standard

CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.

New York Times. Reporter Erin Griffith (@eringriffith) discusses the tech she uses for work and gives a shout-out to CB Insights.

Wall Street Journal. Kate King (@kcarliniking) writes about tech talent leaving Silicon Valley for New York City and cites data from the PwC and CB Insights MoneyTree Report.  

CNN. Julia Horowitz (@juliakhorowitz) writes about the skepticism facing Apple’s new credit card and quotes CB Insights fintech analyst Max Abramsky (@mabramsky22).

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The Blurb

A curated mix of articles worth sharing.

Get out the way. Some wealthy parents are going above and beyond to remove any potential obstacles their kids might face.
New York Times

I don’t want that. Baby boomers are finding their dream homes too big to manage — and they’re having trouble selling them for the same reason.
Wall Street Journal

Stop copying me. The European Parliament has passed a copyright reform law that will require platforms like YouTube and Facebook to make licensing deals with rights-holders.

Back up. Noninvasive prenatal genetic tests can now detect the most granular, non-life-threatening chromosomal abnormalities in a fetus — but they offer little guidance on what parents should do with this information.

No-fly zone. Thanks to the airline industry’s bizarre economics, the temporary ban of Boeing’s 737 Max airplanes could have far-reaching consequences.
The Atlantic
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