On Monday, I talked about how recruiters send the worst cold emails.
Here is one I got today.
Crypto craze: update
Circle announced this week that it is acquiring Poloniex, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, in a deal reportedly worth $400M. Along with Square and Robinhood opening their platforms to cryptocurrency trading, this is just another sign that crypto is red hot.
Meanwhile, Coinbase has said its goals extend far beyond buying and selling Bitcoin. To see where the company is headed next, check out our Coinbase Teardown.
The votes are in — the winner of our Amazon HQ2 bracket challenge is Atlanta, GA.
Thanks to everyone who voted.
Cooling on you
The number of Chinese investors funding private US tech companies dropped for the second year in a row.
Learn more about the slump here.
Don’t forget, it’s a short month
And prices for our Future of Fintech event (June 19 - 21) are going up tomorrow, March 1.
Save $500 off your ticket using discount code kaching.
The speaker lineup is our best ever, as you can see here.
Shout outs to clients like Goldman Sachs, USAA, Capital Group, PNC, ScotiaBank, and Oak HC/FT for getting your tickets early.
Excited to share that Gideon Rose, Editor of Foreign Affairs, will hold a fireside chat with Jake Sullivan over dinner at the March 6 - 7 CBI Councils meeting.
Jake is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Brady-Johnson Distinguished Practitioner in Strategy at Yale. He also served as Director of Policy Planning at the State Department and as national security adviser to Vice President Biden.
Looking forward to listening in on the conversation between these two.
Councils are for SVPs and up from companies with $1B+ in revenue. Apply here.
The Industry Standard
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.
Entrepreneur. Zach Ferres (@zcferres) profiles Gil Dudkiewicz of StartApp and references CB Insights unicorn research.
Bloomberg. Dana Hull (@danahull) reports on self-driving startup Aurora’s latest funding round and cites CB Insights data.
The Financial Brand. Theodora Lau (@psb_dc) writes about innovation in financial services and references CB Insights research.
I love you.
P.S. Tomorrow we'll be diving into wealth tech trends to watch for in 2018. Save your spot at the briefing here.