Startups play games. Groundbreaking candy math. Finance apps get personal.

Data munchies

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Whoever made this data viz likely falls into the 51%. Quiz: how many things can you pick out that are wrong with the chart?

(Maybe we should have included data viz on our list of 23 industries affected by cannabis.)

Where my money at?

92M millennials will soon be in their prime spending years, and they command an aggregate $1.3T in annual spending. Personal finance apps are jumping on this opportunity.

We analyze the core strategies of 8 of the fastest-growing personal finance apps to see how they're building, converting, engaging, and monetizing their audience.

Mouth, meet foot

Sometimes it's hard to accept disruption, even when it's staring you right in the face.

Historically, this is when small players have changed the business landscape — when the older guys are looking the other way.

From Airbnb to the connected car to meatless meat, we take a look at 55 times when CEOs and top execs minimized disruptive threats when they appeared.

Wealth transfer

As assets transfer to digitally-native millennial investors, companies want to establish trust and get ahead of the demand for technology.

Envestnet (NYSE: ENV) co-founder Bill Crager will be at the Future of Fintech (June 11-13, NYC) to discuss the future of wealth tech, financial wellness, and his company’s $500M acquisition of PIETech.

Get your ticket today and save $500 with code millennials. Prices go up a week from today.

 Game on

The gaming market is expected to hit nearly $152B in revenue this year, and surpass $180B in 2021. 

From AR/VR game studios to gambling & prize winnings to analytics & training, we've identified 75+ startups building the future of the gaming industry. Expert Intelligence clients can see them all here.

Who's driving this thing?

Driverless tech will likely be widely used in the US in the next several years. Tech and auto companies obviously have a lot to gain, but many other industries could face significant upheavals unless they can adapt.

From insurance to airlines to fitness, we take a look at 33 industries that could be transformed by driverless cars.

Sample the rainbow

In a monumental win for probability, one noble mathematician took aim at Skittle’s marketing line, “No two rainbows are the same. Neither are two packs of Skittles.”

He only had to catalog 468 packs before finding an identical pair.

You can read about it in The Blurb.

Possibly Wrong

 Take that right to the bank

Banking-as-a-Service connects fintech companies to banks via APIs, so companies can integrate checking and savings accounts, direct deposits, and more directly into consumer apps with little regulatory risk.

We take a look at how Banking-as-a-Service works and how fintechs can use it. Expert Intelligence 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.

CNBC. Ari Levy (@levynews) reports that Salesforce invested $100M in the Zoom IPO and refers to CB Insights research.

Business Insider. Becky Peterson (@beckpeterson) highlights CB Insights’ map showing the most well-funded tech startups in each US state.

Vogue Australia. Emily Algar profiles 7 fashion and beauty unicorns and references CB Insights data.

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The Blurb

A curated mix of articles worth sharing.

Twinsies. A mathematician disproved Skittles’ marketing line that no two packs are identical. Here’s how.
Possibly Wrong

Poached. The egg donation industry is thriving, but many donors feel that they were not fully informed of the risks.

Paper or plastic? Meal prep kits could be more eco-friendly than the average trip to the grocery store.
The Guardian

You’re ruining this. Is the fear of spoilers creating generic content?

Can you see me? A group of researchers in Belgium have created a colorful pattern that can fool an AI system designed to recognize people in pictures.
The Verge

We love germs. The world’s largest germ-killing brands are now investing heavily in “probacterial health.”
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