Groceries on the blockchain. Who's who of cybersecurity. Ag tech trends.

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Blockchain for dinner

Blockchain technology could transform the way you buy your groceries, with giants like IBM and Walmart to smaller CPG startups leveraging blockchain to improve safety and transparency in the food supply chain. 

While my startup is burning to the ground, I'm on vacation

Earlier this week, the Twitter outrage mafia went full-blown crazy about this tweet from Nathan Hubbard.

So we are in that part of the cycle, eh? 

Where life has been so good for so long that if someone advocates for working hard, we now get outraged. Nice.

If you are outraged by any of the above, please don't email me. You are, however, welcome to respond to Nathan's tweet.  


We just put together our periodic table of early-stage cybersecurity, highlighting 150 notable startups and investors in the space. These key players are active across 15+ sectors, from cloud security, to threat intelligence, to automotive cybersecurity, and more. 

Farm life

We took a look at some of the most important tech trends shaping the future of farming and agriculture, from investment trends to where major corporates are making moves in the space. 


The Industry Standard

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

CNBC. Anita Balakrishnana (@MsABalakrishnana) writes about Magic Leap's first product and cites CB Insights unicorn data

Financial Times. Hannah Kuchler (@hannahkuchler) on big tech's Silicon Valley bubble, with a reference to CB Insights VC funding data. 

Wired. Erin Griffith (@eringriffith) predicts where VCs will invest in 2018 and quotes CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal (@asanwal). 

Bloomberg. Dina Bass (@dinabass) writes about startup Docker Inc's plans to compete with Google and cites CB Insights funding data. 

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P.S. On January 4, we're digging into the consumerization of healthcare. Be there for the briefing

The Blurb

A curated mix of articles worth sharing.

Password1234. Melanie Ehrenkranz (@MelanieHannah) on the 25 most popular passwords of 2017, from "123456" to "starwars" to "trustno1." 

Crypto hype. The small fintech company LongFin's stock surged by as much as 2,600% after it announced it had bought a blockchain company. 

Shrinking sector. A visualization of how the semiconductor industry has been consolidated over the past 50 years. 

Boys' club. Of the top 3,000 largest public companies in the US, 624 have no women on their boards.  


Bias bill. Zoe Bernard (@zoeSaintBernard) on the recently passed New York City bill that will look into bias in government algorithms. 
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