Periodic table of food tech. Exits in cancer therapeutics. Smart money VCs in real estate tech.
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Hi there,

Sometimes, I'm talking to someone on the CB Insights team, and they'll say, without a bit of sarcasm in their voice, "my dad says the same thing."

I just wanted to say that there is nothing I love more than when this happens.

But I digress.

You come at the king...

I believe this is what the youngsters once called "throwing shade."

In the mood for food

To visualize the breadth and depth of the food tech landscape, we created a periodic table of 119 food tech startups and investors. The table covers startups targeting 11 food tech categories, including next-gen foods, restaurant delivery, and meal kits, as well as top exits and investors in the space.

Tech is the new investment banking

Below is a graph of Google vs Goldman Sachs mentions in New York Times wedding announcements.

Finding a cure

We analyze exit activity in cancer therapeutics since 2011.  As deals to private cancer therapeutics companies reached a new high in Q1’16, the year has also seen 4 IPOs through mid-May.

The public transport power law

When it comes to public transport systems, NYC obliterates everyone else.

Investing for real

We take a look at where smart money VCs are investing in real estate techOur real estate technology category encompasses the software tools and platforms used by different participants in the real estate industry.

The Industry Standard

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

Silicon Valley Business Journal. The Zoox funding shows auto tech M&A is just getting revved up, writes Cromwell Schubarth (@SVBizCrom). He cites CB Insights research on the variety of startups active in the space and funding they’ve raised. (BTW — sign up for our new auto tech newsletter).

Forbes. Grocery delivery startups took the lead in funding raised by food sector startups for the first time, says Jordyn Dahl (@jordyn_dahl), referring to CB Insights funding data. 

Livemint. Sundeep Khanna (@livemint) refers to CB Insights research on unicorns’ capital efficiency in this opinion piece about the state of e-commerce startups in India.

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Geographic Spotlight
Silicon Valley doesn't have a monopoly on innovation. Here's a look at startups, emerging industries, and deals elsewhere in the US and the world.

Amsterdam is known as the headquarters of TomTom International, a company that produces navigation and mapping products, as well as Priceline-operated, a website for booking accommodations online. The Dutch are founders of fintech unicorn Adyen, a global internet payment system and Rockstart, an accelerator founded in 2011 that is central to Amsterdam's startup scene. There were over 15 deals to VC-backed companies in Amsterdam in 2016 year-to-date. Here are the 5 largest.
  • Avantium Technologies, a chemical technology company, raised a $22.7M Series E.
  • BUX, an app that allows for virtual investing as well as investing with real money, raised a $6.9M Series A.
  • inSided, a community engagement platform, raised a $6.59M Series A.
  • EclecticIQ, a cyber intelligence company, raised a $6.3M Series A.
  • Roamler, a provider of retail analytics, raised a $5.1M Series A.

The periodic table of food tech

100+ startups disrupting the way we eat and drink. See the food tech landscape.
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The rise of cancer therapeutics startup exits in one infographic

Cancer startups have seen more than 30 IPOs since 2011, with the vast majority happening since 2014. See the infographic.
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Where are smart money VCs investing in real estate tech?

Accel Partners and Andreessen Horowitz are among the most active smart money VCs investing in real estate tech. See the data.
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The Blurb

A curated mix of articles on private companies, venture capital, emerging industries, and innovation.

Fundraising wisdom. First Round (@firstround) shares an inside look on the Pitch Assist program a four to six week bootcamp for startups that are getting ready to raise follow-on capital and what startups can learn from the process.
First Round Review

Avoid burnout. Hunter Walk (@hunterwalk) says to avoid burnout, take time to savor what you're building and feel gratitude for the chance you have to do so.
Hunter Walk

Startups and pendulum swings through ideas, time, fame, and money. In this podcast, Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) and Balaji Srinivasan (@balajis) cover everything from deciding what ideas to work on and the optimal types of startups to work at, to the funding environment and pendulum swings of deciding when to IPO.

Winning and losing. Charlie O'Donnell (@ceoynyc) shares his thoughts on how people change or don't change after failure or success.
This is Going to be Big

How angel investors boost their returns. Scott Shane shares five elements that contribute to the success of an angel investor.
Small Business Trends

Three things I wish I'd known before becoming a CEO. Brad Smith (@intuitbrad) talks about the three things he needed to learn and do differently when becoming a CEO that were different from his previous roles.
LinkedIn Pulse

The secret behind VC partnerships. Elizabeth Yin (@dunkhippo33) discusses the importance of doing deals and developing a relationship with an individual "champion" at a VC firm and then using that as a way to win over the rest of the firm.
Elizabeth Yin

Why employees are more important than clients. Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) shares his opinion on keeping employees happy and the benefits that come about from doing so.
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