For you millennials
Being VC-backed versus bootstrapped perfectly captured in emojis.
Thanks to David Kaye of Gaming Insiders for spotting and sharing the above.
And now some data and invitation-only events.
Invitation-only for senior executives
At our conferences, we host breakfasts for senior level execs.
They've become a surprise hit, getting consistently rave reviews.
As a result, we're launching CB Insights Councils to bring together senior execs to discuss their biggest growth, strategic, and innovation challenges with peers.
The first several 2-day in-person Council events will be held in NYC and Silicon Valley later this year.
Membership is by invite-only, and Council Members must meet the following 3 criteria:
Members generally come from corporate strategy, innovation, venture, M&A, digital strategy, and technology.
- Must be SVPs, EVPs, presidents, or C-level executives
- Must be at companies with $1 billion in revenue or more
- Must be the head of their respective business unit or group or function
More on CBI Councils here.
If you'd like to request membership to Councils and meet the above criteria, email me or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hard hats on
Looking at the number of investors in construction tech every year since 2012, we see that 2016 hit an all-time high of 94 investors. Y Combinator is the most active, with investments in 9 construction tech companies.
Variants of the F-word on Twitter cuz data.
"Why we invested"
We tracked down seven in-the-moment posts from early-stage investors to get the real-time rationale on the markets, traction, and management of their latest portfolio companies.
Rosé all day, every day
Millennials — the biggest exporter of Rosé is Spain.
Spain also has really good avocado toast.
Mental health tech
In general, deals and equity funding to digital health startups trended up through Q1’16. Funding activity in the mental health tech sector slowed for the remainder of 2016 but rebounded this year on the heels of Headspace‘s $36.7M Series B in Q2’17.
Trending in China
Using the CB Insights platform, we identified 12 promising early-stage startups headquartered in China that have raised seed or Series A rounds in 2017. Among all early-stage companies examined, 4 macroscopic trends stood out: robotics, AI chips, power bank rental, and sharing platforms.
The Industry Standard
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.
I love you.
The San Diego Union-Tribune. Mike Freeman (@TechDiego) looks at record-breaking San Diego startup stats and cites the PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree report.
Indianapolis Business Journal. Jared Council (@IBJtech) cites the same report in his coverage of startup funding in Indiana.
South China Morning Post. Amanda Lee (@Lee_AHY) writes about Nvidia's entrance into China's self-driving cars industry with a reference to CB Insights driverless tech data.
Electronics Weekly. David Manners reports on trends in AI M&A activity based on data from CB Insights.
P.S. If you're an SVP, EVP, President or C-level exec focused on strategy, growth, and innovation, check this out.