VC global funding trends. Factories get the tech treatment. Amazon looks under the hood.
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Here are this week's top briefs.

Venture Capital Funding Report Q1 2018
PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights' Q1 2018 MoneyTree report highlights the latest trends in venture capital funding globally.

Cyber Defenders 2018
This year’s trends and high-momentum startups with the potential to shape the future of cybersecurity.

Future Factory: How Technology Is Transforming Manufacturing
From advanced robotics in R&D labs to computer vision in warehouses, technology is making an impact on every step of the manufacturing process.

Where Top European Banks Are Investing In Fintech In One Graphic
European banks are placing strategic bets across wealth management, lending, payments, regulatory technology, software, and blockchain.

The Top 20 Reasons Startups Fail
From lack of product-market fit to disharmony on the team, we break down the top 20 reasons for startup failure by analyzing 101 startup failure post-mortems.

Could Blockchain Technology Help Avoid Another Cambridge Analytica?
Facebook and Google offer free services in exchange for user data, but that data can be misused. Could blockchain technology help users regain control of their information?

WeWork’s $20 Billion Dream: The Lavishly Funded Startup That Could Disrupt Commercial Real Estate
WeWork is expanding aggressively and pursuing diverse investments that have raised eyebrows. But its real-estate-as-a-service offering and trove of data on optimal office design could make the company's value prop far more than a marketing ploy.

Augmented Reality For DIY Auto Mechanics? Amazon Innovates In Auto Retail
A newly granted patent shows Amazon is pursuing augmented reality tech to fuel a new focus on auto parts.

From Alibaba to Zynga: 28 Of The Best VC Bets Of All Time And What We Can Learn From Them
These venture bets on startups that "returned the fund," making firms and careers, were the result of research, strong convictions, and patient follow-through. Here are the stories behind the biggest VC home runs of all time.

Retail’s Adapt-Or-Die Moment: How Artificial Intelligence Is Reshaping Commerce
Traditional and new-school retailers alike are using AI and robotics to automate various parts of the retail chain, from manufacturing to last-mile delivery.


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