Haters gonna really hate
As everyone knows, fintech is en vogue these days. It's not AI or deep learning hot, but it's definitely up there. In fact, we have a 62-page report on it and have a 3-day event dedicated to it.
One interesting thing about the financial services landscape is how large the megabanks have become. This graphic from American Banker does a great job illustrating it.
Their sheer size does make the unbundling of banking much more plausible as organizations of this scale rarely (aka basically never) innovate the way the market needs them to. They tend to build what they can versus what the market wants.
What do you think? Is the unbundling of banking going to happen? Or is fintech much ado about nothing?
VCs get real
Real estate tech investment hit new record-high levels in 2015, with $1.7B raised across 191 deals. We ranked VCs by their unique real estate tech investments over the past 5 years in the following infographic.
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CB Insights is the authority on emerging tech, venture capital, and startups. Here are some of the latest media articles featuring CB Insights and our data.
Asian Venture Capital Journal. Competition and regulation are changing the dynamics of China’s online lending industry, writes Winnie Liu (@avcj), citing data from our Pulse of Fintech report with KPMG.
The Wall Street Journal. Corporate venture groups weren’t immune to the Q4 slowdown, as Steven Norton (@steven_norton) points out, quoting CB Insights analyst Kerry Wu (@kerrygwu).
Inc. Zoe Henry (@ZoeLaHenry) quotes CB Insights research on big banks’ strategic investments into startups in her report on Goldman Sachs buying Honest Dollar.
Fortune. In her latest “A Boom With a View” column, Erin Griffith (@eringriffith) says we’ve passed Peak On-Demand, citing our data on funding to such startups.
Few companies are more aggressive than Google when it comes to acquisitions. We look at the company's 12 best acquisitions ever, based both on what they have already added to the company and what they seem poised to bring to the table in the coming years.
With 143,200+ on the CB Insights newsletter, we get some hate from time-to-time. This guy took it to a whole other level.
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