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We've got speakers from Sequoia, Betterment, Kabbage, Bain Capital Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures Partners, BBVA, Techstars and many more for our Future of FinTech Conference in NYC.

A few more days to get your early-bird tickets

And now, this week's top 10 research briefs:

The industrial IoT: 56 startups transforming factory floors, oil fields, and supply chains
So far, the IIoT wave transforming asset-heavy industries has been led by the old guard of tech giants such as GE, IBM, and Cisco.




12 big industries where blockchain could be used
Banking and payments aren't the only industries that could be affected by blockchain tech. Cybersecurity, music, and auto also could be transformed.





8 insurance tech startups that are planning to launch in 2016
Soon-to-launch insurance tech startups include stealth startup Ladder, aspiring carriers in health and P&C, and a couple of startups looking at micro-duration coverage.



Food tech startups raise a record $5.7B in 2015
The food tech space exploded in 2015, as Asia drove the bulk of funding growth for what ended up being a record year. Europe also saw significant growth.





8 digital health startup and investment trends we're watching in 2016
Funding will shift overseas, corporate activity and partnerships will increase, and more trends looking forward to the rest of 2016.





Digital health funding hits news highs in 2015, reaching nearly $6B
As the annual JP Morgan healthcare conference gets underway, we dig into digital health funding and find deal activity jumped 20%. Y Combinator, Merck, and Qualcomm Ventures were among the most active investors.




From On-Demand Private Jets To Budget Hotel Networks: 90 Startups Changing How We Travel
From unicorns like Airbnb and TuJia, to early-stage startups improving hotel booking and package tours, travel tech is a hot category.





Mega-rounds boost global ed tech funding to new record
Seven ed tech companies globally raised a financing round of $100M+ in 2015.





The most active VCs in the Internet of Things and their investments in one infographic
We ranked the top VCs and corporate VC investors in the IoT and visualized their IoT portfolio companies.






The fin tech startups that are unbundling Wells Fargo, Citi, and Bank of America
Traditional banks are under attack from a number of emerging specialist startups. Here are the fin tech startups unbundling banking.



 

Have a great weekend.

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Anand
@asanwal

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