Top cybersecurity startups. Google predicts the weather. Europe's top VCs.
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Here are this week's top briefs.

Why Do So Many Hardware Startups Fail?
Hardware businesses are brutal. Here's what consumer hardware startups can learn from failures like Jawbone, Juicero, Pebble and others. Using intelligence on financing trends, failure rates, and exit activity, we analyzed why so many hardware startups fail (and some succeed).

Goldman Sachs Strategy Teardown: Goldman Attacks Lending Club & Prosper, Courts Main Street
As its bond trading revenue plummets, Goldman has undergone a major strategic shift, looking to grow the revenue opportunity from its consumer digital finance operation. We analyze how this shift is playing out in its hiring, investments, M&A, and product development.

30 Big Industries Drones Could Disrupt
Military operations and photography aren't the only areas benefitting from drone technology. Energy, insurance, telecommunications, and many other industries could also have drones in their future.

The Country’s Most Well-Funded Cybersecurity Startups On One Map
California is home to over 30% of US cybersecurity companies, with 6 CA-based cybersecurity companies raising over $200M to date.

Google Patent Aims To Create ‘Micro-Location’ Weather Mapping
Using weather-related sensor data from smartphones, Google plans to predict ‘micro-climates’ (and maybe even map your commute away from inclement weather).

Apple Is Going After The Health Care Industry, Starting With Personal Health Data
The market opportunity in health care is huge, and Apple sees health care and wellness as a core part of its app, services, and wearables strategies. Now the company is aiming to become your personal health record, jumping into research, medical devices, and more.

Can Digital Media Startups Break Through, As Amazon, Facebook, Netflix Turn Up the Heat?
Facebook is partnering with companies to produce short-form video series like those from digital media startups including food-centric Tastemade and animal content-focused The Dodo.

Regtech Startups On Pace For Record Deals, Against Backdrop Of Shifting Regulatory Landscape
Regtech deals have hit 100+ for four consecutive years, and are on pace to reach a new high. 

Europe’s Top Venture Capital Investors By Country
Top investors include LocalGlobe in the UK, High-Tech Grunderfonds in Germany, and SEED Capital in Denmark.

Uber Strategy Teardown: The Giant Looks To An Autonomous Future, Food Delivery, And Tighter Financial Discipline
The $68B gorilla continues to expand globally in places like India and Brazil and is still chasing autonomous driving. However, it will have to stem its losses ahead of an eventual IPO, which may lead to rollbacks in contested regions like Southeast Asia.

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