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So looks like Diplo, the DJ and songwriter, has raised $900,000 of a $3M round for something called Ballertronix.
A couple of weeks ago, we broke news about Chamillionaire's financing.
And yesterday, our data on Gawker's valuation vs other media outlets featured this image.
I couldn't be prouder.
With 35,000+ votes in, here are the closest match-ups by % of votes in our VC March Madness bracket after day 1.
Lowercase Capital 54.31
Kleiner Perkins 45.69
Intel Capital 50.35
Felicis Ventures 49.65
Spark Capital 51.50
SV Angel 48.50
Round 1 ends March 27th so vote for the VC you'd want in your Series A round today.
We look at funding to robotics startups over the last 5 years. Funding to private robotics companies nearly doubled in 2015, and in 2016 thus far, nearly 15 companies have raised an aggregate of $89M in funding.
Fav if you're ugly. RT if you're attractive.
With the number of CVC units hitting all-time highs, we list out the most active corporate venture arms, based on the number of unique startups that they invested in worldwide. Intel Capital leads followed by Google Ventures.
We look at how agricultural and chemical corporates have been investing in private companies across industries including biotechnology, mobile & telecommunications, energy & utilities, and internet.
We narrowed the list down to the 14 most active corporates and corporate venture arms in this space, including Dow Chemical and DuPont.
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CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.
NY Times. The on-demand dream isn’t translating into reality. Farhad Manjoo (@fmanjoo) digs into the reasons why, referencing CB Insights on-demand industry data.
Bloomberg. Yoolim Lee (@yolimleenews) interviewed Gobi Partners’ Thomas Tsao about a new seed fund with Malaysia Venture Capital Management targeting Southeast Asia. Investors are seeking to capitalize on growth in the region, as reported in the latest Venture Pulse report from CB Insights and KPMG.
Seeking Alpha. Citing a CB Insights Mosaic ranking of HR Tech startups and recent funding, Seeking Alpha (@seekingalpha) says LinkedIn still has some major hurdles to growth.
Sydney Morning Herald. InsurTech funding is driving dramatic change in the insurance industry, writes Ruth Liew (@Ruth_LiewAFR), citing data from CB Insights’ new Insurance Tech Insights.
Wired. The warnings signs for failing companies go deeper than down rounds, writes Jessi Hempel (@jessiwrites), citing The Downround Tracker and CB Insights data on new unicorn companies.
Vator. Could consumers pull the wearables market out of its slump? Steven Loeb (@Stegrelo) reports on CB Insights funding data as well as public company stocks and consumer adoption.
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P.S. SoFi, valued at $4B, is the 2nd most valuable fintech unicorn in the US. Mike Cagney, the CEO of SoFi, is going to be speaking at the Future of Fintech Conference. Boom-shaka-laka.
Tickets go up by $1k in 7 days.
Checkr, a company that offers background screenings, just raised a $40M Series B. See what other companies are providing tools and services that make the on-demand economy possible.