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Global drone map. Social Capital teardown. Smart home bets. 
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Here are this week's top briefs.

Drone Planet: The Most Well-Funded Private Drone Companies In One Map
While the US accounts for nearly two-thirds of all drone investment activity, there are at least 11 other countries where investor-backed startups have emerged in the space. 


Social Capital Teardown
Social Capital is taking calculated bets in technology to solve the world's toughest problems.


 
The Most Active Smart Home Investors And Their Companies In One Infographic
Top investors include Amazon Alexa Fund, First Round Capital, and Cherubic Ventures.


 
2016 Saw More Than 100 Down Exits
High valuations are seeing reality checks at exit.


 
Earnings Call Roundup: Insurance CEOs Say Change Is Coming
Here's what insurance industry CEOs from The Hartford, Travelers, Chubb, and Markel had to say on insurance tech in recent earnings calls.



India Tech Sees Surge In IPOs
Indian startups have filed 10 IPOs so far in 2017, the most in a single year since 2012.



 
24 Industries Other Than Auto That Driverless Cars Could Turn Upside Down
Fast food, real estate, hotels, and airlines — many large industries will have to shift their strategies in the wake of driverless cars.



Driven By AI, Funding To In-Store Tech Startups Spikes
At the current investment rate, startups providing tech to optimize brick-and-mortar retail could raise over $1B in 2017.



Southeast Asia’s Most Active Tech Investors
500 Startups invested in the highest number of Southeast Asian companies, followed closely by East Ventures.



Trending In China: 4 Early-Stage Tech Startup Trends To Watch
Chinese investors have been participating in deals to early-stage startups targeting robotics, AI chips, and sharing platforms.



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