Corps in agribusiness. Smart money in bitcoin/blockchain. The United States of food.
Great quarter. Congrats bro.

Hi there,

The NY snowstorm didn't live up to the hype. Massive downround.

Gotta love the Pundit Industrial Complex.

Data from the WSJ shows how chummy equity research analysts get with the companies they cover during earnings conference calls.

The United States of food

We identified the most well-funded private food and beverage startup in each state. New York is host to the most well-funded company on our map: All Market, the company behind the coconut water brand Vita Coco.

More proof Sequoia Capital is super smart

Pat Grady (@gradypb), a partner at Sequoia Capital, was on the 20minuteVC podcast (see The Industry Standard) and when asked about his favorite newsletter, he said he likes:

"...what the team is doing at CB Insights. Their ability to produce data-driven insights every single day in interesting ways is really fascinating to me." 

If someone forwarded you this newsletter, sign up here and join 247,000+ others

Big chemical and agribusiness corps

We looked at how 16 agricultural and chemical corporates have been investing and acquiring across industries. The venture arms of Monsanto and BASF have made the greatest number of deals, with 18+ deals since 2012.

For more on investor activity, startups, and financing trends in the space, join us for our Agriculture and Farming Tech briefing this Thursday, March 16th. Sign up here.


If you're in the US, how does your city stack up?

Slowing down a bit

We evaluated smart money investments to bitcoin and blockchain companies from Q1’12 to Q4’16. 2016 saw only 5 of the top investors participate across 8 deals, the lowest number since investment to the sector first began.

Dang — that's fast

Peregrine Falcons are crazy fast.

On the record

We highlight perspectives from top investors, execs, government leaders, and clinicians on electronic medical record (EMR) trends. Tracy A. Lieu of Kaiser Permanente talks about the demand for comprehensive data on quality of life and treatment outcomes.

The Industry Standard

CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.

The Times of Israel. Shoshanna Solomon writes about Israel's role in the driverless technology space and cites CB Insights investment data.

TwentyMinuteVC. Sequoia Partner Pat Grady (@gradypb) discusses why data is the new oil, the return of the VC apprenticeship model, how Sequoia stays on top and the pièce de résistance at 23:55 on this popular podcast.

Zee Business. A report on global VC investment with a reference to data found in the CB Insights 2016 Corporate Venture Capital report.

Deal Street Asia. An interview with Nikhil Kapur of GREE Ventures that mentions CB Insights data on seed-stage rounds in India in 2016.

Hope you had a terrific Tuesday.

I love you.


P.S. Our Industrial IoT briefing will be held tomorrow at 1PM. Sign up here.

The Most Data

We tracked over 400 global financings this past week. Here are 5 of the most notable deals. Run this search to see them all. 
  • Airbnb raised a second $447.9M tranche of Series F financing from investors including China Investment Corporation.
  • Instacart, a grocery delivery company, raised $400M in Series D funding. Investors in the round included a16z, Sequoia Capital, and Khosla Ventures.
  • Alignment Healthcare, a population health management company, raised $115M from Warburg Pincus.
  • DraftKings, the Boston, Massachusetts-based fantasy sports house, raised a second $100M tranche of Series E Financing from Eldridge Industries.
  • Social platform Roblox raised a $92M Series C from Index Ventures and Meritech Capital Partners.

The most well-funded food & beverage startups in each state

New York is home to the most well-funded food & beverage startup, Vita Coco. See the map.
Tweet this

Big chemical and agribusiness corporates: Where they’re investing in biotech, ag tech, and food

We identified the 16 most active agricultural and chemical corporates and corporate venture arms participating in private market investing. Check them out.
Tweet this

Smart money VCs pump brakes on bitcoin & blockchain companies

2016 saw only 5 top investors participate in 8 deals, the lowest number since investment to the sector first began. See the data.
Tweet this

Investors, execs, and clinicians on how electronic medical records will drive the future of medical treatment

From blockchain to interoperability to precision health, medical records are finally undergoing a make-over. Read the perspectives.
Tweet this

The Blurb

A curated mix of articles on private companies, venture capital, emerging industries, and innovation.

The Uber bombshell about to drop. A perspective that explores Alphabet's allegations against Uber.
Daniel With Music

Big tobacco has caught startup fever. A report on big tobacco's shifts towards the use of electronic cigarettes and innovation around "next-generation nicotine delivery."

Voice and the uncanny valley of AI. Benedict Evans (@benedictevans) on the causes behind the explosion of voice, and the problems associated with it.
Ben Evans

The business of healthcare. A podcast about the macro trends driving innovations in the business of healthcare and the factors defining success for companies in the space.

2017. Mark Suster (@msuster) on why 2017 should be a great year to raise venture capital.
Both Sides of the Table
If you loved this newsletter, send it to a friend.
If you hated it, send it to an enemy.
All the data in this newsletter comes from CB Insights. Join NEA, Cisco & hundreds of other clients and get access to the industry's best private company data.

Sign up for access.
Copyright © 2017 CB Information Services, All rights reserved.
498 7th ave, 17th floor, New York, NY 10018
About UsUnsubscribe | Update Preferences | Blog | Newsletter | Privacy Policy