Big tech in mobility. Trends to watch in 2019. Do you like podcasts?

Mark your calendars

Hi there,

The Future of Fintech is June 11-13, 2019 at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Early bird tickets are available now. Get ‘em here. This one sells out every single time.

Amazing speakers (just a few from 2018 below), attendees, venue, and networking.

Tech tea leaves

Technology is now central to every industry, from construction to healthcare to food production.

How will tech transform industries in 2019? Our analysts look back at a year's worth of research, data, and reports to answer that question.

Download our new report to see the 14 top tech trends to watch next year.

Don’t hate. Celebrate.

YouTube’s highest earner is a 7-year-old who reviews toys.

But you need not feel bad.  

At least you have work-life balance.

Follow that car!

The auto industry is going through some monumental changes. Autonomy, connectivity, electrification, and sharing require unprecedented new capabilities.

So big tech companies are stepping up, bringing to the table their software, processing hardware, battery technology, and more.

In our new deep dive, we examine where Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Apple (FAMGA) are investing and how they're driving innovation in auto and mobility.

Game respects game

Bloomberg with a 🔥 headline.

 Snip, snip

Healthcare providers are looking to cut costs by automating scheduling, claims submission, billing processes, and more.

We've identified 20 startups that are helping them do just that. Expert Intelligence clients can check them out here.

Take it personally

As more data is collected about individuals, companies can understand them more intimately and market to them more precisely.

This year, for example, Spotify partnered with to create unique playlists for users based on their DNA data.

In 2019, we'll see more cross-industry collaborations like this to offer users more individualized products. We discuss this and more in our 14 Trends Shaping Tech report. Download it here.

You like podcasts, eh?

I recently sat down with Harry Stebbings on his Twenty Minute VC podcast. We covered:

  • How to write B2B content that isn’t garbage

  • The best interview questions

  • The foie-gras’ing of startups & getting them addicted to capital

  • Why hiring for pedigree is overrated

  • How more capital would have killed CB Insights

If any of the above are of interest, check it out here.

 It's electric

Electric vehicles still make up a small fraction of global automotive sales, but with more aggressive government incentives and improvements in vehicle design, the number of EVs on the road will increase substantially.

From vehicle manufacturing to battery technology to sharing platforms, we map out 60+ startups looking to capitalize on the shift to EVs. Clients can see them all here.

The Industry Standard

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

Forbes. Alejandro Cremades (@acremades) gives advice about pitching to investors and refers to CB Insights.

CNBC. Kate Rooney (@kr00ney) reports that fintech startup Plaid has raised $250M, bringing its valuation to $2.7B, and references CB Insights data.

Glossy. Emma Sandler (@emmasandler) discusses the record-breaking year for beauty investments and quotes CB Insights senior CPG analyst Anagha Hanumante (@anaghahanumante).

I love you.


P.S. This Thursday, December 13, we'll be discussing advanced manufacturing trends to watch in 2019. Register for the briefing here.

The Blurb

A curated mix of articles worth sharing.

Every step you take. The smartphone location data that companies are using to cater to advertisers, retailers, and even hedge funds is anonymous — but it’s so precise that user identities could be exposed.
New York Times

Soak up the sun. California is the first state to require solar panels on new homes.

Bot, bye. Google Allo’s death speaks to a larger chatbot trend.
Fast Company

Young at heart. New research finds that people in their 70s who have a history of exercising regularly can have the heart, lung, and muscle fitness of people in their 40s.

Space trash. There are around 24,000 pieces of debris larger than an orange floating in Earth’s immediate space atmosphere, and millions smaller than that. This year, Surrey Space Center launched a mission to clean it up.
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