Can't stop watching Harvard football
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So looks like Harvard's endowment should follow what Yale is doing given the returns they've generated vs those of Harvard's.
My favorite part of the article was the below that talked of Harvard's dominance in football.
The kingdom of tech
We mapped out a network of 25 Saudi Arabian investors as well as their private market investments between 2012 and 2016. Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV), the venture arm of Saudi Aramco, is the most active Saudi investor.
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Today's lesson in...
...when not to use a bar chart.
Lesson: Never use a bar chart when plotting a single value.
The future of entertainment
We looked at equity deals to AR/VR startups by media companies since 2014. In 2016, investment ballooned 137% to reach 38 equity deals.
Nuclear option, eh?
Yup, you heard right.
Leading tech companies are planning to draft a letter to President Trump in response to the immigration changes.
Yup. This isn't an actual letter but a really good plan to draft one.
Isht just got very real.
Follow the sales
We analyzed funding trends from 2012 through 2016 in the sales tech space. Last year, the category attracted a total of just over $5B in investment across 425 deals, compared to $1.6B across 400 deals in 2015.
The Industry Standard
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.
Bloomberg. Dana Hull (@danahull) on VC interest in the auto tech space with a reference to CB Insights investment data.
VentureBeat. A look at IPO activity in 2016 with a reference to data found in the CB Insights 2016 Global Tech Exits report.
The Atlantic. Adrienne LaFrance (@adriennelaf) writes about automated programs — bots — and cites CB Insights funding data.
CBS News. Ed Leefeldt discusses digital disruption in the insurance space and refers to CB Insights investment data.
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