The race to AI. Insurers in IoT. Real estate market map.
Hi there,

Here is this past week's top research:

Big auto's startup bets: where they're investing across AI, mapping, automation, and materials
We visualize and analyze the private market bets made by auto manufacturers, including the venture arms of GM, BMW, and SAIC.

53 tech startups reshaping commercial real estate
The commercial real estate tech market map spans emerging categories like data analytics, investment, and property-management software, among other categories.

75 startups reshaping how and where we buy consumer goods
When it comes to changes in consumer packaged goods distribution and marketing, e-commerce is only the start.

The insurers most actively investing in startups across the internet of things
Four separate insurance investors, AXA Strategic Ventures, AmFam Ventures, MunichRe/HSB Ventures, and USAA have made three or more investments across the IoT space to date.

Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple in a rush to grab artificial intelligence startups
Over 60% of the AI companies acquired in the last 3 years had VC backing. There have been 4 major acquisitions already in 2016.

Has IoT peaked? Corporations are now backing fewer deals to IoT startups
Corporates and their venture arms piled into over 130 deals for Internet of Things startups in 2015, but the start of this year has seen that interest taper significantly.

Investors dial back on funding food-focused startups
Deals and funding plunge amid a scarcity of mega-rounds, with only two $100M+ deals to food tech in the quarter.

Who are the top real estate tech VCs?
Felicis, RRE, and MetaProp have emerged among the top real estate tech investors, as seen in our new analysis of VCs active in this hot category.

All the media companies piling into AR/VR in one infographic
Beginning in late 2015, media companies began to race into augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) startups.

Downrounds now more common than unicorn births
Downround activity has shot up in recent quarters, eclipsing the new unicorn count in the last two quarters.

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