Sit yo' a$s down
Dear founders. Sit down.
If submitting your VC or angel data to us via The Editor, we will be adding a field for whether the founder stood or sat during the pitch very soon.
Benchmark Capital teardown
We dive into Benchmark’s investment and exit trends as part of our investor teardown looking at a range of dimensions from industry strategy to deal size to notable partners.
Software eats the back office
HR tech is a hot category, with both funding and deal activity leaping to new highs in 2015. We dig into funding trends, most well-funded companies, and active VC investors in HR tech (aka human capital management), which includes tech-enabled management of human resources, staffing, recruiting, and employee benefits.
Unicorn with rainbow shooting out of its bum
I presented at the Montgomery Summit this AM about the private markets. Here is my presentation looking at the bubble vs not debate which has been raging for the last 6 years.
The unicorn rainbow image is in the presentation, btw. Enjoy.
Crossing the finish line
Tech exit activity was up in 2015, with 14% more exits in the year than the previous year. We break down these exits by region and highlight the top 52 markets globally by exit activity in 2015.
CB Insights is the authority on emerging tech, venture capital, and startups. Here's some of the latest media articles featuring CB Insights data.
BloombergTV. Emily Chang (@emilychangtv) interviews reporter Mark Milian (@markmilian) and CB Insights senior analyst Matt Wong (@mlcwong) about our data on mutual funds investing in startups.
The New York Times. In her opinion piece “The Art of Failing Upward,” writer Kate Losse (@katelosse) looks into the need for more diversity in tech, citing data from our Human Capital Report.
GeekWire. Madeline Vuong (@madelinewriter) covers our research on tech giant M&A activity: Microsoft was the most active of the big tech companies in 2015, while most other heavyweights pulled back.
SiliconBeat. Reporting on Uber’s costly overseas expansion, Marisa Kendall (@MarisaKendall) refers to the CB Insights Unicorn Tracker, a running list of private companies valued at $1B+.
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P.S. What's next in fintech? Join us on March 21st to find out.