Here is this past week's top research:
The changing landscape of consumer packaged goods
Check out these slides from our webinar on major trends, investments, and players in the consumer packaged goods industry.
Ed tech startups across learning management, language teaching, and more
Our market map also includes classroom management systems, and next-gen study tools like digital audiovisual flash cards.
Funding to the subscription e-commerce category implodes
Though deal volume to subscription e-commerce saw an uptick, funding hit a 7-quarter low in Q1'16. Deal sizes have collapsed.
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.
On-demand heatmap: what's still hot and what's not in the on-demand economy
We analyzed on-demand deal activity by sub-industry — including ride-hailing, shipping, and food delivery — to see which areas are still seeing deals and which ones slowed down after the rush in 2015.
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.
Deals to robotics startups drop for third-straight quarter
Though funding improved in the first 3 months of 2016, deals continued to drop. Most activity is still into very young companies.
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.
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.
VC-backed deals and funding up in New York, Texas, and Canada
Despite a continued slowdown in both deal and funding activity worldwide in Q1'16, there were a few standout exceptions to this gloomy trend.
Have a great weekend.