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While top-tier VCs have traditionally focused on tech startups, rather than consumer goods, these “smart money” firms are beginning to steer funding directly toward food & beverage startups. According to our analysis, Khosla Ventures was most active smart money VC, funding eight food and beverage companies since 2013.
NFL vs Silicon Valley
Better to be a Google engineer or in the NFL?
Just do it
We dug into some of Nike’s recently granted patents, which may indicate future strategic moves by the company. The patents run the gamut from customizable shoes to AR-based exercise enhancements.
Tourism growth by country. Iceland is crushing it.
All the way up
We examined trends in global funding and exit activity to cybersecurity companies since 2012. Last year saw over 400 deals to cybersecurity companies, up from 378 in 2015 — a 5-year high.
The Industry Standard
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.
Forbes. Or Shani writes about the five trends business-oriented AI will inspire and cites CB Insights acquisition data.
Entrepreneur. Terry Strickland reports on the edible insect movement and quotes CB Insights tech analyst Zoe Leavitt (@zoe_leavitt) on the subject.
Zee Business. A look at funding to bitcoin and blockchain startups with a reference to CB Insights investment data.
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P.S. In Q4'16, unicorn births > unicorn exits. Read about it in our Global Tech Exits Report.