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If you've ever had to build a market map, read this section (else go to next section).
We're thinking of building a market map maker as our clients have asked how they can can do stuff like the below on their own.
So for those who've ever had to build a market map, what is the most painful part of the process? (click on your choice below to vote)
Identifying relevant companies
Classifying companies into categories
Resizing logos / making maps look good
Other (please reply with details)
From online therapy platforms to meditation apps, mental health startups have been attracting an increasing amount of VC attention. In 2017, despite a projected dip in funding, deals are on track to break records.
Instagram for B2B?
We've been messing around with Instagram as a branding/customer acquisition channel for CB Insights and have a very modest following so far.
Apparently, others also like bad pie charts and crazy pictures from patents :)
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Who does B2B Instagram really well?
We've heard Hubspot, Mailchimp, and General Electric as examples, but anyone else who does B2B Instagram really well?
Last quarter saw the birth of 5 new fintech unicorn startups valued at $1B+. As $50M+ financing rounds on are the rise, VC-backed fintechs are on track to set new financing records in 2017.
The future of payments?
No idea what is going on here, but I'm definitely scared.
Brick and mortar
Funding to startups focused on retail tech could hit a new high this year, on the back of large deals to companies like retail robot navigation system Brain Corp and machine vision startup Trax.
Baby, take a ride in my coupe, you make me wanna shoop
Check out the 7%'ers.
Tastes like chicken
VC firms and global food leaders alike have begun pouring money into new protein sources over the last several years, as startups use new ingredients to design high-protein, animal-free foods and drinks.
The Industry Standard
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.
I love you.
Bloomberg. Giles Turner (@turnergs) looks at investments by SoftBank's Vision fund and cites CB Insights valuation data.
South China Morning Post. Meng Jing (@Meng Jing 8) and Amanda Lee (@Lee_AHY) speculate about China's Silicon Valley equivalent and cite CB Insights data on Chinese unicorns.
Insurance Journal. Oliver Suess (@OliverSuess) writes about reinsurance companies' fintech bets with a reference to CB Insights insurer investment data.
P.S. On August 22nd, we're digging into emerging startup hubs across the globe, from South America to Southeast Asia and beyond. Join us for the briefing on the next startup hotspots.