So looks like Jon Snow won.
He was the most mentioned character during the Game of Thrones season premiere.
Top of the class
We rounded up the most active investors in ed tech into one infographic and ranked them by their investments into unique ed tech companies. Despite the slack in startup activity early in 2016, many VCs and CVCs have substantial ed tech portfolios.
It's the final countdown
So which VC would you want in your Series A?
Union Square Ventures or Andreessen Horowitz?
Tell us now.
Vote now in the finals which end May 1st.
Don't look down
We look at trends in new VC-backed unicorn creation against downround activity among VC-backed startups from Q1'15 to Q1'16. In Q4'15, VC-backed downrounds and down exits experienced a five-quarter high at 16.
According to this Gallup poll, Americans prefer to save vs spending.
It's hard to reconcile this savings preference with data like this, below. Perhaps we're aspirational savers but in reality, we're just awesome spenders?
Take a walk on the boardwalk
We analyze real estate investment activity of 13 of the most active corporations, corporate venture arms, and venture capital firms, including Zillow, 500 Startups, and SV Angel.
Buzzfeed's multi-headed distribution monster
Buzzfeed aggressively distributes its content via over 30+ channels with a significant focus on video. Here are the channels they distribute content through.
Buzzfeed is rumored to have missed revenue targets recently but based on its private company valuation, it remains one of the most highly valued private media companies.
CB Insights is the authority on emerging tech, venture capital, and startups. Here are some of the latest media articles featuring CB Insights data.
WirtschaftsWoche. The leading German business magazine (@wiwo) created a huge infographic using CB Insights data on Microsoft’s increasing corporate venture investments.
Wharton. Big banks are spending big bucks to keep up with the changing world of finance. Knowledge @ Wharton (@whartonknows) cites CB Insights data in this exploration of what this means for startups.
Reuters. Mia Shanley (@miashanley) and Eric Auchard (@auchard) refer to CB Insights and KPMG’s Venture Pulse report in their update on the declining valuation of a European unicorn.
New York Business Journal. Amid the global decline in VC funding, as reported by CB Insights, Anthony Noto (@nyc_vc_noto) finds the “silver lining” in corporate venture.
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