Rich dads are the best
A lot of you mentioned issues when printing our 7,000 word Google Strategy teardown.
So we created this great PDF of the teardown for you.
Do they use bitcoin? Barter? Gold?
Really, how do millennials pay for stuff?
I'm so confused.
This is one of several interesting data points in a deck put together by Sarah Tavel of Greylock Partners (see The Blurb for a link to report).
And the hits don't stop
I'm excited to announce that Megan Quinn (@msquinn), a general partner at Spark Capital, will be joining us at The Innovation Summit.
Megan was previously at Kleiner Perkins, Square, and Google, and we'll be talking about the interfaces of the future (chatbots, voice), trends in consumer tech, and the prognosis for AI/autonomous vehicle companies that don't retain a direct relationship with the customer.
Join us to hear Megan and for what is generally shaping up to be an amazing event full of big ideas and the brightest minds.
Note: If you've already purchased your ticket, please book your room at the Bacara Resort ASAP as the room block is currently 92% full.
Corporates in cancer
We identified and analyzed the investment/acquisition trends of the top corporate investors in the cancer therapeutics space, which have invested in 3 or more unique companies since 2012. Our list includes Celgene, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, AbbVie, and more.
We'll also be looking at cancer therapy startups in our upcoming briefing. Scroll down for details.
Awwww...a kissing bug
Nope. That dude will kill you.
Here are the animals that kill the most humans.
See our other popular posts about animals killing animals and animals killing humans.
When 2 become 1
Cybersecurity companies are increasingly looking to artificial intelligence tech to improve defense systems and create the next generation of cyber protection. We identified 13 companies to watch at the intersection of AI and security.
It's always good to have a rich dad
But in some countries, it's even better.
This graph from the Economic Policy Institute shows how closely a son’s wealth matches his father’s and offers a view into economic mobility.
(Note: if you believe the Economic Policy Institute is some propaganda group and their data is not to be believed, please send me better data or don't email me at all. 99.9999% of our subscribers are normal but we've got a vocal .0001% who think everything is a conspiracy. I love you all the same but I just don't want the emails.)
We look at investment to private companies in the artificial intelligence space since 2012. Q3’16 saw 146 deals across 21 countries. The deals tally made it the second most active quarter for investments after Q1’16.
The Industry Standard
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.
Business Insider. Biz Carson (@bizcarson) dives into Wish's new round of funding and refers to CB Insights Enhanced Valuation data.
New York Times. Katie Benner (@ktbenner) writes about David Chang's food delivery service Ando and cites CB Insights data on funding to food delivery startups.
Skift. Dan Peltier (@djpeltier) says that although Skyscanner leads Europe's record year for VC funding in travel, the market may be cooling down for 2017, and references CB Insights funding data.
Reuters. Axel Bugge on the Lisbon startup scene with a reference to CB Insights data on online luxury clothing retailer Farfetch.
Have a great rest of the week.
I love you.
P.S. Join us on November 9th for a deep dive into startups attacking cancer. Sign up here.
P.P.S. The CEO final 4 contests are all very close. Gates v Musk and Jobs v Bezos. Who are you taking?