Someone very smart plotted the optimal road trip route to visit every US National Park. It's 14,498 miles (23,333 km).
European Startup Union
Europe is home to prominent startup and innovation hubs like Berlin, Stockholm, and London. Our newest infographic looks at the most well-funded VC-backed tech startups across Europe by country based on disclosed equity funding. Seven of the companies in our infographic are unicorns.
With Didi Chuxing's acquisition of Uber China, we look at how the deal affects investment into the ride-hailing space. We mapped out the investor networks of the 5 most well-capitalized ride-hailing companies, including Uber and Didi Chuxing, as well as Lyft, Ola, and Grab, who were not directly involved but will undoubtedly see repercussions from the deal as they each have ties to Didi Chuxing.
How much does * cost in ______?
Someone used Google's autocomplete feature to see cost obsessions by country.
Here's South America.
And here's Asia.
How to get into VC
We thought it would be useful to see how some experienced VCs (and newcomers) got into venture capital. We compiled a list of quotes that describe the ways VCs have entered into the space which includes their advice for others looking to do the same.
% Renewable energy by country
Norway is almost 100%. Day-um.
Big oil's bets
Over the last few years, oil and gas giants have not shied away from investing in private companies innovating in diverse areas including cleantech, biofuels, battery tech, wearables, and chemicals. We analyzed the investment activity of 23 corporations and corporate venture arms, including Chevron Technology Ventures, Shell Technology Ventures, Castrol innoVentures, and more.
The Industry Standard
Bloomberg. Tim Culpan (@tculpan) features CB Insights valuation data in this commentary on the Uber-Didi Chuxing deal.
Fortune. Erin Griffith (@eringriffith) predicts we’ll see more mergers among unicorn companies, citing CB Insights acquisition data.
DealStreetAsia. Infocomm Investments and NTUC Income, an insurance co-op in Singapore, are launching an accelerator. Shiwen Yap (@shiwenyap) refers to CB Insights data on the funding flowing to insurance tech.
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