I’m happy to announce that VC dealflow management has now been integrated into CB Insights.
Imagine a venture capital CRM pre-loaded with data and where the data on startups, investors, and acquirers updates in real-time.
Make your sourcing, deal assessment, and portfolio management & reporting easy to manage.
Coming soon: dealflow discovery that auto-magically shows you companies you're likely to be interested in, and a ton more.
To learn more, go here.
You ain’t seen nothing yet
From mind-altering medicines to CRISPR 2.0 to transparent AI, startups around the world are pioneering groundbreaking technologies.
Check out 36 startups that could transform society in our latest Game Changers report here.
Old news (if you were a client)
Earlier this week, it was reported that Uber might be selling its Uber Eats business in India to Zomato.
In January 2019 (almost 1 year ago), CB Insights issued a client-only research brief examining the data around food delivery businesses globally and found that the international Uber Eats outposts were under attack and would likely force Uber to rethink being in those markets.
Clients can read the Uber Eats post here.
India wouldn’t be the first international market Uber Eats retreats from. In September 2019, Uber exited South Korea.
Interestingly, while Uber exits these markets to focus on its core, others are not shying away from expanding. Delivery Hero acquired South Korea-based Woowa Brothers for $4B just last week.
The prince of thieves
Incumbent brokerages saw their combined market caps drop by $19.6B after cutting trade commissions, à la Robinhood.
See other Q3’19 fintech trends in our global fintech report here.
I just took a DNA test, turns out...
Startups are leveraging tech to accelerate medical research. One co hopes to reward contributors that donate genetic info by offering them company shares.
Check out this emerging startup — and more high-momentum trends — in our latest Game Changing Startups report.
Good game, well played, LV
The virtual goods market is no joke: even iconic luxury house Louis Vuitton designed exclusive digital clothing, or “skins,” and accessories for League of Legends characters.
Wired. Will Knight (@willknight) covers China's AI unicorns’ reliance on facial recognition and cites CB Insights data.
Wall Street Journal. Yuliya Chernova (@ychernova) writes about how corporate VC firms can be successful and quotes Toyota AI Ventures’ Jim Adler speaking at The Collective.
P.S. Scout — more on this tomorrow.
P.P.S. Get your ticket today for Future of Fintech 2020 (June 14-16, SF) before prices go up in the new year.
The New York Times
Ghost from the past. Dead or bankrupt American brands like Toys ‘R’ Us and Barneys are thriving in Japan.
Brands are people too. From having public feuds to lamenting existential despair, food cos are trying to be more relatable.
OK boomer. Contrary to Keynes’ predictions, Gen Z may face a bleak future of stagnant wages and ecological crisis.
MIT Technology Review
Fake news. Is China undermining press freedoms in Hong Kong and Taiwan?
Committee to Protect Journalists