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Hi there,

Here is this past week's top research:

Startups providing alternative data for sophisticated investors
New sources of data mined by startups like Foursquare, Premise, and Orbital Insight are letting investors understand trends before they happen
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Mapping out all the investors in the top ride-hailing startups
Apple joins a long list of VCs, corporations, and other investors backing the top 5 most well-capitalized ride-hailing startups.





Are we full on food delivery? Funding and deals plummet and skew toward later-stage startups
This year's dollars and deals to food delivery startups are on track to hit less than half of 2015 totals. The most well-funded companies are in China and Germany.





53 tech startups reshaping commercial real estate
The commercial real estate tech market map spans emerging categories like data analytics, investment, and property-management software, among other categories.





Blockchain startup investment bounces back
After plummeting to the lowest levels of funding since 2013, Q1'16 saw a 385% boom in funding and 21% growth in deal volume.





75 startups reshaping how and where we buy consumer goods
When it comes to changes in consumer packaged goods distribution and marketing, e-commerce is only the start.




The investors fueling the mega-round phenomenon
Hedge fund Tiger Global topped the ranks of active investors into tech startup mega-rounds, participating in more than 40 $100M+ deals since 2010.





Ed tech startups exits fall from peak 2014 levels
Ed tech M&A peaked in 2014, and this year has seen less than a half-dozen exits to-date. There have only been 5 VC-backed IPOs in the category since 2012.





AR/VR funding spikes thanks to Magic Leap's mega-deals
Notable AR/VR deals in Q1'16 went to MindMaze, mobile-based AR app Blippar, and VR headset maker Baofeng Mojing. Switzerland-based MindMaze also saw a $100M deal.




The insurers most actively investing in startups across the internet of things
Four separate insurance investors, AXA Strategic Ventures, AmFam Ventures, MunichRe/HSB Ventures, and USAA have made three or more investments across the IoT space to date.



 


Have a great weekend.

Love you.

Anand
@asanwal
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