Real estate tech startups. Mega-round investors. Ed tech exits.
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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

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.


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