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This week's top 10 research briefs:
The increasingly crowded unicorn club in one infographic
Visualizing the rise of unicorn companies since 2011. Things are getting crowded in the once-exclusive unicorn club.
42 wearables startups disrupting fitness, apparel, and healthcare
The next step in computing beyond smartphones and tablets could be wearables. Startups in the space are taking aim at large industries like apparel and healthcare.
Funding to European startups soars to 19-quarter high in Q3'15
The United Kingdom notches another quarter with $1B or more in funding. There were 90 deals to VC-backed UK companies in Q3'15.
The march of financial services giants into bitcoin and blockchain startups in one chart
13 financial services firms made their first investment in the digital currency and blockchain space since the start of August 2015.
Category killers: e-commerce startups disrupting brick-and-mortar brands
A guest post by Alex Malorodov on how cosmetics, baby gear, caskets, and socks are among the physical goods categories ripe for e-commerce led disruption.
Exit hotspot: Israel sees exits rise for three years straight
Mobileye leads Israeli exits since 2013 with its $5.3B IPO. The mobile & telecommunication sector accounted for 30% of exits in 2015.
Two years of unicorns: every post we've done on unicorns since the term was coined
We crunch the numbers to see how much we've written about unicorns and list all our unicorn posts.
Rothenberg Ventures, Google Ventures, and Intel Capital are among the most active investors in AR and VR
Augmented reality and virtual reality startups reach $100M+ in funding for the fourth-straight quarter.
Ranking Activision's $5.9B acquisition of King among the top 12 digital gaming exits
The top 7 gaming exits have been for over $1B. Zynga's exit in 2011 still leads at $7.7B. Mojang and Supercell also exited for above $1B.
Corporate VCs now participate in 1 of every 5 VC deals
Over 50% of all US-based startups valued at $1B or more are backed by a corporate VC.
Have a great weekend.
P.S. Invites for our in-person research briefings in San Francisco went out earlier this week. We had 700+ people sign up for 225 spots so apologies that we couldn't fit everyone. Clients received first preference but given their popularity, we will be doing these more regularly.
Stay tuned for London and NYC next.