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Hi there,

Here are the past week's top CB Insights research briefs.

93 Food & Beverage Startups In One Infographic
These private food and beverage companies have raised roughly $1.8B to offer insect protein, kombucha tea, kale chips, beef jerky, and more.




First Round Capital Teardown
First Round Capital is famous as a choice investor for early-stage firms. Here's a look at their recent funding and exit trends.





Non-Tech Acquirers Are Suddenly More Common Than Tech Companies In Deals For $1B+ Startups
In buying Dollar Shave Club, Unilever became the fourth non-tech acquirer to buy a venture-backed U.S. company for $1B+ in 2016 year-to-date.





41 Startups Bringing AI To Fintech
Goldman Sachs has been particularly active in the last 2 years, backing 4 unique companies applying AI in financial technology.




Funding To Real Estate Tech Startups Skyrockets In First Half Of 2016
Despite experiencing record funding levels, it's worth noting that Q2'16 real estate tech had the lowest deal count since Q4'14.




The Most Active Investors In Augmented/Virtual Reality And Their Companies In One Infographic
We ranked the top VCs and corporate VC investors in AR/VR and visualized their portfolio companies. Top investors included Rothenberg, boostVC, and GV.





Global Ed Tech Startup Deals And Funding See An Uptick
Ed tech activity increased for the second-consecutive quarter in Q2'16, but the year is still unlikely to match 2015 deal levels.




Deals to Digital Health Startups Stumble
After five quarters straight of increases in deal activity, Q2'16 presents the first hiccup for private digital health companies.




The Periodic Table Of E-Commerce
These are the 120+ companies shaping global e-commerce, including startups selling apparel, used cars, baby care, eyeglasses, and more.




72 Startups Transforming Bricks-And-Mortar Retail In One Infographic
Companies are using technologies like wearables, augmented reality, and beacons to bridge the gap between digital and physical shopping.



Have a great weekend.

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Anand
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P.S. Here are my 54 screwups as a startup CEO. I'm a serial F-upper it seems.




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