Apple vs Xiaomi. Offshore fish farming. Only 21 tickets left.

Jones'ing for blockchain

Hi there,

For those of you in the USA, Happy Thanksgiving. 

I'm getting ready to eat my face off and with this amazing explanation of the blockchain. I'm ready to lay an intellectual beatdown on anyone in the fam who thinks he/she knows more about bitcoin and crypto.

Rock the vote

If you had to invest in a company and hold for 10 years, which company would you invest in?

We've got matchups between:

  • Apple vs Xiaomi
  • Netflix vs Samsung
  • Nvidia vs Goldman Sachs

Polls close Monday, November 27th. Vote here.

1 fish, 2 fish

Fish demand is rising fast, but current methods of fish farming won’t be able to meet global demand sustainably.

Offshore fish farming could provide an alternative: Companies are exploring locating fish farms in deep, far-out waters, which (according to proponents) has barely any effect on wildlife or natural environmental processes.

Only because I love you

Last reminder — we are down to 21 A-ha! conference tickets.

The group discount (2 for $1990) officially ends tonight.

Get ready to hear from:

  • Daymond John, star of Shark Tank
  • Chamath Palihapitiya, founder & CEO of Social Capital
  • Liza Landsman, president of (sold to Walmart for $3.3B)
  • Kyle Vogt, co-founder and CEO, Cruise Automation (sold to GM for $1B)
See you in San Francisco between December 12-13!

My bad

Yesterday, we shared the CB Insights gift guide, but the link didn't work for everyone. Sorry.

If you have more money than you know what to do with, this gift guide is perfect.

Among the suggested gifts is the $1790 Keecker Robot for your movie-loving significant other.

The Industry Standard

CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.

Silicon Valley Business Journal. A look at top venture returns involving Bay Area-based companies with a reference to CB Insights' deal rankings.

Deal Street Asia. A report on JSW Ventures' activity with a mention of CB Insights data on corporate VC activity in India.

GreenBiz. A look at vertical farming across different cities with a reference to CB Insights' agtech market map.

I love you.


P.S. Don't forget to vote in our bracket by Monday, November 27th. It takes .35 seconds.

P.P.S. Justin Bieber's rendition of Little Drummer Boy is one of the best Xmas songs out there. Listen to it this weekend and let me know if you're also hooked.


The Blurb

A curated mix of articles worth sharing.

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'Innovation & disruption.' Is Silicon Valley obsessed with "reinventing" things that already exist? Yes. Should they stop? No.
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