The micromobility race. Payments earnings transcripts. CEOs talk tariffs.
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Here are this week's top briefs.

Venture Capital Funding Report Q2 2018
PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights' Q2 2018 MoneyTree report highlights the latest trends in venture capital funding globally.

Payments Earnings Transcripts Analysis
An algorithmic analysis of 29 quarters (2011 – 2018) of American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa earnings call transcripts.

The Race To Own The Last Mile: The Investors Betting on Bike- and Scooter-Sharing Unicorns
Bike and scooter startups are raising at sky-high valuations. We map out the investor landscape for the unicorns paving the way in bike- and scooter-sharing.

Blockchain, Tokens, and Bitcoin
A deep dive into blockchain technology and its potential impact in building a new financial world.

Public Company CEOs Have Never Talked About A Trade War As Much As They Did Last Quarter
Tit-for-tat tariffs are pitting the US against Mexico, Canada, China, and the European Union in areas like steel, agriculture, vehicle manufacturing, and more. We dig through company earnings calls to see how executives are responding to escalating global trade disputes.

Ribbit, Index Lead Fintech Unicorn Hunters
We rank top fintech investors by the number of fintech unicorns in their portfolios as well as the stage at which they first provided capital.

Happier Hour: 55+ Startups Disrupting The Alcoholic Beverages Industry
Cannabis-infused drinks, hangover remedies, alcohol-free booze — here are the startups coming to disrupt the happy hour.

The United States Of Startups: The Most Well-Funded Tech Startup In Every US State
Our map infographic shows the top tech startups in every US state, as determined by funding totals. Companies include Uber, Magic Leap, DraftKings, and Vox Media.

Facebook’s Chat Bot Patent Is Its Latest E-Commerce Play
A newly published Facebook patent allows users to pay for goods through messaging bots on its app, highlighting the company's continued expansion into commerce.

Everything You Need To Know About What Amazon Is Doing In Financial Services
From payments to lending to insurance to checking accounts, Amazon is attacking financial services from every angle without applying to be a conventional bank. In this report, we break down everything we know about Amazon’s foray into financial services, and where it's rumored to be looking next.


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P.P.S. If you tried to read and decipher all of Walmart's patents since 2017, you'd have to read 5.3 million words.  That's million.

That'd be like reading War & Peace, The Odyssey, Rome & Juliet and Lord of the Flies each 4.5 times.

The volume, variety and velocity of patents has made them impenetrable to human cognition.

Machines, however, were made for this challenge.

And so we just launched Patent Analytics to unlock competitor and technology intelligence using machine learning. Check out how patents unlock insights on Walmart, Disney, CRISPR and autonomous vehicles here.
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