So CBI now has 7000+ followers on Instagram.
We also have 65,000+ on Twitter.
Although we have 1/9 the # of followers on Instagram, the engagement there (likes and comments) is way higher than Twitter. Who'd have thought?
Let's start with an explanation of how bar charts don't work.
Total annual funding to Canada hit $2.7B across 333 deals in 2017. Check out PwC and CB Insights' 2017 Canadian MoneyTree report for more details.
2017 was a record year for equity deals and dollars to blockchain startups, but it was nothing compared to ICO market activity. ICOs raised over $5B across nearly 800 deals in 2017 while equity investors deployed $1B in 215 deals to the sector.
Came across this and don't even know if it's a pie chart.
What do you think it is?
We see thee rise
PwC and CB Insights' 2017 Canadian MoneyTree report highlights Canada's latest VC trends. Montreal saw 3 more deals in 2017 than 2016. Toronto's deals and dollars both took a dip. Vancouver's funding increased despite fewer deals.
You can read the full report here.
A-ha! moments: Mississippi, Mars, and the moon
Last fall, 3D rocket printing innovator Relativity Space emerged from stealth mode.
Following that, co-founder and CEO Tim Ellis made his first public appearance at A-ha! only 10 minutes after the 81st test of the company's 3D printed rocket engine (Relativity Space does its testing at a NASA facility in Mississippi).
Ellis talked moon versus Mars, the world’s largest 3D metal printer, and cold emailing Mark Cuban, and laid out the company’s strategy for the long-term future. Highlights here.
The full conversation is packed with insight into the private space race. Watch it here.
Check out the CBI take on the conversation here.
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The Industry Standard
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.
Bloomberg. Dina Bass (@dinabass) reports that SoftBank is leading an $865M investment to construction tech startup Katerra and cites CB Insights research.
Montreal Gazette. Jacob Serebrin (@jacobserebrin) says Montreal-based companies raised $800M in venture capital in 2017 and references PwC and CB Insights’ MoneyTree Report.
Datanami. Alex Woodie (@alex_woodie) discusses acquisitions in the AI startup world and cites PwC and CB Insights’ MoneyTree Report.
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