Last week, we talked about the relative scarcity of coronavirus mentions on earnings calls to date. It got us wondering if general mentions of China have intensified recently.
What we see is that mentions of China (or "Chinese") on earnings calls have actually been steadily increasing for many years (the light blue line below), even prior to the coronavirus outbreak. The purple line, which has been relatively flat, reflects mentions of India (or "Indian").
Remember Long Blockchain Corp.?
Not every food & beverage co needs blockchain.
From gut microbiome health to nootropics to plant-based meat, find out which emerging trends in food, beverage, and household essentials are crucial in our latest NExTT report.
Do they smell like fried chicken, too?
What do you think: genius product innovation or doomed to end up on this list?
I got good aim in the pocket like I'm Brady
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Think about your fur baby
You shouldn’t be the only one eating healthy. Enter Farmer’s Dog, which delivers fresh, personalized pet food that humans can also eat.
Human-grade pet food is one of the experimental trends we highlight in our retail & beverage NExTT report.
Only the best
The Fintech 250 is CB Insights' annual ranking of the most innovative financial technology startups transforming the financial services, wealth, and insurance industries.
Submit your company here to be considered for the Fintech 250. Applications close March 20.
Banking on it
Between WeWork’s IPO withdrawal, Oyo’s mass layoffs, and Brandless’ shutdown, SoftBank has had a turbulent year.
Bloomberg. Jennifer Surane (@jennysurane) and Julie Verhage cover payments startup Flywire’s unicorn status and cite CB Insights research.
Forbes. Jeff Kauflin (@jeffkauflin) goes through the 10 biggest American fintech cos and cites PwC and CB Insights’ latest MoneyTree report.
Business Insider. Shannen Balogh (@shannen_balogh) breaks down investments from payment incumbents and references CB Insights research on corporate venture capital.
P.S. New speakers for the Future of Fintech include Angela Strange (General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz) and Tan Bin Ru (CEO, OneConnect). Save $500 with code morespeakers and register here.
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