The best place to watch the eclipse while eating at a waffle house.
Thanks to Doug Karr for sharing.
Now, for some tech trends & data.
The State of Innovation
We're conducting our first ever State of Innovation Report Survey to benchmark innovation and growth activities, practices, and challenges within corporations.
If you are part of an innovation, strategy, or corporate venture team, take the survey to get the results.
The most useful post we've ever done
While our compilation of 232 startup failures has been a perennial favorite, the more important and useful post we've ever had IMO is our compilation of 90+ market maps we've created.
It has market maps for everything from Fintech to CPG to retail to auto to healthcare to IoT and everything in between. If you want to understand your market and what is happening throughout tech in a visual, easy-to-understand way, bookmark this post.
If there were 100 people in the world
A very nice simple graphic of how'd they break down.
In last Friday's newsletter, we highlighted the stock price woes of recently public companies Blue Apron and Snap and incorrectly stated they were both listed on the Nasdaq.
They are actually both listed on the NYSE.
We screwed up. Sorry.
Can't hide from Amazon
Following a few recent reports on industries that could evade Amazon’s capture, we used CB Insights data to take a critical look at so-called “Amazon-proof” sectors (and why they might be vulnerable after all).
Take me to church
44% of Americans go to church one time or more per month.
Digital health highs
Funding to digital health startups has increased every year since 2012, hitting a high of $6.9B in 2016. And investors remain bullish on the sector, with 2017 on track to hit a record $10B.
Ride in style
Cargo, an NYC-based startup that installs snack kiosks inside Uber vehicles, announced today that it would now be offering free beauty products as part of its service.
The announcement is another example of how brands are looking for new means to reach their customers. We took a look at 100+ other startups helping bridge the gap between digital and physical commerce.
The Industry Standard
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.
Huffington Post. Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar), Chief Digital Evangelist at Salesforce, looks at AI and machine learning trends and highlights CB Insights' Fintech 250.
Stratechery. Ben Thompson (@benthompson) discusses game theory and Uber and features exit data from CB Insights' Benchmark Capital teardown.
Deal Street Asia. Antonia Timmerman (@timmerman91) writes about VC trends in emerging markets using data from CB Insights' 100-page Rise of the (Global) Rest report.
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P.S. On August 24th, we're digging into AI, healthcare, and the future of drug pricing. Join us for the briefing.