I will miss 2016's headlines
Here's more proof that disruption ain't cheap.
Silicon Valley VCs pay more for their Sand Hill Road digs than East Coast finance types.
We analyzed the top 100 US VC-backed exits in each of two different time periods — Q1’09 through Q3’12 vs. Q4’12 through Q2’16. We used the data on each 15-quarter period to understand how the most successful tech exits have changed across a number of different metrics, including financings, valuations, and geography.
A look at European football leagues by attendance.
Meals made easy
We look at financing to meal kit startups since 2012. So far this year, meal kit startups have raised $88M across 18 deals. Although overall deal size is down since 2015, Q2'16 deal count was up slightly over the first quarter.
Oh no he didn't
I'm in Cincinnati today which has a thriving startup scene. And which is a cool city to boot.
But headlines like the above don't really help anyone. The next Silicon Valley is Silicon Valley (or maybe China).
Yes, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati, among others, have a great deal of momentum and some awesome emerging startup scenes, but hyperbole about displacing the left coast is a waste of time and energy.
We dig into travel tech investment trends since 2012. Travel tech startups have already raised $982M across 21 deals in Q3’16 through 9/9/16, but quarterly deal count so far is down 70% compared to Q2’16.
We analyzed major fundings for select private quantum computing companies. Fifteen private quantum computing companies have received equity funding since 2000 — for a total of nearly 40 equity funding rounds through 2016 year-to-date (9/7/2016).
The Industry Standard
DLA Piper. An article on the growth of corporate venture capital groups with a reference to CB Insights investment data.
Seeing Both Sides. Jeff Bussgang (@bussgang) shares a guide to the Boston startup scene and cites CB Insights geographic funding data.
Bloomberg. Tim Culpan (@tculpan) covers Stripe's move into Asia and refers to CB Insights funding data.
CNBC. Ari Levy (@levynews) writes about Salesforce's introduction of Einstein, a technology described as the "world's first comprehensive AI for CRM," and cites CB Insights acquisition data.
Hope you had a terrific Tuesday.
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