Digital health M&A. Germany vs UK. Chinese internet giants.

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Most active in digital health

We analyzed digital health M&A activity and the most active acquirers of companies in the space since 2013. The most active acquirer in the past 4 years is NYC-based Allscripts, a publicly traded provider of electronic health records, with 7 acquisitions.

The State of Innovation

We're conducting our first ever State of Innovation Report Survey to benchmark innovation & growth activities, practices, and challenges within corporations.

The survey will close this Friday, 8/25, at midnight. If you are not one of the 100s who have already completed it and are part of an innovation, strategy, or corporate venture team, take the survey to get the results.

Germany vs UK

We look at early-stage fintech financing in the UK and Germany, the two largest fintech hubs in Europe. Since 2013, the UK and Germany have accounted for 38% and 14% of European fintech deals, respectively.

We'll be digging into European fintech trends in an upcoming research briefing next week.

Been sharing bad graphs

This is our first bad image. Thanks to reader Max Dufour for sending this.

Giant strides

We look at the activity of the four largest Chinese internet giants and most well-funded unicorns that have made investments in Southeast Asia. Alibaba’s most recent investment into the region was a $1.1B investment into Indonesian e-commerce marketplace Tokopedia earlier this month.

Securing records

We analyzed deal, funding, and M&A trends for cybersecurity startups since 2012. At the current run rate, both deals and dollars for 2017 are on track to rise to an all-time high.

Huh? What? Whoa?

An article in The Blurb below about Apple's autonomous vehicle ambitions. This is my favorite line from the article.

The Industry Standard

CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.

Time. Katy Steinmetz (@katysteinmetz) writes about startups focused on self-driving cars and quotes CB Insights senior analyst Kerry Wu (@kerrygwu) on the subject.

Deal Street Asia. A report on Indonesia's fintech investments with a reference to CB Insights deals data.

Healthcare Dive. Jeff Byers (@jeffpbyers) writes about AI in healthcare and cites CB Insights data on the subject.

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Most active digital health acquirers

Companies focused on electronic health records, information management systems, and predictive analytics top the list of digital health acquirers. See the list.
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Early-stage fintech investment in the UK & Germany goes to insurtech, banking

Since 2013, the UK and Germany have accounted for 38% and 14% of European fintech deals, respectively. See the data.
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Here’s how Chinese tech giants are plowing into Southeast Asia

Alibaba, Ant Financial, Tencent, Didi Chuxing, and are among the Chinese internet giants making notable investments, partnerships, and M&A moves in the Southeast Asia region. Read about it.
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Cybersecurity funding on pace for a record-breaking year

Deals and dollars to cybersecurity startups are on track to break records in 2017, with six cybersecurity startups raising $100M+ mega-rounds last quarter. See the data.
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The Blurb

A curated mix of articles worth sharing.

Modest ambitions. Daisuke Wakabayashi (@daiwaka) on how Apple is scaling back its ambitions for a self-driving car.
NY Times

Unequal co-founders. Elad Gil (@eladgil) believes equal power-sharing yields worse outcomes than having a dominant co-founder.
Elad Blog

21 things. Noah Jessop (@njess) of Founder Collective shares advice for young founders.

IPO-ready. A list of the 16 things operators should do in advance of an IPO, starting a year or two out.
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