Literally the worst
With 309,000+ on the newsletter, someone is offended by something every day.
And people are not shy about expressing their outrage.
Yesterday's newsletter was rare in that people were offended by two different things. And so we had our data science team analyze the outrage. They put together this Venn diagram.
Interestingly, there was zero overlap — nobody was upset about both things. We are building a machine learning algorithm to understand why.
Now on with the show.
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.
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.
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.
I love you.
P.S. We'll be digging into European fintech trends on August 29th. Sign up for the briefing.