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First, here is some data you didn't think you needed.
We hit peak "tech bro" in October 2017.
The thrill of the unicorn hunt
There are currently 25+ fintech unicorns across four continents, some of which (Coinbase, TransferWise, Robinhood) are known around the globe. But what about the investors behind them?
We take a look at which investors have backed the most billion-dollar fintech startups and which ones have the most to gain if their portfolio companies pull off exits that match their valuations.
Prediction: Italy vs America
This is what we call really good economism.
Want to know what payment giants are talking about? We analyzed 29 quarters of earnings transcripts to gain insight into American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa's strategies.
Download the report here to see how the companies think about competition, innovation, and more.
Tariffs on steel, agriculture, vehicle manufacturing, and more are pitting the US against Mexico, Canada, China, and the European Union, and corporations have a lot to say about it.
Last quarter, mentions of tariffs on earnings calls reached an all-time high. We take a look at which companies are concerned by the looming trade war — and which ones could benefit from it.
Don’t lose out on “F-U money”
At Future of Fintech, CEO of Ellevest (and audience favorite) Sallie Krawcheck talked with Rebecca Blumenstein from the New York Times about how her platform came about, how she dealt with critics (hint: see image below), and where the company’s headed.
Check out the full conversation here.
The Industry Standard
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.
VentureBeat. Anna Hensel (@ahhensel) writes about the kinds of AI startups that are forming in the Midwest and cites CB Insights data.
Entrepreneur. Nidhi Singh (@nidhi_march) discusses how China is catching up in the global tech race and refers to CB Insights research.
Times of India. Shilpa Phadnis (@phadnisshilpa) reports on mega-rounds to startups in Bengaluru and New Delhi and references CB Insights research.
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