Demo day. Top European VCs. Baby & kids tech.

Is it like the ocean? What devotion?

Hi there,

We're hosting our first invite-only conference, A-Ha!, at SFJAZZ in San Francisco on Dec 12 – 

As we always do, we've got a great lineup of interesting speakers coming together including:

  • Daymond John — ABC's The Shark Tank, founder of FUBU
  • Chamath Palihapitiya — Social Capital (founder & CEO), Golden State Warriors (co-owner)

In addition, on Dec 12th, we're hosting Demo Day (for paid clients only).

In just one week, we've had 1499 startups sign up.

If you're an early-stage startup, it'd be dumb not to apply.
  • keep your equity
  • find investors
  • find customers
Startups can sign up here for one more week.

Top VCs in Europe

We mapped the top venture capital investors in Europe by country, based on number of portfolio companies the investor had backed. At the top of the list, High-Tech Grunderfonds has made nearly 200 deals to 150+ German companies since 2012.

Is this fake news?

The gap between TV and online news consumption continues to decline.

Baby breakdown

We dove into funding trends to the baby and kids tech sector and visualized where investors are placing bets across different categories within the space. The bulk of deals has gone to startups in the Coding / STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subsector within ed tech.

The Next Big Thing
A look at the research coming out of universities, corporate R&D teams, and government research labs that CB Insights thinks you should know about.
How 3D Printing May Increase Vaccination Rates (And Reduce Doctor Visits)
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Machine learning hype winner

According to CB Insights Trends, deep learning is tops for media mentions among machine learning terms.

Startups —
be sure to sprinkle deep learning or neural net into your pitch deck. #growthhack

Eaten up

Today, food delivery and meal kit startup Plated was acquired by grocery chain Albertsons. The deal comes just a few months after Amazon's noteworthy acquisition of Whole Foods Market in June. We take a closer look at the consolidation in the food delivery space over time. 

The Industry Standard

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

Reuters. Salvador Rodriguez (@sal19) reports on Salesforce's new $50M AI fund and mentions CB Insights investment data.

CNBC. Ari Levy (@levynews) writes about investment into chip startups and cites CB Insights funding and deals data.

Inc. Lisa Calhoun (@lisa_calhoun) on the drone industry and market with a reference to CB Insights investment data.

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P.S. Don't forget to apply to the AI 100.

Europe’s top venture capital investors by country

Top investors include LocalGlobe in the UK, High-Tech Grunderfonds in Germany, and SEED Capital in Denmark. See the map.
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Where deals are going in baby & kids tech

Baby and kids tech startups are seeing more and more deals, as they provide services from coding lessons for kids to rides home from school. See the breakdown.
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Eaten up: the consolidation of the food delivery space in one timeline

GrubHub's acquisition of Eat24 is another significant move in the further consolidation of the food delivery space. Check it out
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The Blurb

A curated mix of articles worth sharing.

Designing a high-tech solution. A look at how Polina Raygorodskaya's (@polinatravels) developed her ground travel search engine startup, Wanderu.

Vision. David Bailey (@davesuperman) on how founders present their visions.
The Startup

Seed fundraising. Ash Rust (@ashrust) shares answers to the most common "gotcha questions" that investors ask.

An alternative view. Bruce Booth (@lifescivc) shares his thoughts on the biotech M&A environment.
Life Sci VC
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