AI 100. Most active Southeast Asia tech investors. Driverless disruption.

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We've got great data for you today (as always), but we've mixed it in with some bad data viz that we've found just for you.

Including one by Elon Musk's team at Tesla.

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We've officially started taking applications and nominations for the AI 100 — a list of the most innovative and promising artificial intelligence companies around the world — for 2018. Last year we received over 1,000 applications, and the list was featured in several outlets, including Fortune

If you want to be considered for 2018's AI 100, apply here

Stay active

We looked at the most active investors in Southeast Asia. 500 Startups leads in the region, followed by East Ventures.

Trying to say something positive about this graph

And the best we can muster is that it's probably pretty good for folks who are colorblind? Maybe?

France at a glance

Our recently released Q2'17 French Tech Report with La French Tech digs into emerging trends, investments, and active investors in France.

Last quarter, deal share to internet companies in France increased from 62% to 68%, while deals to electronics companies increased from 3% to 7%.

Moving on down

We mapped out the number of down exits in the US since 2012 for companies with disclosed exit valuations. 2016 broke 100 down exits, and 2017 thus far has seen 49 down exits, including those of Nasty Gal and RadiumOne.

To see our line by line list of recent downrounds and down exits, check out our downround tracker.

Elon — call us. We can help you with data viz.

According to this graph spotted on Instagram, Tesla produced 15 Models 3's by time period 6. 

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Driverless disruption
Tech and auto companies stand to gain from autonomous vehicles, but many other industries — from airlines to fast food to real estate — could face serious upheavals unless they are able to adapt to the many changes self-driving cars will bring to the market. We identify 24 industries self-driving cars are poised to disrupt

The Industry Standard

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

Fortune. Jen Wieczner (@jenwieczner) on the success of cryptocurrency ICOs with a reference to CB Insights funding data.

CNBC. Lora Kolodny (@lorakolodny) writes about LightSpeed Innovations, an accelerator for aerospace startups, and cites CB Insights deals data.

Tech in Asia. A report on SAIF Partners' new $350M fund with a mention of CB Insights research on India's most active investors.

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Southeast Asia's most active tech investors

500 Startups invested in the highest number of Southeast Asian companies, followed closely by East Ventures. See the breakdown.
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Tech funding trends in France Q2 2017

A comprehensive, data-driven look at emerging trends, investments, and active investors in France. Get the report.
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2016 saw more than 100 down exits

High valuations are seeing reality checks at exit. See the data.
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24 industries other than auto that driverless cars could turn upside down

Fast food, real estate, hotels, and airlines — many large industries will have to shift their strategies in the wake of driverless cars. See the list.
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