The Election Issue
I can't remember the last time I rented a car on a business trip. Looks like I'm not alone.
What does Trump mean for CB Insights?
At this month's all hands meeting at CB Insights, the most frequent question from the team was "What does the election mean for us?"
In talking with some other founders, I heard several say they were unsure how to address the question.
I was pretty unsure as well, but I took a stab. We just shared the unedited memo I sent to the team about the election here.
I hope it's useful for founders who've gotten a similar question.
In the memo, I also reveal how many subscriptions President Obama has helped us sell.
Back by popular demand
Peter Thiel famously quipped "We wanted flying cars instead we got 140 characters" lamenting the lack of hard problems being solved by startups.
Based on CB Insights Trends and Data, we'd have to humbly disagree with Thiel.
We selected 8 sectors and 36 game-changing companies that are solving big, important problems in areas ranging from healthcare to computing hardware to transportation, and who knows, maybe even flying cars. See the 2016 Game Changers.
This dude beat IBM and Adobe
Matthew Zeiler beat out algorithms by IBM, Adobe, and others to sweep the top awards at the ImageNet Challenge which the WSJ describes as "the premier battle of the nerds for the artificial-intelligence industry."
Zeiler has gone on to start Clarifai, an AI startup that recently raised $30M from top tier investors including Menlo Ventures, Union Square Ventures, and Qualcomm Ventures.
So we're excited to announce that Zeiler will be joining us at The Innovation Summit along with the CEOs of unicorn AI company Cylance and Sentient Technologies talking about the future of AI.
Prices for The Innovation Summit go up again at the end of this week.
We analyzed smart money participation in privately funded HR tech companies from Q1’12 to 2016 year-to-date. Thus far in 2016, smart money VCs have participated in 31 deals to HR tech companies totaling approximately $444M.
100 people from the USA walk into a bar
Here is how they'd break down by religious affiliation.
We recently released our first-ever French tech trends report in partnership with La French Tech. After diving into the data, we see that funding grew 200% from Q2'16 to Q3'16 to reach $857M in total funding over 145 deals.
The Industry Standard
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.
EconoTimes. A look at Q3'16's bitcoin and blockchain investment dip with a reference to the latest CB Insights Pulse of Fintech report with KPMG.
Techworld. Scott Carey (@scarey102) digs into why startups fail and refers to CB Insights research on startup failure.
CoinDesk. Michael del Castillo (@delrayman) writes about the decline in blockchain capital and fintech trends and mentions data from the CB Insights Pulse of Fintech report with KPMG.
Huffington Post Tech UK. Reuven Cohen (@ruv) on the world of artificial intelligence security with a reference to CB Insights Trends comparing cybersecurity to AI to machine learning.
Love you always.
P.S. If you can't get a room at the Bacara Resort for The Innovation Summit, please ping me and we'll see what we can do.