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And now, this week's top briefs.

12 Food Trends To Watch in 2018
From new approaches to packaging to new ways of tracking the supply chain, food focused incumbents and startups will embrace tech-based innovations this year.

Where Top US Banks Are Betting On Fintech
We mapped out where the top 10 US banks are investing in fintech across categories like blockchain, insurance, lending, and more.

How Blockchain Could Disrupt Banking
Blockchain is transforming everything from payments transactions to how money is raised in the private market. As it picks up momentum, will the traditional banking industry embrace this new technology or be replaced by it?

The Top 20 Reasons Startups Fail
From lack of product-market fit to disharmony on the team, we break down the top 20 reasons for startup failure by analyzing 101 startup failure post-mortems.

Diageo, Bacardi, And Others Take A Shot At Premium Tequila And Craft
Top spirits companies are scouting for growth. While premium tequila has been a popular investor bet, craft spirits may be the next area of growth.

Cybersecurity: Trends and Startups to Watch in 2018
Cybersecurity attacks are rapidly evolving and increasingly severe. Once niche areas of digital security such as defending against social engineering attacks, detecting insider threats, and more are now top-of-mind for CEOs across nearly every industry from banking to logistics and beyond.

Foot In Mouth: 42 Quotes From Big Corporate Execs Who Laughed Off Disruption When It Hit
With the iPhone as a glaring example, and stretching through Amazon and e-commerce and more recently blockchain and bitcoin, many innovations have initially been met with derision by big company CEOs. History often proved them wrong.

Insurance Tech Q4 2017

This report takes a data-driven look at global insurance tech trends in 2017. This year, insurance tech saw record investment from both financial investors and (re)insurers.

Oil And Gas Corporates Are Investing In Clean Tech, Analytics, And The Internet Of Things
O&G industry investment in startups reached record levels in 2016 and 2017.

Amazon And Alibaba Have Already Conquered Online Retail. Now They’re Coming For Offline.
Amazon and Alibaba are using technology to transform the in-store customer experience. Here's how these long-time e-commerce giants stack up offline.

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