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And now, here are the past week's top CB Insights' research briefs.

Startup Acquisitions Of Other Startups Are Slowing Down
Dropbox has led the way with more than 20 acquisitions of other startups, but some companies like Pinterest have accelerated their pace and could be catching up.

Where Are The Hot Areas For M&A In E-Sports?
E-sports M&A activity has picked up in 2016 with acquirers ranging from Amazon's Twitch to Activision Blizzard to Microsoft.

The Periodic Table Of Medical Device Startups
Meet the 140 companies, VCs, corporate investors, and acquirers defining the medical device industry.

99 Startups Reinventing The Restaurant In One Infographic
These startups have raised $1.6B in aggregate to integrate digital features into nearly every aspect of restaurant operations. Google Ventures has invested in three of the companies on our map.

Smart Money VCs Taper Involvement in Cybersecurity
A16Z is the most active smart money VC investor in private cybersecurity companies.

Auto Tech Exits Are Gathering Momentum In 2016
Large venture-backed exits within auto tech have been sporadic since 2012, but acquisition interest continues to grow.

Investors Back A Rush Of New AI-Focused Health Startups
One-third of startups receiving first fundings since 2015 are in imaging and diagnostics, which has seen investment from VCs including Data Collective, Khosla Ventures, and Google Ventures.

The Crowded Unicorn Club In One Infographic
Things are still crowded in the once-exclusive unicorn club. But the pace of unicorn creation slowed noticeably, from around 25 in Q3’15 to 10 in Q2’16.

45 Market Maps Covering Fintech, CPG, Auto Tech, Healthcare, And More
Here's a collection of all 45 CB Insights market maps and unbundling/disrupting graphics covering a variety of industries.

12 Early- And Mid-Stage Startups Backed By The CIA, Pentagon, And US Army
From cybersecurity to skin care, these companies are backed by the US government's defense- and security-focused investment firms.


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