Another day, another unicorn at The Future of Fintech.
But before we get into that, let's start with a poll.
What tech topic are you most sick of? (Click to vote)
The drama at Uber
ICOs, blockchain, bitcoin
Facebook, fake news, etc
Bank on it
We analyzed the private market fintech investment activity of the top European banks, by assets under management, from 2012-2017 year-to-date. The three most active investors are Banco Santander, UBS, and Deutsche Bank.
Don't be cruel
A few weeks ago, I'd written about terrible networking outreach, and most of you agreed that people who write to "compare notes," "to buy you a cup of coffee," or "to pick your brain" are evil.
But a few of you said I was being cruel and that I should give them a chance.
It reminded me of this article in The Onion (see The Blurb)
Food for thought
We looked at General Mills’ 301 Inc. and three other newly launched corporate food venture funds from Campbell Soup, Kellogg’s, and Tyson and created a timeline mapping out their activity over time.
Lucky to have Clover
We've got tons of unicorn founders at The Future of Fintech.
And I'm delighted to announce that we've added the founder & CEO of Clover Health, Vivek Garipalli, to the lineup.
Clover, valued at $1.2B, is a new health insurance carrier operating in the Medicare Advantage space.
It hit the billion-dollar valuation mark in less than 3 years and counts a slew of smart money VCs among its investors including Sequoia Capital, First Round Capital, and Spark Capital.
I'm excited to dig into Clover's business model and its use of data to identify at-risk patients and how the company is shaking up the insurance industry.
Use the code clover to get $2000 off today by going here.
In addition to Clover Health, we have the founders/CEOs of the following unicorns as well: Palantir, Paytm, Transferwise, Robinhood, Credit Karma, and Kabbage.
We analyzed ed tech financing trends since 2012. Q1 of this year saw a rise to 135 deals, higher than any quarter since Q3’15.
Speaking of networking emails
So much I love about this outreach.
Armand — check.
Synergy — check.
Webinars — check.
Let's do this.
The Industry Standard
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.
Bloomberg. Giles Turner (@turnergs) writes about London-based AI startup BenevolentAI and mentions CB Insights investment data.
Financial Times. Oliver Ralph (@oliver_ralph) reports on insurance startup Gryphon's latest round of financing and cites CB Insights investment data.
Xconomy. A report on Element AI's latest round of funding with a reference to CB Insights funding data.
I love you.
P.S. Don't forget to use the code clover to get $2000 off your Future of Fintech tickets.