Pokemon Dealflow Prioritization
Did you know that unicorn companies are consistently located near Pokestops?
Yes — totally true.
Given this, you can now search on CB Insights to see whether a startup company you're going to meet is near a Pokestop. #gamechanger #unicornhunter
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AI in fintech
We look at a list of several companies focused on core AI technologies that are bringing their products to fintech for applications ranging from quantitative trading and sentiment analysis to fraud detection and personal finance AI assistants. Over 60% of the companies in the market map below have VC backing.
So the 27 Club is a thing?
There's been chatter that musicians who die early tend to do so at the age of 27. Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, and Amy Winehouse are members of this club. And it looks like, based on the data, there may be something to the 27 Club.
Feeling bot bot bot
We identify 9 startups to watch that are building industrial, service, and social robots in China. Beijing-based Ninebot acquired U.S.-based Segway last year before raising an $80M round from investors including Xiaomi and Sequoia Capital China.
What the heck Alaska and Minnesota?
Food poisoning incidents by state according to the CDC and The US Census Bureau.
We compared five private companies that are working to field different types of autonomous shuttles or buses. These companies are testing a number of different concepts, but they are all running at least one program to develop an electrified bus or shuttle with self-driving capability.
Banking on blockchain
We took a look at over 70 financial services firms and corporate strategic investors with stakes in the bitcoin/blockchain ecosystem. Firms that have investments in the space include Spanish banking group BBVA, investment management firm Fortress as well as exchange behemoth, NYSE Euronext.
The Industry Standard
DealStreetAsia. Shiwen Yap (@shiwenyap) interviews CB Insights CEO & co-founder Anand Sanwal about the Asian market and the opportunities present for large companies and startups.
Reuters. Heather Somerville (@heathersomervil) and Jim Finkle (@jim_finkle) report on a $150 million funding for Texas-based cybersecurity startup StackPath, citing CB Insights data on deal sizes and the cybersecurity industry.
500 Startups. Tristan Pollock (@writerpollock) shares why the “island rule” applies to the New Zealand tech scene, referring to CB Insights data on funding to the country.
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