More Pokemon Go blog posts, please
Global poverty is on track to fall below 10%. Maybe the sky isn't falling?
Food delivery crash
We look at food delivery funding from 2012 to 2016 year-to-date. Funding dropped to the lowest total since Q1’14, meaning investor interest in the category remains depressed.
Pokemon Go is the new HTML
So tech folks are falling over themselves this week to write thinkpieces about Pokemon Go and what it means for the future of augmented reality, retail, fitness, and civilization in general.
I'm sure consultants are out there selling all sorts of garbage to corporations about how gamification and AR can bring foot traffic back to their stores.
Yes — we live in marvelous times.
So what will happen to Pokemon Go? Will it be like Ello, Meerkat, Turntable, or the Yo app who saw a pop and fizzled? Here is that search in case you want to play with the data on CB Insights Trends.
Or will it follow the consistent buzz of gaming titles like Clash of Clans or Candy Crush? (Here's the search on Trends)
We dig into quarterly investment trends as well as some of the most well-funded construction tech startups to date. In Q2’16, investment activity to construction tech dropped significantly quarter-on-quarter with startups raising $13M across 8 deals.
I totally don't get this
I'm shocked Kobe is getting this much of the vote. Assume that must be Lakers fans. Still time to vote. Get this right, people.
Companies targeting the next billion
We look at startups targeting underserved populations with healthcare, financial, or energy services tailored to these consumers’ specific needs. Nafham, featured below, offers over 23,000 online educational videos across the Middle East and North Africa.
The Industry Standard
Forbes. Ed Zimmerman (@edgrapenutzimm) dives into the topic of convertible notes and references CB Insights data on acquihires.
Chicago Tribune. Becky Yerak (@beckyyerak) digs into whether insurance on-demand could be the next big thing and cites CB Insights' Senior Research Analyst Matt Wong's (@mlcwong) thoughts on the subject.
Your Story. Peesh Chopra (@peeshchopra) says unicorn levels are back to 2013 levels and refers to CB Insights data on VC-backed unicorns.
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P.S. We're going to go deep on auto tech on July 21st. You won't want to miss out.