If executive mentions on earnings calls are any indication, it looks like blockchain’s best days are behind it after peaking in the 1st half of 2018.
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With an aggregate valuation of >$100B, European unicorns comprise 12% of all cos valued at $1B+ in the world.
Hot like fire
Latin American neobanks are raking in the funding in 2019.
There are now challenger banks in Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico, as well as companies founded in Spain that are focusing their efforts on Latin America.
The competitors listed on Nubank’s profile show how hot the space has become in 2019. Nubank is the most well-funded of the group to date and is part of the growing unicorn list.
Note: Most of the LatAm neobanks will be at The Future of Fintech (June 14-16, 2020) in San Francisco.
The vegans are happy
To sate consumer demand for plant-based beauty and fashion, brands are offering vegan makeup, sugarcane moisturizers, pineapple leaf-based leather, and more.
Big tech is now big everything
Big Tech has inked 40 healthcare data management deals since 2010.
We visualized where tech giants are investing in healthcare. Check it out.
If you don’t know, now ya know
Kubernetes, an open-source system that helps with application development, is getting a ton of media attention, as highlighted by our news coverage tool below.
Rise and shine
Coty’s $1.2B purchase of a majority stake in Kylie Cosmetics reflects big beauty's frantic scramble to reach Gen Z.
Clients can read about what's next for the beauty industry in our analysis here.
Bloomberg. Peter Elstrom (@pelstrom) and Pavel Alpeyev (@pashakun) dig into SoftBank’s valuation methods and cite CB Insights data.
TechCrunch. David Friend (@Wasabi_Dave) writes about the disillusionment with unprofitable unicorns and references CB Insights research.
Business Insider. Alex Nicoll (@alexonicoll) covers 12 notable proptech startups and cites CB Insights' Q3'19 fintech report.
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This is no Paddington Bear. A man fought off a grizzly with just a pocketknife.
Not a quiz. An interview with Buzzfeed’s cofounder on media business models, Breitbart, and memes.
New York Magazine
Oops! The tale of $250M in crypto gone missing.
Harry $tyle$. A 25-year-old founded a Discord community to help people scalp concert tickets — manually.
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