Most valuable fintech unicorn. Corporates in AR/VR. Q3'17 fintech trends.

Quite the pitch

Hi there,

This is one of the most compelling pitches I've seen in a while.

"There will be no harassment at all."


Most valuable fintech unicorn goes to...

Asia-based has the highest valuation among all global VC-backed fintech unicorns. Last quarter saw 1 new fintech unicorn minted (Coinbase), 1 fintech unicorn go public (Zhong An Insurance), and 1 fintech unicorn raise a down round (Prosper). 

Read about this and more in our Q3'17 Global Fintech Report. We'll also be diving into the topic tomorrow during our Fintech Trends briefing. Sign up here.

Oh gawd. I would not do well in jail.

BTW, this guy signing his emails as CEO is a boss move.

Everyone should start doing this.

Corporates in AR/VR

From Apple to Amazon to Google to Snap, we looked at how 12 tech giants are developing virtual and augmented reality technologies. Apple made a series of acquisitions beginning in 2014 that indicated a serious commitment to computer vision.

The Industry Standard

CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.

Bloomberg. Julie Verhage (@julieverhage) and Hannah Levitt write about financing to wealth tech startups and cite data found in the CB Insights Q3'17 Global Fintech Report.

CNBC. Arjun Kharpal (@arjunkharpal) reports on the most active investors in the blockchain space and references data found in the CB Insights Blockchain Investment Trends Report.

Silicon Republic. John Kennedy (@mrjohnfkennedy) writes about investment to fintech startups in Q3'17 and cites data found in the CB Insights Q3'17 Global Fintech Report.

I love you.


P.S. We'll be diving into Q3'17 fintech trends tomorrow. Join us for the briefing.

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