Here are this week's top 10 research briefs:
Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple in a rush to grab artificial intelligence startups
Over 60% of the AI companies acquired in the last 3 years had VC backing. There have been 4 major acquisitions already in 2016.
Funding to IoT startups rallies in Q1'16 to second-highest quarter yet
While deal count slipped to the lowest total in a year, funding dollars to Internet of Things startups jumped 31% compared to Q4'15.
HR tech roars back as deal activity ties all-time high
HR tech funding recovered in Q1'16 after tapering off in the second half of 2015. 500 Startups and NEA are the most active VC investors to date.
64 healthcare IoT startups in patient monitoring, clinical efficiency, biometrics, and more
These Internet of Things startups are operating on different pain-points in healthcare and allowing for real-time patient monitoring and prevention care outside of hospital settings.
Australia and New Zealand tech deal activity jumps 8x since 2011
The Kiwi and Aussie tech scenes saw a deal high in 2015, but activity did slip in the last two quarters.
11 early-stage Brazilian tech startups to watch
Redpoint, e.ventures, and Qualcomm Ventures are active in Brazil; they are investors in several companies on our list.
56 startups making cities smarter across traffic, waste, energy, water usage, and more
The Internet of Things is helping cities improve everything from traffic data, weather, and parking to water usage and waste management.
New York tech investments beats Massachusetts by wide margin in 2015
Although New York saw double the amount of deals, Massachusetts saw greater deal growth in 2015.
9 real estate tech companies that raised $50M+ rounds in the last year
Shanghai-based real estate tech startup Aiwujiwu raised two $100M+ mega-rounds in the last 12 months.
High-momentum companies to watch at the ASU GSV Ed Tech Summit 2016
With hundreds of companies to see at ASU-GSV, we used CB Insights data and Mosaic scores to make your life easier.
Have a great weekend.