The US is 5% of the world's population and consumes 75% of the world's prescription drugs. I'll leave this right here.
Deals down under
We look at financing trends for Australia- and New Zealand-based tech startups, as well as the most active investors in the two markets. Combined, they have seen a nearly linear increase in the number of deals happening over the last 5 years.
NYC — Uber winning while Lyft and TLC are struggling
Todd Schneider analyzed open Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) data to look at the taxi industry, Uber's growth and Lyft's traction struggles in NYC.
Note: Todd Schneider — you should consider joining our team at CB Insights. Big fan. Let's talk.
Amazing pic by NASA of Space Shuttle Endeavour heading toward Earth orbit a few years ago.
Movin' on up
Q1’16 saw a quarterly record of 56 deals to real estate tech startups. We identified the 9 largest financings to real estate tech companies in the last 12 months.
We look into industrial IoT funding trends, deal share, and most active investors. The IIoT category is driving a significant amount of this investment, accounting for nearly a third of overall IoT investment in the last quarter.
That's more like it
After we said the Elite 8 matchups weren't very close yesterday, folks must have let their portfolio companies know as things tightened up in the Series A VC bracket.
Vote now for the top Series A VC.
The Elite 8 ends on April 17th
If you already voted, here is another sports poll on what you watched last night.
CB Insights is the authority on emerging tech, venture capital, and startups. Here are some of the latest media articles featuring CB Insights and our data.
CNBC. Just five startups passed the $1B valuation mark in Q1, reports Anita Balakrishnan (@MsABalakrishnan), citing the new Venture Pulse Report from CB Insights and KPMG.
Institutional Investor. Stock options could help growing startups retain employees during trying times, writes Dan Weil (@iimag). He points to the Downround Tracker, which has tracked 60 downrounds from private companies since the start of 2015.
Lux Capital. Shahin Farshchi (@Farshchi) says it’s a fantastic time to be a deep-tech investor, outlining the lessons he’s learned and citing CB Insights Frontier Tech report.
The Heights. Juan Olavarria (@Juan_Heights) analyzes the reasons behind Boston’s emergence as a startup hub, referring to CB Insights funding data.
Forgot to say it yesterday so as a reminder, I love you.
P.S. Dear procrastinators — tomorrow is the deadline for the private company presentation track at the Future of Fintech Conference.