This week's top 10 research briefs:
The United States of Startups
Our most popular infographic shows the top tech startups in every US state, as determined by funding totals. They include Avant, DraftKings, and Vice Media.
Accel Partners teardown
Drilling into Accel Partners' financing trends, exit and people data provides us a unique data-driven view into where the firm sees opportunity.
Startups attacking the retail banking value chain
From early-stage companies to heavyweights like SoFi and Avant, startups are reshaping the consumer banking experience.
22 startups providing mobile-centric insurance tech
A growing set of startups are offering mobile-first products to re-imagine the insurance distribution, management, and claims processes.
Fintech startups targeting millennials
We've added two dozen new startups to our list. Fintech startups targeting millennials range from "robo-advisors" to automated savings apps.
Startups boosting the brain
A few startups are focused on stress reduction and cognitive enhancement, but others on more serious problems like depression and nervous system diseases.
The industrial IoT: 56 startups transforming factory floors, oil fields, and supply chains
So far, the IIoT wave transforming asset-heavy industries has been led by tech giants such as GE, IBM, and Cisco.
Healthcare's top venture capital firms
We used CB Insights' Investor Mosaic to rank healthcare VCs. Orbimed Advisors, Alta Partners, and Versant Ventures topped the list.
New high in deals to artificial intelligence startups in Q4'15
Deal activity almost doubled in the last quarter. Data Collective, Bloomberg Beta and Khosla Ventures are the most active investors in AI startups.
Understanding corporate venture capital versus institutional VCs
In this guest post, Rita Waite (@ritacwaite), senior analyst in growth strategy and investments at Juniper Networks (@junipernetworks), distinguishes between corporate VCs and institutional VCs.
Have a great weekend.