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Corporates working on autonomous vehicles. Canadian tech. Smart home market map.
Hi there,

This week saw several casualties in startup-land: Jawbone, Soundcloud, and Electric Objects to name a few.  

If you've got an offer from a startup and their business model is "we raised a bunch of VC", here are 9 data-driven tests you should apply to evaluate startup job offers.

And now, here are this week's top briefs.

The Fintech 250: The Tech Startups Redefining The Financial Services Industry
The Fintech 250 raised nearly $32B across 766 deals since 2013.




As Drones Space Matures, Pace Of Exits Increases
Over the last year, acquirers in the drone space included household names such as Boeing, Intel, Snap, and Verizon.




Asia Tech: The 12 Most Active Corporate Investors
Corporate players are fueling innovation in the Asia tech ecosystem, participating in 40% of deal share in the space in Q1'17.




The Periodic Table Of Tech In Canada
The Canadian periodic table highlights 150 Canada-based startups, investors, and exits like that of Shopify and Real Matters.



44 Corporations Working On Autonomous Vehicles
Beyond trendy names like Tesla and Alphabet chasing self-driving cars, a host of auto brands and other tech heavyweights are also investing heavily in autonomous R&D.




11 Startups Pioneering VR, Drones, Space Tech, Brain-Hacking, And More To Advance Medical Care
Meet 11 startups using highly advanced technology to help healthcare reach its next frontier.




Auto Tech & Logistics Patent Watch: Drone Handoffs, Autonomous Routing, And More
We use CB Insights' patent search engine to track recent publications from Google, Uber, Ford, Tesla, and more.




Smart Home Market Map: 60 Startups In Home Automation, Smart Appliances, And More
Smart home companies on our map are working across energy & utilities, smart locks, cybersecurity, health & wellness, and more.




Blockchain Solutions Are Coming But They Will Not Be A ‘Miracle Drug’
Panelists at Future of Fintech said production-ready blockchains are coming, and talked about the shift from private to public blockchain for incumbents.




Drones Market Map: 70+ Companies Navigating Unstructured Environments
Drone startups are transforming the way data is collected, property is inspected, and goods are delivered.



 
Have a great weekend.

I love you.

Anand
@asanwal

P.S. We talked about human beings selling equity in themselves (aka Human IPOs) at The Future of Fintech in our N+1 Financial Services Trends presentation.

If you've not gotten the N+1 Trends presentation yet, you can get it here.
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