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It's America's Brexit day on Monday so there will be no newsletter.

So that you don't miss our data too much, you should get our 106 page venture capital report and our 85 page FinTech report done in partnership with our friends at KPMG to hold you over.

Also, here is this past week's top research.

 
Startups to Watch in India
We used CB Insights data to highlight 12 companies focused on fintech tech, digital health, food delivery, and more. Sequoia and Accel are among their backers.





Google, Twitter, Intel, Apple In A Rush To Grab Artificial Intelligence Startups
Nearly 60% of the AI companies that were acquired since 2011 had VC backing. There have been 5 major acquisitions already in 2016.





The Most Active Investors In E-Commerce And Their Investments In One Infographic
500 Startups, Accel Partners, and East Ventures top the list.





Smart Home Startups See A Rebound In Activity And Funding
After smart home funding slowed down in 2015, Q1'16 saw deal activity leap to 20+ quarterly deals for the first time since the end of 2014.




Mobile Startup Exits Still Way Down From 2015 Peak
Q1'16 saw a modest rebound in exits from the previous disastrous quarter, but remain depressed.





Early-Stage E-Commerce Startups to Watch
Many of our early-stage high-momentum companies focus on personalization, discounts, and niche products.





31 Tech Startups Attacking The Construction Industry
The construction tech industry spans emerging categories like data analytics, marketplaces, and collaboration software, among other categories.




Startups Working In The Trucking Industry
From fleet telematics to replacing the driver altogether, tech startups are targeting opportunities across the trucking ecosystem.





Artificial Intelligence Explodes: New Deal Activity Record For AI Startups
In Q1'16, there were over 140 deals to startups focused on AI. Khosla Ventures emerges as most active VC investor in the category.




Mutual Funds Dramatically Dial Back Their Tech Startup Deals
The current quarter has seen just 4 investments in private tech companies by the top five most active mutual fund investors.


 

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