Meanwhile, in Lackawaxen...
Shorter newsletter today because the CB Insights team is at our offsite in the Pennsylvania woods.
Don't hate me because I'm beautiful
The retail apocalypse claimed nearly 7,000 stores in the US last year, but Sephora has come out looking strong. In terms of sales, it is considered the top beauty retailer in the world.
From building partnerships to integrating in-store technology, our new deep dive explores how Sephora got to the top and what other retailers can learn from it. Check it out here.
Uh huh, I'm worth it
Digital lending platform GreenSky plans to raise $750M in an upcoming IPO, which would value the company around $4.35B.
Other alternative lenders like Lending Club and OnDeck have flopped in the public markets, but there are 5 key reasons why GreenSky just might pull it off. We discuss them here.
Exoskeleton technology is becoming a reality on factory floors and has the potential to dramatically reduce the physical toll of repetitive work.
We look at some of the startups making the high-tech gear in our Future Factory deep dive.
Last week, Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman suggested she would be open to adding a cryptocurrency exchange should the market develop and regulations be sorted out.
She’s sure to share her views on capital markets, technology, and crypto at Future of Fintech, June 19-21. Purchasing a pair of tickets gets you one of our best rates for this event. If you’re attending solo, the code exchange offers $500 off.
Yesterday's client-only note covered:
- Clean meat vs. plant protein
- Which public companies are gearing up for sports betting
- SoftBank's unruly portfolio company
- Chai startups taking on Starbucks in India
- Why Discovery acquired Scripps
- How Boxed is coming for Costco with a premium membership
Log in to your account to read the whole thing. You can see all client notes here.
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