Your PR firm better get you meetings
In about 35 years, they're saying AI will be able to write a New York Times Best Seller.
Visualizing capital markets tech
We identified over 145 companies in the capital markets tech space providing software and/or services for investment banks, hedge funds, investment managers, and so forth.
Want to meet media folks?
Since our events don't have sponsors, we don't have moderators droning on about how awesome they are and asking softball questions. It makes it a lot more interesting.
We've got 27 media outlets attending The Future of Fintech and all the moderators are folks from media. I'm glad to announce a bunch of new additions to our roster including:
- Wall Street Journal - Peter Rudegeair
- Bloomberg - Drew Armstrong
- Thomson Reuters - Anna Irrera
- Yahoo Finance - Andy Serwer
- Wall Street Journal - AnnaMaria Andriotis
Make sure you or your PR firm is there getting the word out about what you are doing. You won't find a better collection of financial services journalists in one place than The Future of Fintech.
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Head in the clouds
Netskope, a Cloud Access Security Company (CASB), raised $100M in Series B financing earlier this week. In light of the news, we looked at a few top players in the CASB space: Skyhigh, Bitglass, Netskope, and CipherCloud.
Kill 'em with line charts
If I'm ever in a meeting and need to look smart, here's what I do:
- Get up suddenly and say nothing
- Go to the whiteboard and draw an X and Y axis (quickly and with confidence)
- At the 0,0 coordinate, write a term and then somewhere else, write another unrelated term
- Then connect the 2 terms with a line or a curve
- And then proclaim "This is where our industry is going"
- Sit back down and say nothing
This exact method was used in this graphic spotted on Techcrunch by reader Jimmy Woodward.
The race for AI
We look at acquisitions by all the top 20 acquirers of private AI startups since 2012. Google has been the most prominent player with 11 acquisitions under its belt.
Sometimes, 23 does not = 23
The Industry Standard
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.
New York Times. Katie Benner (@ktbenner) writes about Pinterest's valuation with its latest funding round and cites CB Insights data on VC-backed companies that have gone public this year.
Forbes. Zach Friedman (@zackafriedman) writes about unicorns funded by Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Apple and references CB Insights research on the subject.
CNBC. Ylan Mui (@ylanmui) writes about politics-focused tech startups and cites CB Insights on companies in the space.
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