I don't get it
Some beautiful charts (by us) and not so beautiful ones (by others) in today's newsletter, but first, have you been watching the #FutureFintech livestream and tracking it on Twitter and Instagram?
You should be.
We revealed the Fintech 250 — a list of the 250 most promising private fintech companies changing the face of financial services — at the Future of Fintech today.
Got home from the Central Park Zoo reception last night and spent 15 minutes trying to understand this.
What the F is this? Someone help me.
Build me up
We looked at annual and quarterly investment trends as well as deal share and geographic distribution in the construction tech space. Q1’17 reached a quarterly deal high of 20 deals.
Citi startup discovery
Citi uses CB Insights to support its discovery of startups — check out how they're using CBI as their CRM for Innovation.
Citi’s Tech for Integrity Challenge (T4I) is one such example where they use the CBI platform. T4I is a global open innovation competition to promote integrity and fight corruption, and it recently completed six demo days around the globe, where close to 100 finalists presented solutions to help the public sector fight some of its biggest challenges.
In the Houzz
On Friday, home-decor e-commerce startup Houzz closed a $400M Series E round. In light of the news, we looked at where Houzz’s raise stands amidst other deals in the e-commerce home furnishings space, and how the company stacks up against Pinterest.
This chart taught me nothing
But I'm definitely having chicken for dinner tonight.
Dentist > bank
Harit Talwar — CEO of Marcus at Goldman Sachs — joined us for day 1 of the Future of Fintech to discuss online lending and the customer experience. Talwar went on to say that there's something seriously wrong with banks if stats show that most people prefer visiting dentists.
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.
Bloomberg. Camila Russo (@camirusso) and Simone Foxman (@simonefoxman) write about Michael Novogratz's discussion on cryptocurrencies at day 1 of the CB Insights Future of Fintech conference.
BuzzFeed. Venessa Wong (@venessawwong) writes about corporate food venture funds and quotes CB Insights analyst Zoe Leavitt (@zoe_leavitt) on the subject.
Boston Herald. Jessica Van Sack (@jvansack) writes about influencer startups and cites CB Insights investment data.
SF Chronicle. Kathleen Pender (@kathpender) writes about mortgage startup Sindeo's shut down and references CB Insights research on the subject.
I love you.
P.S. If you can't join us for day 2 of the Future of Fintech conference tomorrow, follow along on our livestream.