While we dunk on bad visualizations occasionally, today we share one of the best we've seen in a while. Check it out below.
It's probably the first visualization we've seen that might make you emotional.
But first, I'm overjoyed to announce that we were recently named the 3rd cultiest startup in NYC.
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We are the champions
After receiving applications from nearly 5K startups spanning 13 countries and 15 industries, we picked out 100 of the most promising AI startups in the world.
This year’s AI 100 cohort includes startups working on synthetic voice, quantum machine learning, protein modeling, and more. Take a look at the winners here.
Human intelligence about artificial intelligence
Join CB Insights on Thursday, March 19th at 1pm EST for our webinar on our just released AI 100.
CB Insights’ lead AI analyst Deepa Varadharajan will highlight some of the companies from the AI 100 and cover the latest trends. You’ll hear about startups working on everything from quantum machine learning to deepfakes, and more.
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Cutting out the middleman
Between Casper’s IPO and Brandless’ shutdown, the D2C industry has taken a hit recently.
But there are still lessons to be learned in how these startups achieved such disruptive growth. From Glossier to Soylent, we dive into the strategies of 14 of the largest D2C cos.
This visualization of how relationships change over time by Olivia De Recat of The New Yorker is really, really good.
Not just for Instagram anymore
Startups are transforming smartphones into medical devices.
Bloomberg. Susan Decker (@sudecker1) reports on the concentration of AI startups in the US, referencing the CB Insights AI 100 report and quoting lead AI analyst Deepashri Varadharajan (@deepalearning).
Fortune. Polina Marinova (@polina_marinova) covers the recent fintech deal frenzy and cites PwC and CB Insights’ Q4’19 VC funding report in the Term Sheet newsletter.
Glossy. Emma Sandler (@EmmaSandler) looks at fast beauty brand Winky Lux and quotes lead CPG analyst Laura Kennedy.
P.S. Apply to be considered for the Fintech 250 before applications close March 20. Submit your co here.
Two’s a company. More and more leadership teams are embracing the co-CEO model. Does it pay off?
21st-century gold rush. Bitcoin miners are flocking to Texas, where electricity is cheap and regulation is light.
MIT Technology Review
Sit. Heel. Give side-eye. The upcoming Call of the Wild film is the first of the story's adaptations to feature a digitally rendered dog, but viewers aren’t convinced.
New York Times
Tween-mobile. This car costs $22/month. It can charge in a wall socket. Oh, and a 14-year-old can drive it.
Fish-eye lens. Alphabet’s secretive X lab shared details of its latest initiative: facial recognition for fish farms.