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Pure Play AI Startups are Good Candidates for ‘Acquihire,’ not Outsized Returns

Matt Wichrowski on Medium: [Hypothesis:] Pure play AI and Machine Learning startups make poor VC investments because they tend to exit early, before achieving outsized returns. To test this I examined...

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Startups Disrupting the Hotel Industry

CB Insights: We used CB Insights data to highlight 52 startups threatening to peel away different niches and services currently occupied by the traditional hotel industry. Hotel Booking – Startups...

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The Next Billion-Dollar Startup: CB Insights’ Anand Sanwal at DEMO (Video)

  In a DEMO Traction presentation titled “It’s Definitely a Bubble. Maybe,” Anand Sanwal, founder and CEO of CB Insights (aspiring to be the “Bloomberg of private companies” in his words), talk about...

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The Rush to Deliver Meals to Our Homes

CB Insights: Food delivery is starting to get a little crowded. One-third of the companies in the food-delivery industry received their first round of funding in just the last year. Traditional VCs,...

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Bubblelicious: Venture Capital Deals Surge to $37B in Q3 2015, 23 New Unicorns

Venture capital-backed companies raised more than $37B in Q3 2015 across 1,799 deals globally. Q3’15 saw 23 new billion-dollar private companies compared to just 12 in the same quarter a year earlier....

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The Startup Unicorn Explosion (Infographic)

CB Insights: We looked at all still-private unicorns since 2011 and charted them based on when they first joined the unicorn club. While initially the chart shows unicorns being created at a...

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41 Tech Startups Disrupting The Car Industry

CB Insights: Connected Car One of the more popular categories for consumer-focused auto tech startups is the connected car, in which companies exploit car data and cloud software to allow drivers and...

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Financial Services Firms are Rushing to Invest in Bitcoin and Blockchain...

  CB Insights: A relatively small number of startups have captured the large majority of financial services investments in the bitcoin and blockchain space. For example, four firms – Coinbase, Chain,...

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Data Is the New…?

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Domo is the Most Undervalued Unicorn, Crowd Says

  The readers of CB Insights answered the question Who is the Most Undervalued Unicorn, choosing Domo over Airbnb in the final round.  

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Who’s Investing in the Internet of Things (IoT)?

  CB Insights: Many corporate investors and smart money VCs have placed significant bets on the Internet of Things industry, which is expected to see nearly $2B in funding through the end of 2015…...

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The IoT Startup Landscape (Infographic)

CB Insights: Wearables A category of wrist, body, and head-mounted devices that we have previously looked into. Most of the companies in this subset of IoT are makers of consumer fitness bands and...

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News Readers Startups: Funding, Acquisitions, Shutdowns

CB Insights: Promising to package and deliver news in fundamentally different ways than traditional print media, news reader apps quickly captured the imagination and dollars of venture capital...

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90 Startups Changing How We Travel

CB Insights: Travel tech startups have been seeing considerable momentum, raising $5.2B in funding through 12/21/15. Startups in the travel tech space are making it easier to fly, tour, find lodging,...

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56 Startups Disrupting the Industrial IoT

CB Insights: We mapped the startup landscape into 9 major categories: Manufacturing & Supply Chain These companies are using connected objects to enhance data collection in manufacturing and in...

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102 Startups Digitally Disrupting Banking

  CB Insights: Digital banking startups have secured more than $10.3B in funding since 2010, as they disrupt the banking value chain, providing consumers with new alternatives for services...

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Virtual/Augmented Reality: Commercial and industrial applications account for...

CB Insights: The number of VR/AR startups is increasing as venture capital dollars continue to flood in, with investment reaching an all time high in 2015 of $658M in equity funding across 126 deals,...

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63 Fintech Startups Targeting Millennials

CB Insights: Fintech startups prominent in the millennial demographic range include “robo-advisors” offering low-cost alternatives to brokerages, to lending firms innovating in credit risk, and...

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32 Artificial Intelligence Startups In Healthcare

CB Insights: We identified 32 companies that are already applying machine learning techniques and predictive analytics to reduce drug discovery times, provide virtual assistance to patients, and...

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The Tech Landscape in India

CB Insights: To visualize the depth and breadth of India’s tech scene, we used CB Insights data and analytics to create a periodic table of tech in India, focused on startups and VC. The table above...

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