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London continues to dominate Europe’s tech scene despite Brexit

Not only has the decision to leave the European Union not dented London’s startup scene, it seems to have actually widened its lead as Europe’s leading fundraising destination. According to a report from CB Insights, U.K. startups attracted $3.02 billion in venture capital in the third quarter. That’s a bit below the peak reached in […]

CBS Sports chairman says Tony Romo has ‘exceeded our expectations’

Tony Romo’s opening two months as an NFL game analyst have gone impossibly smoothly. The former quarterback has bonded with Jim Nantz, garnered wide praise for his insight and become a viral sensation for his genuine reactions and his ability to predict plays before they happen. Show More Summary

School Start Times, Brand Names, and Too Much Ground Beef: TMSIDK Episode 31

We filled this episode with insights about the true value of ground beef, sleeping in, company names, and more. Alex Wagner (CBS This Morning Saturday, The Atlantic) is our special guest co-host, with AJ Jacobs (author of It's All Relative)...Show More Summary

This pie chart shows how Goldman Sachs is trying to become the Google of Wall Street (GS)

It has been well documented that Goldman Sachs is on a mission to become the Google of Wall Street. And a pie chart in a new report by CB Insights shows the degree to which the bank is trying to become more like a tech company. The report,...Show More Summary

Google Celebrates 19 Years, Makes Another Acquisition

Analyst firm CB Insights estimates Google has made nearly 200 acquisitions since 2001. When the company reorganized and renamed as Alphabet in late 2015, the new structure refocused on non-advertising businesses, such as Calico (healthcare), Google X (self-driving cars and robots), and Nest (smart home).

The Summer of Initial Coin Offerings

Note: my blog has moved to www.seeingbothsides.com. Also, check out www.jeffbussgang.com to see my new book, Entering StartUpLand, which ships on October 10th. Goldman Sachs and CB Insights recently reported that startups have raised over $1 billion in Initial Coin...

Investors pump a record $10 billion into on demand…. with more than 80% going to four companies

3 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Well, this is going to end in tears. CB Insights released a report this week showing that the “on demand” economy isn’t quite as beleaguered as…. Well, every single sign would suggest. On demand was overhyped for sure. But the way it...Show More Summary

The ten biggest companies in tech have put the brakes on acquisitions (GOOGL, AMZN, AAPL, CSCO, FB)

The ten largest tech companies in the US have only made 35 acquisitions in the first half of this year, according to CB Insights. If things continue at this rate, big tech will have made 61 acquisitions total in 2017— a full 25 % less...Show More Summary

CB Insights: 48% of the startup world thinks meaningful change will only happen if women continue coming forward

4 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

This morning, Bloomberg reported that Fred Destin, formerly of Accel and Atlas Capital, is having difficulty raising his new $100 million fund because of questions that have surfaced surrounding his treatment of women. The story cited...Show More Summary

Global VC dollars invested rose 53% in Q2

4 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Global venture-backed companies raised 53 percent more money in the second quarter of 2017 than in the first quarter, according to the MoneyTree report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and CB Insights. The worldwide startups raised $42.9 billion in the second quarter, compared to $28 billion in the first quarter, the report said. In the U.S., investors put […]

Goldman Sees Bitcoin Soaring As High As $3,915 During Next Breakout

Last week former Fortress principal Michael Novogratz made headlines in the cryptocurrency world when he told attendees at the CB Insights Future of Fintech conference that he has cut holdings (in Bitcoin and Ethereum) after the cryptocurrencies'...Show More Summary

13 times bosses mocked new technology and got it wrong

Sometimes the next big thing isn't easy to spot. This is especially true when you have a massive legacy enterprise to protect. Research firm CB Insights compiled some of the most outrageous times bosses laughed in the face of disruption. Show More Summary

100+ Startups Powering The Future Of Farming And Agribusiness

Source: CB Insights h/t @ValaAfshar The post 100+ Startups Powering The Future Of Farming And Agribusiness appeared first on The Big Picture.

Startups acquisitions speed up

6 months agoTechnology : sCommerce

The research firm CB insights had reported that in the first quarter of this year, around 34 artificial intelligence startups were acquired, an increase by more than twice comparing to the previous year. Accordingly, Google’s Alphabet Inc. had acquired 11 startups since 2012, and it was on the top of the list, followed by Apple […]

Tech giants acquired 34 AI startups in Q1 2017

6 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

(Reuters) – A total of 34 artificial intelligence startups were acquired in the first quarter of this year, more than twice the amount of activity in the year-ago quarter, according to the research firm CB Insights. Tech giants seeking to reinforce their leads in artificial intelligence or make up for lost ground have been the […]

The Rise of Smart Farms

Tech startups are increasingly targeting agriculture. This is leading to a range of new companies and technologies focused on improving farm efficiencies and creating smarter farms. CB Insights The Ag Tech Market Map: 100+ Startups Powering The Future Of Farming...

China's richest tech companies could make serious cash off unicorns

It's a good time to be a Chinese internet giant. China's biggest internet companies stand to reap major rewards from investments in other Chinese tech companies, according to data released by CB Insights.  SEE ALSO: Didi Chuxing's new...Show More Summary

Top E-Commerce Startups Around the Globe

Source: CB Insights The post Top E-Commerce Startups Around the Globe appeared first on The Big Picture.

Lyft raises $500 million amid turmoil at Uber

Still, Uber is valued at about $68 billion, according to CB Insights — about 9 times more than Lyft.

Tony Romo should be in every single CBS TV show

Tony Romo is joining CBS as a sports broadcaster. Why stop there? Hold on to your butts, sports fans, because the next time you turn on CBS and expect to hear brilliant insight from Phil Simms, such as, “I know Brock Osweiler is not Tom Brady,” you won’t. Show More Summary

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