AI is the new bacon? March 22, 2017 Newsletter Archive March 22, 2017 Share AI is the new bacon? on Facebook Share AI is the new bacon? on Twitter Share AI is the new bacon? on LinkedIn Share AI is the new bacon? via Email Newsletter Archive Most active VCs in the UAE. Smart money in pet tech. AI survey. I messed up Hi there, Let’s start with a survey, shall we? Complete the following sentence. AI is the new ____________. Blooming desert We looked at equity funding to tech startups in the United Arab Emirates and mapped the most active VCs and corporate VCs based in the UAE that invested in tech startups since 2012. Wamda Capital took the top spot with 18 investments. Where are the troops? Cool visualization of where US military are deployed across 177 countries. How to freak out your team Yesterday, at 10AM, I sent an invite to the entire team titled “Company Meeting” for a meeting at 4PM. It created some stress. It was to celebrate a great company milestone, but lesson learned. The Shaolin and the Wu-Tang could be dangerous Great graphic on the largest vocabulary in hip-hop. Wu-Tang Clan members are all near the top. Drake — not so much. Investment op(paw)tunities We mapped out smart money VC investment into the pet tech space. Foundry Group is tied with Benchmark for the most investments overall. Learnt up CB Insights retail and CPG analyst Zoe Leavitt (@zoe_leavitt) shares her experience on Good Morning America and how presentation coaching classes, using CB Insights’ education stipend, helped her. The Industry Standard CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits. The New York Times. Robert Cyran (@rob_cyran) says unicorn investors are desperate for growth and are willing to provide startups with funding, referencing CB Insights research on unicorns. The Huffington Post. Adi Gaskell (@adigaskell) writes about AI-driven imaging analysis and refers to CB Insights research on the top 100 AI startups. Khaleej Times. Alvin R. Cabral reports on Saudi Arabia’s tech scene and cites CB Insights research on Saudi investors. I love you. Anand @asanwal P.S. Bitcoin/blockchain curious? We’ll answer all your questions tomorrow.