Announcing: graph-a-palooza June 5, 2017 Newsletter Archive June 5, 2017 Share Announcing: graph-a-palooza on Facebook Share Announcing: graph-a-palooza on Twitter Share Announcing: graph-a-palooza on LinkedIn Share Announcing: graph-a-palooza via Email Newsletter Archive Most active AR/VR investors. Apple's acquisitions. Pharma financing. Graph happy Hi there, Lots of graphs (good and bad) in today’s newsletter. But first… Future of Fintech tickets will go up by $500/week until the conference later this month. If you’re a client of CB Insights and want the old client rate, email me back today and I’ll get that to you. But you gotta email me today as we’re close to selling out. For everyone else, use code bigdeal to get $2000 off today. Reminder: speaker lineup is bonkers. Here are 8 of the 49 speakers. Most active We rounded up the most active investors (including accelerators) in the AR/VR space since 2012 in one infographic and ranked them by investments. Rothenberg Ventures was the most active investor in the space. Pyramids are worse than pies Also, please use 3-D with care. Apple’s acquisitions We analyzed Apple’s private acquisitions and created a timeline of activity since 2010. Since then, most of Apple’s acquisitions have been of Series A companies, including FoundationDB, Cue, and Catch.com. On oldie but goodie (kinda) The first terrible graph we featured was this one by Thomas Friedman. Matt Novak of Paleofuture described it as “the kind of thing you might see scrawled in feces in Ted Kaczynski’s prison cell.” Heavy dose We looked at yearly and quarterly equity investment trends to private pharmaceutical companies as well as funding by deal stage. Deal flow surged 27% from 143 deals in Q4’16 to 181 in Q1’17, a 4-year high. Climate change infographic Want to understand global temperatures over time? This graphic will not help. CVC roots We put together a 9,000+ word report on the history of corporate venture capital. Digging into the history, it’s clear that the tensions and contradictions surrounding CVC have been there from the start: The tension between financial and strategic aims The contradictory evidence over whether startup investing actually works as a form of “outsourced R&D” The difficulty in competing for the best deals Industry Standard CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits. Quartz. Michael J. Coren (@mj_coren) writes about the open window for tech IPOs and references data found in CB Insights’ 2017 Tech IPO pipeline report. Inc. Zoe Henry (@zoelahenry) reports on Blue Apron’s S-1 filing and cites CB Insights investment data. Fast Company. Ruth Reader writes about Blue Apron’s filing to go public and quotes CB Insights analyst Natan Reddy (@natan_reddy) on the subject. Happy Monday. I love you. Anand@asanwal P.S. We’ll be discussing all things cybersecurity in an upcoming briefing on June 14th. Sign up.