CEO jargo August 20, 2019 Newsletter Archive August 20, 2019 Share CEO jargo on Facebook Share CEO jargo on Twitter Share CEO jargo on LinkedIn Share CEO jargo via Email Newsletter Archive Banks investing in fintech. Banks investing in fintech.Startups in the UAE. Pharma innovation labs. Cafe con like Hi there, Facebook plans to open 5 pop-up coffee shops in the UK early next month. Customers will reportedly get free drinks if they participate in a privacy checkup in the cafe. The checkup apparently will focus more on familiarizing users with their Facebook privacy settings rather than showing how much of their data the company has. The “Facebook cafe” might seem like a strange concept, but lots of companies are jumping on the pop-up trend. Expert Intelligence clients can read more about it here. AND NOW, THE RESEARCH Mind on my money, money on my mind US banks have participated in 24 equity deals to fintech companies so far in 2019. This follows a record-setting 2018, where US banks backed 45 equity deals to fintech startups. In our first-ever interactive post, we visualize where the leading US banks are focusing their fintech investments. All about those KPIs One of the most interesting things about public company earnings transcripts is watching the evolution of language used by corporate titans. We’ve shown how execs talk about headwinds way more than tailwinds and how they began embracing the term unicorn. Using our earnings transcript search engine, we see how KPIs have become all the rage with public company execs starting in 2008. IN OTHER NEWS Meanwhile, in the UAE… The United Arab Emirates is making headway as a significant incubator of tech startups. Two unicorn companies have come out of the country in recent years, and UAE-based startups are raising more money across more deals than ever before. We take a look at the UAE’s most well-funded startups here. Agile as a mo fo Know what public company execs love more than KPIs? They love agility and being agile. CLIENT-EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH Welcome to my lab Making changes in the pharmaceutical space can be a slow process. To find new solutions for pressing issues faster, some of the biggest names in pharma are creating innovation labs. From Bayer to Novartis to Pfizer, we take a look at 20 corporate innovation labs in pharma. Clients can see them all here. CORE INTELLIGENCE Awww yeah Even more than KPIs and agility, public company execs love talking innovation with analysts. Interestingly, the execs who most often say innovation or innovate come from healthcare and consumer goods. BTW, here are 19 strategies to make your corporation look innovative. Do 5 of these to feel more innovative immediately. The Industry Standard Bloomberg. Zheping Huang (@pingroma) reports that ByteDance has invested in Baike.com and cites CBI data. Forbes. Jack Tai (@jacktiantai) discusses how to fund a new startup and references CB Insights research. Business Insider. Mekebeb Tesfaye (@mekebebtesfaye) writes about Monzo’s new loan product and refers to CB Insights’ latest Global Fintech Report. I love you. Anand @asanwal P.S. This Thursday, August 22, we’ll be discussing global healthcare trends from Q2’19. Sign up for the briefing here. The Blurb I love it when you call me Big Pop-up. Facebook is opening pop-up coffeeshops in the UK. Fast Company Sign of the times. The Business Roundtable is changing its statement of “the purpose of a corporation.” Wall Street Journal Figures. Funko Pops, the vinyl figurines you’ve likely seen on a coworker’s desk, are a $686M business. But why are they so popular? Vox Artificial impressionability. Google’s hate speech-identifying AI might have a racial bias, underscoring machine learning’s vulnerability to human prejudices. Fortune Want all of our client-only data and research? START YOUR FREE TRIAL All the data in this newsletter comes from CB Insights. Join NEA, Cisco, & hundreds of other clients and get access to the industry’s best private company data. Copyright © CB Information Services, All rights reserved. 498 7th ave, 17th floor, New York, NY 10018 If you aren’t already a client, sign up for a free trial to learn more about our platform.