But in the 6th and final round, Musk met his match.
Winning 56.4% to 43.6%, the Raspberry Pi, a small single-board computer, emerged victorious as the most innovative product since 2007.
I’m not sure the CB Insights crew saw this coming, especially after you all knocked out Tide Pods, the Squatty Potty, and the aforementioned Doritos Tacos Locos in earlier rounds. I will admit our confidence in our readers’ judgment and intelligence was shaken.
But with this outcome, it is restored.
You are the most intelligent and beautiful newsletter subscriber base we knew you to be.
Well done. Take the rest of the day off as you’ve changed product history forever with your votes.
And congrats to the Raspberry Pi for being deemed the most innovative consumer product since the iPhone. Well deserved.
From robotic companions to customized babies to 3D printed homes, we covered a lot of ground with some of it being pretty sci-fi’ish stuff.
One N+1 trend we highlighted was that of botroot movements which had the potential to bend public discourse.
It looks like this is already happening in a big way, and not just on the TV show Homeland (see Blurb for The FT article).
The Goldman Sachs Strategy Teardown
Excited to announce that we’ll be unveiling The Goldman Sachs strategy teardown at The Future of Fintech. It’ll be a research piece that will only be available to attendees and will be full of knowledge bombs.
It’s not a pie chart.
It’s a stacked pie chart.
Paul Asel (@paulasel), managing partner at Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), writes about the shift from the traditional “Transportation-as-an-Asset” model to the “Transportation-as-a-Service” (TaaS) model.As part of the TaaS model, ride-hailing companies have garnered the most attention, with funding totaling over $23B between 2015-2016.
Wine from a…lab?
We mapped out over 60 private synthetic biology startups according to their main area of focus. Startups are working to build next-gen pharmaceuticals, fuels, and food products, among many other applications of this transformative technology.
The Industry Standard
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.
Quartz. Alison Griswold (@alisongriswold) writes about the shut down of Maple, a food delivery startup, and cites CB Insights investment data.
Bloomberg. A look at China’s plan to boost the development of online outlets with a reference to CB Insights valuation data.