Using the new Stories capability on CB Insights, we also created this Story about the podcast space, which you can find here.
26 companies valued at $1B+ went public or were acquired in 2018. The companies represent a wide range of industries, including e-commerce, payments, and software.
From Meituan Dianping to Spotify to GitHub, we take a closer look at last year’s 26 unicorn exits.
The company you keep
Turns out there’s some science behind the “good vibes only” mentality.
A 2017 study from Northwestern University found that sitting within 25 feet of a high performer at work improved an employee’s performance by 15%. Sitting within 25 feet of a low performer hurt their performance by 30%.
Outside digs into the research. You can find the article in The Blurb below.
You can take that to the bank
Despite skepticism from banks, the question of whether blockchain and decentralized ledger technology will replace or revamp elements of the banking system remains.
Artificial intelligence is spreading across every industry. From facial recognition to next-gen prosthetics to auto claims processing, our analysts identified the top 25 AI trends to watch this year. Check them out here.
I know that face
Banks, merchants, and payments cos are fighting “card-not-present” fraud with biometric authentication, or verifying payer identity with fingerprints, voices, and faces.