Canadian VC trends. Disrupting supermodels. AppDynamics gets acquired.
We just released our first-ever 33-page Canadian MoneyTree Report with our friends at PwC. It provides a data-driven look at the latest trends in venture capital funding in Canada. Investment to VC-backed companies based in Canada closed the year with a strong finish, as deals and dollars rose in the final quarter of 2016.
Check out a few highlights scattered below.
Most useful venn diagram ever
A super handy guide on how to spot a Theranos investor.
h/t Will Alden (@williamalden) of Buzzfeed for one of the greatest startup related venn diagrams of all time
Microsoft already acquired one of the Artificial Intelligence 100 (AI100) companies we revealed at The Innovation Summit. That was quick.
99 companies are left so tell your M&A team to get cracking.
If they want to view all the companies, leave notes on them, or filter them by whether they are focused on healthcare, finance, core AI, or other technology/market tags, they can do that by cloning the AI100 Collection on CB Insights.
On a related note, Microsoft’s AI patent activity has also stepped up as we highlighted in Monday’s newsletter. It even outstrips Google.
Kind of a big deal
The top five Canadian deals of the year amounted to a total of $419M. The largest deal went to Thalmic Labs which raised $120M from investors including Intel Capital, Alexa Fund, and iNovia Capital.
Make America manufacture again
An interesting graphic on where cars are still made and where they used to be made in the USA.
The Industry Standard
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.