With China's online insurance sales set to hit $145B by 2021, Ant Financial, Tencent, and other leading internet giants want in on the prize.
500 Startups, Global Founders Capital, and Gobi Partners rank among the top VC investors in travel tech.
Early-stage startups are employing machine vision, 3D body scanning, consumer tracking, and AI-powered assistants to help retailers and consumers.
3D printing startups are tackling everything from bioprinting living tissues to developing desktop printers for the consumer market.
Facebook's historic acquisition of Oculus kickstarted AR/VR fever. Now most major tech companies, including Microsoft, Amazon, HTC, and Google and others, are developing virtual and augmented reality.
Researchers in Switzerland have created gelatin-based robots that can be eaten by humans or animals and carry out tasks within their bodies. Edible robots are an offshoot of soft robotics which is a thriving field.
Startups helping to secure enterprise information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) are on track to see a record high in deals and dollars through 2017.