is CB Insights dying? December 19, 2018 Newsletter Archive December 19, 2018 Share is CB Insights dying? on Facebook Share is CB Insights dying? on Twitter Share is CB Insights dying? on LinkedIn Share is CB Insights dying? via Email Newsletter Archive Product fails. Industries disrupted by blockchain. Fintech for seniors. Can you floss? Hi there, We get a lot of inquiries about sponsoring The Future of Fintech, so here is a simple sponsorship overview for those who are interested. Page 2 has this warning, but I’ll leave it below so you know. Balancing the books Uber’s expansion started slow, but accelerated dramatically beginning in 2013. By mid-2014, it was in 150+ cities. Today, it’s in more than 600. But expanding into any new market comes with a variety of new, variable costs, and Uber has struggled to get them under control. We dive deep into the company’s expansion costs and much, much more in our new report How Uber Makes Money. Shake it up Blockchain technology is changing the game across a wide variety of industries — not just banking. From air travel to agriculture to gambling, we take a look at 50 big industries that blockchain could transform. See you on the dance floor Fortnite is now facing two lawsuits over dance moves — one from Fresh Prince’s Carlton, and now the flossing Backpack Kid. As one commenter on CBI’s Instagram said, these dance lawsuits don’t have a leg to stand on. Melancholy blue Product innovation is one major way that large corporations stay competitive in a rapidly changing marketplace. But not all ideas are good ideas. From Pepsi Blue to Twitter’s Early Bird to Smell-O-Vision, we take a look at 142 of the biggest product flops of all time. The worst news This tweet pretty much ruined our day. Tell your friends to sign up for our newsletter before we fail. Millennials are out Retirees in the US have caught the attention of fintech companies. They’re increasingly digitally savvy, and they’re living longer in retirement. From home sharing to reverse mortgages to estate planning, we take a look at 20+ fintech startups that are addressing the financial needs of this growing demographic. Expert Intelligence clients can see them all here. Truly transformative Putting the “disruptive” in disruptive innovation. On the case Wondering how to successfully scale new products? Our new case study explores Fidelity Investments’ decades-long approach to creating accountability and financial incentives. Download it here. The Industry Standard CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits. Inc. Guadalupe Gonzalez (@mariainnyc) discusses the potential for a tech IPO boom in 2019 and cites CB Insights research. Nikkei Asian Review. Takashi Kawakami writes about Tencent subsidiaries’ IPO plans and refers to CB Insights research. Xconomy. Sarah de Crescenzo (@sarahdc) reports that enterprise software startup Seismic has raised $100M in Series E funding and references CB Insights data. I love you. Anand @asanwal P.S. We’re hiring a UI designer. Check out the full job description here. If this sounds like you, we’d love to chat.