no more startup drama pls October 1, 2019 Newsletter Archive October 1, 2019 Share no more startup drama pls on Facebook Share no more startup drama pls on Twitter Share no more startup drama pls on LinkedIn Share no more startup drama pls via Email Newsletter Archive Google takes over your home. Google takes over your home.Cars are changing. Future of Health incoming. Get hype Hi there, It’s finally here — our Future of Health conference kicks off tomorrow. Attendees will hear from 60+ speakers across 2 stages, see presentations from a boatload of startups, and participate in 3,000+ 1:1 meetings. Want a sneak peek of what you’ll hear about at the event? Check out what’s trending in digital health here. AND NOW, THE RESEARCH I’m sorry Dave Google wants to connect your lights, your fridge, your irrigation system, and more to help you get to work on time, exercise more — and maybe even yell less. We analyze a recently granted patent to get a glimpse into the tech giant’s smart home plans. Check it out here. Boring is beautiful With all the startup drama of the last few weeks, we thought a bit of a focus on “boring” startups might be good. What’s a boring startup you ask? We’ve defined it below. 100+ boring startups have shared a bit about themselves on Twitter and Instagram. Check them out. No community-adjusted metrics to be found. I’m sold In-vehicle points-of-sale are slated to grow as ride-hailing platforms look for ways to increase customer loyalty and boost revenues by selling everything from video game consoles to snacks. Read more about how tech is changing the in-vehicle experience here. IN OTHER NEWS Wag wag wag Cloud-based data analytics platform Datadog went public last week at a valuation of $7.8B — more than 10x its private valuation of $688M. We map out the startup’s top stakeholders and how much their shares are worth here. Don’t miss this deal The Collective (Dec. 10-11, NYC) is shaping up to be the largest gathering of senior strategy, innovation, M&A, and corporate VC execs this year. We’ve got some amazing speakers on board, like Goldman’s chief strategy officer Stephanie Cohen and Salesforce’s EVP of corporate development John Somorjai. Looking to hear from experts about how they build, buy, and partner? Join The Collective. Prices go up at midnight tonight. Get your ticket now. CLIENT-EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH Bring on the montage Fitness tech startups want to change the way we exercise. We dig into 4 trends, from digitized workout classes to performance tracking, transforming the fitness space. Expert Intelligence clients can check it out here. EXPERT INTELLIGENCE The Industry Standard Forbes. Jon Markman (@jdmarkman) writes about Facebook’s AR moves and references CB Insights’ Race for AI report. Yahoo Finance. Christine Kim (@christine_dkim) discusses how quantum supremacy could affect cryptocurrencies and cites CB Insights’ quantum computing explainer. CIO Dive. Roberto Torres (@TorresLuzardo) reports on AI acquisition trends, quoting CB Insights lead analyst Deepashri Varadharajan (@deepalearning) and highlighting CB Insights’ Race for AI report. I love you. Anand @asanwal P.S. Love CB Insights research? We’re hiring a senior fintech analyst. The Blurb Eat it up. Airplane food is getting a low-waste makeover. Fast Company Brain sieve. Human brains may be hardwired to filter out certain stimuli. Quanta Watch this space. Scientists say that they found the best strategy for getting a good parking space. Nature A bad influence. Are “content factories” undermining Instagram’s value proposition? Wall Street Journal Why did the chicken cross the road? A study found “habitat corridors” significantly boost biodiversity. Science Want all of our client-only data and research? START YOUR FREE TRIAL All the data in this newsletter comes from CB Insights. Join NEA, Cisco, & hundreds of other clients and get access to the industry’s best private company data. Copyright © CB Information Services, All rights reserved. 498 7th ave, 17th floor, New York, NY 10018 If you aren’t already a client, sign up for a free trial to learn more about our platform.