ouch: where Harvard loses to Yale February 2, 2017 Newsletter Archive February 2, 2017 Share ouch: where Harvard loses to Yale on Facebook Share ouch: where Harvard loses to Yale on Twitter Share ouch: where Harvard loses to Yale on LinkedIn Share ouch: where Harvard loses to Yale via Email Newsletter Archive The future of entertainment. Saudi Arabian investors. Funding to sales tech. Can’t stop watching Harvard football Hi there, So looks like Harvard’s endowment should follow what Yale is doing given the returns they’ve generated vs those of Harvard’s. My favorite part of the article was the below that talked of Harvard’s dominance in football. The kingdom of tech We mapped out a network of 25 Saudi Arabian investors as well as their private market investments between 2012 and 2016. Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV), the venture arm of Saudi Aramco, is the most active Saudi investor. Asking for a friend Looking for a job in VC/corp dev? Check out our friends that are hiring: White Star Capital – Associate (Montreal, Canada) Cisco – Director, Corporate Development (San Jose, CA) TDF Ventures – Associate (Washington D.C.) Note: we get lots of requests from firms to post their jobs in the newsletter. As an fyi, these are only for clients of CB Insights. Today’s lesson in… …when not to use a bar chart. Lesson: Never use a bar chart when plotting a single value. Lesson over. The future of entertainment We looked at equity deals to AR/VR startups by media companies since 2014. In 2016, investment ballooned 137% to reach 38 equity deals. Nuclear option, eh? Yup, you heard right. Leading tech companies are planning to draft a letter to President Trump in response to the immigration changes. Yup. This isn’t an actual letter but a really good plan to draft one. Isht just got very real. Follow the sales We analyzed funding trends from 2012 through 2016 in the sales tech space. Last year, the category attracted a total of just over $5B in investment across 425 deals, compared to $1.6B across 400 deals in 2015. The Industry Standard CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits. Bloomberg. Dana Hull (@danahull) on VC interest in the auto tech space with a reference to CB Insights investment data. VentureBeat. A look at IPO activity in 2016 with a reference to data found in the CB Insights 2016 Global Tech Exits report. The Atlantic. Adrienne LaFrance (@adriennelaf) writes about automated programs — bots — and cites CB Insights funding data. CBS News. Ed Leefeldt discusses digital disruption in the insurance space and refers to CB Insights investment data. I love you. Anand @asanwal P.S. Almost 4 million people like us on Facebook. You should like us too if you want to be part of a page that has the most followers of any page in the history of Facebook pages. If you aren’t already a client, sign up for a free trial to learn more about our platform.