Thanks to the hundreds of you who’ve already submitted data via the CBI Editor.
We also got lots of questions.
First, the deadline for submission is Feb 16, 2018. If you wait to the last minute and encounter issues or have questions, that is not our fault. Get your PR firm or your comms team to get the data in early and going forward, have them update it weekly or monthly using The Editor.
Also, there are 2 things not to do.
#1 – Don’t ask us to do a briefing on your fund strategy, value, etc.
We don’t do briefings.
The rankings are data-driven, so if you think you should be featured or just want to get on our Intelligence Analysts’ radars, get us your data via The Editor.
#2 – Don’t try to get cute and bury your failures.
Every year, a couple of VCs (or their PR hacks) will try to make the case that they didn’t invest in some failed startup or somehow provide some revisionist history of what happened.
Do not do this.
The rankings are data-driven, and while a “batting average” of sorts is considered in the final rankings, it is one of several factors — as you’ll see detailed in the methodology here.
Amazon’s next victim: healthcare
Amazon is partnering with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan to provide “technology solutions” that will offer their US employees “simplified, high-quality, and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost.”
We previously took a look at other companies investing in healthcare startups or focusing on internal initiatives aimed at healthcare innovation as the industry becomes more consumer-centric.
Need I say more?
Here are two of the many reasons you should be at the Future of Fintech conference June 19 – 21 in NYC:
1. Blessing of unicorns. More than a third of the 25 global fintech unicorns will be speaking on stage including Robinhood, Oscar, Affirm, AvidXchange, and Kabbage.
2. (Real) industry leaders. Joining the lineup of unicorns are:
Adena Friedman, CEO & President of Nasdaq
Joe Lubin, Co-Founder of Ethereum
Harit Talwar, head of Marcus by Goldman Sachs
Prices will go up February 1, and last year we sold out 1000+ tickets three weeks early. Don’t wait and spend more. Get your tickets today.
US corporates are showing interest in AI abroad. In 2017, US-based Intel Capital and Qualcomm Ventures were two of the most active CVCs in the space, backing a total of 11 AI companies in Asia.