proof: Sequoia Capital is really smart March 14, 2017 Newsletter Archive March 14, 2017 Share proof: Sequoia Capital is really smart on Facebook Share proof: Sequoia Capital is really smart on Twitter Share proof: Sequoia Capital is really smart on LinkedIn Share proof: Sequoia Capital is really smart via Email Newsletter Archive Corps in agribusiness. Smart money in bitcoin/blockchain. The United States of food. Great quarter. Congrats bro. Hi there, The NY snowstorm didn’t live up to the hype. Massive downround. Gotta love the Pundit Industrial Complex. Data from the WSJ shows how chummy equity research analysts get with the companies they cover during earnings conference calls. The United States of food We identified the most well-funded private food and beverage startup in each state. New York is host to the most well-funded company on our map: All Market, the company behind the coconut water brand Vita Coco. More proof Sequoia Capital is super smart Pat Grady (@gradypb), a partner at Sequoia Capital, was on the 20minuteVC podcast (see The Industry Standard) and when asked about his favorite newsletter, he said he likes: “…what the team is doing at CB Insights. Their ability to produce data-driven insights every single day in interesting ways is really fascinating to me.” If someone forwarded you this newsletter, sign up here and join 247,000+ others. Big chemical and agribusiness corps We looked at how 16 agricultural and chemical corporates have been investing and acquiring across industries. The venture arms of Monsanto and BASF have made the greatest number of deals, with 18+ deals since 2012. For more on investor activity, startups, and financing trends in the space, join us for our Agriculture and Farming Tech briefing this Thursday, March 16th. Sign up here. Bikes If you’re in the US, how does your city stack up? Slowing down a bit We evaluated smart money investments to bitcoin and blockchain companies from Q1’12 to Q4’16. 2016 saw only 5 of the top investors participate across 8 deals, the lowest number since investment to the sector first began. Dang — that’s fast Peregrine Falcons are crazy fast. On the record We highlight perspectives from top investors, execs, government leaders, and clinicians on electronic medical record (EMR) trends. Tracy A. Lieu of Kaiser Permanente talks about the demand for comprehensive data on quality of life and treatment outcomes. The Industry Standard CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits. The Times of Israel. Shoshanna Solomon writes about Israel’s role in the driverless technology space and cites CB Insights investment data. TwentyMinuteVC. Sequoia Partner Pat Grady (@gradypb) discusses why data is the new oil, the return of the VC apprenticeship model, how Sequoia stays on top and the pièce de résistance at 23:55 on this popular podcast. Zee Business. A report on global VC investment with a reference to data found in the CB Insights 2016 Corporate Venture Capital report. Deal Street Asia. An interview with Nikhil Kapur of GREE Ventures that mentions CB Insights data on seed-stage rounds in India in 2016. Hope you had a terrific Tuesday. I love you. Anand @asanwal P.S. Our Industrial IoT briefing will be held tomorrow at 1PM. Sign up here.