RIP blockchain December 3, 2019 Newsletter Archive December 3, 2019 Share RIP blockchain on Facebook Share RIP blockchain on Twitter Share RIP blockchain on LinkedIn Share RIP blockchain via Email Newsletter Archive Kubernetes is popular. Kubernetes is popular. Happy vegans. LatAm neobanks. Bye bye blockchain Hi there, If executive mentions on earnings calls are any indication, it looks like blockchain’s best days are behind it after peaking in the 1st half of 2018. Want to see how big data, internet of things, and machine learning are trending on earnings calls? Log in to give CB Insights’ earnings transcript search engine a whirl. AND NOW, THE RESEARCH Euro-corns With an aggregate valuation of >$100B, European unicorns comprise 12% of all cos valued at $1B+ in the world. From Global Switch ($11.1B valuation) to Deliveroo ($2B), see all 50 European unicorns in our list here. Hot like fire Latin American neobanks are raking in the funding in 2019. There are now challenger banks in Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico, as well as companies founded in Spain that are focusing their efforts on Latin America. The competitors listed on Nubank’s profile show how hot the space has become in 2019. Nubank is the most well-funded of the group to date and is part of the growing unicorn list. Note: Most of the LatAm neobanks will be at The Future of Fintech (June 14-16, 2020) in San Francisco. The vegans are happy To sate consumer demand for plant-based beauty and fashion, brands are offering vegan makeup, sugarcane moisturizers, pineapple leaf-based leather, and more. Check out 11 industries adapting to the meatless revolution. IN OTHER NEWS Big tech is now big everything Big Tech has inked 40 healthcare data management deals since 2010. We visualized where tech giants are investing in healthcare. Check it out. If you don’t know, now ya know Kubernetes, an open-source system that helps with application development, is getting a ton of media attention, as highlighted by our news coverage tool below. Funding has picked up in a big way as well, as this search on CB Insights reveals. CLIENT-EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH Rise and shine Coty’s $1.2B purchase of a majority stake in Kylie Cosmetics reflects big beauty’s frantic scramble to reach Gen Z. Clients can read about what’s next for the beauty industry in our analysis here. CORE INTELLIGENCE The Industry Standard Bloomberg. Peter Elstrom (@pelstrom) and Pavel Alpeyev (@pashakun) dig into SoftBank’s valuation methods and cite CB Insights data. TechCrunch. David Friend (@Wasabi_Dave) writes about the disillusionment with unprofitable unicorns and references CB Insights research. Business Insider. Alex Nicoll (@alexonicoll) covers 12 notable proptech startups and cites CB Insights’ Q3’19 fintech report. I love you. Anand @asanwal P.S. We’re hiring a customer success manager. Check out the role here. The Blurb This is no Paddington Bear. A man fought off a grizzly with just a pocketknife. Outside Not a quiz. An interview with Buzzfeed’s cofounder on media business models, Breitbart, and memes. New York Magazine Oops! The tale of $250M in crypto gone missing. Vanity Fair Harry $tyle$. A 25-year-old founded a Discord community to help people scalp concert tickets — manually. The Atlantic Galaxy brain. “Narrative violation” is VC’s latest buzzword. New York Times 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.