sourcing-as-a-service December 18, 2019 Newsletter Archive December 18, 2019 Share sourcing-as-a-service on Facebook Share sourcing-as-a-service on Twitter Share sourcing-as-a-service on LinkedIn Share sourcing-as-a-service via Email Newsletter Archive Social trading and crypto. Social trading and crypto. 2020 tech IPOs. Techwear is trendy. Scout this Hi there, I’m excited to announce the launch of Scout. Yup — “sourcing-as-a-service” is here. We’ve built a data & analyst infrastructure over the last 10 years to identify technology companies. And now we’re essentially “AWS’ing” that on behalf of clients. We take care of the sourcing at the top-of-the-funnel. You do the rest. If you’d like to learn more, go here. AND NOW, THE RESEARCH IP-Oh no 2019 saw lackluster IPO performance from Silicon Valley’s darling unicorns. Will 2020 fare better for our top IPO prospects? We predict which startups will go public next year in our latest Tech IPO Pipeline report here. Smoke up, Johnny 1. But do they offer cold brew? 2. In America, we vape for our #health. The tech bros of fashion Athleisure is so last year. Enter techwear, which fuses high-tech, all-weather materials with futuristic style. Check out 6 techwear startups to watch here. Source: Frank and Oak IN OTHER NEWS Making money moves Tech cos are raising more money before going public, with 2019 seeing a median of $281M in pre-IPO funding. Read more insights about mega-rounds, SoftBank’s impact, and direct listings in the 2020 Tech IPO pipeline report here. In hot demand Ten unicorns, ranging from fintech to insurtech, are backed by 2 or more fin services CVC groups. See which ones they are in our latest financial services CVC report here. CLIENT-EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH Social network, meet trading Valued at $800M, eToro wants to be a one-stop shop for stock trading, online investing, and crypto trading. We break down its business model, customer acquistion strategy, competitors, and more here. CORE INTELLIGENCE The Industry Standard Reuters. Jane Lanhee Lee (@leejane71) reports on 2019’s record number of US unicorn births and quotes CB Insights chief exec Anand Sanwal. Wall Street Journal. Paul Vigna (@paulvigna) writes about the subpar public performance of fintech unicorns and cites CB Insights research. CNN Business. Rishi Iyengar (@Iyengarish) and Michelle Toh (@michelletoh235) report on Uber’s potential sale of UberEats to Zomato and cite CB Insights data. I love you. Anand @asanwal P.S. We’re looking for a backend engineer on one of the most collaborative teams at CBI. Check out the role here. The Blurb Can’t trust nobody. The story of a phone scam from prison gone wrong. Wired You either die a hero… Would decentralization actually help Big Tech instead? New York Times Wish I had someone to call on the phone. What happened to tech’s promise of bringing people together? Buzzfeed News I would die for Baby Yoda. Baby Yoda merch, the fans want. No, Disney says. Wall Street Journal “Have you been hit by the Russian troll army?” Here’s how Finland is protecting itself against fake news. CNN Want all of our client-only data and research? 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, 12th floor, New York, NY 10018 If you aren’t already a client, sign up for a free trial to learn more about our platform.