Stanford beats Harvard February 9, 2017 Newsletter Archive February 9, 2017 Share Stanford beats Harvard on Facebook Share Stanford beats Harvard on Twitter Share Stanford beats Harvard on LinkedIn Share Stanford beats Harvard via Email Newsletter Archive Smart money food & beverage investments. Nike patents. Cybersecurity financing. Read: how to get into our research Hi there, Giving to colleges is going up. Yay. The top 10 schools are getting a greater share. Un-yay? Alright, no more emails Every time we do a market map, I get lots of emails from founders and investors saying they think we should include X company. A. Lot. Of. Emails. So we’re rolling out a way for you to get in front of our research team and increase your chances of getting into our research, market maps, etc. If you’re interested, sign up with your email here. Food focus While top-tier VCs have traditionally focused on tech startups, rather than consumer goods, these “smart money” firms are beginning to steer funding directly toward food & beverage startups. According to our analysis, Khosla Ventures was most active smart money VC, funding eight food and beverage companies since 2013. NFL vs Silicon Valley Better to be a Google engineer or in the NFL? Just do it We dug into some of Nike’s recently granted patents, which may indicate future strategic moves by the company. The patents run the gamut from customizable shoes to AR-based exercise enhancements. Turkey down Tourism growth by country. Iceland is crushing it. All the way up We examined trends in global funding and exit activity to cybersecurity companies since 2012. Last year saw over 400 deals to cybersecurity companies, up from 378 in 2015 — a 5-year high. The Industry Standard CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits. Forbes. Or Shani writes about the five trends business-oriented AI will inspire and cites CB Insights acquisition data. Entrepreneur. Terry Strickland reports on the edible insect movement and quotes CB Insights tech analyst Zoe Leavitt (@zoe_leavitt) on the subject. Zee Business. A look at funding to bitcoin and blockchain startups with a reference to CB Insights investment data. I love you. Anand@asanwal P.S. In Q4’16, unicorn births > unicorn exits. Read about it in our Global Tech Exits Report.