startup foie gras August 14, 2019 Newsletter Archive August 14, 2019 Share startup foie gras on Facebook Share startup foie gras on Twitter Share startup foie gras on LinkedIn Share startup foie gras via Email Newsletter Archive Cybersecurity trends. Cybersecurity trends.You look smart. Learn from these mistakes. Shark bait Hi there, Our post on the foie gras’ing of startups is now officially shark-approved. Source: Twitter You can read it here. AND NOW, THE RESEARCH You’re acting strange Behavioral analytics systems monitor patterns in users’ behavior to identify unusual activity that might indicate a security breach. The systems are benefiting a lot from advances in AI, and these technologies could bring in a new level of cyber threat detection and fraud fighting. Read more about this in our Cybersecurity Trends Report. 5 things to expect We’re assembling the world’s largest community of corporate strategy, innovation, M&A, and corporate venture practitioners at The Collective (Dec 10-11, NYC). Here are 5 things you can expect: Dig into the playbooks of executives from Goldman Sachs, Adobe, Qualcomm, and 25 other companies to see how they’re driving growth. Detailed case studies on CVC, innovation, and corporate M&A strategies. (Take a look at some videos from last year’s event here.) 3000+ 1:1 meetings with your executive-level peers in our meeting lounge. Keynote address and analyst deep dives from CB Insights’ all-star team. (Check out a video of last year’s presentation here.) No sales pitches, no pay-to-play speakers, no bu11sh*t. Get your ticket today. Prices go up tomorrow. Patents but make it fashion Fashion could be the next industry on Google’s “To Disrupt” list. The tech giant was recently granted a patent for a smart garment that captures biometric data from users. We take a closer look at how the patented technology would work here. IN OTHER NEWS Do as I say, not as I do The cruel reality is 70% of startups fail — sometimes even after raising hundreds of millions and hitting billion-dollar valuations. From Pets.com to Theranos to Klout, we analyze the extravagant failures of 8 startups to see what went wrong and what we can learn. Ag bots A family-owned market in the San Francisco Bay Area is now selling produce from a nearby farm run by robots. The farm, operated by startup Iron Ox, isn’t completely automated yet — humans plant the seeds and package the produce after harvest, but robots do the rest. Indoor hydroponic farms like Iron Ox reportedly use 90% less water than typical outdoor farms, which means they could be a big help in addressing the challenges of feeding ~10B people by 2050. Atlas Obscura has more on the story. Check it out in The Blurb. CLIENT-EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH Sunshine on my shoulders Sunscreen is attracting a new level of attention. Recent research has shed light on the safety of some of the most common ingredients, spurring innovation in the space. We take a look at the latest sunscreen-related patent activity and initiatives, along with key players in the market. Expert Intelligence clients can read about it here. EXPERT INTELLIGENCE The Industry Standard Bloomberg. Allison Ingersoll writes about funding to European fintech companies and references CB Insights’ latest Global Fintech Report. American Banker. Penny Crosman (@pennycrosman) reports that challenger banks raised record funding in H1’19 and cites CB Insights’ new Global Fintech Report. Tech Node. Nicole Jao (@nicole_i_jao) reports that India surpassed China in terms of fintech deals in Q2’19 and refers to CB Insights’ Global Fintech Report. I love you. Anand @asanwal P.S. We’re hiring a sales manager. Check out the job description here. If this sounds like you, drop us a line. The Blurb Farmer Bot. A family-owned market in California is selling produce from a farm run by robots. Atlas Obscura Sing a little song. Do better appliance alarms make customers happier? The Atlantic Pretend you’re on the beach. VR headsets might help women manage the pain of childbirth. BBC It’s a bird, it’s a plane… This startup is working to have zero-emission airplanes in the air by 2022. The Verge 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.