thank you August 28, 2019 Newsletter Archive August 28, 2019 Share thank you on Facebook Share thank you on Twitter Share thank you on LinkedIn Share thank you via Email Newsletter Archive Corporates & AVs. Corporates & AVs.All the unicorn companies. Quantum computing. You all are great Hi there, Yesterday we mentioned the tragic passing of Sam Waisbren, a friend and CBI teammate. We were overwhelmed with the responses, so first, thank you. Many of our fantastic newsletter subscribers and clients who’d worked with Sam or who were moved by what happened asked if there was a GoFundMe or similar campaign that had been set up to honor him. His brother set up this amazing campaign to support youth basketball in the north side of Milwaukee. For those interested, I’d encourage you to check it out. THE RESEARCH Driving innovation Auto tech companies are attracting record levels of deals and funding, and autonomous driving startups are leading the way. But large corporations also want a piece of the autonomous driving pie. From Tesla to Amazon to BMW, we take a look at 40+ corporations working on autonomous vehicle tech. Every single unicorn company There are currently 393 private companies around the world valued at $1B+. Collectively, they’re worth over $1.2T and have raised more than $292B. We’ve put them all in a single market map. Check it out here. Intro to quantum computing Quantum computers can process massive, complex datasets more efficiently than traditional computers. The technology could transform numerous industries, from telecommunications to cybersecurity to finance. But how does it work? We break down what quantum computing is, its potential applications, and more here. CLIENT-EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH AI across industries Artificial intelligence (AI) is spreading to even more industries and is being used in a wide range of applications. From retail to manufacturing to energy, we map out the 90+ most well-funded startups. Clients can see them all here. CORE INTELLIGENCE Consolidation in cybersecurity Cybersecurity M&A activity increased by ~50% between 2016 and 2018, driven partially by the industry’s biggest publicly-traded companies. We examine how cyber corporations are fueling consolidation. Expert Intelligence clients can read about it here. EXPERT INTELLIGENCE The Industry Standard Bloomberg. Yoolim Lee (@yoolimleenews) and Crystal Tse (@crystalttc) report that Amazon is in talks to invest in Gojek and cite CB Insights data. Forbes. Jennifer Tramontana (@tramontana) discusses how to build a brand with staying power and refers to CB Insights research. Adweek. Ann-Marie Alcántara (@istheannmarie) writes about Target’s new partnership with Disney and quotes CB Insights’ Director of CPG Research Robin Sherk (@robins_kr). I love you. Anand @asanwal The Blurb Talking plants? A team of scientists is researching whether plants have a language of their own. New York Times The cost of a banana. A man bought two bananas with two different credit cards to track how his data was used. Washington Post Start here. Two of the biggest steps in addressing the climate crisis are transforming our food system and recreating the energy grid. Fast Company On the decline. Smartphone sales dropped again in Q2’19. TechCrunch 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.