the intrapreneur myth September 3, 2019 Newsletter Archive September 3, 2019 Share the intrapreneur myth on Facebook Share the intrapreneur myth on Twitter Share the intrapreneur myth on LinkedIn Share the intrapreneur myth via Email Newsletter Archive Cities getting smarter. Cities getting smarter.Turn to Chapter 11. Startups in Asia. No risk, little reward Hi there, Interesting question: Why don’t internal teams at big companies act like startups? Join the discussion on CBI’s Instagram. Related posts: Reading this won’t make your corporation more innovative 19 bulletproof strategies for corporate innovation For senior execs at big cos trying to address this challenge aka corporate innovation, digital transformation, CVC, M&A, and corporate strategy leaders, apply for membership to The Growth Collective. THE RESEARCH Get smart Alphabet is teaming up with its subsidiary Sidewalk Labs and an Ontario-based org to launch a new holding company that will focus on investing in “technology-enabled infrastructure.” We dig into how tech is connecting cities and making them more sustainable and efficient in our smart cities explainer. Check it out here. Relatable advice for y’all All CB Insights subscribers probably knew this, but just in case. Money bags Over $285B has been invested across 11,200+ equity deals to tech startups in Asia and the Pacific region since 2012. We’ve identified the most well-funded VC-backed tech company in each country in the region. See them all here. IN OTHER NEWS Failure, sweet failure Even though they know the odds are stacked against them, few startup founders expect to find themselves in bankruptcy court. But it happens, for a wide variety of reasons. From Solyndra to Munchery to Nasty Gal, we break down what went wrong for 11 startups that filed for Chapter 11 and what we can learn from them. Everyone loves a regulator We’re excited to have FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on the Fireside Stage at Future of Health (Oct. 2-3, NYC). The FCC’s proposed $100M telehealth pilot program could propel the industry in the US, where unicorn Babylon Health ($2B valuation, also speaking at FoH) is looking to expand. Get your Future of Health seat soon — prices go up Friday. Save $500 with code regulatorfun. CLIENT-EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH New kid on the block For the first time, a wave of startups and blockchain projects are catering to the crypto investor segment and offering financial services. BlockFi has emerged as one of the major VC-backed players offering crypto lending. Clients can read about its strategy, investors, business model, competitors, and more here. CORE INTELLIGENCE The Industry Standard Forbes. Gil Press (@gilpress) discusses the data policy concerns of US companies doing business in China and references CB Insights research. Wired. Tom Simonite (@tsimonite) writes about the rise of Chinese facial-recognition unicorn Megvii and cites CB Insights data. LA Times. Anjli Raval (@anjliraval) reports on Big Oil venture funds focusing on green investments and refers to CB Insights research. I love you. Anand @asanwal P.S. We’re hiring a COO. Read all about the position here. The Blurb Simulate this. An online group called the Randonauts believe we live in a computer simulation and are trying to break out by traveling to random places. The Outline Brace yourselves. Coastal hospitals are being redesigned to withstand more intense hurricanes that are becoming more frequent because of climate change. Fast Company En route. Here’s how people’s willingness to commute has shaped major cities. City Lab Who even am I? Have algorithms eliminated personal taste? Vox Well isn’t that nice. A new study suggests that optimists are more likely to live to age 85 and beyond. NPR 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.