LA tech report. Most active Indian investors. Trucking startups to watch.
Satire day 3
We just released our 42-page LA tech report covering emerging trends and investments to Los Angeles-based tech startups.
Check out some highlights below.
Market top talk
For as long as we’ve been building CB Insights, folks have been saying we’re in a tech bubble. Today, we share a primer on how to convincingly call a market top courtesy of Barry Ritholtz (@ritholtz) so you can really get those thought leadership points.
The full article is in The Blurb and a couple of choice passages are provided below.
On a quarterly basis, deal activity to LA tech startups has increased rapidly since Q3’16, topping out at 115 deals in Q2’17. Quarterly dollar funding has remained relatively stagnant over the same period.
The smartphone’s collateral damage
So many products have been decimated by the smartphone.
Ritholtz offers 10 tips on how to call a market top and sound smart doing it. A couple of his tips below.
And no matter what, be unwavering in your confidence.
We looked at 12 notable, early-stage startups developing software platforms specifically aimed at disrupting the trucking industry. Of the companies on our list, 6 are Series A startups and 6 are seed or angel-stage companies that have raised money within the last year. India-based Blowhorn is featured below.
The words most frequently uttered by death row inmates in Texas prior to their execution.
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.