Accor teardown. Cancer therapeutics deals. Drinking tech.
Wine & dine
Lots of wine news today.
First, in good news, we will soon be drinking liter-size glasses of wine.
Matt Mullenweg, CEO of Automattic and creator of WordPress, sat for a fireside chat with Reuters’ Jonathan Weber at the CB Insights A-ha! Conference earlier this month. Here’s some of what he had to say:
Based on AccorHotel’s comments and private market activity, we identified 3 strategic areas on which the company is building its future: creating and improving digital channels, growing its luxury business, and building a platform that offers services to both guests and non-guests.
Notably, immunotherapy deals account for 62% of cancer therapeutics deals backed by our cohort of smart money VCs.
In the spirit of the season, we compiled a list of the top wine tech startups to watch, from connected corks to an IoT device that can offer information about strength, acidity, etc. when place into a glass of wine.
Our connected world
In this guest post, Paul Asel, Managing Partner at ngp capital, breaks down the confluence of mobile, cloud, and sensors that will connect people, things, and industries.
The Industry Standard
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.