top 100 VCs January 21, 2019 Newsletter Archive January 21, 2019 Share top 100 VCs on Facebook Share top 100 VCs on Twitter Share top 100 VCs on LinkedIn Share top 100 VCs via Email Newsletter Archive The future of meat. Women's health tech. Microsoft strategy teardown. Give us your data Hi there, For the last 2 years, we’ve partnered with The New York Times to highlight the top 100 venture capitalists. You can see the 2018 and 2017 rankings here. We’re doing it again. It’s different than other ratings in that it’s algorithm-driven. (Submit your data here to feed the algo.) Translation: it’s objective. This year, we’ll be doing the overall ranking and also one for Asia’s top VCs. We’ll also hopefully be digging into a top early-stage VC ranking as well. To give your firm and yourself individually the best shot, ensure your investment and board data is up to date here. Meat schmeat The 6 largest meat companies have a combined $60B in market capitalization. But the meat industry is facing a growing web of business, ethical, and environmental challenges. Meanwhile, startups are using technology to engineer meat in labs or manufacture it from plant-based products — and they’re picking up steam. We take a look at how these startups are transforming the $90B global meat market, and how food giants from Tyson to Cargill are responding. Yes, but HOW? Our Fidelity Labs case study explores how a major financial services corporation transitions a pilot from the lab to the broader organization. Download it here. Stay woke File this under: #datascience #machinelearning #bigdata #correlation Room for growth The women’s fertility space is seeing a new wave of innovation, from period-tracking apps to at-home hormone tests. We explore how new tech-enabled solutions are bringing convenience and accessibility to the space, and what women’s fertility could look like in the future. Expert Intelligence clients can read about it here. Know what’s cool? A trillion dollars Microsoft may not get as much media hype as its tech giant peers, but there’s a lot to be said about the company. With a current market cap hovering around $780B, Microsoft is quietly adapting its core business areas, and could be the next company to hit $1T. Our Microsoft Teardown dives deep into the strategies the company is pursuing across cloud, enterprise IT, AI, gaming, and more. Check it out here. Wait til I get my money right In 2018, there were a record 1,707 equity investments to VC-backed fintech companies. Smart money VCs participated in 116 of these deals, totaling $5.9B. We take a closer look at VC investment trends in 2017-2018. Expert Intelligence clients can read about them here. The Industry Standard CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits. Asia Times. Nile Bowie (@nilebowie) writes about Asia’s growing interest in the marijuana industry and quotes CB Insights senior healthcare analyst Ja Lee (@ja_lee2). Outline. Hannah Kuchler (@hannahkuchler) discusses how some of the biggest tech IPOs could affect the Silicon Valley startup scene and cites PwC and CB Insights’ MoneyTree Report. AVC. Fred Wilson (@fredwilson) talks about venture capital moving to fewer, larger deals and references PwC and CB Insights’ MoneyTree Report. I love you. Anand @asanwal P.S. On January 29, we’ll be discussing fintech trends to watch in 2019. Sign up for the briefing here.