turtlenecks-as-a-service October 30, 2019 Newsletter Archive October 30, 2019 Share turtlenecks-as-a-service on Facebook Share turtlenecks-as-a-service on Twitter Share turtlenecks-as-a-service on LinkedIn Share turtlenecks-as-a-service via Email Newsletter Archive Advice from Bezos. Advice from Bezos.$1B+ beauty exits. Spooky startups. Commit fraud, win Halloween Hi there, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes may have lost quite a bit when she was exposed as a fraud, but when it comes to Halloween costumes, she’s kind of killing it. Fashion retailers including Uniqlo and Everlane are apparently fresh out of black turtlenecks because so many people are planning to dress up as Holmes for Halloween. Source: Giphy So if you’re in need of some last-minute costume inspo for tomorrow, might I suggest going as Adam Neumann? AND NOW, THE RESEARCH Be afraid, be very afraid Halloween is year-round for some companies. From eerily accurate anatomy models to immortal avatars of the dead, these 10 startups are taking the spooky route. Source: SynDaver Everyone’s got an agenda Our upcoming conference The Collective (Dec. 10-11, NYC) will focus on innovation, strategy, CVC, and M&A — basically anything that drives growth. The agenda features senior strategy, M&A, and innovation execs from companies like Salesforce, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Yamaha, Jefferson Health, and many more. If driving growth keeps you up at night, you should check it out. Use the code DrivingGrowth to get $500 off — this week only. Prices go up November 1. Big is beautiful Investor interest in beauty deals has skyrocketed, with startups in the space attracting a record $1.8B in investments in 2018. We map out every billion-dollar beauty exit since 2007. Check out the infographic here. IN OTHER NEWS Oh look, a letter from Jeff Each year, Jeff Bezos writes an open letter to Amazon shareholders, providing insights into how the world’s richest man thinks about customers, innovation, and business. From why efficiency needs a counterbalance to why customers are terrifying, read 22 key takeaways here. Warning… What you’re about to see may frighten you. CLIENT-EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH Dolla dolla bills y’all Indonesia boasts the largest internet economy in Southeast Asia — and fintech startups want a slice. From mobile wallets to insurance to crowdfunding, we map out 60+ fintech startups vying for Indonesia’s fintech market. Clients can see them all here. CORE INTELLIGENCE The Industry Standard Business Insider. Erin Brodwin (@erbrod) reports on the opportunities in microbiome startups and references CB Insights research. Nikkei Asian Review. Shotaro Tani discusses Grab’s emphasis on social consciousness and cites CB Insights’ data. Becker’s Hospital Review. Andrea Park covers Google and Microsoft’s moves into healthcare and highlights CB Insights’ interactive report. I love you. Anand @asanwal P.S. Like the Indonesia fintech market map? Want to make one yourself? Sign up for a free trial. P.P.S. We’re hiring a senior customer success manager. Read about the role here. The Blurb Bad blood. People hoping to dress up as Elizabeth Holmes are out of luck, thanks to a black turtleneck shortage. Quartz Spooky scary skeletons. There’s a thriving market for haunted items on eBay. The New York Times Trick or treat. The best Halloween candy? Most say it’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. FiveThirtyEight It’s watching. Hubble captured an image of a giant eerie “face” in the cosmos. Hubble What a cat-astrophe. Can cats suffer from existential crises? Nautilus 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.