VC deals December 17, 2019 Newsletter Archive December 17, 2019 Share VC deals on Facebook Share VC deals on Twitter Share VC deals on LinkedIn Share VC deals via Email Newsletter Archive Startups changing the world. Startups changing the world. Uber Eats’ potential retreat. Luxury League skins. Dear peanut butter, meet jelly Hi there, I’m happy to announce that VC dealflow management has now been integrated into CB Insights. Imagine a venture capital CRM pre-loaded with data and where the data on startups, investors, and acquirers updates in real-time. Make your sourcing, deal assessment, and portfolio management & reporting easy to manage. Coming soon: dealflow discovery that auto-magically shows you companies you’re likely to be interested in, and a ton more. To learn more, go here. AND NOW, THE RESEARCH You ain’t seen nothing yet From mind-altering medicines to CRISPR 2.0 to transparent AI, startups around the world are pioneering groundbreaking technologies. Check out 36 startups that could transform society in our latest Game Changers report here. Old news (if you were a client) Earlier this week, it was reported that Uber might be selling its Uber Eats business in India to Zomato. In January 2019 (almost 1 year ago), CB Insights issued a client-only research brief examining the data around food delivery businesses globally and found that the international Uber Eats outposts were under attack and would likely force Uber to rethink being in those markets. Clients can read the Uber Eats post here. India wouldn’t be the first international market Uber Eats retreats from. In September 2019, Uber exited South Korea. Interestingly, while Uber exits these markets to focus on its core, others are not shying away from expanding. Delivery Hero acquired South Korea-based Woowa Brothers for $4B just last week. The prince of thieves Incumbent brokerages saw their combined market caps drop by $19.6B after cutting trade commissions, à la Robinhood. See other Q3’19 fintech trends in our global fintech report here. IN OTHER NEWS I just took a DNA test, turns out… Startups are leveraging tech to accelerate medical research. One co hopes to reward contributors that donate genetic info by offering them company shares. Check out this emerging startup — and more high-momentum trends — in our latest Game Changing Startups report. CLIENT-EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH Good game, well played, LV The virtual goods market is no joke: even iconic luxury house Louis Vuitton designed exclusive digital clothing, or “skins,” and accessories for League of Legends characters. Expert Intelligence clients can take a look at the massive $190B market in our brief here. EXPERT INTELLIGENCE Source: Louis Vuitton The Industry Standard Wired. Will Knight (@willknight) covers China’s AI unicorns’ reliance on facial recognition and cites CB Insights data. Wall Street Journal. Yuliya Chernova (@ychernova) writes about how corporate VC firms can be successful and quotes Toyota AI Ventures’ Jim Adler speaking at The Collective. Nikkei Asian Review. Aldi Adrian Hartanto (@Aldiadrians) reports on the declining share of seed rounds in Indonesia and cites CB Insights data. I love you. Anand @asanwal P.S. Scout — more on this tomorrow. P.P.S. Get your ticket today for Future of Fintech 2020 (June 14-16, SF) before prices go up in the new year. The Blurb 30 to 50 feral hogs. Feral pigs are one of the most destructive forces in the south. Now they’re coming from the north. The New York Times Ghost from the past. Dead or bankrupt American brands like Toys ‘R’ Us and Barneys are thriving in Japan. City Lab Brands are people too. From having public feuds to lamenting existential despair, food cos are trying to be more relatable. Eater OK boomer. Contrary to Keynes’ predictions, Gen Z may face a bleak future of stagnant wages and ecological crisis. MIT Technology Review Fake news. Is China undermining press freedoms in Hong Kong and Taiwan? Committee to Protect Journalists Want all of our client-only data and research? 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.