Dan Mindus of NextGen Venture Partners and Maxwell Wessel of SAP.io dig into our data to provide an answer in this guest post.
‘If it’s not Strava, it didn’t happen’
Excited to have Mark Gainey, Chairman and cofounder of Strava, join us at A-ha! this December 12 – 13, 2017.
Since 2009, Strava has become THE app that provides athletes with a way to track their progress and interact with other athletes.
1.3 billion kudos were given in 2016
In May, it hit 1 billion activities logged
Every 40 days, the company sees 1 million new users
There’s even a subculture of Strava artists who create images like the below by using their workout as a paintbrush:
Looking forward to talking to Mark about how Strava keeps its audience coming back for more, and what the company is doing to expand its market. (Note:70%+ of Strava’s user base is from outside of the US).
We asked folks on Twitter which of the big 4 tech companies they’d invest $100k in and hold for 10 years.
The bearishness over the long term on Apple and Facebook was surprising.
All around the world
We identified countries with 10+ private travel tech startups that have raised funding since 2016, then mapped the top 3 most well-funded startups from that list in each selected country. With $4.4B in total funding, home-sharing unicorn Airbnb is the most well-funded travel tech startup in the world.
Researchers in Switzerland have created gelatin-based robots that can be eaten by humans or animals and carry out tasks within their bodies. The use cases range from using robots as food, to studying endangered species’ migration patterns, to serving as a medical device that can help heal injuries.
The Industry Standard
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.