winning: terrible pie chart v6 March 30, 2017 Newsletter Archive March 30, 2017 Share winning: terrible pie chart v6 on Facebook Share winning: terrible pie chart v6 on Twitter Share winning: terrible pie chart v6 on LinkedIn Share winning: terrible pie chart v6 via Email Newsletter Archive The race for AI. Unicorn exits tracker. Active investors in ag tech. Website owners – good news for you Hi there, We’ve got a market map coming out in the next 2 days which spam filters will def hate. So check your spam the next few days. Now on with the show. First, I’m excited to announce we have a new champion. Chris Blattman (@cblatts) has spotted the worst ever pie chart. The race for AI In our updated timeline, we look at acquisitions by all the top 20 acquirers of private AI startups since 2012. Google has been the most prominent player with 11 acquisitions under its belt. The unicorn exits tracker You want data. We got data trackers. Unicorn Tracker Downround Tracker Google Acquisition Tracker Microsoft Acquisition Tracker Today, we’re adding a Unicorn Exits Tracker to the list, which takes a look at billion-dollar VC-backed exits since 2009. Bulge bracket Our most innovative consumer product since 2009 bracket is our most popular ever. TBH, I’m surprised by this. But glad to see folks are loving it. Round 1 has some close match ups including: Echo (Amazon) vs Desktop 3D Printer (Makerbot) Hue light bulb (Philips) vs Roku Streaming box (Roku) Thinx underwear (Thinx) vs Cronut (Dominique Ansel) One match up that is not close is Peloton vs Squatty Potty. Doritos Locos Tacos is also losing 🙁 I’m disappointed to see this. Vote now and help your favorite product move onto round 2. Round 1 ends April 2nd. Active in ag tech We mapped out the most active investors in the ag tech space between 2012-2016. Y Combinator tops the list with investments in 6 different ag tech companies since 2012. The new definition of AI Our AI in financial services market landscape resulted in tons of feedback. It went like this. “Saw your awesome AI in financial services market map. I think you missed us. [COMPANY NAME] is doing [some thing] to change how [some group] does [some other thing]. Can you update it?” First, update your profile/data in The Editor if you want to be in our research briefs. Second, it’s become clear that if you have a website, you are now AI. We live in wonderful times. Mass transit spend Seattle spends the most. Digital deals vs exits We look at deal and exit activity in the digital health space since 2012. Three of the last five years have seen more dollars going in rather than returned in the form of exits, but 2013 and 2015 saw more money returned from digital health than invested. The Industry Standard CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits. Forbes. Ed Zimmerman (@edgrapenutzimm) on AI and the future of work with a reference to CB Insights data on deals and funding to the AI space. Bevnet. An overview of CB Insights’ Dining on Disruption briefing led by analyst Zoe Leavitt (@zoe_leavitt). Times of Israel. Shoshanna Solomon writes about Israeli security companies and references the CB Insights Cyber Defenders Report. Deal Street Asia. A report on the $30M raised by edtech startup Byju’s with a mention of CB Insights investment data. Silicon Valley Business Journal. A look at the Bay Area’s oldest unicorns with a reference to CB Insights research on unicorns. I love you. Anand @asanwal P.S. We’ll be looking at the state of insurance tech on April 11th. Sign up for the briefing.