zebras < unicorns November 21, 2019 Newsletter Archive November 21, 2019 Share zebras < unicorns on Facebook Share zebras < unicorns on Twitter Share zebras < unicorns on LinkedIn Share zebras < unicorns via Email Newsletter Archive The future of beauty. The future of beauty. Big tech in pharma. Disrupting the supply chain. Glass menagerie Hi there, A note to VCs. If your PR/comms team has advised you to start using an animal to describe your investment philosophy cuz they believe that: 1. It’s more distinguished than “unicorn” 2. It will be a term everyone will use and you’ll be credited for 3. Startup founders will appreciate your edgy branding …you should tell them to do better or find a new PR firm. Zebras, rhinos, narwhals, gazelles, velociraptors, etc. — we’ve seen a ton of inane/sad ideas in CB Insights’ general info inbox. None of these have ever or will ever stick. Please save your money and stop. Thank you. AND NOW, THE RESEARCH What’s en vogue K-beauty. Sustainable packaging. Inclusive makeup. These are just a few of the trends heating up in the beauty industry. Take a look at all 15 beauty trends to keep an eye out for in 2020 here. So smart The Dec. 11 morning session at The Collective (Dec. 10-11, NYC) will pack a whole lot of IQ points and experience into 90 minutes. Kay Koplovitz, the founder of USA Network, will kick things off with an interview focused on building and scaling new business models. After that, in 25 minute bites, we’ve got: Scott Galloway, NYU marketing professor, Silicon Valley commentator, author of The Four Tom Griffiths, Princeton professor and author of Algorithms to Live By Scott Belsky, chief product officer at Adobe and author of national bestsellers The Messy Middle and Making Ideas Happen And that’s just the first half of the morning. Use the code IQPoints to get $650 off your conference registration. Big changes ahead Funding to pharmaceutical supply chain startups more than quadrupled to surpass $1B in Q3’19. Here’s our breakdown of why the pharma supply chain space is seeing an uptick. IN OTHER NEWS Soft as a baby’s bottom Luxury skincare brands are tapping into the children’s skincare market, even targeting babies by touting non-toxic ingredients. We take a closer look at this trend (and more) in our beauty trends report. Crystal clear Any questions? BTW, there are tons of horrible data viz here in the thread that kicked it all off almost 3 years ago, for those into that kind of thing. CLIENT-EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH Disrupting the chain The notoriously low-tech industry of supply chain and logistics is being upended by startups. From using blockchain tech to leveraging autonomous vehicle tech, clients can check out 85+ startups that are transforming the supply chain here. EXPERT INTELLIGENCE The Industry Standard Bloomberg. Tim Culpan (@tculpan) writes about why TikTok is distancing itself from China and cites CB Insights data. TechCrunch. Jonathan Shieber (@jshieber) covers the fight for digital health data and cites our Q3’19 healthcare report. Nikkei Asian Review. Keiichi Murayama (@kmurayama) reports on Line’s merger and references CB Insights research. I love you. Anand @asanwal P.S. We’re looking for an SVP of people strategy. Interested, or know someone who would be? Check out the role here. The Blurb It’s called self care. Why don’t millennials ever want to leave their apartments anymore? Quartz Do androids dream of copyright law? The US patent office wants to know: does AI own the content it creates? The Verge The future is now, old man. Some predictions for 2029, e.g. monkey-human hybrids, lab-grown clothing, and more. New York Magazine Don’t call me lazy. Could hibernation work for humans too? The New York Times Welcome, robot overlords. An algorithm was able to more accurately predict patients’ likelihood of death, but scientists don’t know why. New Scientist 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.