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Here are this week's top briefs.

Artificial Intelligence Deals Tracker: ~7K Deals Across 20 Industries In One Heatmap
Using the CB Insights platform, we track where AI is heating up, from health to entertainment.

The Foie Gras’ing Of Startups: Does Raising More VC Lead To Bigger Outcomes?
The received wisdom in Silicon Valley is that raising more capital in larger and larger rounds is an essential part of the formula for success. But is this idea supported in the data?

Visualizing Tech Giants’ Billion-Dollar Acquisitions

Our graphic shows every billion-dollar acquisition made by Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Apple, from Facebook's $22B purchase of WhatsApp to Amazon's $13.7B bet on Whole Foods.

1M Users & Growing: 20+ Fintech Startups That Have Crossed The 1 Million Account Mark — And How They Got There
Since launch, these consumer-facing fintech startups, which span from micro-investing and credit scoring to digital banking and cryptocurrency exchanges, have added 200M+ combined accounts globally.

 30+ Startups Shaping The Future Of Offshore Wind Generation
From wind measurement and forecasting to turbine connectivity, these companies are developing technology to reduce operating and maintenance costs for offshore wind energy.

Where Big Tech Is Attacking Financial Services
Big tech has the scale, data, and AI to win in key financial services verticals. We take a look at what companies like Google, Apple, and Amazon are doing today.

 Unbundling The Paycheck: How Fintech Startups Are Reimagining The Paycheck To Combat Debt & Payday Lending
Fintechs are unbundling the paycheck to provide consumers with flexible access to wages, creative solutions for tackling debt, and more choices to improve financial health.

We Analyzed 12 Of The Biggest Direct-to-Consumer Success Stories To Figure Out The Secrets To Their Growth — Here’s What We Learned
Today, a new generation of disruptive brands are shaking up retail — direct-to-consumer e-commerce companies that build, market, sell, and ship their products themselves, without middlemen.

Is Banking Having Its AWS Moment?
New fintech infrastructure is enabling more companies to add banking services into existing apps and products.

The Future Of Fashion: From Design To Merchandising, How Tech Is Reshaping The Industry
A look at the evolution of the fashion industry and where technology is taking it next, from AR/VR dressing rooms to temperature-changing fabrics and beyond.


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