Women's health tech. Waymo selling lidar. Smart cities explained.
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Here are this week's top briefs.

Wellness Trends In 2019
An analysis of emerging wellness trends using the CB Insights NExTT framework.

How To Lose It All: 8 Startups That Went From Investor Darling To Cautionary Tale
We examine the narratives behind some of the most spectacular failures in tech and what other startups can learn from them.

Startup Continent: The Most Well-Funded Tech Startups In Asia & The Pacific
Six of the 20 companies featured in our map are unicorns valued at $1B or more.

24 Lessons From Warren Buffett’s Annual Letters To Shareholders
Each year, Warren Buffett writes an open letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. Over the last 40 years, these letters have become an annual required read across the investing world, providing insight into how Buffett and his team think about everything from investment strategy to stock ownership to company culture, and more.

 Alphabet’s Waymo Will Start Selling Lidar — How It Impacts The Automotive And Robotics Markets
Waymo announced that it will be commercializing a version of its lidar for non-automotive partners. We assess the significance of this decision for direct competitors and smaller-scale lidar players.

37 Chinese Companies That Became Unicorns In 2018
These billion-dollar companies have an aggregate valuation of about $84B, led by Beijing-based Bitmain Technologies.

The Body Series: How Technology Is Transforming Women’s Healthcare
From "digital" birth control to a wearable breast pump, the women’s health market is gearing up to see an unprecedented wave of innovation. We explore the current landscape and what technologies are taking off.

 How SoftBank Invests: 4 Big Themes
Smart cities and artificial intelligence are recurring themes among SoftBank's investments. It's also focused on making big bets on perceived winners and encouraging partnerships between portfolio companies.

The Fintech 250: The Top Fintech Startups Of 2018
The financial services industry is being transformed by insurgent startups. From capital markets to insurance and digital banking to wealth management, the Fintech 250 are among the most promising of these companies globally.

What Are Smart Cities?
Technology is powering the rise of smart cities, transforming everything from traffic management to waste collection. We dig into the digital revolution giving rise to cities that are more connected, sustainable, and efficient — and what the future of urbanization might look like.


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