IPO pipeline. Demo Day judges. Retail pharma acquisitions. 

Prices going up...on a Thursday

Hi there,

Yes — our subscription prices are going up on December 26th. But first...

The below offers a lesson on punditry and making good predictions.

Just make them so uselessly generic that you can't be wrong.

This reminds me of those folks who've been calling a tech bubble since 2012. One day they will be right, right?

Another win 

Daniel Graf, Uber's Head of Product, will be joining us next week at the A-ha! Conference.

Daniel runs all aspects of the product experience for drivers and riders. You might remember his name from his days as VP of product at Twitter and from Google, where he was responsible for Google Maps and Google Local.

I’m excited to hear where he sees Uber's product going.

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IPO show
Our 6th-annual Tech IPO Pipeline Report looks at 355 of the most promising, highly-valued private companies in the US. 

California has received the lion’s share of aggregate funding for Tech IPO Pipeline companies, with $56B. New York-based pipeline companies have raised over 4X the amount of total funding as pipeline companies in Massachusetts.

Smart people doing smart things

If you've ever been curious how clients use us, it's pretty varied TBH.

Citi uses CB Insights as their CRM for Innovation to support startup discovery...IBM uses us to map the AI landscape...GE uses us to stay on top of IoT trends...Barrick Gold is using CBI to identify exponential technologies that promote responsible mining.

Sweet 16

We have 16 judges joining us for our first-ever Demo Day at the A-Ha Conference. They'll be asking hard questions of presenting founders and determining the best startups on each stage. Check 'em out

The hike

If you're going to subscribe to the CBI platform, do it soon. Else, this may happen.

In 2018, we're adding a slew of new capabilities to CB Insights:
  • The ability to search and analyze earnings transcripts
  • Public company data (prices, fundamentals ratios)
  • Market sizings
For our biggest clients, we're also doing in-person executive briefings and new Chief-of-Staff email briefings that leverage our technology and analysts to keep execs on the pulse of market and competitive intelligence (and freeing up their teams from doing this work completely manually).

And there's even more you can expect when we're ready to reveal.

Of course, with all the amazing stuff our engineering team is developing, it does mean that CB Insights pricing is going up bigly.


Drug deals

In the wake of CVS' planned acquisition of Aetna, we visualized where the the top four pharmacy retailers have made private market investments and acquisitions. 

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The Industry Standard

CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.

CNBC. Laura Kolodny (@lorakolodny) discusses HTV Vive founder Phil Chen's investments in VR and cites CB Insights investor data. 

Freight Waves. A look at the record investment to trucking tech companies this year, with a reference to CB Insights funding data

The Street. Annie Palmer writes about Apple's M&A activity and highlights CB Insights' graphic of Apple's largest acquisitions

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P.S. Don't forget to vote in round 4 of our bracket for which company to invest in and hold for 10 years. Polls close Sunday. 

The Blurb

A curated mix of articles worth sharing.

Caught in the crossfire. Chris Welch (@chriswelch) writes about how Amazon and Google's feud is only punishing the companies' own customers. 
The Verge

Takeover. Izabella Kaminska (@izakaminska) on what happens when bitcoin's market cap overtakes world GDP. 
Financial Times

Sci-fi AI. An algorithm helps write science fiction. 

The 1%. The wealthiest 1% of American households own 40% of the country's wealth — more than they've owned at any time in 50 years. 
The Washington Post

Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Billy Carmody (@BillCarmody) discusses how on-demand infrastructure is giving small businesses an edge. 

18-3838. Pantone has announced its color of the year. 
FastCo Design

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