Dissecting the AV. Rising CPG brands. Companies disrupting payments.
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Here are this week's top briefs. 

Unbundling The Autonomous Vehicle
Autonomous vehicles rely on several advanced technologies to self-navigate. We unbundle the AV to see how these technologies work together and which companies are driving them forward.

Global Fintech Report Q3 2018
A data-driven look at global financial technology investment trends, top deals, active investors, and corporate activity in Q3 2018.

21 Lessons From Jeff Bezos’ Annual Letters To Shareholders
Each year, Jeff Bezos writes an open letter to Amazon's shareholders. Over the last two decades, these letters have become an unparalleled source of insight into how the world's richest man — and his company — think about customers, innovation, building products, and more.

How Google Plans To Use AI To Reinvent The $3 Trillion US Healthcare Industry
Google is betting that the future of healthcare is going to be structured data and AI. The company is applying AI to disease detection, new data infrastructure, and potentially insurance. In this report we explore Google's many healthcare initiatives and areas of potential future expansion.

Fools Rush In: 37 Of The Worst Corporate M&A Flops
The merger of Sears and Kmart and the acquisition of Myspace by News Corp were two high-profile M&A transactions that didn't pan out.

 The Brandless Economy: Natural, No-Frills Food & Beauty Brands On The Rise
CPG startup Brandless may have raised $292M, but it's not the only startup that uses clean ingredients and minimal branding. We compare similar startups' pricing and features.

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.

The Future of Aging? The New Drugs & Tech Working To Extend Life & Wellness
Senolytics. Blood transfusions. Placenta stem cells. These are just some of the innovative ways that startups are tackling mortality and increasing the human lifespan. In this report, we dive into each one and track what progress has been made in the quest to find the elusive fountain of youth.

From Instagram To Slack: 9 Successful Startup Pivots
Before dominating their respective spaces, these companies looked very different from what they are known for today. Check out their stories to understand what it takes to successfully pivot.

AI 100: The Artificial Intelligence Startups Redefining Industries
The 100 startups on our list have raised $11.7B in aggregate funding across 367 deals.

 Market Map: 125+ Companies Disrupting Payments
From the point-of-sale to bank APIs to cross-border payments, venture-backed companies are attacking all parts of the payments value chain.

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