Smart Money VCs Pump Brakes On Bitcoin & Blockchain Companies

Összeszakadt a Bitcoin! 2017.05.27 10:02 Portfolio.hu Hatalmas emelkedés után nagyot zuhant több kriptodeviza árfolyama az elmúlt szűk két napban. Egészen elképesztő ralin van túl a Bitcoin, a kriptodeviza árfolyama május elején még 1300 dollár körül állt, ezen a héten csütörtökön azonban már 2800 dollár közelébe emelkedett az árfolyam, vagyis kevesebb mint egy hónap alatt több mint duplájára emelkedett a kurzus. A héten már sokan egyértelmű lufiról beszéltek és azt találgatták, hogy mikor pukkan ki, nagyon úgy tűnik, hogy ez az idő eljött. Mint ahogy arra számítani lehetett, amilyen meredek volt az emelkedés, olyan meredek lett az esés is, a 2800 dollár körüli csúcsról másfél nap alatt 2170 dollár közelébe esett az árfolyam, vagyis értékének több mint ötödét veszítette el a Read More …

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Venture Capital Funnel

Published on March 29, 2017 on CBInsights Venture Capital Funnel Shows Odds of Becoming a Unicorn Are Less than 1% The venture capital funnel highlights the natural selection inherent in the venture capital process. 70% of companies are orphaned or die along the way. Anecdotally, it’s known that most startups fail. But looking at the data, we can see the hard truth in the numbers and better understand where in the funding lifecycle startups begin to lose traction. We followed a cohort of over 1,000 startups from the moment they raised their first seed investment to see what happens to them empirically. So, once you take your first bit of seed funding, what can startup founders expect? The data bears out Read More …

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The Augmented & Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Startups

Published on March 9, 2017 on CBInsights.com The Augmented & Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Stack: 110+ Startups Building The Next Computing Platform Movie studios, media companies and smart money VCs are all investing heavily into AR/VR. We mapped out the startup landscape. Funding to AR/VR startups reached an all-time high in deals and dollars last year. But with few exciting deals in the past few months and an absence of positive news or apparent progress from stealthy AR headset startup Magic Leap, interest in augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) technology seemed like it could be heading to the “trough of disillusionment.” More recently, however, the tenor of the discussion has changed. PlayStation said its PSVR, a $400 headset released in October, was on track to Read More …

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Mapping Bitcoin & Blockchain Startups

March 6, 2017 on CBInsights.com Global Ledger: Mapping Bitcoin & Blockchain Startups Around The World While the US accounts for 55% of bitcoin and blockchain deal share, other global players are entering the sector in increasing numbers. Check out even more content at Future of Fintech 2017. Use code “FoFInsights” to get $1000 off your ticket. One of the key features of bitcoin and blockchain is that the technology allows people to transact more easily and safely across borders, without the need for currency conversion or other middlemen. In keeping with the global utility of the cryptocurrency, we are seeing increased interest abroad in bitcoin and blockchain tech. We used the CB Insights database to examine the distribution of global deal and Read More …

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Smart Money VCs investing in Fintech -Market Map

March 1, 2017 Where Smart Money VCs Are Placing Bets in Fintech in One Market Map From banking to blockchain to insurance and real estate, here’s where smart money VCs are investing in fintech. Check out even more content at Future of Fintech 2017. Use code “FoFInsights” to get $1000 off your ticket. In 2016, there were 831 investments to VC-backed fintech startups, just shy of 2015′s record 848 investments. Top VC investors in the category participated in 187 deals worth approximately $5.97B from 2015-2016. Though overall investment pace slowed down in 2016, smart money VCs are still finding new opportunities in the space beyond traditional fintech areas such as personal insurance, payments, and alternative lending. One way to help separate signal Read More …

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Biggest, Costliest Startup Failures Of All Time

Published on CBInsights on February 20, 2017 108 Of The Biggest, Costliest Startup Failures Of All Time Full list is on this link From financial fraud to just running out money, we scanned our database to identify 108 of the most expensive startup flameouts in history. For those who’ve been reading, we’ve had failure on the brain recently. This is partly because its a good counterbalance to the typical survivorship bias laden stories we read and also because understanding failure is critical to the algorithms underlying our product. Some related research we’ve issued include: The Downround Tracker 204 Startup Failure Post-Mortems The R.I.P. Report – Startup Death Trends And Data The 101 Biggest Product Failures Of All Time The End Of Read More …

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Bitcoin & Blockchain Startups In One Market Map

Published on February 23, 2017 on CBInsights.com Ledger Fever: 95 Bitcoin & Blockchain Startups In One Market Map Bitcoin and blockchain companies are popping up in numerous sectors, including financial services, social, intellectual property, and IoT. Check out even more content at Future of Fintech 2017. Use code “FoFInsights” to get $1000 off your ticket. Bitcoin and blockchain may be moving beyond buzzword status. Funding to the sector has gone from almost no investment in 2012 to over $500M in each of the past two years. Corporations and their venture arms, especially those in financial services, have entered the fray in large numbers, looking to blockchain and distributed ledger solutions to address pain points that include data reconciliation, clearance, and Read More …

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Big Industries Where Blockchain Could Be Used

February 7, 2017 on CBinsights.com Banking Is Only The Start: 27 Big Industries Where Blockchain Could Be Used Banking and payments aren’t the only industries that could be affected by blockchain tech. Law enforcement, ride hailing, and charity also could be transformed. Here’s our guide on how corporations can use startups to innovate faster. Bitcoin’s existence as a decentralized digital currency is made possible by what’s known as blockchain technology, essentially a public ledger that securely and automatically verifies and records a high volume of transactions digitally. Entrepreneurs have come to believe that more industries could be disrupted using this technology. There are plenty of business use cases for transactions that are verified and organized by a decentralized platform that requires Read More …

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The World’s 183 Unicorn Companies In One Infographic

JANUARY 18, 2017 CBInsights.com $1B+ Market Map: The World’s 183 Unicorn Companies In One Infographic Our market map showcases the thirteen most populated markets comprised of private companies valued at $1B+. EMAIL There are 183 private companies around the world as of 1/20/2017 that are valued at $1B+, all tracked on our real-time unicorn tracker. Collectively, these companies are worth approximately $657B. Combined, they have raised approximately $126B. Forty of these private companies became unicorns worth $1B+ or more last year. For more on what happened in unicorn land in 2016, check out the $1B recap. Using the CB Insights database, we mapped global unicorn companies valued at $1B+ according to the markets in which they operate. Q4 VC Report: Deals Hit Read More …

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The 2016 AI Recap: Startups See Record High In Deals And Funding

JANUARY 19, 2017 CBInsights The 2016 AI Recap: Startups See Record High In Deals And Funding Non-US deal share has gradually increased, from 21% in 2012, to nearly 40% in 2016. EMAIL From stopping cyberattacks to operating autonomous vehicles to visually searching through a wine database, over 550 startups using AI as a core part of their products raised $5B in funding in 2016. Since 2012, deals and dollars to AI startups have been on the rise, and 2016 was a record year for startups globally. Using the CB Insights database, we tracked funding to private AI companies globally over the past five years, and looked at how deal share breaks down by geography. Our analysis includes companies applying AI algorithms Read More …

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