The AI and Automation Buzz

CB Insights: Media buzz around AI, robotics, and automation increased significantly towards the end of 2016. JP Gownder, Forrester: The forward march of automation technologies — which include hardware (e.g. robots, digital kiosks), software (e.g. AI), and customer self-service (e.g. mobile ordering) — continues to reshape the world economy. Automation has already begun to reshape […]

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Food Industry: 93 Startups Disrupting and 10 Companies Dominating

CB Insights: The food and beverage industry is remarkably concentrated, with top companies wielding multiple, sometimes dozens, of brands to capture over 70% market share in the US market in key segments like beer, soda, chocolate, and cereal. With increased global focus on health and natural eating, smaller food companies have grown in recent years […]

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Chatbots Startups and the Future of Marketing and Selling

Venture Radar: Chatbots are programs that mimic conversation with people using artificial intelligence. CB Insights: Advances in artificial intelligence algorithms have put chatbots and voice assistants in the spotlight, with investor interest in the space increasing in recent months. From Artificial intelligence (AI) And The Future Of Marketing: 6 Observations From Inbound 2016 At Inbound 2016, HubSpot’s co-founders […]

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57 startups in the subscription ecommerce market

CB Insights: To understand the current market landscape, we used CB Insights data to create a market map of subscription e-commerce startups. The market map includes only startups offering subscriptions for physical goods — either of their own items, or curated boxes of other brands’ items. We excluded food subscription startups, such as Blue Apron, […]

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Tech Startups in Asia Including 37 Unicorns in China

CB Insights: Asia is the earth’s largest and most populous continent. Nearly one-third of the world’s private “unicorn” companies that are valued at $1B+, are headquartered there, 52 unicorn companies total. China holds the most, with over two-thirds (71%) of the continent’s billion-dollar startups. Now, the tech boom is diffusing across Asia and Oceania; startups outside […]

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