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VCs pulled back from fintech in Q1

If you read the headlines, you'd be excused for thinking that venture capital investment into financial-technology companies is at an all-time high.

VC appetite for AI startups holds up in Q1 despite lackluster exit volume

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we’re taking our final look back at Q1 venture capital through the lens of
CB Insights: AI funding held steady in Q1, thanks to Waymo, but early-stage startups suffered

CB Insights: AI funding held steady in Q1, thanks to Waymo, but early-stage startups suffered

AI startups globally raised $8.4 billion in Q1 2020, up from $5.58 billion the previous quarter and roughly flat compared to Q2 and Q3 2019.
Fintech startups raised $34B in 2019

Fintech startups raised $34B in 2019

Financial services startups raised less money in 2019 than they did in 2018 as VC firms looked to back late stage firms and focused on developing markets, a new report has revealed. According to
CB Insights: AI startup funding hit new high of $26.6 billion in 2019

CB Insights: AI startup funding hit new high of $26.6 billion in 2019

CB Insights found that global AI startup investment reached a new high of $26.6 billion in 2019, with early-stage deals continuing to dominate.
AI startups raised record $26.6 billion globally in 2019

AI startups raised record $26.6 billion globally in 2019

Artificial intelligence startups are booming, with global venture capital increasing 20% in 2019 while acquisitions jumped 24.8% from the previous year.
Nubank is leading the fintech gold rush in Latin America

Nubank is leading the fintech gold rush in Latin America

And unlike many other venture-backed fintech upstarts, the six-year-old Brazilian bank is cashflow positive.
A new Chinese ranking of global unicorns puts China ahead of the US for the first time

A new Chinese ranking of global unicorns puts China ahead of the US for the first time

China has 206 unicorns, compared with 203 for the US, according to the inaugural Hurun Global Unicorn List.

Funding for Artificial Intelligence Startups Reaches Record High in 2019

Investors gave $7.4 billion to AI-related startups this quarter.

Study: 90 Percent of CBD Businesses Are Operating in FDA ‘Gray Area’

The CBD gold rush is not as risk-proof as it seems.
TransferWise is now one of Europe’s five biggest unicorns

TransferWise is now one of Europe’s five biggest unicorns

The money-transfer company is profitable, too.
India unseats China as Asia’s top fintech funding source

India unseats China as Asia’s top fintech funding source

China’s massive fintech industry took a beating in recent months as the government continued to wind down online lending nationwide, rattling investor confidence. Funding for fintech startups shrank

No, Go-Jek isn’t valued at $10 billion… yet

Southeast Asian media is ablaze with discussion of the latest “decacorn” — $10 billion-valued startup — in the region after Go-Jek reportedly hit the milestone, but the Indonesia-based company is
This Chinese tech giant was 2018’s most active corporate investor in AI startups

This Chinese tech giant was 2018’s most active corporate investor in AI startups

Baidu's hoping its AI investments help it dominate the field in China and beyond—even if they don't help its bottom line right now.

These 50 Start-Ups May Be the Next ‘Unicorns’

CB Insights, a firm that tracks start-ups, analyzed a variety of data to create a list of 50 private companies around the world that are on a path to a $1 billion valuation.

These 50 Start-Ups May Be the Next ‘Unicorns’

CB Insights, a firm that tracks start-ups, analyzed a variety of data to create a list of 50 private companies around the world that are on a path to a $1 billion valuation.
CB Insights: Here are the top 100 AI companies in the world

CB Insights: Here are the top 100 AI companies in the world

CB Insights lays out the top 100 AI companies in its third cohort. They've collectively attracted over $6 billion in investments.
The 21 biggest retail trends to look out for in 2019

The 21 biggest retail trends to look out for in 2019

A lot is shifting in the retail business. Stores are changing, new technology is emerging, retail space is shrinking, phones are an increasingly popular way…
Financial startup frenzy has created 30 unicorns

Financial startup frenzy has created 30 unicorns

At least 30 financial tech startups have now attained unicorn valuations, according to a new report from research firm CB Insights.
CB Insights: AI health care startups have raised $4.3 billion since 2013

CB Insights: AI health care startups have raised $4.3 billion since 2013

Artificial intelligence is transforming health care, which is hardly news to folks who’ve followed Google subsidiary DeepMind’s collaboration with the U.K.’s National Health Service or Nvidia’s recent