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  • US experiments in cashier-free retail — namely, Amazon’s beta launch of the automated Amazon Go store in Seattle last year — have so far largely floundered. In China, however, a number of venture-backed startups have already rolled out fully automated convenience stores, which push …

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  • The hype surrounding autonomous driving is reaching mainstream consciousness, while OEMs have been exploring new car ownership models in light of explosive growth in ride-hailing services. However, despite these trends — and despite used car marketplace Beepi’s very public failure earlier this year — deals and …

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  • Legal tech startups have already reached a high in deal count this year, as technology aimed at automating high-cost, white-color professions gains investor attention. By offering software solutions that streamline law offices’ workload, automating rote and repeatable work, projects that …

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  • Eleven years ago, tech giant Google announced its largest acquisition since it incorporated in a Menlo Park garage, paying $1.7B for YouTube, a video platform that at the time had fewer than 100 employees. Since then, Google’s checkbook has opened wide (as we …

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  • With historically weak banks and many citizens without proper identification, India has always lagged in access to financial services. According to a July 2017 Ernst & Young study, 19% of India’s population of 1.2B were still unbanked — representing a huge opportunity for those …

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  • After an initial wave of disruption that witnessed online booking websites overtaking traditional travel agents, travel tech startups have progressively spread the digital revolution to other parts of the industry. From home-sharing unicorn Airbnb to nascent smart luggage brands, investors are continuing to place bets on …

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  •   This year, funding into Southeast Asia has already hit an annual all-time high, with startups closing a total of $6.5B in 2017 YTD (9/13/2017) — more money than the region has ever pulled in before. Those investing in the region …

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  • Common medical treatments often allow drugs to indiscriminately target healthy tissues alongside unhealthy ones, leading to unpleasant or harmful side effects. To minimize the negative side effects from drug treatments, scientists are continually seeking new ways to more precisely target diseased cells. Researchers from …

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  • Last year, development & operations startups reached an all-time funding high. While the sector is on pace to see fewer deals and dollars in 2017, investment activity remains strong. Within the space, testing, monitoring, and containerization companies remain a focus for institutional investors. …

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  • While Apple has had plenty of success in consumer hardware, it has stayed away from 3D printing. Aside from one patent application in 2014 focused on printing multicolored 3D objects, and another for a rapid prototyping technique using liquid metals, Apple …

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  • Since 2012, the number of equity deals to tech startups in India has increased every year. Simultaneously, after a global dip in edtech investment activity in 2016, this year is on pace to bounce back in terms of both deals and dollars, as investors bet on education. India’s …

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