Rundown Newsletter (2020-03-05)

We’re all about helping you catch a Gazelle. But what is a Gazelle and why are they so important? The startup world is full of references to animals and mythical beasts. That’s why we’ve created an illustrated guide to who’s who from the animal kingdom to mythical beasts. Give it a look and don’t forget, we can help you catch any of these beasts before anyone else. We’ve also got a great batch of prospects for you from the encryption and cybersecurity sector. And don’t skip our “stuff we’re reading” for the latest news on hot topics. Happy reading!

Illustrated Field Guide for Beasts of Business

Confused by all the jungle and mythical creature talk? What are Zebras? Centaurs? Unicorns? Why catch a Gazelle? Here’s an awesome infographic with everything you need to know about the creatures of the business world!

Stuff We’re Reading

Price analysis shows Amazon Go Grocery is already undercutting nearby retail rival
Amazon’s new grocery store without cashiers or checkout counters just opened in Seattle. Learn more about the price impact on this new type of “surveillance style” shopping experience. 

From AgFunder with love: Global agri-food tech funding reaches $19.8bn in 2019
The agri-food tech space has heated up significantly over the last year. There have been plenty of ups and downs. Funding is down a bit, yet the Latin America market is booming. Geek out and read the full report or just check out the article for the big data points.

The startup that helps you stream TikTok And YouTube is now worth $1.16 billion
In honor of our “creatures in business” theme, meet Silicon Valley’s newest Unicorn. Headspin ensures connected experiences enabled by the web, mobile, IoT and 5G, and just raised $60m in Series C funding.

Five ways artificial intelligence changed the workplace in 2019
Some of these sound great and others seem kinda scary. Removing unconscious bias in hiring sounds pretty good to us. But others might feel differently about facial analysis conducted via AI video interviews or wristbands that detect employee burnout?

Is 3-D visualization software the future of urban planning?
Research from Carnegie Mellon University, together with the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning, uses virtual reality and 3-D technology to help urban designers and other stakeholders better plan cities.  This is an interview with the people heading the project.

Quick Stat of the Week User’s Corner

There’s no doubt that our fast growth lists that are published in the “Featured Lists” section of the platform are an all-time favorite. Deloitte 500. Inc. 5,000. Forbes 100.  We’ve got all the most well-respected lists, along with our own lists, all in one platform. And we add even more value to this awesome feature by appending detailed company information and G-Scores to the companies that appear on the lists. Get 3-5 fast-growth lists on a monthly basis!

There’s been some big news happening at lately. We’re thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership between and The Global Chamber; furthering our mission to identify growth businesses and provide actionable intelligence. We were also really happy to be kicking off 2020 with a G2 High Performer Badge! We’ve got a 5-Star rating on G2, the world’s biggest B2B review platform. Pretty cool, right?!

Stephen’s List of the Week

This week’s curated list comes at an opportune time – Mozilla, developers of the Firefox web browser, have announced that it is incorporating a new, stricter encryption standard into browsers in the United States. Considering the amount of information traveling over the internet on a daily basis, it’s no surprise that encryption and cybersecurity are a massive international industry.

If you are a client, click here for the full list. Otherwise, here are the top 5 fastest-growing encryption and cybersecurity companies.

We hope you are having a successful week. Stay tuned for the next edition of the Rundown. Stay Curious! Until next time!

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