CB INSIGHTS has released their report on Emerging trends to watch and high-momentum startups with world-changing potential. These high-momentum startups are described as GAME CHANGERS.
Defining Game Changers
An event, idea, or procedure that effects a significant shift in the current manner of doing or thinking about something. A newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or
activity in a significant way.
The CBINSIGHTS selected startups are high-momentum companies pioneering technology with the potential to transform society and economies for the better
Game Changer Categories
CBINSIGHTS broke down the Game Changers into 12 categories namely Quantum AI, AI on the Edge, Disinformation Defense, Smart Policing, Non-opioid Pain Management, Longevity Boosters, Superbug Killers, Intelligent Beam Steering, Vehicle-to-Everything Technology, Ecosystem Engineering, Net-Zero Building and Ocean Live Preservers
The 2019 Game Changers
There are three startups chosen for each category on the list of 36 Game Changer Startups that could change the World in 2019.
Quantum AI tops the list and as observed by Hartmut Neven, Engineering Director and Founder of Quantum Artificial Intelligence lab, Google, “Quantum artificial intelligence will enhance
the most consequential of human activities, explaining observations of the world around us”
Game changers are high-mosaic companies
CB Insights’ data -driven Mosaic Money metric assesses financial signals including funding recency, total amount raised, and investor quality to evaluate private company health. On average, our list of game changers had Mosaic Money scores 2.3x those of all tech companies.
We used the CB Insights Trends tool, which mines and organizes millions of media articles to quantify media attention to tech trends, to identify game changing tech trends.
How the 30 companies were selected
We used CB Insights Company Mosaic, which tracks private company health using signals including recency of financing, total raised, and investor quality, to identify high-momentum/quickly growing companies within our categories. We’ve gathered this data via our machine learning technology (dubbed The Cruncher) as well as via several thousand direct submissions from firms and individual professionals using The Editor.
The CB Insights Mosaic page walks through the factors considered in the algorithm in greater
Game Changers annual financing history
Year to date (11/16/18), the 2019 Game Changer startups have seen 27 deals worth almost $440M in funding. At the current run rate, 2018 deals and dollars are on track to reach a high of 31 deals worth nearly $500M, bringing total disclosed equity investment since 2014 to roughly $1B and over 70 deals.
International Game Changers
28 of the 36 game changers are based in the US or have moved to the US. However, 5 other countries
are home to game-changer companies: Canada, India, Israel, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.
Most Active Investors In Game Changers
Over 190 unique investors backed this year’s cohort of game changers. Topping the list are Lux
Capital and Bill Gates, with at least 3 unique investments each. 14 investors backed multiple game changers.
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