Category: Newsletter

Casper

Launched in 2014, Casper, a company specializing in custom multilayer foam mattresses, recently reached a $1.1bn valuation, and is expected to IPO later this year. Casper takes advantage over the recent Direct-to-Consumer trend. Casper ships mattresses to consumers nationwide, each mattress ranging between $350 and $2,750. As the company looms over a potential IPO, Cyndx…

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Mindfulness

Sector Analysis   Mindfulness, an act of focusing on the self and self-awareness, is rapidly gaining traction in the market in both capital raises and acquisitions. Empowered through technology, wearables, and the general push toward awareness in health, mindfulness companies are becoming more prevalent across the US and overseas. To understand the landscape further, we…

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Farming and Blockchain

  Sector Analysis Agricultural traditions occupy a stronghold globally, and as the world faces food shortages and complaints are made against inefficient use of land, understanding how new age technologies such as blockchain are revolutionizing the farming sector could help in addressing some issues faced around the world. An overview of the smart-farming landscape, analyzed…

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AR and Retail

Apple’s ARKIT and Google’s ARCore augmented reality have made retail enhanced AR experiences a reality. Brands and software developers are working together to find ways to bring technology to traditional brick and mortar retail.  Whether it’s augmented showrooms or at shelf product enhancements, AR can facilitate the delivery of information, advertising and turn retail into…

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