EC Market Map
VCs to recommerce startups: Let’s pop some tags
The recommerce market is projected to reach $250B+ by 2027: That’s 5x faster growth than the overall retail market.
Q1 2023 market map: SaaS cost optimization and management
Simply reducing costs in lieu of growth will not work. Likewise, maximizing growth with little sensitivity around costs won’t work in 2023.
Edtech’s honeymoon might be over, but expect a second boom
Learning is something we all do from our earliest days to our final years, and the breadth of edtech is beginning to reflect this truth, and so is the startup and investment landscape.
H1 2022 cybersecurity product-led growth market map
Product-led growth is one of the buzziest topics in the startup world as the market cap of public companies utilizing the growth tactic skyrocketed in recent years. It’s no different in cybersecurit
Will quantum computing remain the domain of the specialist VC?
Despite all the buzz, quantum investments are still not mainstream: there were about 90 quantum investments in 2021.
Back to the suture: The future of healthcare is in the home
In-home care is nothing new. In the 1930s, over 40% of physician-patient encounters took place in the home, but by the 1980s, that figure dropped to under 1%.
Taking consumer subscription software to the great outdoors
Fitness and the outdoor passion space is one of the most exciting CSS categories in a growing landscape that includes everything from family planning to entertainment and education.
Startups and investors are turning to micromobility subscriptions
Micromobility vendors are keen to follow other industries into the subscription model for a few reasons: ease of scaling, return on investment and cost-per-mile to operate.
Telemedicine startups are positioning themselves for a post-pandemic world
Telemedicine has faced an uphill battle to become more relevant in the U.S., with challenges like meeting HIPPA compliance requirements and insurance companies unwilling to pay for virtual visits.
The battle for voice recognition inside vehicles is heating up
Once a feature only for luxury vehicles, voice recognition has moved into the mainstream as manufacturers promise a seamless connection between vehicles, homes and personal devices.
The health data transparency movement is birthing a new generation of startups
The recent movement toward data transparency is birthing a new generation of innovation and startups that could ultimately make healthcare better and more transparent for all of us.
Outdoor startups see supercharged growth during COVID-19 era
After months of shelter-in-place orders, widespread shutdowns and physical distancing, outdoors became the only location for safe socializing.
Billion-dollar B2B: Cloud-first enterprise tech behemoths have massive potential
Billion-dollar B2B refers to the forces shaping a new class of cloud-first, enterprise-tech behemoths with the potential to reach $1 billion in ARR.
What’s fueling hydrogen tech?
Hydrogen is capturing the attention of governments and private sector players, fueled by new tech, global green energy legislation and post-pandemic “green recovery” schemes.
Embedded procurement will make every company its own marketplace
The embedded fintech movement has just begun, but there is already a sister concept percolating: embedded procurement, which will allow businesses to buy things they need through vertical B2B apps.
Amid pandemic, Middle East adtech startups play essential role in business growth
There is tremendous potential in the Middle East for adtech startups and digital marketing agencies. Although consumers there used to prefer traditional advertising, the internet took over in 2020.
Automakers, suppliers and startups see growing market for in-vehicle AR/VR applications
While it's not likely that we'll be driving around wearing VR headsets anytime soon, in-car AR is already changing the way we travel, and it promises to continue to evolve.
The return of neighborhood retail and other surprising real estate trends
As shocking as it sounds, we could be entering a much better era for small, local businesses.
MaaS transit: The business of mobility as a service
Whether it's bundling bookings, payments or just trip planning, startups are offering new mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) products intended to make transit agencies the backbone of urban mobility.
No taxation without innovation: The rise of tax startups
Given the market needs for tax compliance, it’s somewhat shocking how poorly companies are being served by the majority of legacy software companies.