As any follower of this blog has probably noticed, we avoid all advertising, or even pimping products or services in content. We like to stay completely independent, unbeholden to all.
However, every blue moon or so, something comes along that is so superior in its niche that one is simply gob-smacked with just how well it is done. One is swept up by the rising tide, and can no longer stand idly by and leave any few remaining to wallow in ignorance.
Introducing, in case you've been living under a rock, CBinsights, an all-knowing repository of all things VC, tech, startups, M&A, yadda-yadda-yadda, and even a bit of humor thrown in for good measure. Their data is the best, most complete, and so well and creatively presented that there is simply no competition. What's not to like, right?
Good friend Russ Hall turned me on to the CBinsights daily newsletter at least a year ago, and my life and brain have been so much the better for it. Now that you know this, you are hereby advised that I am unreservedly suggesting that you will benefit as well. I get nothing out of this, no monetary reward, no air miles, not even a thank you will come my way from CB, most likely, but you are welcome to send me a nice note once you agree.
As a taste, here's a recent presentation (pdf) to Silicon Valley Bank in New York, a wide ranging overview of the facts and madness that is our milieu.