Tuesday, May 10, 2016
This is not a map but it is probably a poker table
This is not a map. It is a chart and not a particularly meaningful one. I am not exactly sure what CB Insights does. Something with helping people take money that could be used to pay teachers, or social workers, or building maintenance and spend it on IT instead. In any case, if I were a smart person with money, I probably wouldn't use them. They could have taken the information and made a map of which VC companies were funding which start ups and given us some visual cues as to where the actual money was going. Maybe they could even have the thickness of the bars that connect them reflect the amount of money invested. Are VC firms spreading the wealth around evenly? Do they think some sectors are more promising? And nowhere, nowhere!, is Pearson even mentioned. Ed-Tech VC is a lot like the poker room at Vegas. If you don't know who the sucker is at the poker table, it's probably you.