C3 IoT Named a Forrester Leader in Industrial IoT Software Platforms
The Forrester Wave™

C3 IoT today announced that Forrester Research named the company a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Industrial IoT Software Platforms. C3 IoT received the highest score in the current offering category. C3 IoT received the highest scores possible in 11 criteria, including Analytics and Data, Professional Services, and Security.

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New Portfolio Company: Subtle Medical
Medium, Jun 1, 2018

I have spent the last few years searching for the best opportunities at the crossroads of AI and healthcare. Today I am thrilled to announce that Breyer Capital has made another investment in the space: Subtle Medical.

Follow the link below to read my full thoughts on this groundbreaking company and the incredible team behind it.

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Circle raises $110 million (or 13,300 BTC)
Tech Crunch, May 16, 2018

Cryptocurrency startup Circle has raised a $110 million funding round, which values the company near $3 billion. Cryptocurrency mining company Bitmain is leading the round.

Existing investors IDG Capital, Breyer Capital, General Catalyst, Accel, Digital Currency Group and Pantera are investing more money. Blockchain Capital and Tusk Ventures are investing in Circle for the first time. Goldman Sachs also invested in the company in a previous round.

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Superstar VC’s Bet On American and Chinese Artificial Intelligence
Forbes, May 4, 2018

Silicon Valley’s Jim Breyer explains why today’s new AI companies are built differently than previous software and web startups.

Q: Your old firm, Accel Partners, invested in a broad range of tech startups. Your new firm exclusively invests in AI. Why?

Breyer: I’m two years into a ten-year investment business plan in AI, and it’s been fascinating. I spend a lot of time at universities around the world and am on various boards at Harvard, Stanford and Tsinghua University in China. The most interesting breakthrough ideas in AI are coming from these academic centers, where there’s a combination of outstanding computer science, domain expertise in areas such as health care and medicine, and an entrepreneurial spirit that’s crucial to startups.

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China Now Has the Most Valuable AI Startup in the World
Bloomberg, April 8, 2018

SenseTime Group Ltd. has raised $600 million from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and other investors at a valuation of more than $3 billion, becoming the world’s most valuable artificial intelligence startup.

“In China there is an advantage in areas like facial recognition because of the privacy that exists in the U.S. and elsewhere in the EU, and some of the very best facial recognition technology in the world that I’ve seen is in China,” said Breyer Capital founder Jim Breyer, an indirect investor in SenseTime through IDG.

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The Next Frontier For Billionaire Investor Jim Breyer: China And Blockchain
Forbes, March 20, 2018

Famed venture capitalist Jim Breyer made his fortune largely by investing in Silicon Valley. Now, he is increasingly looking East where lucrative opportunities are beckoning in China.

The billionaire investor, best known for his early bet on Facebook, already has a long history of investing in the Middle Kingdom. Through a partnership with local investment firm IDG Capital– an organization  he first got to know during a 2004  trip to China and now serves as lead strategic advisor — Breyer backed Chinese tech powerhouses including ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing and smartphone maker Xiaomi.

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