CB Insights is widely considered a leading in deal analytics in the Private Equity & Venture Capital space. The embedded Slideshare presentation below looks at some of the most promising companies on CB Insights' radar across a variety of technology domains such as aerospace, robotics, energy, healthcare, and agriculture.
Given that venture capital and the development of disruptive technologies is inherently risky, there are both magnificent failures (i.e. Solyndra) and successes (i.e. Tesla). The important take-away is to constantly be monitoring developments in the technology-development & funding world to see where tech-savvy, smart-money investors are making moves.