How has investor appetite in retail technology evolved throughout the years? In this blog post we examine the total investments by year into this sector to help answer that question. The graph below shows the total number of investors in all deals stacked by quarters.
As the graphic demonstrates, investor activity in retail technology has been steadily decreasing in recent years. The 5-Year CAGR of retail tech investor activity from 2013 to 2018 is almost zero. In addition, the sector has seen a total of 584 investors in all deals through Q2 of this year. This represents 53% of the total investor activity in 2018, and 104% of the investor activity through Q2 in 2018. Taking all these data points together, we can see that investor appetite for retail technology deals has shown consistent declines in recent years.