How is the funding environment shaping up for video technology in 2019? As we pass the mid-year mark, let’s see how the year-to-date metrics compare to the historical trends. The graph below shows video technology total funding by year, stacked by quarters.
As the graphic demonstrates, video technology has amassed $2.5B through Q1 and Q2 of this year. This amount represents 33% of the total funding in 2018, and 46% of the funding through Q2 in 2018. The top three funding events in Q2 2019 include an $876M round into Bilibili, a $327M round into Huya.com, and a $250M round into Vice Media.
A straight-line projection of the completed funding this year would result in $5B, which is 66% of the total 2018 funding. By the same token, a weighted quarterly average projection of 2019 funding would result in $3.4B, which falls short of the total 2018 funding by 54%. Therefore, based on the mid-year data, video technology funding in 2019 is projected to diminish from the funding in 2018.