How has investor appetite in internet of things 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 IoT has been gradually decreasing in recent years. The 5-Year CAGR of IoT investor activity from 2013 to 2018 is 12%. In addition, the sector has seen a total of 571 investors in all deals through Q2 of this year. This represents 39% of the total investor activity in 2018, and 66% of the investor activity through Q2 in 2018. Taking all these data points together, we can see that investor appetite for IoT deals is on a downward trend in recent years.