Virtual Reality Sector Overview - Q1 2018

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The virtual reality (VR) sector has seen a lot of buzz in the news lately. Its applications can be observed in all industries from health to entertainment to real estate. In addition, we’ve analyzed that its funding and exit momentum has experienced significant growth in recent years.

We will now take a closer look at the different components of the VR sector and how they make up this startup ecosystem. We have classified the companies into 13 categories. This blog post will illustrate what these categories are and which categories have the most companies. We will also compare the categories with one another in terms of their funding and maturity.

Virtual Environment Content Is the Largest VR Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map for the VR sector. We have classified 750 virtual reality startups into 13 categories that have raised $10 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies...

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Energy Technology Startup Highlights  – Q1 2018

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Here is our Q1 2018 summary report on the energy technology startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

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Energy Technology Slideshare Intro

Energy Technology Sector Summary

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Energy Technology Sector Map

Energy Technology Innovation Quadrant

Energy Technology Annual Funding Over Time

Energy Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Energy Technology Exit Events Over Time

Energy Technology Latest Activity

Energy Technology Funding Round Counts

Energy Technology Quarterly Category Funding

Energy Technology Recent Funding Events

Energy Technology Recent Acquisition Events

Energy Technology Solar Energy

Energy Technology Venture Investing

Energy Technology Category Funding Quartiles

Solar Energy Annual Funding Amounts

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Insurance Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2018

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The insurance technology sector has seen an abundance of activity over the past few years. As we previously analyzed, insurtech funding has shown early signs of maturation and its exit events have seen robust growth.

We will now do a deeper dive of the different components of insurance technology and how they make up this startup ecosystem. We have classified the companies into 14 categories. This blog post will illustrate what these categories are and which categories have the most companies. We will also look at how these categories compare with one another in terms of their funding and maturity.

Insurance Marketplace Is the Largest Insurance Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map for the insurance technology sector. As of March 2018, we have classified 1503 insurance technology startups into 14 categories that have raised $22 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in...

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Virtual Reality Startup Highlights  – Q1 2018

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Here is our Q1 2018 summary report on the virtual reality startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

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Virtual Reality Slideshare Intro

Virtual Reality Sector Summary

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Virtual Reality Sector Map

Virtual Reality Innovation Quadrant

Virtual Reality Funding Over Time

Virtual Reality Quarterly Funding Over Time

Virtual Reality Exit Events Over Time

Virtual Reality Latest Activity

Virtual Reality Funding Round Counts

Virtual Reality Quarterly Category Funding

Virtual Reality Recent Funding Events

Virtual Reality Recent Acquisition Events

Virtual Reality Augmented Reality

Virtual Reality Venture Investing

Virtual Reality Category Funding Quartiles

Augmented Reality Funding Amounts

Augmented Reality Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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Health Technology Sector Starts Maturing

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As we previously noted, health technology funding is experiencing robust growth. We've now gone one level deeper in our analysis on our Health Technology Report and Research Platform and determined that the health technology sector is starting to mature.

This conclusion comes from two key observations:

  • Funding amount percentages showed a slight shift to later stages
  • Funding count percentages showed a clear shift to later stages

 

We’ll explain these key observations with some graphics and discussions below.

 

To help set the stage, the graphic below highlights health technology funding amounts over time. As you can see, the sector’s overall funding demonstrated consistent growth.

Healthtech Funding by Quarter

Health Technology Funding Amount Percentages Shifting Slightly to Later Stages

Let’s examine the health technology funding amounts by round as a percentage of the total funding amount by year.

Healthtech Funding Amount Percentages

The above graph indicates that there has been a slight shift to later-stage...

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Financial Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2018

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The financial technology sector has seen a lot of momentum in funding and exits in recent years. As we previously noted, fintech funding has shifted to later stages and its exit events have skyrocketed. 

We will now take a closer look at the different components of financial technology and how they make up this startup ecosystem. We have classified the companies into 16 categories. This blog post will illustrate what these categories are and which categories have the most companies. We will also look at how these categories compare with one another in terms of their funding and maturity.

Consumer Lending Is the Largest Financial Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map for the financial technology sector. As of March 2018, we have classified 2407 financial technology startups into 16 categories that have raised $90 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each...

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Security Technology Startup Highlights  – Q1 2018

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Here is our Q1 2018 summary report on the security technology startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

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Security Technology Slideshare Intro

Security Technology Sector Summary

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Security Technology Sector Map

Security Technology Innovation Quadrant

Security Technology Annual Funding Over Time

Security Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Security Technology Exit Events Over Time

Security Technology Latest Activity

Security Technology Funding Round Counts

Security Technology Quarterly Category Funding

Security Technology Recent Funding Events

Security Technology Recent Exit Events

Security Technology Threat Detection

Security Technology Venture Investing

Security Technology Category Funding Quartiles

Threat Detection Annual Funding Amounts

Threat Detection Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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Insurance Backend and Auto Insurance Categories Lead Insurtech Exit Activity

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Last quarter we reviewed insurance technology exit activity and saw its healthy upward trend. We are now going one step further on our insurtech report and research platform to examine exits by category. We conclude that the Insurance Backend and Auto Insurance categories are at the forefront of insurtech exit activity.

This conclusion was derived from two key data points:

  • The Insurance Backend category leads in the number of exits
  • The Auto Insurance category leads in acquisition amount

We’ll explore these takeaways in some more detail below.

To help set the stage, the graphic below shows insurtech exit activity over time. As you can see, the sector’s exit activity grew significantly over the past few years with a slight drop in 2017 from 2016.

Insurance Technology Exits by Quarter

Insurance Backend Leads Insurtech in the Number of Exits

The below graph highlights the number of insurtech exit events by category.

Insurance Technology Exits by Category

This graph shows that the Insurance Backend category leads the sector with 50 exit events....

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Retail Technology Sector Matures As Funding Shifts to Mid and Late Stages

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As we previously noted, retail technology has shown consistent growth over the past few years. Now we are taking a more detailed look on our retail technology report and research platform to examine its funding by round. From our analysis, we can conclude that the retail technology sector has been maturing over the past few years.

This conclusion comes from two takeaways:

  • Funding amount percentages are shifting to mid and late-stage events
  • Funding count percentages are shifting to mid and late-stage events

We’ll explore these takeaways in some more detail below.

To help set the stage, the graphic below highlights retail technology funding amounts over time. As you can see, the sector’s overall funding experienced a burst of growth from 2012 to 2017.

Retail Technology Funding by Quarter

Retail Technology Funding Amount Percentages Shifting to Later-Stage Events

Let’s examine the retail technology funding amounts by round as a percentage of the total, which show changes independent of the total...

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Retail Technology Startup Highlights  – Q1 2018

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Here is our Q1 2018 summary report on the retail technology startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

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Retail Technology Sector Summary

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Retail Technology Sector Map

Retail Technology Innovation Quadrant

Retail Technology Annual Funding Over Time

Retail Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Retail Technology Exit Events Over Time

Retail Technology Latest Activity

Retail Technology Funding Round Counts

Retail Technology Quarterly Category Funding

Retail Technology Recent Funding Events

Retail Technology Recent Acquisition Events

Retail Technology Last Mile Logistics

Retail Technology Venture Investing

Retail Technology Category Funding Quartiles

Last Mile Logistics Total Annual Funding

Last Mile Logistics Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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