Venture Investing In Financial Technology - Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Financial Technology sector. The graphics include data through January 2017. 

Financial Technology Venture Investing by Category

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Financial Technology category to the number of companies in the category. The Consumer Lending category leads the sector with around $17.5B in total funding and about 275 companies in total company count. The Payments Backend, Business Lending, and Consumer Payments categories also feature a large amount of investing and number of startups.

Financial Technology Average Funding by Category

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Financial Technology category. The Consumer Lending category leads the sector with around $95M in average funding per company. The Consumer Payments and Payments Backend categories round out the top three.

We are currently tracking 2,049 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 59 countries, with a total of $58 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about...

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Connected Transportation Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q1 2017

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The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Connected Transportation startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through January 2017. 

Connected Transportation Logo Map

The above sector map organizes the Connected Transportation sector into 17 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Connected Transportation Innovation Quadrant

Our Innovation Quadrant above provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Connected Transportation categories and how they compare with one another.

  • Heavyweights: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with significant financing.
  • Established: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with less financing.
  • Disruptors: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with significant financing.
  • Pioneers: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with earlier stages of...
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Insurance Technology Startup Exit Activity - Q4 2016

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The following two graphs show exit activity in the Insurance Technology sector. The graphics include data through October 2016. 

Exit Activity by Category in Insurance Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Insurance Technology category. The Insurance Infrastructure category is leading the sector with 20 exits, followed by the Insurance Comparison and Life & Home Insurance categories.

Exit Activity by Year in Insurance Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Insurance Technology sector by year. 2016 leads the sector with 17 exit events, followd by 2014 with 12 exit events.

We are currently tracking 1020 Insurance Technology companies in 14 categories across 54 countries, with a total of $17B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Insurance Technology landscape report and database.

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Insurance Technology Funding by Type - Q4 2016

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The following two graphs summarize the types of funding going into the Insurance Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using 2016 data through October. 

InsurTech Funding by Type by Year - Amount

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by type. In recent years, we’ve seen a large increase in the amount of Series A and Series C funding events. The amount of Series B and Series D funding events have seen some growth as well.

InsurTech Funding by Type by Year - Event

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by type. We’ve seen a general upward trend over the past few years. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A, Series B) have seen the largest growth in the number of funding events.

We are currently tracking 1020 Insurance Technology companies in 14 categories across 54 countries, with a total of $17B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Insurance Technology landscape report and database.

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Blockchain Funding Trends - Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in Bitcoin and Blockchain funding activity. 

Blockchain Startup Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Blockchain startups for each year. 2016 is the best year so far with around $700M in funding. 2015 comes in at second place with just over $600M in funding.

Blockchain Startup Vintage Funding

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Blockchain companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2014 have raised the most funding at just under $500M, followed by those founded in 2013 which have raised about $440M.

We are currently tracking 896 Bitcoin and Blockchain companies in 12 categories across 74 countries, with a total of $1.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Bitcoin report and database.

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Connected Transportation Startup Landscape Trends and Insights - Q1 2017

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A presentation deck providing an overview of the Connected Transportation startup landscape, graphical trends and insights, and recent funding and exit events. Click here to see the report in SlideShare. 

Connected Transportation Quarterly Trends and Insights

Connected Transportation Report Outline

Connected Transportation Sector Description

Connected Transportation Logo Map

Connected Transportation Innovation Quadrant

Connected Transportation Categories

Connected Transportation Categories

Connected Transportation Categories

Connected Transportation Insights Section

Connected Transportation Venture Investing

Connected Transportation Funding over Time

Connected Transportation Funding Amount by Type

Connected Transportation Funding by Vintage Year

Connected Transportation Company Count by Country

Connected Transportation Investor Activity

Connected Transportation Exit Activity

Connected Transportation Quarterly Update

Connected Transportation Recent Funding Events

Connected Transportation Recent Exit Events

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We are currently tracking 1,053 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $51 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation landscape report and database.

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Internet of Things Companies Founded by Year - Q4 2016

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The following graph shows the founding date distribution in the Internet of Things sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016. 

IoT Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Internet of Things companies founded in a certain year. 2013 ranks at the top with 236 companies founded in that year. 2014 is close behind with 227 companies founded.

We are currently tracking 1542 Internet of Things companies in 20 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $26.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

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Where in the World are Artificial Intelligence Startups? - Q1 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovations are occurring.

Artificial Intelligence Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of AI startups located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 740 companies.

Artificial Intelligence VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total AI startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $6B.

We are currently tracking 1,531 Artificial Intelligence companies in 13 categories across 71 countries, with a total of $9.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full AI landscape report and database.

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Average and Median Age by Financial Technology Category - Q4 2016

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Financial Technology sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016. 

Average and Median Age by FinTech Category

The above graph summarizes the average and median age of companies in each Financial Technology category. The Payments Backend category has the highest average age at around 9 years, and the Banking Infrastructure category has the highest median age at around 10 years. 

We are currently tracking 2045 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 59 countries, with a total of $57.8B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology landscape report and database.

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Average Funding by Virtual Reality Category - Q1 2017

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Virtual Reality Average Startup Funding

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Virtual Reality category. The Virtual AR category dominates the sector with around $70M in average funding per company. The VR Enabling Software and VR Consumption Hardware categories round out the top three.

We are currently tracking 573 Virtual Reality companies in 13 categories across 44 countries, with a total of $3.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Virtual Reality landscape report and database.

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