Transportation Technology Startup Highlights  – Q2 2018

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Here is our Q2 2018 summary report on the transportation technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Transportation Technology Sector Map

Transportation Technology Innovation Quadrant

Transportation Technology Total Category Funding

Transportation Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Transportation Technology Recent Funding Rounds

Transportation Technology Exit Events Over Time

Transportation Technology Company Count by Country

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Machine Learning Categories Lead AI Funding

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Last quarter we observed that the artificial intelligence sector is maturing. This quarter we are conducting a deeper analysis on our AI research platform to examine funding by category. Our analysis shows two important observations:

Machine Learning Platforms and Computer Vision Platforms lead the sector in Q2 funding
Machine Learning Applications dominates the sector in all-time funding 

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

Machine Learning Platforms and Computer Vision Platforms Lead AI in Q2 Funding

To start off, let’s scrutinize the AI funding by category in Q2.

Artificial Intelligence Current Quarter Category Funding

The above graphic shows that both Machine Learning Platforms and Computer Vision Platforms lead the sector in Q2 funding with $1.5B each. Machine Learning Applications and Smart Robots follow in the second and third places with $1.4B and $1B, respectively. It’s also noteworthy that there is a steep drop-off after Smart Robots, as its funding is 3.4 times...

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Financial Technology Startup Highlights  – Q2 2018

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Here is our Q2 2018 summary report on the financial technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Financial Technology Splash Slide

Financial Technology Sector Map

Financial Technology Innovation Quadrant

Financial Technology Total Category Funding

Financial Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Financial Technology Recent Funding Round Counts

Financial Technology Recent Exit Events

Financial Technology Company Count by Country

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Many Transportation Technology Categories Growing in Q2

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We’ve previously observed that transportation technology funding is seeing significant growth. This quarter we are delving deeper on our transportation tech research platform to examine funding by category. Our platform shows two key takeaways:

  • Autonomous Cars leads the sector in Q2 funding
  • Ride Hailing dominates the sector in all-time funding

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

Autonomous Cars Leads Transportation Technology in Q2 Funding

To start off, let’s look at transportation technology category funding in Q2.

Transportation Technology Current Quarter Category Funding

The above graphic shows that the Autonomous Cars category leads the sector in Q2 funding with $3.5B. The Ride Hailing and Smart Mobility categories follow in the second and third places with $2.7B and $2B, respectively. 

So we’ve witnessed how different transportation technology categories stack up in their Q2 funding. But how do these categories’ funding compare with each other historically?...

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Insurance Technology Startup Highlights  – Q2 2018

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Here is our Q2 2018 summary report on the insurance technology startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

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Insurance Technology Splash Slide

Insurance Technology Sector Map

Insurance Technology Innovation Quadrant

Insurance Technology Total Category Funding

Insurance Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Insurance Technology Funding Round Counts

Insurance Technology Quarterly Exits Over Time

Insurance Technology Company Count by Country

Life, Home, P&C Insurance Deep Dive

Insurance Technology Venture Investing

Insurance Technology Category Funding Quartiles

Life, Home, P&C Insurance Annual Funding Amounts

Life, Home, P&C Insurance Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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Payments-Related Fintech Categories Seeing Large Growth in Q2

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Last quarter we determined that fintech funding is maturing. This quarter we are taking a closer look on our fintech research platform to examine funding by category. From this analysis, we conclude that payments-related categories are outperforming all other categories by a wide margin.

This conclusion comes from two important takeaways:

  • Consumer Payments leads the sector in Q2 funding
  • Consumer Payments also has the highest funding growth percentage

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

Consumer Payments Leads Fintech in Q2 Funding

To start off, let’s look at fintech category funding in Q2.

Fintech Current Quarter Category Funding

The above graphic shows that Consumer Payments leads the sector in Q2 funding with $15B, with Payments Backend right behind at $14.7B. It’s noteworthy that these payments categories are roughly 13 times larger than the next category, Business Lending.

So we’ve witnessed how different fintech categories stack up in their Q2 funding....

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Internet of Things Startup Highlights  – Q2 2018

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Here is our Q2 2018 summary report on the internet of things startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Internet of Things Sector Map

Internet of Things Innovation Quadrant

Internet of Things Total Category Funding

Internet of Things Quarterly Funding Over Time

Internet of Things Recent Funding Round Counts

Internet of Things Quarterly Exit Events

Internet of Things Venture Investing

Internet of Things Company Count by Country

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Insurtech Funding Analysis by Category

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Last quarter we discovered that the insurance technology sector is showing early signs of maturation. This quarter we are delving deeper on our insurtech report and research platform to examine funding by category. From this analysis, we conclude that the Insurance Comparison and Health Insurance categories lead the sector in category funding.

This conclusion comes from three key observations:

  • Insurance Comparison leads the sector in Q2 funding
  • Health Insurance dominates all-time insurtech category funding
  • Insurance Comparison has the highest funding growth percentage

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

Insurance Comparison Leads Insurtech in Q2 Funding

To start off, let’s study the insurance technology funding amounts by category in Q2.

Insurance Technology Current Quarter Category Funding

The above graphic shows that Insurance Comparison leads the sector in Q2 2018 funding. Insurance Comparison raised the most funding last quarter with $323M. Health Insurance came in second...

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Mid-Year Internet of Things Exits Analysis

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We’ve previously discovered that exits within the internet of things (IoT) sector are showing strong growth over time. Now armed with the data through June 2018, we’re conducting a mid-year status check on the total IoT exits by year. 

After taking a deeper dive on our IoT report and research platform, we observe that if the current trend holds, IoT exit activity in 2018 will be lower than in 2017.

2018 Mid-Year IoT Exit Activity Lower Than 2017 But Higher Than 2016

Let’s take a closer look at the number of IoT exit events by year.

Internet of Things Exits by Quarter

The above graphic shows 26 exits in the first half of 2018. This is 43% of the 2017 total. Comparing Q1-Q2 exits only, 2018 is down slightly from 2017 but running ahead of 2016.

For the past three years, Q3 and Q4 accounted for 57% of total exit events on average. If that trend holds, 2018 will have around 60 exit events. That would be lower than the number of exits in 2017 but higher than that in 2016. 

Conclusion: 2018...

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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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