Energy Technology Q2 Update in 15 Visuals

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We at Venture Scanner are tracking 687 Energy Technology companies across 12 categories, with a combined funding amount of $32.3 Billion. The 15 visuals below summarize the current state of Energy Technology.

 

1. Energy Technology Market Overview

We organize Energy Technology into the 22 categories listed below:

Solar Energy: Companies that generate power by converting sunlight into electricity. Examples include solar panel manufacturers, designers, installers, and monitoring solutions.

Wind Energy: Companies that generate power using air flow. Examples includes wind turbine manufacturers, designers, installers, and monitoring solutions.

Geothermal Energy: Companies that use heat from the earth to generate power. Examples include geothermal energy development, design, and monitoring.

Hydropower Energy: Companies that generate power from the energy of moving water. Examples include wave energy converters, run-of-the-river systems, as well as project management and monitoring solutions.

Bioenergy: Companies that generate energy from organic matter. Examples include bioenergy development, research, and monitoring.

Energy Production By-Product Management: Solutions that reduce waste from energy production as well as solutions that recover energy from the production of waste. Examples include treatment of waste water from fracking, treatment of nuclear waste, and conversion of non-recyclable waste into energy.

Energy Storage: New innovations in storing energy that help in leveling peak energy demand and storing excess renewable energy. Examples include battery solutions, as well as storage brokers and dealers.

Energy Infrastructure: Enabling technologies in the production of energy. Examples include smart metering, energy monitoring/data analytics, and smart grid optimization.

Traditional Energy Enhancements: Technologies that improve the effectiveness and sustainability of traditional energy sources. Examples include solutions that make fossil fuel emissions cleaner and solutions that improve the efficiency of extraction.

Carbon Management: Technologies that aim to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions. Examples include solutions that capture, sequester, and store carbon emissions, carbon emission data analytics, and carbon emission recycling.

Fuel Cell Technology: Companies that generate power by using hydrogen and oxygen for fuel. Examples include fuel cell development, research, and monitoring.

Consumer Energy Efficiency Tools: B2C tools that helps consumers become more energy efficient. Examples include automated solutions to manage home energy use, energy efficient appliances, and home energy data analytics.

 

2. Company Count by Energy Technology Category

The above graph summarizes the number of companies in each Energy Technology category. The Solar Energy and Energy Infrastructure categories are currently leading the way with 148 companies each. 

 

3. Funding by Energy Technology Category

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding in each Energy Technology category. The Solar Energy category is leading the market with over $12.8B in total funding, followed by the Wind Energy category with $4.8B in total funding.

 

4. Venture Investing In Energy Technology

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Energy Technology category to the number of companies in the category. The Solar Energy category is leading in the Total Funding stat with over $12.8B. Solar also leads in Total Companies (along with Energy Infrastructure) with 148 companies. Energy Infrastructure, however, has 1/3 the funding of the Solar Energy category. 

 

5. Energy Technology Total Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Energy Technology companies each year. 2010 was the best year in Energy Technology funding thus far with over $4.4B raised, followd by 2014 which saw $3.9B in funding.

 

6. Average Funding by Energy Technology Category

The above graph summarizes the average company funding in each Energy Technology. The Geothermal Energy category leads the market with over $156M in funding per company, followed by the Solar Energy category with over $145M in funding per company. 

 

7. Average Age by Energy Technology Category

The above graph summarizes the average age of companies in each Energy Technology category. Fuel Cell Technology ranks as the most mature Energy Technology category with an average age of 27 years per company, followed by the Hydropower Energy category with an average age of 22 years per company. We included a few established companies that are still innovating in these categories, which explains their relative maturity.

 

8. Median Age by Energy Technology Category

The above graph summarizes the median age of companies in each Energy Technology category. Fuel Cell Technology ranks as the most mature Energy Technology category with a median age of 15 years per company, followed by the Geothermal Energy category with a median age of over 14 years per company. We included a few established companies that are still innovating in these categories, which explains their relative maturity.

 

9. Energy Technology Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Energy Technology companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with 420 Energy Technology companies.

 

10. Energy Technology VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of Energy Technology venture capital funding in different countries. The United States leads with $22B, with Canada coming in at a distant second with $2B.

 

11. Energy Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Energy Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2007 ranks as the top year with 56 Energy Technology companies founded, with 2010 in second place with 43 Energy Technology companies founded.

 

12. Energy Technology Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by the Energy Technology companies founded in a certain year. Energy Technology companies founded in 2007 have raised the most funding at $3.65B, followed by those founded in 2001 which have raised $3.64B. 

 

13. Energy Technology Headcount Distribution

The above graph summarizes the percentage of Energy Technology companies with a certain employee headcount range. Companies with under 50 employees make up over 70% of the market.

 

14. Number of Energy Technology Investments by Selected Investors

The above graph summarizes the total number of investment rounds Energy Technology investors participated in. Kleiner Perkins outperformed all of its peers, having made 57 investments into Energy Technology companies. Draper Fisher is the runner-up with 42 investments.

 

15. Number of Energy Technology Companies Backed by Selected Investors

The above graph summarizes the number of unique Energy Technology companies funded by selected investors. Kleiner Perkins takes the top spot again with 27 unique Energy Technology companies, followed by Draper Fisher which has invested in 16 unique Energy Technology companies.

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