Transportation Technology Q2 Update in 15 Visuals

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We at Venture Scanner are tracking 855 Transportation Technology companies across 17 categories, with a combined funding amount of $43 Billion. The 15 visuals below summarize the current state of Transportation Technology.

1. Transportation Technology Market Overview

We organize Transportation Technology into the 17 categories listed below:

Auto Clean Tech: Companies that create next-generation solutions seeking to make transportation friendly towards the environment. Examples include technologies to increase fuel efficiency, lower emissions, and take advantage of renewable fuels.

Auto Fleet Management: Solutions for professional owners of large fleets of vehicles, enabling them to better optimize their total cost of ownership. Examples include solutions for tracking fleet locations, managing repairs and service, and fueling payment systems.

Auto Heads Up Displays (HUD): Technologies that bring "cockpit" style display technologies into the automotive realm. Examples include technology-based cell phones, mounted dashboard projectors, and windshield embedded devices.

Automotive Infotainment: Communication and entertainment services that are integrated/streamlined into an automotive experience. Examples include music libraries, voice activation, telephony, and voice-to-text, for both integrated and after-market solutions.

Automotive Telematics: Companies that provide car owners with better access to specific information about their car. Examples include on-board data readers, diagnostic tools, and notifications to mobile devices for enhanced safety features (such as road-side assistance).

Autonomous & Assisted Cars: Companies that provide various solutions that assist a human in driving a car or work to eliminate the need for a human behind the wheel. Examples include automotive LiDAR, automotive RADAR, and automotive artificial intelligence computing.

Auto Wireless Networking: Companies that offer solutions that help cars communicate wirelessly with the cloud. Examples include wireless chip sets, infrastructure monitoring devices, and data analytics software.

Car Sharing: Companies that provide for the collaborative consumption of cars, enabling consumers to share the cost of auto ownership. Examples include centrally administered micro-rentals and peer-to-peer shared ride arrangement portals.

Enhanced Auto Ownership: Companies that allow for new methodologies to buy, rent, and own cars. Examples include social networks dedicated to cars and car culture, mobile apps for scheduling auto maintenance, and streamlined services to buy/sell cars.

Individualized Insurance: Companies that provide new methodologies for automotive insurance. Examples include comparison websites, metered payments via telematic devices, and personalized quotes based on specific user driving habits.

Intelligent Transit Systems: Companies that enable the sharing of information between cars and infrastructure (also sometimes referred to as V2I). Examples include solutions for collision avoidance, toll booth metering, and traffic routing management.

Mapping, Location, and Route Optimization: Companies that understand where a consumer is and provide recommendations based upon that specific location. Examples include providing local maps, localized advertising, and individualized directions.

Public Transit Enhancement: Companies that aim to encourage the use of public transit options. Examples include real-time tracking of buses, loyalty programs, and simplified ticketing options.

Ride Hailing and Scheduling: Companies that enable consumers to schedule a ride either in real time or for the future. Examples include website booking portals and on-demand mobile applications.

Smart City and Mobility: Companies that provide next-generation solutions for increasing sustainability in how transportation is conducted within cities. Examples include all electric vehicles (from full size automobiles to smaller scooters), and distributed energy systems which make it easier for these vehicles to recharge.

Smart Parking Technology: Companies offering solutions that make it easier to park, usually in dense urban environments. Examples include software to manage parking space inventories, real-time inventory information, and mobile payment options.

Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) Communications: Companies which allow for direct vehicle-to-vehicle communication. Examples include technologies for collision avoidance, route optimization, and maintaining the flow of traffic.

2. Company Count by Transportation Technology Category

 

The above graph summarizes the number of companies in each Transportation Technology category. The Telematics category is leading the way with 188 companies, followed by the Mapping and Location category with 116 companies.

3. Funding by Transportation Technology Category

 

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding in each Transportation Technology category. The Ride Hailing category is leading the market with over $20.8B in total funding, followed by the Autonomous Sensors category with $17.7B in total funding.

4. Venture Investing In Transportation Technology

 

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Transportation Technology category to the number of companies in the category. The Ride Hailing category is leading in the Total Funding stat with over $20.8B, whereas the Telematics category is leading in the Company Count stat with 188 companies.

5. Transportation Technology Total Funding by Year

 

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Transportation Technology companies each year. 2015 was the best year in Transportation Technology funding thus far with over $12.9B raised, which is more than 2X the amount of funding raised in 2014 ($6.4B).

6. Average Funding by Transportation Technology Category

 

The above graph summarizes the average company funding in each TransportationTech category. The Ride Hailing category leads the market with over $409M in funding per company, followed by the Smart City category with over $75M in funding per company. In the Ride Hailing category a few key TransportationTech players such as Uber, Didi Chuxing, Lyft, and Ola all raised major rounds of funding upwards of $1B.

7. Average Age by Transportation Technology Category

 

The above graph summarizes the average age of companies in each TransportationTech category. Infotainment ranks as the most mature TransportationTech category with an average age of 20.4 years per company, followed by the Intelligent Transit Systems category at a close second with an average age of 19.6 years per company. We included a few established companies that are innovating in these categories, which explains the relative maturity of the average ages.

8. Median Age by Transportation Technology Category

 

The above graph summarizes the median age of companies in each TransportationTech category. V2V Communication ranks as the most mature TransportationTech category with a median age of 16.2 years per company, followed by the Fleet Management category with a median age of 12.2 years per company. We included a few established companies that are innovating in these categories, which explains the relative maturity of the median ages.

9. Transportation Technology Company Count by Country

 

The above map shows the number of TransportationTech companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with 363 TransportationTech companies, with India and the United Kingdom at distant second and third places with 51 and 50 companies respectively.

10. Transportation Technology VC Funding by Country

 

The above map shows the amount of TransportationTech venture capital funding in different countries. The United States leads with $13.9B, with Hong Kong coming in at a distant second with $2B.

11. Transportation Technology Companies Founded by Year

 

The above graph summarizes the number of TransportationTech companies founded in a certain year. 2012 ranks as the top year with 62 TransportationTech companies founded, with 2011 at a close second with 61 TransportationTech companies founded.

12. Transportation Technology Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by the TransportationTech companies founded in a certain year. TransportationTech companies founded in 2009 have raised the most funding at $10.9B, followed by those founded in 2012 which have raised $7.2B. A few key TransportationTech players founded in those two years such as Uber, SIGFOX, Lyft, and Didi Chuxing have raised major amounts of funding up to date.

13. Transportation Technology Headcount Distribution

 

The above graph summarizes the percentage of TransportationTech companies with a certain employee headcount range. Companies with 1–50 employees make up over 71% of the market.

14. Number of Transportation Technology Investments by Selected Investors

 

The above graph summarizes the total number of investment rounds TransportationTech investors participated in. Sequoia Capital outperformed all of its peers, having made 26 investments into TransportationTech companies. Fontinalis Partners is the runner-up with 20 investments.

15. Number of Transportation Technology Companies Backed by Selected Investors

 

The above graph summarizes the number of unique TransportationTech companies funded by selected investors. Fontinalis Partners takes the top spot by having invested in a total of 15 unique TransportationTech companies, followed by Techstars which has invested in 13 unique TransportationTech companies.

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