The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Retail Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through October 2016.
The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2009 to 2015, we saw a general increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking once in 2011 and peaking by more than twice that amount in 2015. With the exception of Seed funding, all other rounds of funding saw approximately equal amounts during these years. After 2015 the overall sector funding saw a sharp decline.
The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2006 to 2014 we’ve seen a steep upward trend that peaked in 2014, dipped slightly in 2015, and then declined sharply in 2016. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts.
We are currently tracking 1528 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $37.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.