Threat Detection Category Leads Security Technology Funding

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We’ve previously seen that security technology funding has grown robustly over the past few years. Now we are diving deeper on our security tech research platform to analyze funding by category. Our analysis reveals two key takeaways:

  • The Threat Detection category leads the sector in Q3 funding
  • The Threat Detection category also leads the sector in all-time funding

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

The Threat Detection Category Leads Security Technology In Q3 Funding

To start off, let’s review the amount of funding raised this quarter by each category within security technology.

Security Technology Latest Quarter Category Funding

The above graphic highlights that the Threat Detection category leads the sector in Q3 funding with $360M. Its funding is more than twice the funding of the next category, Data Security at $180M.

Threat Detection companies monitor networks to detect and mitigate cyber attacks. Some example companies in this category include Darktrace, Cylance,...

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Marketing Technology Sector Overview - Q3 2018

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The marketing technology sector has seen an abundance of activity over the past few years. The blog post examines the different components of the martech sector and how they make up this startup ecosystem. We will illustrate what the major sector categories are and which categories have the most companies. We will also compare the categories in terms of their funding and maturity.

Marketing Automation Software Is the Largest Martech Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 1801 martech startups into 15 categories that have raised $37 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Marketing Technology Sector Map

We see that Marketing Automation Software is the largest category with 284 companies. These companies enable marketers to automate or enhance the process of inbound and outbound marketing. Some example companies are Sailthru, Infusionsoft, Tinyclues, and Salesfusion.

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3D Printing Startup Highlights  – Q3 2018

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Here is our Q3 2018 summary report on the 3D printing startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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3D Printing Sector Map

3D Printing Innovation Quadrant

3D Printing Funding by Category

3D Printing Funding Over Time

3D Printing Exits Over Time

3D Printing Company Count by Country

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Security Technology Startup Highlights  – Q3 2018

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Here is our Q3 2018 summary report on the security technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Security Technology Sector Map

Security Technology Innovation Quadrant

Security Technology Category Funding

Security Technology Funding Over Time

Security Technology Funding Round Counts

Security Technology Exits Over Time

Security Technology Company Count by Country

About Venture Scanner

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Marketing Technology Startup Highlights  – Q3 2018

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Here is our Q3 2018 summary report on the marketing technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Marketing Technology Sector Map

Marketing Technology Innovation Quadrant

Marketing Technology Funding by Category

Marketing Technology Funding Over Time

Marketing Technology Funding Round Counts

Marketing Technology Exits Over Time

Marketing Technology Company Count by Country

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Introducing the Regulatory Technology Sector

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We are excited to announce the launch of our regulatory technology (regtech) coverage!

Regtech companies help businesses automate or streamline activities around regulatory compliance. Examples include compliance for business operations, financial services, health services, and manufacturing. 

This post will introduce and define the different categories that make up the regtech sector.

Regulatory Technology Sector Map

The definitions of the regtech categories are as follows:

Business Regulation Compliance: Companies that help businesses comply with regulations affecting their operations. Examples include compliance for HR training, equity compensation, marketing, and document management.

Compliance Tracking and Reporting: Companies that help businesses track current, changing, and emerging regulations, as well as create reports according to those regulations. Examples include regulation databases and the sending of reports to the appropriate government agencies.

Data and Privacy Compliance: Companies that...

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Video Technology Startup Highlights  – Q2 2018

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

To learn more about our complete video technology report and research platform, visit us at www.venturescanner.com or contact [email protected].

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Mid-Year Insurance Technology Exits Analysis

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Our recent insurance technology quarterly highlights provided a state of the sector summary. Now we're performing a deep dive examination of insurtech exits to see how things are shaping up on the M&A and IPO front.

Based on analysis on our insurance technology research platform, we see that exit activity in the first half of 2018 is trending down from the previous two years.

2018 Mid-Year Insurance Technology Exit Activity Lower Than 2017 And 2016

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

The above graphic shows 13 exits in the first half of 2018. For the past three years, Q3 and Q4 accounted for 53% of total exit events on average. If that trend holds, 2018 exits will finish the year lower than 2017 and 2016, but higher than 2015. We'll see if the second half of the year changes this trend!

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Genomics and Digital Medical Devices Lead Health Technology Funding

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We’ve previously found that health technology funding is on an overall upward trend. Now we are taking a closer look on our health technology research platform to compare funding by category. Our analysis reveals two observations:

  • The Genomics category leads the sector in Q2 funding
  • The Digital Medical Devices category leads the sector in all-time funding

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

The Genomics Category Leads Health Technology In Q2 Funding

To start off, let’s review the amount of funding raised this quarter by each category within health technology.

The above graphic highlights that the Genomics category leads the sector in Q2 funding with just under $1B. Its funding is 1.4 times the funding of the next category, Digital Medical Devices at $700M.

Genomics companies utilize human genome data for analytics, prevention, and treatment. Some example companies in this category are 23andMe, Helix, and Counsyl. 

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Health Technology Startup Highlights  – Q2 2018

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

To learn more about our complete health technology report and research platform, visit us at www.venturescanner.com or contact [email protected].

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