Health Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2019

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This blog post examines the different components of the health technology ecosystem. We will illustrate what the categories of innovation are and which categories have the most companies. We will also compare the categories in terms of their funding and maturity.

Digital Medical Devices is The Largest Health Technology Category

Let's start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 2,334 health technology startups into 22 categories. They have raised $88B from 3,843 investors. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Health Technology Logo Map

We see that Digital Medical Devices is the largest category with 324 companies. These companies build IT-enabled medical and diagnostic devices for doctors. These devices include detection equipment, monitoring equipment, and surgical tools. Some example companies include Signostics, MediBeacon, Stimwave, and AliveCor.

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Artificial Intelligence Average Funding Event Size Shows Steady Growth

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For this quarter's funding analysis, let's examine how average funding event sizes in the artificial intelligence (AI) sector are evolving. The graphic below shows the AI average funding event size over time by quarter.

Artificial Intelligence Average Funding Event Size

As the graphic demonstrates, AI average funding event size in Q1 2019 was at $35M. This is an increase of 75% from the $20M in Q1 2018. The average funding size has been on a robust upward trend, with the average funding size last quarter around 3 times larger than it was 5 years ago. The top three funding events in Q1 2019 include a $940M round from Nuro, a $600M round from Horizon Robotics, and a $530M round from Aurora.

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Financial Technology Average Funding Event Size Is On An Upward Trend

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For this quarter's funding analysis, let's examine how average funding event sizes in the financial technology (fintech) sector are evolving. The graphic below shows the fintech average funding event size over time by quarter.

Financial Technology Average Funding Event Size

As the graphic demonstrates, fintech average funding event size in Q1 2019 was at $54M, which dipped by 4% from the $56M last quarter. The average funding size has been on a strong upward trend, with the average funding size last quarter around 4 times larger than it was 5 years ago. The top three funding events in Q1 2019 include a $1.3B round from Sea, a $750M round from CommonBond, and a $440M round from OakNorth.

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Financial Technology Report Highlights  – Q1 2019

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Here is our Q1 2019 summary report on the financial technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Financial Technology Sector Summary

Financial Technology Sector Map

Financial Technology Quarterly Highlights

Financial Technology Innovation Quadrant

Financial Technology Funding Over Time

Financial Technology Funding By Category

Financial Technology Investors Over Time

Financial Technology Exits Over Time

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Artificial Intelligence Report Highlights  – Q1 2019

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Here is our Q1 2019 summary report on the artificial intelligence startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Artificial Intelligence Sector Summary

Artificial Intelligence Sector Map

Artificial Intelligence Quarterly Highlights

Artificial Intelligence Innovation Quadrant

Artificial Intelligence Funding Over Time

Artificial Intelligence Funding By Category

Artificial Intelligence Investors Over Time

Artificial Intelligence Exits Over Time

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IoT Health Care Leads Internet Of Things In Number of Investors

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The internet of things (IoT) industry has seen 3,580 investors and $79B total all time funding. Let's analyze which IoT categories have the most number of investors actively financing the startups. The graphic below highlights IoT categories based on the number of investors in each category.

Internet Of Things Investors Per Category

As the graphic demonstrates, IoT Health Care has the highest number of investors at 810, with IoT Software Platforms right behind at 803. In addition, the average number of investors across all IoT categories is 385. IoT Health Care companies create connected devices that track health metrics or help improve health well-being. IoT Software Platform companies build backend software systems that provide infrastructure for IoT companies. 

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Marketing Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2019

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This blog post examines the different components of the marketing technology (martech) ecosystem. We will illustrate what the categories of innovation 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 Marketing Technology Category

Let's start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 1,833 martech startups into 15 categories. They have raised $44B from 2,417 investors. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Marketing Technology Logo Map

We see that Marketing Automation Software is the largest category with 287 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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Security Technology Investors With the Most Activity

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The security technology industry has seen $34B in total all time funding. Let's examine the investors financing the security technology sector and identify the most active firms. 

The graphic below highlights security technology investors based on the number of investments made in the sector. If an investor participates in two investment rounds in the same company (such as a Series A and Series B), that would qualify as two investments for this analysis.

Security Technology Investors With Most Investments

As the graphic demonstrates, Accel has made the most investments in the security technology sector with 73 investments. Sequoia Capital follows with 65 investments. Examples of companies that Accel has invested in include CrowdStrike, SimpliVity, and Netskope. Intel Capital and Dell Technologies Capital are notable Corporate Venture Capitalists (CVC) on the list.

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Health Technology Exit Activity Dipped in 2018

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As we make our way through Q1 of 2019, let's look back on 2018 and analyze how exit activity for health technology compares to previous years. The graphic below shows total annual health technology exit events over time.

Health Technology Exits Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, 2018 saw a drop in health technology exit activity compared to the previous year. The 67 exit events in 2018 represent a 9% decrease from the 74 exit events in 2017, which was the highest year on record for exit activity. However, health technology exits are still on a general upward trend, with a 5-year CAGR of 25% from 2013 to 2018. Some of the exit events in 2018 include AveXis's acquisition by Novartis for $8.7B, Flatiron Health's acquisition by Roche for $1.9B, and PillPack's acquisition by Amazon for $1B.

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Real Estate Technology Experiences Highest Funding Ever in 2018

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As we progress through Q1 of 2019, let's look back on 2018 and analyze how funding in the real estate technology (proptech) sector compares to previous years. The graphic below shows the total annual real estate technology funding amounts over time.

Real Estate Technology Funding Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, 2018 was a record year for real estate technology funding at almost $20B. That represents a 38% increase from the previous year’s funding. In addition, real estate technology funding grew at a CAGR of 62% over the past 5 years. Some of the largest funding events in 2018 include a $3B round for WeWork, a $1.5B round for Lianjia, and a $1.1B round for View.

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