Insurance Technology Startup Highlights  – Q3 2018

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

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Insurance Technology Sector Map

Insurance Technology Innovation Quadrant

Insurance Technology Funding by Category

Insurance Technology Funding Over Time

Insurance Technology Funding Round Counts

Insurance Technology Exits Over Time

Insurance Technology Company Count by Country

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Consumer Lending Category Leads Financial Technology Funding

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We’ve previously highlighted that financial technology funding is on pace to have a record year in 2018. When we take a closer look at the categories that make up fintech, we notice that the Consumer Lending category leads in both Q3 and overall funding.

We’ll highlight this conclusion with some graphics and discussions below.

The Consumer Lending Category Leads Financial Technology In Q3 Funding

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

Financial Technology Latest Quarter Category Funding

The above graphic highlights that the Consumer Lending category leads the sector in Q3 funding with $3.7B. Its funding is 2.5 times the funding of the next category, Business Lending at $1.5B.

Consumer Lending companies offer new ways for consumers to obtain personal loans and have credit risks assessed. They include peer-to-peer lending, micro-financing, big data analytics, and consumer credit scoring services. Some example companies are SoFi, CommonBond,...

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Artificial Intelligence Sector Overview - Q3 2018

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The artificial intelligence sector has experienced explosive funding growth in recent years. This blog post examines the different components of the AI sector and how they make up this startup 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.

Machine Learning Applications Is the Largest Artificial Intelligence Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 2,316 artificial intelligence startups into 13 categories that have raised $45 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Artificial Intelligence Sector Map

We see that Machine Learning Applications is the largest category with 866 companies. These companies utilize self-learning algorithms to optimize business operations in vertically specific use cases. Examples include using machine learning to...

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Artificial Intelligence Startup Highlights  – Q3 2018

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

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Artificial Intelligence Splash Slide

Artificial Intelligence Sector Map

Artificial Intelligence Innovation Quadrant

Artificial Intelligence Funding by Category

Artificial Intelligence Funding Over Time

Artificial Intelligence Funding Round Counts

Artificial Intelligence Exits Over Time

Artificial Intelligence Company Count by Country

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Financial Crime Compliance and Network Security Compliance Lead Regtech Funding

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As we’ve previously observed, regulatory technology (regtech) funding is on an upward trend in recent years. If we look closer at the category level, we notice two key takeaways:

  • The Financial Crime and Identity Compliance category leads the sector in Q3 funding
  • The Network Security Compliance category leads the sector in all-time funding

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

The Financial Crime and Identity Compliance Category Leads Regtech Q3 Funding

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

Regulatory Technology Latest Quarter Category Funding

The above graphic highlights that the Financial Crime and Identity Compliance category leads the sector in Q3 funding with almost $90M. The Governance, Risk, and Compliance category follows in a close second with $83M in Q3 funding.

Financial Crime and Identity Compliance companies help financial institutions comply with regulations on identity related crimes....

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Financial Technology Sector Overview - Q3 2018

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The financial technology sector has reached record highs in its funding and exit activity. This blog post examines the different components of the fintech sector and how they make up this startup 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.

Consumer Lending Is the Largest Financial Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 2,545 financial technology startups into 16 categories that have raised $118 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Financial Technology Sector Map

We see that Consumer Lending is the largest category with 336 companies. These companies offer new ways for consumers to obtain personal loans and have their credit risks assessed. They include peer-to-peer lending, micro-financing, big data analytics, and...

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How To Navigate The Corporate and Startup Dance

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By Carl Doty at Forrester Research and Nader Ghaffari at Venture Scanner

Successfully engaging with the startup community will not only give corporations a competitive advantage but can also mean the difference between future relevance or demise. As a result, corporations of all sizes are launching innovation programs. The corporations’ objectives are chiefly to understand the innovation trends, identify potential disruptions in their markets, and find startups to partner with, invest in, or acquire. These efforts are typically run by a head of innovation, a chief strategy or digital officer, or a corporate development function.

So how should corporations engage with startups and what pitfalls should they avoid? Based on our interactions with corporations of all sizes and from all industries, we see engagement models that work well and others that leave room for improvement. We summarize our key findings in three themes here. 

1. EDUCATE: Gain a broad understanding of an...

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Financial Technology Startup Highlights  – Q3 2018

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

Financial Technology Slideshare Title

Financial Technology Splash Slide

Financial Technology Sector Map

Financial Technology Innovation Quadrant

Financial Technology Funding by Category

Financial Technology Funding Over Time

Financial Technology Funding Round Counts

Financial Technology Exits Over Time

Financial Technology Company Count by Country

About Venture Scanner

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Marketing Platforms Category Leads Marketing Technology Funding

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As we previously noted, marketing technology funding has remained stable over the past few years. Digging in deeper at the martech category level reveals that the Marketing Platforms category leads both in Q3 and overall funding.

We’ll highlight this observation with some graphics and discussions below.

The Marketing Platforms Category Leads Marketing Technology In Q3 Funding

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

Marketing Technology Latest Quarter Category Funding

The above graphic highlights that the Marketing Platforms category leads the sector in Q3 funding with $650M. The Mobile Marketing category follows in a close second place with almost $600M in Q3 funding.

Marketing Platform companies enable businesses to execute and manage marketing campaigns. It also contains customer relationship management tools used to improve customer engagement. Some example companies in this category include Showpad, Sprinklr, Gainsight, and Medallia.

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Security Technology Sector Overview - Q3 2018

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The security technology sector has seen a lot of funding momentum in recent years. This blog post examines the different components of the security tech sector and how they make up this startup 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.

Threat Detection and Mitigation Is the Largest Security Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 1155 security technology startups into 14 categories that have raised $30 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Security Technology Sector Map

We see that Threat Detection and Mitigation is the largest category with 285 companies. These companies monitor networks to detect and mitigate cyber attacks. Some example companies in this category include Darktrace, Cylance, Vectra, and Menlo...

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