Marketing Technology Funding Trends - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in Marketing Technology (Martech) startup funding activity. The graphics include data through May 2017.

Marketing Tech Funding by Year Q3 2017

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Martech startups for each year. 2016 has the most funding to date at just over $6B.

Marketing Tech Funding by Vintage Year Q3 2017

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Martech companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2009 have raised the most funding around $4B.

We are currently tracking 1,684 Martech companies in 15 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $29 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Marketing Technology market report.

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Internet of Things Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q3 2017

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The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Internet of Things (IoT) startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through August 2017.

IoT Logo Map Q3 2017

The above sector map organizes the sector into 20 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

IoT Innovation Quadrant Q3 2017

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different IoT categories and how they compare with one another.

Heavyweights: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with significant financing.
Established: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with less financing.
Disruptors: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with significant financing.
Pioneers: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with earlier stages of financing.

The definitions of the IoT categories are as...

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Where in the world are Health Technology startups? Q3 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Health Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through August 2017.

Health Tech Q3 2017 Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Health Tech companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 1400 companies.

Health Tech Q3 2017 VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Health Tech startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $36B.

We are currently tracking 1,988 Health Tech companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $50B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology market report. 

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Retail Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Retail Technology sector. The graphic includes data through April 2017.

Retail Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Retail Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2012 ranks at the top with around 228 companies founded in that year alone. 2011 is the runner-up with 220 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1663 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $50.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

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Average and Median Age by Transportation Technology Category - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Transportation Technology sector. The graphic includes data through May 2017.

Age by Transportation Technology Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Transportation Technology category. The Intelligent Transit Systems category has the highest average age at around 21 years, followed by the V2V Communications category and the Infotainment category with an average age of around 20 years each. V2V Communications category has the highest median age at 18 years, followed by the Infotainment category with a median age of 17 years.

We are currently tracking 1147 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $77.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.

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Venture Investing in Insurance Technology - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Insurance Technology (Insurtech) sector. The graphics include data through July 2017.

Insurtech Q3 2017 Venture Investing

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Insurtech category to the number of companies in the category. The Health Insurance category leads in funding at just under $10B. The category with the most startups is Insurance Comparison, with around 375.

Insurtech Q3 2017 Category Average Funding

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Insurtech category. The Life, Home, and P&C Insurance category leads the sector with over $200M in average funding per company, followed by the Auto Insurance and Health Insurance categories.

We are currently tracking 1,333 Insurtech companies in 14 categories across 61 countries, with a total of $19 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Insurance Technology market report.

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Internet of Things Activity by Selected Investors - Q3 2017

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The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through August 2017.

IoT Investor Activity Q3 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds IoT investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by those investors. Major investors into the space include SOSV, Intel, GV, Techstars, and Has Accelerator. 

We are currently tracking 1,983 IoT companies in 20 categories across 51 countries, with a total of $37 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

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Blockchain Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Blockchain Technology sector. The graphics include data through May 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in Blockchain Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Blockchain Technology category. The Bitcoin Exchanges category leads the sector with 9 acquisitions. The Bitcoin Data Services category is the runner-up with 7 acquisitions.

Exit Activity by Year in Blockchain Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Blockchain Technology sector by year. 2016 leads the sector with 14 acquisitions and 1 IPO. 2015 is the runner-up with 13 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 942 Blockchain Technology companies in 12 categories across 74 countries, with a total of $3.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Blockchain Technology market report.

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Virtual Reality Funding Trends - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in Virtual Reality (VR) startup funding activity. The graphics include data through July 2017.

VR Funding by Year Q3 2017

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by VR startups for each year. 2016 has the most funding to date at just over $2B.

VR Funding by Vintage Year Q3 2017

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by VR companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2011 have raised the most funding around $1.5B.

We are currently tracking 708 VR companies in 13 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $6.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Virtual Reality market report.

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Artificial Intelligence Funding by Round - Q3 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Artificial Intelligence (AI) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through July 2017.

Artificial Intelligence Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2006 to 2016, we saw a general increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking in 2016. Earlier stage funding rounds (Series A, B, and C) made up most of the funding amount.

Artificial Intelligence Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2006 to 2016 we’ve seen a general upward trend that peaked in 2014 and 2015, and then declined slightly 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 1917 Artificial Intelligence companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $21.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence market report.

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