Artificial Intelligence Sector Overview - Q4 2017

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As we previously noted, interest in AI has exploded. Its applications can be found in virtually every industry from marketing to healthcare to finance. On our AI research platform, we have classified the companies in the sector into functional categories. This blog post aims to examine these categories and how they compare with one another through a series of graphics.

Machine Learning Applications Is the Largest AI Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Logo Map for the AI sector. As of January 2018, we have classified 2,029 AI startups into 13 categories which collectively raised $27 billion in funding. The Logo Map highlights the number of companies in each category and a random sampling of these companies.

Artificial Intelligence Logo Map

We have seen what the different categories in AI are and how many companies are within each category. What about their funding and maturity in relation to one another? Let’s look at our Innovation Quadrant to find out.

Most of the AI Categories Are Pioneers

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Fintech Exit Activity Sees Robust Growth

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The Financial Technology (fintech) sector has seen a lot of exit activity over the past few years. How does the number of exit events trend over time? Based on our fintech research platform, we have analyzed the data through 2017 and can conclude that fintech exit activity is seeing continued robust growth. 

This observation was derived from two takeaways:

  •      Fintech exit events are demonstrating strong annual growth
  •      Fintech exit events are increasing at the quarterly level as well

We’ll illustrate these takeaways with two graphics that show the solid growth of fintech exit activity over time.

Fintech Exit Events Showing Strong Annual Growth

We’ll start off by examining the fintech exit events from 2011 to 2017. Exit events include both acquisitions and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs). The below graph shows the number of annual fintech exit events stacked by quarters.

Fintech exits by quarter stacked

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Interest in AI Startups Exploded in 2017

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology startups seem to be in the news all the time. Is that hype, or are AI startups truly seeing major interest from investors? Using our research platform, we can conclude that interest in AI absolutely exploded in 2017. 

We come to this conclusion from the following takeaways, each of which tracks a different metric for interest in AI startups:
- AI funding grew exponentially in 2017
- The number of AI deals is increasing
- Investor interest in AI is growing

We’ll illustrate these takeaways with a series of graphs to show the extensive growth in AI. 

AI Funding Grew Exponentially in 2017

Let’s start off by looking at AI funding trends over the past 6 years. Here is the annual amount of AI startup funding, stacked by quarters. 

Q4 2017 AI Funding - Annual Funding

AI funding has been on an upward trend over these past few years, with a rapid explosion in 2017. Total funding in 2017 was over 3 times the size of 2016 funding. The Compound Annual Growth Rate...

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Real Estate Technology Startup Highlights  – Q4 2017

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Here is our Q4 2017 summary report on the Real Estate Technology (proptech) startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

Real Estate Tech Q4 2017 Highlights

Real Estate Tech Q4 2017 Outline

Real Estate Tech Q4 2017 Summary

Real Estate Tech Q4 2017 Stats

Real Estate Tech Q4 2017 Logo Map

Real Estate Tech Q4 2017 Innovation Quadrant

Real Estate Tech Q4 2017 Annual Funding

Real Estate Tech Q4 2017 Quarterly Funding

Real Estate Tech Q4 2017 Exits

Real Estate Tech Q4 2017 Activity

Real Estate Tech Q4 2017 Recent Funding Count

Real Estate Tech Q4 2017 Recent Category Funding

Real Estate Tech Q4 2017 Recent Funding Events

Real Estate Tech Q4 2017 Recent Exit Events

Real Estate Tech Q4 2017 Category Deep Dive

Real Estate Tech Q4 2017 Venture Investing

Real Estate Tech Q4 2017 Quartiles

Real Estate Tech Q4 2017 Category Funding Counts

Real Estate Tech Q4 2017 Category Top Funded

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Insurance Technology Startup Highlights  – Q4 2017

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Here is our Q4 2017 summary report on the Insurance Technology (insurtech) startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

Insurtech Q4 2017 Startup Highlights

Insurtech Q4 2017 Outline

Insurtech Q4 2017 Sector Summary

Insurtech Q4 2017 Stats

Insurtech Q4 2017 Logo Map

Insurtech Q4 2017 Innovation Quadrant

Insurtech Q4 2017 Annual Funding

Insurtech Q4 2017 Quarterly Funding

Insurtech Q4 2017 Exits

Insurtech Q4 2017 Activity

Insurtech Q4 2017 Recent Funding Stats

Insurtech Q4 2017 Category Recent Funding

Insurtech Q4 2017 Recent Exit Events

Insurtech Q4 2017 Deep Dive

Insurtech Q4 2017 Venture Investing

Insurtech Q4 2017 Quartiles

Insurtech Q4 2017 Deep Dive Funding

Insurtech Q4 2017 Top Funded Deep Dive Companies

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Artificial Intelligence Startup Highlights  – Q4 2017

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Here is our Q4 2017 summary report on the AI startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

AI Q4 2017 Startup Highlights

AI Q4 2017 Outline

AI Q4 2017 Sector Summary

AI Q4 2017 Stats

AI Q4 2017 Logo Map

Artificial Intelligence Innovation Quadrant

AI Q4 2017 Funding by Year

AI Q4 2017 Funding by Quarter

AI Q4 2017 Exits by Quarter

AI Q4 2017 Latest Activity

AI Q4 2017 Recent Funding Count

AI Q4 2017 Recent Category Funding

AI Q4 2017 Recent Funding Events

AI Q4 2017 Recent Exit Events

AI Q4 2017 Category Deep Dive

AI Q4 2017 Venture Investing

AI Q4 2017 Quartiles

AI Q4 2017 Category Funding

AI Q4 2017 Category Funding Amount by Round

AI Q4 2017 Category Top Funded

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Financial Technology Startup Highlights  – Q4 2017

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Here is our Q4 2017 summary report on the financial technology startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

Fintech Q4 2017 Startup Highlights

Fintech Q4 2017 Outline

Fintech Q4 2017 Sector Summary

Fintech Q4 2017 Stats

Fintech Q4 2017 Logo Map

FinTech Slideshare Innovation Quadrant

Fintech Q4 2017 Funding by Year

Fintech Q4 2017 Funding by Quarter

Fintech Q4 2017 Exits by Quarter

Fintech Q4 2017 Latest Actiity

Fintech Q4 2017 Recent Funding Counts

Fintech Q4 2017 Recent Category Funding

Fintech Q4 2017 Recent Funding Events

Fintech Q4 2017 Recent Exit Events

Fintech Q4 2017 Category Deep Dive

Fintech Q4 2017 Venture Investing

Fintech Q4 2017 Quartiles

Fintech Q4 2017 Category Funding

Fintech Q4 2017 Category Funding Amount by Round

Fintech Q4 2017 Category Top Funded

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Insurance Technology Startup Market Highlights  – Q3 2017

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Here is our Q3 2017 summary report on the Insurance Technology startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends with insights, and recent funding and exit events.

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Sector Summary

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InsurTech Funding Over Time

InsurTech Funding by Quarter

InsurTech Exits Over Time

Latest Activity

InsurTech Recent Funding Round Counts

InsurTech Quarterly Category Funding

Recent InsurTech Funding Events

Recent InsurTech Exit Events

InsurTech Category Health Insurance

InsurTech Venture Investing Health Insurance

InsurTech Category Funding Quartiles

Health Insurance Funding Over Time

Health Insurance Funding Amount by Round

Health Insurance Funding Large Amounts

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We are currently tracking 1450 Insurance Technology companies in 14 categories across 61 countries, with a total of $19.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Insurance Technology 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 August 2017.

Blockchain Technology Exits by Category

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Blockchain Technology category. The Bitcoin Exchanges category leads the sector with 10 acquisitions. The Bitcoin Data category is the runner-up with 8 acquisitions.

Blockchain Technology Exits by Year

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 and 1 IPO.

We are currently tracking 970 Blockchain Technology companies in 12 categories across 74 countries, with a total of $4.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Blockchain Technology market report.

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Age by Blockchain Technology Category - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows the average age by category in the Blockchain Technology sector. The graphic includes data through August 2017.

Blockchain Technology Age by Category

The above graph summarizes the average age of companies in each Blockchain Technology category. The Bitcoin Trust category has the highest average age at around 5.5 years. The Bitcoin Infrastructure category is the runner-up with an average age of 5.2 years. On the other hand, Blockchain Innovations is the youngest Blockchain Technology category with an average age of 3.6 years.

We are currently tracking 970 Blockchain Technology companies in 12 categories across 74 countries, with a total of $4.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Blockchain Technology market report.

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