Financial Technology Startup Market Trends and Insights  – Q3 2017

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

Fintech Q3 2017 Report

Fintech Q3 2017 Report Outline

Fintech Q3 2017 Sector Description

Fintech Q3 2017 Logo Map

Fintech Q3 2017 Innovation Quadrant

Fintech Q3 2017 Categories 1

Fintech Q3 2017 Categories 2

Fintech Q3 2017 Sector Trends

Fintech Q3 2017 Venture Investing

Fintech Q3 2017 Funding Over Time

Fintech Q3 2017 Funding Amount by Round

Fintech Q3 2017 Funding by Vintage Year

Fintech Q3 2017 Company Count by Country

Fintech Q3 2017 Investor Activity

Fintech Q3 2017 Exits by Year

Fintech Q3 2017 Quarterly Update

Fintech Q3 2017 Recent Funding Stats

Fintech Q3 2017 Recent Funding Events

Fintech Q3 2017 Recent Exit Events

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We are currently tracking 2,277 Fintech companies in 16 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $73 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology market report.

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Average 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 May 2017.

Age by Blockchain Technology Category

The above graph summarizes the average age of companies in each Blockchain Technology category. Both the Bitcoin Trust Services and the Bitcoin Infrastructure categories have the highest average age at around 5 years each. The Bitcoin Mining category is the runner-up with an average age of 4.5 years.

We are currently tracking 935 Blockchain Technology companies in 12 categories across 74 countries, with a total of $2.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Blockchain Technology market report.

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Artificial Intelligence Exits by Category and by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Artificial Intelligence sector. The graphics include data through July 2017.

Artificial Intelligence Exits by Category

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Artificial Intelligence category. The Machine Learning Applications category leads the sector with 4 IPOs and 43 acquisitions. The Natural Language Processing category is the runner-up with 4 IPOs and 29 acquisitions.

Artificial Intelligence Exits by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Artificial Intelligence by year. 2017 currently leads the sector with 1 IPO and 41 acquisitions, with 2016 following behind with 39 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 1896 Artificial Intelligence companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $19B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence market report.

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Venture Investing in the Internet of Things - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Internet of Things (IoT) sector. The graphics include data through April 2017.

IoT Venture Investing Q3 2017

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each IoT category to the number of companies in the category. The IoT Software category leads in funding at over $4.5B. IoT Home leads in company count at just under 300. 

IoT Average Funding by Category Q3 2017

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each IoT category. The IoT Enterprise category leads the sector with around $70M in average funding per company, followed by the IoT Automotive and IoT Utilities categories.

We are currently tracking 1,955 IoT companies in 20 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $36 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

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Financial Technology Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q3 2017

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The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Financial Technology (Fintech) startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through July 2017.

Fintech Logo Map Q3 2017

The above sector map organizes the sector into 16 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Fintech Innovation Quadrant Q3 2017

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Fintech 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.

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Financial Technology Activity by Selected Investors - Q3 2017

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The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Financial Technology (Fintech) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through April 2017.

Fintech Investor Activity Q3 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Fintech investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by those investors. Major investors into the space include Accel Partners, Sequoia Capital, YC, 500 Startups, and Index Ventures. 

We are currently tracking 2,276 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $72 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology market report.

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Insurance Technology Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q3 2017

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The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Insurance Technology (Insurtech) startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through July 2017.

Insurtech Logo Map Q3 2017

The above sector map organizes the sector into 14 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Insurtech Innovation Quadrant Q3 2017

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Insurtech 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.

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Virtual Reality Funding by Round - Q3 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Virtual Reality space. Please note these graphics are made using data through July 2017.

Virtual Reality Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2006 to 2016, the overall sector funding peaked in 2014, plateaued in 2015, and peaked again with a much bigger magnitude in 2016. Earlier stage funding rounds (Series A, B, and C) made up most of the funding amount.

Virtual Reality Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. We’ve seen a general upward trend which peaked in 2015 and plateaued thereafter. Earlier stage deals (Seed and Series A) have seen the largest growth in the number of funding events.

We are currently tracking 703 Virtual Reality companies in 13 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $6.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Virtual Reality market report.

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Energy Technology Funding Trends through Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in Energy Technology startup funding activity. The graphics include data through June 2017.

Energy Tech Q3 2017 Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Energy Technology startups for each year. 2016 has the most funding to date at over $12B. 

Energy Tech Q3 2017 Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Energy Technology companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2007 have raised the most funding at around $6.5B.

We are currently tracking 759 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $51 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

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Where in the world are Real Estate Technology startups? Q3 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Real Estate Technology (sometimes called Proptech) innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through June 2017.

Real Estate Tech Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Real Estate Technology companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 875 companies.

Real Estate Tech VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Real Estate Technology startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $22B.

We are currently tracking 1,512 Real Estate Technology companies in 12 categories across 62 countries, with a total of $38B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Real Estate Technology market report. 

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