Artificial Intelligence Funding Trends through Q2 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup funding activity. The graphics include data through April 2017.

AI Funding by Year through Q2 2017

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by AI startups for each year. 2016 has the most funding to date at over $3.5B. 

AI Funding by Vintage Year through Q2 2017

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by AI companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2012 have raised the most funding at just under $2B.

We are currently tracking 1,827 AI companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $16 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence market report.

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Financial Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q2 2017

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

The above graph summarizes the number of Financial Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2012 ranks at the top with around 301 companies founded in that year alone. 2013 is the runner-up with 277 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 2230 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 61 countries, with a total of $69.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology market report.

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Real Estate Technology Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q2 2017

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

Real Estate Technology Logo Map Q2 2017

The above sector map organizes the sector into 12 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Real Estate Technology Innovation Quadrant Q2 2017

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Real Estate Technology 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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Where in the world are Virtual Reality (VR) startups? Q2 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Virtual Reality (VR) innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through March 2017.

VR Company Count by Country Q2 2017

The above map shows the number of VR companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 325 companies.

VR VC Funding by Country Q2 2017

The above map shows the amount of total VR startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $4B.

We are currently tracking 690 VR companies in 13 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $6B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Virtual Reality market report.

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Venture Investing in 3D Printing through Q2 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the 3D Printing sector. The graphics include data through March 2017.

3D Printing Venture Investing through Q2 2017

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each 3D Printing category to the number of companies in the category. The 3D Printer Manufacturers category leads in both stats, with a total funding of over $850M and about 110 startups.  

3D Printing Average Category Funding through Q2 2017

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each 3D Printing category. The 3D Printing Materials category leads the sector with just under $35M in average funding per company, followed by the 3D Scanners and 3D Printing CAD Software categories.

We are currently tracking 379 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $1.4B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing market report. 

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Average and Median Age by Energy Technology Category - Q2 2017

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

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Energy Technology category. The Fuel Cell Technology category has the highest average age at 25 years, followed by the Energy Enhancements category with an average age of 23 years. The Fuel Cell Technology category has the highest median age at 17 years, followed by the Geothermal Energy category with a median age of 14 years.

We are currently tracking 752 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $47.5B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

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Real Estate Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q2 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Real Estate Technology sector. The graphics include data through March 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in Real Estate Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Real Estate Technology category. The Life, Home, P&C Insurance category leads the sector with 11 acquisitions and 12 IPOs. The IoT Home category is the runner-up with 18 acquisitions and 4 IPOs.

Exit Activity by Year in Real Estate Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Real Estate Technology by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 22 acquisitions and 2 IPOs. 2014 is the runner-up with 19 acquisitions and 3 IPOs.

We are currently tracking 1489 Real Estate Technology companies in 12 categories across 62 countries, with a total of $36.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Real Estate Technology market report.

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Security Technology Activity by Selected Investors through Q2 2017

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The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Security Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through May 2017.

Security Tech Investor Activity through Q2 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Security Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Major investors include Sequoia, Accel, Bessemer, NVP, and Greylock.

We are currently tracking 903 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $18 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report. 

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Future of TV Funding by Round - Q2 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Future of TV space. Please note these graphics are made using data through May 2017.

Future of TV Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2009 to 2015, we saw a general increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking in 2016. With the exception of Seed funding and Late Stage funding, all other rounds of funding saw approximately equal amounts during these years.

Future of TV Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2009 to 2013 we’ve seen an upward trend that peaked in 2013 and then declined sharply thereafter. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts. 

We are currently tracking 755 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 39 countries, with a total of $24.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV market report.

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Marketing Technology Funding Trends through Q2 2017

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

Martech Funding by Year through Q2 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. 

Martech Funding by Vintage Year through Q2 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 at around $4B.

We are currently tracking 1,615 Marketing Technology companies in 15 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $28 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Marketing Technology market report.

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