Retail Technology Activity by Selected Investors - Q2 2017

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

Retail Technology Investor Activity Q2 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Retail Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Major investors include Sequoia Capital, 500 Startups, SV Angel, Accel Partners, and GV.

We are currently tracking 1,589 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 56 countries, with a total of $42 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report. 

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Retail Technology Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q2 2017

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

Retail Technology Logo Map Q2 2017

The above sector map organizes the sector into 22 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Retail Technology Innovation Quadrant Q2 2017

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Retail 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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Health Technology Funding by Round - Q2 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Health Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through April 2017.

HealthTech 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 2015 and declining slightly thereafter. Earlier stage rounds (Series A, B, and C) make up a larger share of the total amount.

HealthTech 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 an upward trend that peaked in 2014 and declined slightly 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 1876 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $41.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology market report.

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Connected Transportation Funding Trends - Q2 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in Connected Transportation startup funding activity. The graphics include data through January 2017.

Connected Transportation Funding by Year Q2 2017

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Connected Transportation startups for each year. 2016 is the best year with over $21B in funding. 2015 comes in at second with around $13B in funding.

Connected Transportation Funding by Vintage Year Q2 2017

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Connected Transportation companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2012 have raised the most funding at just under $15B.

We are currently tracking 1,102 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $65 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation report. 

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Insurance Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q2 2017

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

Insurance Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Insurance Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2015 ranks at the top with around 123 companies founded in that year alone. 2014 is the runner-up with around 120 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1232 Insurance Technology companies in 14 categories across 61 countries with a total of $18 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Insurance Technology market report.

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Average and Median Age by Internet of Things Category - Q2 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Internet of Things sector. The graphic includes data through April 2017.

Average/Median Age by IoT Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Internet of Things (IoT) category. The IoT Industrial category has the highest average age at around 13 years, followed by the IoT Hardware category with an average age of around 12 years. IoT Components, IoT Utilities, and IoT City/Buildings categories all have the highest median age at around 8 years, followed by the IoT Industrial category with a median age of 7 years.

We are currently tracking 1860 IoT companies in 20 categories across 50 countries, with a total of $32 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT market report.

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Where in the world are Blockchain Technology startups? Q2 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Blockchain Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through January 2017.

Bitcoin Company Count by Country Q2 2017

The above map shows the number of Blockchain Technology companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 340 companies.

Bitcoin VC Funding by Country Q2 2017

The above map shows the amount of total Blockchain Technology startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $1B.

We are currently tracking 919 Blockchain Technology companies in 12 categories across 74 countries, with a total of $2.1B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Bitcoin market report. 

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Venture Investing in Artificial Intelligence - Q2 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector. The graphics include data through April 2017.

AI Venture Investing Q2 2017

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each AI category to the number of companies in the category. The Machine Learning Applications category takes the lead in both stats, with just under $6B in funding and over 500 companies.  

AI Average Funding by Category Q2 2017

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each AI category. The Smart Robots category leads the sector with around $37M in average funding per company, followed by the Computer Vision Platforms and Gesture Control categories.

We are currently tracking 1,759 AI companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $15B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence market report.

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Financial Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q2 2017

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The following two graphs show exit activity in the Financial Technology sector. The graphics include data through April 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in Financial Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Financial Technology category. The Payments Backend category is leading the sector with 30 acquisitions and 9 IPOs. The Personal Finance category follows behind with 33 acquisitions and 2 IPOs.

Exit Activity by Year in Financial Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Financial Technology by year. 2016 leads the sector with 55 acquisitions and 7 IPOs. 2015 follows behind with 40 acquisitions and 3 IPOs.

We are currently tracking 2177 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 63 countries, with a total of $64.4 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Financial Technology market report.

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Virtual Reality Activity by Selected Investors - Q2 2017

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The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Virtual Reality (VR) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through March 2017.

VR Q2 2017 Investor Activity

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds VR investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Major investors include Rothenberg Ventures, GV, Andreessen Horowitz, Sky, and Comcast Ventures.

We are currently tracking 682 VR companies in 13 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $4.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Virtual Reality market report. 

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