Artificial Intelligence Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q1 2017

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

Artificial Intelligence Logo Map Q1 2017

The above sector map organizes the sector into 13 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Artificial Intelligence Innovation Quadrant Q1 2017

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different AI 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 AI categories are as...

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Artificial Intelligence Startup Market Trends and Insights  - Q1 2017

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Here is our Q1 2017 summary report on the Artificial Intelligence startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends and insights, and recent funding and exit events.

Artificial Intelligence Q1 2017 Market Report

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Artificial Intelligence Q1 2017 Innovation Quadrant

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Artificial Intelligence Q1 2017 Market Trends

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Artificial Intelligence Q1 2017 Funding By Year

Artificial Intelligence Q1 2017 Funding Amount by Round

Artificial Intelligence Q1 2017 Vintage Year Funding

Artificial Intelligence Q1 2017 Company Count by Country

Artificial Intelligence Q1 2017 Investor Activity

Artificial Intelligence Q1 2017 Exits By Year

Artificial Intelligence Q1 2017 Recent Events

Artificial Intelligence Q1 2017 Recent Funding Stats

Artificial Intelligence Q1 2017 Recent Funding Events

Artificial Intelligence Q1 2017 Recent Exit Events

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We are currently tracking 1,731 Artificial Intelligence (AI) companies in 13 categories across 69 countries, with a total of $13 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence market report.

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Health Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Health Technology sector. The graphics include data through October 2016.

Exit Activity by Category in Health Tech

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Health Technology category. The Clinical Administration/Backend category leads the sector with 12 IPOs and 14 acquisitions. The Electronic Health/Medical Records category follows behind with 8 IPOs and 9 acquisitions.

Exit Activity by Year in Health Tech

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Health Technology by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 40 acquisitions and 2 IPOs, with 2015 following behind with 27 acquisitions and 7 IPOs.

We are currently tracking 1839 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $40.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology market report.

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Connected Transportation Activity by Selected Investors - Q1 2017

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The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Connected Transportation space. Please note these graphics are made using data through January 2017.

Connected Transportation Investor Activity Q1 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Connected Transportation investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Sequoia Capital takes the lead in the number investments made at around 33. Capital Group and Techstars have backed the highest number of companies, at around 17.

We are currently tracking 1,089 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $58 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation market report.

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Insurance Technology Funding by Round - Q1 2017

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

Insurance Technology Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. In recent years, we’ve seen a large increase in the amount of Series A and Series C funding events. The amount of Series B and Series D funding events have seen some growth as well.

Insurance Technology 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 then declined a bit. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A, Series B) have seen the largest growth in the number of funding events.

We are currently tracking 1185 Insurance Technology companies in 14 categories across 60 countries, with a total of $17.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Insurance Technology market report.

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Blockchain Technology Funding Trends - Q1 2017

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

Blockchain Technology Funding by Year Q1 2017

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Blockchain Technology startups for each year. 2016 is the best year with around $775M in funding. 2015 comes in at second with about $600M in funding.

Blockchain Technology Funding by Vintage Year Q1 2017

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Blockchain Technology companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2013 have raised the most funding at around $470M.

We are currently tracking 916 Blockchain Technology companies in 12 categories across 74 countries, with a total of $2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Blockchain Technology report.

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Internet Of Things (IoT) Companies Founded by Year - Q1 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Internet of Things sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

IoT Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Internet of Things companies founded in a certain year. 2013 ranks at the top with around 236 companies founded in that year alone. 2014 is the runner-up with 227 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1792 IoT companies in 20 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $30.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

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Where in the world are Artificial Intelligence startups? Q1 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

AI Company Count by Country Q1 2017

The above map shows the number of AI companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 740 companies.

AI Company VC Funding by Country Q1 2017

The above map shows the amount of total AI startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $6B.

We are currently tracking 1,727 Artificial Intelligence companies in 13 categories across 69 countries, with a total of $13B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full AI landscape report. 

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Average and Median Age by Financial Technology Category - Q1 2017

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

Average and Median Age by FinTech Category

The above graph summarizes the average and median age of companies in each Financial Technology category. The Payments Backend category has the highest average age at around 10 years, and the Banking Infrastructure category is the runner-up with an average age of around 9 years. Both the Payments Backend and Banking Infrastructure categories have the highest median age at around 8 years. 

We are currently tracking 2152 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 61 countries, with a total of $63.9B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology market report. 

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Venture Investing in Virtual Reality – Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Virtual Reality (VR) sector. The graphics include data through March 2017.

Virtual Reality Venture Investing Q1 2017

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each VR category to the number of companies in the category. The Virtual Augmented Reality category takes the lead in total funding at around $1.9B. The Virtual Environment Content category leads in company count, with around 260 startups.

Virtual Reality Average Funding by Category Q1 2017

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each VR category. The Virtual Augmented Reality category leads the sector with just under $50M in average funding per company, followed by the VR Enabling Software and VR Consumption Hardware categories.

We are currently tracking 660 VR companies in 13 categories across 48 countries, with a total of $4.7B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Virtual Reality market report.

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