Bitcoin/Blockchain Exits by Category and by Year - Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Bitcoin/Blockchain sector. The graphics include data through January 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in Blockchain Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Bitcoin/Blockchain category. The Bitcoin Exchanges category leads the sector with 10 acquisitions. The Bitcoin News/Data category is the runner-up with 7 acquisitions.

Exit Activity by Year in Blockchain Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Bitcoin/Blockchain sector by year. 2016 leads the sector with 13 acquisitions and 1 IPO. 2015 is the runner-up with 13 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 913 Bitcoin and Blockchain companies in 12 categories across 73 countries, with a total of $2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Bitcoin and Blockchain landscape report and database.

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Internet of Things Activity by Selected Investors - Q1 2017

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The following graph summarizes the investor activity in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through October 2016.

Internet of Things Investor Activity

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds IoT investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. SOSV takes the lead in both metrics, with over 70 total number of investments into the space and over 45 companies backed. Other major investors include Techstars, Intel Capital, and Khosla Ventures. 

We are currently tracking 1,684 IoT companies in 20 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $29 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things landscape report and database.

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Artificial Intelligence Funding by Round - Q1 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Artificial Intelligence (AI) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through October 2016.

AI Funding by Round by Year - Amount

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. In recent years, we’ve seen a general increase in the amount of funding across the board, with growth in the amount of practically all funding stages.

AI Funding by Round by Year - Event Count

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. Similar to the earlier graph, we’ve seen a general upward trend over these past few years. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A) make up a larger share of the total count.

We are currently tracking 1630 Artificial Intelligence companies in 13 categories across 73 countries, with a total of $12.2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full AI landscape report and database.

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Financial Technology Funding Trends - Q1 2017

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

Financial Technology Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Fintech startups for each year. 2016 is the best year with just under $18B in funding. 2015 comes in at second place at around $16B in funding.

Financial Technology Vintage Year Funding

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Fintech companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2011 have raised the most funding at around $7.5B.

We are currently tracking 2,112 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 60 countries, with a total of $62 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology report and database.

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Virtual Reality Companies Founded by Year - Q1 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Virtual Reality sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

Virtual Reality Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Virtual Reality companies founded in a certain year. 2015 ranks at the top with 97 companies founded in that year alone. 2014 is the runner-up with 71 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 634 VR companies in 13 categories across 45 countries, with a total of $5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Virtual Reality report and database.

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Where in the world are Energy Technology startups? Q1 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Energy Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

Energy Technology Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Energy Technology companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with over 460 companies.

Energy Technology VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Energy Technology startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $31B.

We are currently tracking 742 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $44B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.

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Average and Median Age by 3D Printing Category - Q1 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the 3D Printing sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

Average and Median Age by 3D Printing Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each 3D Printing category. The 3D Scanners category ranks as the most mature 3D Printing category with an average age of 14 years and a median age of 15 years. The 3D Printing CAD Software category comes in as the second oldest category, with an average age of 13 years and a median age of 15 years.

We are currently tracking 373 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 41 countries, with a total of $1.3B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing landscape report and database.

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Venture Investing in Real Estate Technology – Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Real Estate Technology sector. The graphics include data through October 2016.

Real Estate Technology Venture Investing

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Real Estate Technology category to the number of companies in the category. The Life, Home, and P&C Insurance category is leading in funding, with just under $7B. IoT Home take the lead in company count, at around 230.

Real Estate Technology Category Average Funding

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Real Estate Technology category. The Life, Home, and P&C category leads the sector with around $350M in average funding per company, followed by the Short-Term Search and Commercial Search categories.

We are currently tracking 1,365 Real Estate Technology companies in 12 categories across 61 countries, with a total of $34B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Real Estate Technology landscape report and database.

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Security Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q1 2017

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

Exit Activity by Category in Security Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Security Technology category. The Threat Detection/Mitigation category leads the sector with 14 IPOs and 28 acquisitions. The Data/Information Security category follows behind with 4 IPOs and 22 acquisitions.

Exit Activity by Year in Security Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Security Technology by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 26 acquisitions, with 2015 following behind with 23 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 828 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $15 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology landscape report and database.

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Future of TV Activity by Selected Investors - Q1 2017

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The following graph summarizes the investor activity in the Future of Television (TV) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through February 2017.

Future of TV Investor Activity

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Future of TV investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Intel takes the lead in the total number of investments into the space at around 31. Other major investors include Redpoint, Greycroft Partners, and 500 Startups. 

We are currently tracking 717 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 36 countries, with a total of $23 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV landscape report and database.

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