Marketing Technology Funding Trends - Q1 2017

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

Marketing Technology Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Marketing Technology startups for each year. 2015 is the best year with just under $4.5B in funding. 2014 comes in at second place at over $4B in funding.

Marketing Technology Vintage Year Funding

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Marketing Technology companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2009 have raised the most funding at around $4B.

We are currently tracking 1,528 Marketing Technology companies in 15 categories across 55 countries, with a total of $23 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Marketing Technology report and database.

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Retail Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q1 2017

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

Retail Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Retail Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2012 ranks at the top with around 222 companies founded in that year alone. 2011 is the runner-up with 216 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1549 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $37.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.

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Where in the world are Health Technology startups? Q1 2017

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

Health Tech Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Health Technology companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 1100 companies.

Health Tech VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Health Technology startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $26B.

We are currently tracking 1,785 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $40B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology landscape report and database.

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Average and Median Age by Transportation Technology Category - Q1 2017

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

Average and Median Age by Connected Transportation Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Transportation Technology category. The Intelligent Transit Systems category and V2V Communications category have the highest average age at 22 years, followed by the Infotainment category with an average age of 21 years. V2V Communications category has the highest median age at 19 years, followed by the Infotainment category with a median age of 18 years.

We are currently tracking 1078 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $56.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology landscape report and database.

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Venture Investing in Insurance Technology – Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Insurance Technology (Insurtech) sector. The graphics include data through January 2017.

Insurance Technology Venture Investing

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Insurtech category to the number of companies in the category. The Health/Travel category is leading in funding, with just over $9B. Insurance Comparison takes the lead in company count, at around 280.

Insurance Technology Average Funding by Category

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Insurtech category. The Life, Home, and P&C category leads the sector with around $300M in average funding per company, followed by the Auto Insurance and Health categories.

We are currently tracking 1,102 Insurance Technology companies in 14 categories across 54 countries, with a total of $17B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Insurance Technology landscape report and database.

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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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