Artificial Intelligence Funding in 2019 Projected To Be Highest On Record

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How is the funding environment shaping up for artificial intelligence in 2019? As we pass the mid-year mark, let's see how the year-to-date metrics compare to the historical trends. The graph below shows AI total funding by year, stacked by quarters.

Artificial Intelligence Funding Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, AI has amassed $11B through Q1 and Q2 of this year. This amount represents 56% of the total funding in 2018, and 138% of the funding through Q2 in 2018. The top three funding events in Q2 2019 include a $1.3B round into ByteDance, a $750M round into MEGVII, and a $568M round into UiPath.

A straight-line projection of the completed funding this year would result in $22B, which is 112% of the total 2018 funding. By the same token, a weighted quarterly average projection of 2019 funding would result in $27.3B, which exceeds the total 2018 funding by a whopping 38%. Therefore, based on the mid-year data, AI funding in 2019 is projected to surpass the funding in 2018 and have a banner year.

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Security Technology Report Highlights – Q2 2019

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Here is our Q2 2019 summary report on the security technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Security Technology Sector Summary

Security Technology Sector Map

Security Technology Quarterly Highlights

Security Technology Innovation Quadrant

Security Technology Funding Over Time

Security Technology Funding By Category

Security Technology Investors Over Time

Security Technology Exits Over Time

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Venture Scanner Innovation Quadrants

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As we previously shared, our innovation quadrants act as a framework to guide you in the startup scouting process. We organize emerging technology categories into four states of innovation by plotting the categories on two axes--average age and average funding. 

In this post we share our most up-to-date innovation quadrants for all of our 16 sector reports. They are all available for download. To access the full research coverage in any of these sectors, visit us at www.venturescanner.com or contact us at [email protected].

3D Printing: 9 categories, 389 companies, $3B in funding

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3D Printing Quadrant

Artificial Intelligence: 13 categories, 2545 companies, $63B in funding

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Artificial Intelligence Quadrant

Blockchain Technology: 12 categories, 1137 companies, $17B in funding

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Blockchain Technology Quadrant

Energy Technology: 12 categories, 799 companies, $75B in funding

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Energy Technology Quadrant

Financial Technology: 16 categories, 2697 companies, $148B in funding

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Financial Technology Quadrant

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Security Technology Exit Activity Reached Its Peak In Recent Years

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How has the exit activity for security technology developed in the first half of 2019? This blog post explores security technology exit metrics through Q2 2019 and compares them to previous years. The graph below shows the number of security technology exits by year, stacked by quarters.

Security Technology Exits Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, security technology has seen a total of 25 exit events through Q2 of this year. This represents 42% of the total exits in 2018, and 76% of the exits through Q2 in 2018. Some of the exit events in Q2 2019 include KEYW Corporation’s acquisition by Jacobs, Recorded Future’s acquisition by Insight Partners, and CrowdStrike’s IPO.

A straight-line projection of the completed exit activity this year would come out to 50 exit events, which comprises 85% of the total exits in 2018. By the same token, a weighted quarterly average projection of 2019 exit activity would come out to 45 exit events, which falls short of the total exits in 2018 by 24%. Therefore,...

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Transportation Technology Exit Activity Saw Consistent Growth In Recent Years

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How has the exit activity for transportation technology developed in the first half of 2019? This blog post explores transportation technology exit metrics through Q2 2019 and compares them to previous years. The graph below shows the number of transportation technology exits by year, stacked by quarters.

Transportation Technology Exits Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, transportation technology has seen a total of 24 exit events through Q2 of this year. This represents 47% of the total exits in 2018, and 73% of the exits through Q2 in 2018. Some of the exit events in Q2 2019 include Xevo’s acquisition by Lear Corporation, Drivy’s acquisition by Getaround, and Uber’s IPO.

A straight-line projection of the completed exit activity this year would come out to 48 exit events, which comprises 94% of the total exits in 2018. By the same token, a weighted quarterly average projection of 2019 exit activity would come out to 37 exit events, which falls short of the total exits in 2018 by 27%. Therefore, based...

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Virtual Reality Investor Activity Declined After Years of Strong Growth

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How has investor appetite in virtual reality (VR) evolved throughout the years? In this blog post we examine the total investments by year into this sector to help answer that question. The graph below shows the total number of investors in all deals stacked by quarters.

Virtual Reality Investors Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, investor activity in VR has decreased drastically in recent years. The 5-Year CAGR of VR investor activity from 2013 to 2018 is 18%. In addition, the sector has seen a total of 139 investors in all deals through Q2 of this year. This represents 55% of the total investor activity in 2018, and 126% of the investor activity through Q2 in 2018. Taking all these data points together, we can see that investor appetite for VR deals has dwindled significantly in recent years.

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Retail Technology Funding On Pace For a Record Year in 2019

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How is the funding environment shaping up for retail technology in 2019? As we pass the mid-year mark, let's see how the year-to-date metrics compare to the historical trends. The graph below shows retail technology total funding by year, stacked by quarters.

Retail Technology Funding Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, retail technology has amassed $13.3B through Q1 and Q2 of this year. This amount represents 75% of the total funding in 2018, and 174% of the funding through Q2 in 2018. The top three funding events in Q2 2019 include a $1B round into Rappi, a $600M round into DoorDash, and a $575M round into Deliveroo.

A straight-line projection of the completed funding this year would result in $26.5B, which is 150% of the total 2018 funding. By the same token, a weighted quarterly average projection of 2019 funding would result in $30.6B, which exceeds the total 2018 funding by a whopping 74%. Therefore, based on the mid-year data, retail technology funding in 2019 is projected to significantly overtake the...

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Real Estate Technology Report Highlights – Q2 2019

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Here is our Q2 2019 summary report on the real estate technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Real Estate Technology Sector Summary

Real Estate Technology Sector Map

Real Estate Technology Quarterly Highlights

Real Estate Technology Innovation Quadrant

Real Estate Technology Funding Over Time

Real Estate Technology Funding By Category

Real Estate Technology Investors Over Time

Real Estate Technology Exits Over Time

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Insurance Technology Report Highlights – Q2 2019

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Here is our Q2 2019 summary report on the insurance technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Insurance Technology Sector Summary

Insurance Technology Sector Map

Insurance Technology Quarterly Highlights

Insurance Technology Innovation Quadrant

Insurance Technology Funding Over Time

Insurance Technology Funding By Category

Insurance Technology Investors Over Time

Insurance Technology Exits Over Time

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Real Estate Technology Investor Activity Has Been Slowing Down

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How has investor appetite in real estate technology evolved throughout the years? In this blog post we examine the total investments by year into this sector to help answer that question. The graph below shows the total number of investors in all deals stacked by quarters.

Real Estate Technology Investors Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, investor activity in real estate technology has been on a downward trend in recent years. The 5-Year CAGR of real estate tech investor activity from 2013 to 2018 is 16%. In addition, the sector has seen a total of 502 investors in all deals through Q2 of this year. This represents 45% of the total investor activity in 2018, and 83% of the investor activity through Q2 in 2018. Taking all these data points together, we can see that investor appetite for real estate technology deals has started gradually declining in recent years.

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