Health Technology Report Highlights  – Q1 2019

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Here is our Q1 2019 summary report on the health technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

Health Technology Slideshare Title

Health Technology Sector Summary

Health Technology Sector Map

Health Technology Quarterly Highlights

Health Technology Innovation Quadrant

Health Technology Funding Over Time

Health Technology Funding By Category

Health Technology Investors Over Time

Health Technology Exits Over Time

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Consumer Lending Leads Financial Technology In Number of Investors

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The financial technology (fintech) industry has seen 3981 investors and $141B total all time funding. Let's analyze which fintech categories have the most number of investors actively financing the startups. The graphic below highlights fintech categories based on the number of investors in each category.

Financial Technology Investors By Category

As the graphic demonstrates, Consumer Lending has the highest number of investors at 1110, with Business Lending following behind at 848. Consumer Lending companies offer new ways for consumers to obtain personal loans and have credit risk assessed. Business Lending companies do the same for corporations. In addition, the average number of investors across all fintech categories is 538. 

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Energy Technology Average Funding Has Remained Stable

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For this quarter's funding analysis, let's examine how average funding in the energy technology sector is evolving. The graphic below shows the energy technology average funding across all deals over time by quarter.

Energy Technology Average Funding Deal Size

As the graphic demonstrates, energy technology average funding deal size in Q1 2019 was at $52M, which decreased by 27% from the $72M last quarter. The average funding deal size has been holding steady, with the average funding last quarter about 74% of the average funding 5 years ago. The top three funding events in Q1 2019 include a $350M round into ReNew Power, a $100M round into Kinestral Technologies, and a $68M round into Carbon Engineering.

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3D Printing Sector Overview - Q1 2019

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This blog post examines the different components of the 3D printing ecosystem. We will illustrate what the categories of innovation are and which categories have the most companies. We will also compare the categories in terms of their funding and maturity.

3D Printer Manufacturers Is The Largest 3D Printing Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 387 3D printing startups into 9 categories. They have raised $3B from 412 investors. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

3D Printing Logo Map

We see that 3D Printer Manufacturers is the largest category with 119 companies. These companies manufacture 3D printers and the accompanying hardware, such as injection heads. Some example companies include Carbon, Desktop Metal, 3D Systems, and Markforged.

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Retail Technology Report Highlights  – Q1 2019

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Here is our Q1 2019 summary report on the retail technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

Retail Technology Slideshare Title

Retail Technology Sector Summary

Retail Technology Sector Map

Retail Technology Quarterly Highlights

Retail Technology Innovation Quadrant

Retail Technology Funding Over Time

Retail Technology Funding By Category

Retail Technology Investors Over Time

Retail Technology Exits Over Time

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Augmented Reality Leads Virtual Reality In Number of Investors

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The virtual reality (VR) industry has seen 1082 investors and $11.4B total all time funding. Let's analyze which VR categories have the most number of investors actively financing the startups. The graphic below highlights VR categories based on the number of investors in each category.

Virtual Reality Investors By Category

As the graphic demonstrates, Augmented Reality has the highest number of investors at 346, with Environment Content right behind at 320. Augmented Reality companies superimpose a computer-generated environment on the real world. Environment Content companies create or present computer-generated spatial simulations for the user to experience. In addition, the average number of investors across all virtual reality categories is 163. 

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Video Technology Average Funding Has Been Slowing Down

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For this quarter's funding analysis, let's examine how average funding in the video technology sector is evolving. The graphic below shows the video technology average funding across all deals over time by quarter.

Video Technology Average Funding Deal Size

As the graphic demonstrates, video technology average funding event size in Q1 2019 was at $41M, which decreased by 35% from the $63M last quarter. The average funding size has been on a general upward trend, with the average funding size last quarter about twice as large as it was 5 years ago. The top three funding events in Q1 2019 include a $153M round into Hotstar, a $140M round into CuriosityStream, and a $80M round into Zuiyou.

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Real Estate Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2019

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This blog post examines the different components of the real estate technology ecosystem. We will illustrate what the categories of innovation are and which categories have the most companies. We will also compare the categories in terms of their funding and maturity.

IoT Home Is The Largest Real Estate Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 1,755 real estate technology startups into 12 categories. They have raised $72B from 2705 investors. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Real Estate Technology Logo Map

We see that IoT Home is the largest category with 332 companies. These companies create connected devices focused on residential segment usage. These devices include home security, home automation, and energy management systems. Some example companies are Eero, Leeo, Tado°, and Netatmo.

Let’s now look at our Innovation Quadrant to find out the funding and...

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Blockchain Technology Report Highlights  – Q1 2019

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Here is our Q1 2019 summary report on the blockchain technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

Blockchain Technology Slideshare Title

Blockchain Technology Sector Summary

Blockchain Technology Sector Map

Blockchain Technology Quarterly Highlights

Blockchain Technology Innovation Quadrant

Blockchain Technology Funding Over Time

Blockchain Technology Funding By Category

Blockchain Technology Investors Over Time

Blockchain Technology Exits Over Time

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Explained - AI's Explosive Funding Growth

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become one of the hottest sectors in recent years, with its technology promising to revolutionize and automate every industry imaginable. We have been covering this trend, showing a massive increase in AI startup funding. As you can see in the graphic below, AI funding more than doubled from 2016 to 2017. Its funding more than tripled from 2016 to 2018.

AI Funding Over Time

This phenomenon then begs the question - what caused this explosive growth in AI funding? This explainer blog will help you understand the contributing forces behind the growth. It can be attributed to three factors: 

  • The geopolitical battle between the US and China
  • The AI sector maturing over time
  • Specific AI functions gaining strong traction

US and China’s Geopolitical Battle for AI Dominance

The first factor contributing to the staggering AI funding jump is the geopolitical battle for AI dominance between the US and China. A plethora of news outlets, such as the Wall Street Journal...
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