Where in the world are Connected Transportation startups? Q1 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Connected Transportation innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through January 2017.

Transportation Startup Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Connected Transportation companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with over 500 companies.

Transportation VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Connected Transportation startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $28B.

We are currently tracking 1,072 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $53B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation landscape report and database.

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Marketing Technology Startup Landscape Trends and Insights - Q1 2017

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

Marketing Technology Quarterly Update

Marketing Technology Report Outline

Marketing Technology Sector Overview

Marketing Technology Logo Map

Marketing Technology Innovation Quadrant

Marketing Technology Categories

Marketing Technology Categories

Marketing Technology Categories

Marketing Technology Trends and Insights

Marketing Technology Venture Investing

Marketing Technology Funding by Year

Marketing Technology Funding Amount by Round

Marketing Technology Funding by Vintage Year

Marketing Technology Company Count by Country

Marketing Technology Investor Activity

Marketing Technology Exits by Year

Marketing Technology Quarterly Events

Marketing Technology Recent Funding Stats

Marketing Technology Notable Funding Events

Marketing Technology Recent Exit Activity

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We are currently tracking 1,513 Marketing Technology companies in 15 categories across 54 countries, with a total of $23 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Marketing Technology landscape report and database.

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Average and Median Age by Insurance Technology Category - Q1 2017

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

Average and Median Age by Insurance Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Insurance Technology category. The Reinsurance category ranks as the most mature Insurance Technology category with an average age of 23 years and a median age of 16 years. The Life, Home, P&C Insurance category comes in as the second oldest category, with an average age of 14 years and a median age of 15 years.

We are currently tracking 1101 Insurance Technology companies in 14 categories across 54 countries, with a total of $17.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Insurance Technology landscape report and database.

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Internet of Things Exits by Category and by Year - Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Internet of Things sector. The graphics include data through October 2016. 

Exit Activity by Category in IoT

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Internet of Things category. The IoT Software Platforms category leads the sector with 8 IPOs and 26 acquisitions. The IoT Home and IoT Components categories follow behind with 3 IPOs and 13 acquisitions, and 8 IPOs and 8 acquisitions, respectively.

Exit Activity by Year in IoT

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Internet of Things by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 1 IPO and 34 acquisitions, with 2015 following behind with 4 IPOs and 25 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 1679 IoT companies in 20 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $29 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

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Marketing Technology Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q1 2017

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The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Marketing Technology startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through February 2017.

Marketing Technology Logo Map

The above sector map organizes the sector into 15 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Marketing Technology Innovation Quadrant

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Marketing Technology 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.

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Venture Investing in Bitcoin – Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology sector. The graphics include data through January 2017.

Bitcoin Venture Investing

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Bitcoin category to the number of companies in the category. The Blockchain Innovations category is leading in funding, with just over $850M. Bitcoin Exchanges take the lead in company count, at around 225.

Bitcoin Average Category Funding

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Bitcoin category. The Bitcoin Mining category leads the sector with around $27M in average funding per company, followed by the Bitcoin Big Data and Bitcoin Wallet categories.

We are currently tracking 910 Bitcoin companies in 12 categories across 73 countries, with a total of $2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Bitcoin landscape report and database.

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Financial Technology Funding by Round - Q1 2017

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

Financial Technology Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. In 2016, Series B funding has accounted for a substantial amount of total funding, with Series C and Late Stage funding coming in at second. In 2015, all types of VC funding accounted for approximately the same amount, with the exception of Seed funding.

Financial Technology Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. The general trend over the past few years has been a larger number of early stage funding events, such as Seed, Series A, and Series B funding events--and a diminishing number of events in the later stages.

We are currently tracking 2102 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 60 countries, with a total of $61.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology landscape...

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Artificial Intelligence Activity by Selected Investors - Q1 2017

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The following graph summarizes the investor activity in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through October 2016.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) VC Investor Activity

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds AI investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. 500 Startups and Y Combinator take the lead in both the total number of investments into the space at around 23, and the number of companies backed at around 21.

We are currently tracking 1,612 AI companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $12 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence landscape report and database.

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Virtual Reality Funding Trends - Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in Virtual Reality (VR) startup funding activity. The graphics include data through early October 2016.

VR Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by VR startups for each year. 2016 is the best year with just under $1.6B in funding. 2014 comes in at second place at around $0.75B in funding.

VR Vintage Year Funding

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by VR companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2011 have raised the most funding at over $1.4B.

We are currently tracking 626 VR companies in 13 categories across 45 countries, with a total of $4.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Virtual Reality report and database.

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Retail Technology Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q1 2017

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The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Retail Technology startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through February 2017.

Venture Scanner Retail Technology Logo Map

The above sector map organizes the sector into 22 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Venture Scanner Retail Technology Innovation Quadrant

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Retail Technology 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.

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