Virtual Reality Funding by Type - Q1 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the types of funding going into the Virtual Reality space. Please note these graphics are made using data through October 2016.

Virtual Reality Funding Amount by Type

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by type. From 2010 to 2016, we saw a general increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking in 2014 and peaking by twice that amount in 2016. In 2014 Series B funding events made up the majority of the funding amount; in 2015 Series A comprised the majority; and in 2016 Series C events dwarfed both Series A and Series B events in the amount raised.

Virtual Reality Funding Count by Type

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by type. From 2010 to 2016 we’ve seen a steep upward trend that peaked in 2015 and then dipped slightly in 2016. Seed and Series A events make up the majority of funding event counts. 

We are currently tracking 590 VR companies in 13 categories across 44 countries, with a total of $4.4 Billion in funding. ...

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Energy Technology Funding Trends - Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in Energy Technology funding activity. The graphics include data through early October 2016.

Energy Technology Funding Over Time

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Energy Technology startups for each year. 2016 is the best year with just over $12B in funding. 2013 comes in at second place at around $4B in funding.

Energy Technology Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Energy Technology companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2007 have raised the most funding at over $6.5B, followed by those founded in 2006 which have raised about $4B.

We are currently tracking 737 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $43 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology report and database.

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3D Printing Companies Founded by Year - Q1 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the 3D Printing sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

3D Printing Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of 3D Printing companies founded in a certain year. 2013 ranks at the top with around 76 companies founded in that year alone. 2012 is the runner-up with 40 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 371 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 41 countries, with a total of $1.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing report and database.

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Where in the World are Real Estate Technology Startups? - Q1 2017

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

Real Estate Technology Startup Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Real Estate Tech companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with over 740 companies.

Real Estate Technology VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Real Estate Tech startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $17B.

We are currently tracking 1,351 Real Estate Technology companies in 12 categories across 60 countries, with a total of $30B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Real Estate Technology landscape report and database.

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Blockchain Technology (Bitcoin) Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q1 2017

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

Blockchain Technology/Bitcoin Logo Map

The above sector map organizes the  sector into 12 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Blockchain Technology Innovation Quadrant

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Blockchain 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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Average and Median Age by Security Technology Category - Q1 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Security Technology sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016. 

Average and Median Age by Security Tech Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Security Technology category. The Email Security category has the highest average age at around 13 years and the highest median age at around 14 years. The Brand Protection category is the runner-up with an average age of around 12 years and a median age of around 10 years.

We are currently tracking 801 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $14.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology landscape report and database.

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Venture Investing in the Future of TV – Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Future of Television (FoTV) sector. The graphics include data through October 2016. 

Future of TV Venture Investing

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each FoTV category to the number of companies in the category. The Video Consumption Platforms category leads the sector in funding, with just under $6B. The Video Advertising Platforms category leads in the number of startups, coming it at around 140.

Future of TV Category Average Funding

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each FoTV category. The Video Consumption Platforms category leads the sector with around $85M in average funding per company. The Video Creation Platforms and Social Video Platforms categories round out the top three.

We are currently tracking 704 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 37 countries, with a total of $21B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV landscape report and database.

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Marketing Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q1 2017

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

Exit Activity by Category in Marketing Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Marketing Technology category. The Marketing Automation category leads the sector with 6 IPOs and 38 acquisitions. The Social Media Marketing category follows behind with 2 IPOs and 27 acquisitions.

Exit Activity by Year in Marketing Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Marketing Technology by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 48 acquisitions, with 2015 following behind with 38 acquisitions and 3 IPOs.

We are currently tracking 1355 Marketing Technology companies in 15 categories across 51 countries, with a total of $19.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Marketing Technology landscape report and database.

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Retail Technology Activity by Selected Investors - Q1 2017

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The following graph summarizes the investor activity in the Retail Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through October 2016.

Retail Technology Investor Activity

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Retail Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Sequoia Capital takes the lead in total number of investments into the space at around 55. 500 Startups has backed the highest number of companies, at just under 50.

We are currently tracking 1,517 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $37 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.

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Health Technology Funding by Type - Q1 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the types of funding going into the Health Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through October 2016.

Health Technology Funding Amount by Type

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by type. From 2006 to 2015, we saw a general increase in all the different types. There has been a decrease in overall funding in 2016, and Series A, Series B, and Series C funding events make up the majority of funding amount types.

Health Technology Funding Count by Type

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by type. Over the past decade we’ve seen a gradual upward trend that peaked in 2013, held roughly constant through 2015, then dipped in 2016. Seed, Series A, and Series B make up the majority of funding event counts. 

We are currently tracking 1,667 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 56 countries, with a total of $38 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology landscape report and database.

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