Connected Transportation Funding Trends - Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in Connected Transportation funding activity. The graphics include data through early January 2017.

Connected Transportation Funding over Time

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Connected Transportation startups for each year. 2016 is the best year with just over $20B in funding. 2015 comes in at second place at around $13B in funding.

Connected Transportation Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Connected Transportation companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2012 have raised the most funding at over $14B, followed by those founded in 2009 which have raised about $12B.

We are currently tracking 1,059 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $51 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation report and database.

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Insurance Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q1 2017

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

Insurance Technology Companies by Founded Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Insurance Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2015 ranks at the top with around 103 companies founded in that year alone. 2013 and 2014 are roughly tied for second, with around 98 startups founded.

We are currently tracking 1073 Insurance Technology companies in 14 categories across 53 countries with a total of $17.2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Insurance Technology landscape report and database.

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Where in the World are Blockchain Startups? - Q1 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Bitcoin and Blockchain innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through January 2017.

Bitcoin/Blockchain Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Bitcoin and Blockchain companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with over 340 companies.

Bitcoin/Blockchain VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Bitcoin and Blockchain startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $1B.
 
We are currently tracking 897 Bitcoin and Blockchain companies in 12 categories across 73 countries, with a total of $1.9B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Bitcoin and Blockchain landscape report and database.
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Insurance Technology Startup Landscape Trends and Insights – Q1 2017

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

Insurtech Q1 2017 Report

Insurtech Report Agenda

Insurtech Sector Overview

Insurtech Logo Map

Insurtech Innovation Quadrant

Insurtech Category Definitions 1

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Insurtech Category Definitions 3

Insurtech Sector Trends

Insurtech Venture Investing

Insurtech Funding Over Time

Insurtech Funding Amount by Type

Insurtech Funding by Vintage Year

Insurtech Startup Count by Country

Insurtech Investor Activity

Insurtech Exits Over Time

Insurtech Recent Events

Insurtech Recent Funding Types

Insurtech Recent Funding Events

Insurtech Recent Exit Events

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We are currently tracking 1,050 Insurance Technology companies in 14 categories across 54 countries, with a total of $17 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Insurance Technology landscape report and database.

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Average and Median Age by Internet of Things Category - Q1 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Internet of Things sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016. 

Average and Median Age by IoT Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Internet of Things (IoT) category. The IoT Industrial category has the highest average age at just under 14 years. IoT Components and IoT Utilities/Energy have the highest median age, at just under 10 years.

We are currently tracking 1602 IoT companies in 20 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $26.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

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Insurance Technology Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q1 2017

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

Insurance Technology Logo Map

The above sector map organizes the Insurance Technology sector into 14 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Insurance Technology Innovation Quadrant

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Insurance 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 Artificial Intelligence – Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector. The graphics include data through October 2016. 

Artificial Intelligence Venture Funding

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each AI category to the number of companies in the category. The Machine Learning Applications category leads the sector in both metrics, with around $3.5B in total funding and 425 startups. 

Artificial Intelligence Average Category Funding

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each AI category. The Smart Robots category leads the sector with around $22M in average funding per company. The Gesture Control and Machine Learning Applications categories round out the top three.

We are currently tracking 1,561 Artificial Intelligence companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $10B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence landscape report and database.

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Financial Technology Startup Exit Activity - Q1 2017

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The following two graphs show exit activity in the Financial Technology sector. The graphics include data through January 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in Financial Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Financial Technology category. The Payments Backend category is leading the sector with 34 exits. The Personal Finance category follows behind with 33 exits.

Exit Activity by Year in Financial Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Financial Technology by year. 2016 leads the sector with 58 exits. 2015 follows behind with 45 exits.

We are currently tracking 2063 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 59 countries, with a total of $59.3 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Financial Technology landscape report and data.

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Virtual Reality Activity by Selected Investors - Q1 2017

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The following graph summarizes the investor activity in the Virtual Reality (VR) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through October  2016.

Virtual Reality Investor Activity

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds VR investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Frontier Tech Ventures takes the lead in both categories, making the highest number of investments (around 13) and backing the most companies (around 11). Andreessen Horowitz, Sky, GV, and Dana Capital round out the top of the list.

We are currently tracking 585 VR companies in 13 categories across 44 countries, with a total of $3.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full VR landscape report and database.

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Energy Technology Funding by Type - Q1 2017

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

Energy Tech Funding by Type - Amount

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by type. From 2007 to 2013, we’ve seen a large increase in the amount of Mid and Late Stage funding events (Series B, C, D, and Late Stage). The amount of overall funding has also seen large growth since 2007 and then somewhat decreased after 2013.

Energy Tech Funding by Type - Count

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 and dipped sharply after 2015. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A, B, and C) have seen the largest growth in the number of funding events.

We are currently tracking 732 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $42.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report...

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