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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3D Printing Funding Trends - Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in 3D Printing funding activity. The graphics include data through October 2016.

3D Printing Funding By Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by 3D Printing startups for each year. 2015 is the best year so far with just over $400M in funding. 2016 comes in at second place at around $275M in funding.

3D Printing Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by 3D Printing companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2013 have raised the most funding at over $300M, followed by those founded in 2007 which have raised about $150M.

We are currently tracking 367 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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Real Estate Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q1 2017

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The following graph shows the founding date distribution in the Real Estate Technology sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016. 

Real Estate Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Real Estate Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2014 ranks at the top with 190 companies founded in that year. 2013 is close behind with 163 companies founded.

We are currently tracking 1333 Real Estate Technology companies in 12 categories across 60 countries, with a total of $29.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Real Estate Technology landscape report and database.

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Where in the World are Security Technology Startups? - Q1 2017

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

Security Technology Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Security Tech startups located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 360 companies.

Security Technology VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Security Tech startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $10B.

We are currently tracking 790 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $13.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology landscape report and database.

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Average and Median Age by Future of TV Category - Q1 2017

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

Average and Median Age by Future of TV Category

The above graph summarizes the average and median age of companies in each Future of TV category. The Video Infrastructure Platforms category has the highest average age at around 12 years, and the Content Management Platforms category has the highest median age at around 11 years. 

We are currently tracking 698 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 37 countries, with a total of $20.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV report and database.

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Venture Investing In Marketing Technology – Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Marketing Technology sector. The graphics include data through October 2016. 

Marketing Technology Venture Investing

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Marketing Technology category to the number of companies in the category. The Marketing Platforms category leads the sector with around $3B in total funding. The Social Media Marketing category leads in total company count at about 225 startups. 

Marketing Technology Average Funding

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Marketing Technology category. The Social Discovery category leads the sector with around $55M in average funding per company. The Advertising Networks/Exchanges and Website Analytics categories round out the top three.

We are currently tracking 1,463 Marketing Technology companies in 15 categories across 54 countries, with a total of $21 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Marketing Technology landscape report and database.

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