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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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

Insurtech Category Definitions 2

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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