Retail Technology Startup Exit Activity - Q1 2017

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The following two graphs show exit activity in the Retail Technology sector. The graphics include data through October 2016. 

Exit Activity by Category in Retail Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Retail Technology category. The In-Store Experience category is leading the sector with 20 exits, followed by the Online to Offline Payments category with 18 exits.

Exit Activity by Year in Retail Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Retail Technology sector by year. 2015 leads the sector with 49 exit events, followd by 2014 with 41 exit events.

We are currently tracking 1505 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $35.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.

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Financial Technology Startup Landscape Trends and Insights - Q1 2017

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

We are currently tracking 2,056 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 59 countries, with a total of $58 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology landscape report and database.

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Financial Technology Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q1 2017

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

Financial Technology Logo Map

The above sector map organizes the Financial Technology sector into 16 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Venture Scanner Financial Technology Innovation Quadrant

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Financial 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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Health Technology Activity by Selected Investors - Q1 2017

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The following graph summarizes the investor activity in the Health Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through January 2017. 

Health Technology Activity by Selected Investors

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Health Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. R Ventures takes the lead in both categories, making the highest number of investments (around 65) and backing the most companies (around 40). NEA, Khosla Ventures, HCA, and Rock Health round out the top of the list.

We are currently tracking 1,641 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 55 countries, with a total of $36 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology landscape report and database.

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Connected Transportation Funding by Type - Q1 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the types of funding going into the Connected Transportation space. Please note these graphics are made using data through January 2017.

Connected Transportation Funding Amount by Type

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by type. In recent years, we’ve seen a large increase in the amount of Series A and Late Stage funding events. The amount of Series D funding events has seen a large growth in 2014 and then quickly decreased.

Connected Transportation Funding Count by Type

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by type. Over the past few years we’ve seen a general upward trend that peaked in 2015 and dipped slightly in 2016. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A, Series B) have seen the largest growth in the number of funding events.

We are currently tracking 1054 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $51.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation landscape report and database.

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Insurance Technology Funding Trends - Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in Insurance Technology (InsurTech) funding activity. 

InsurTech Funding Over TIme

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by InsurTech startups for each year. 2014 is the best year so far with just over $6B in funding. 2015 comes in at second place with just under $4B in funding.

InsurTech Vintage Year Funding

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by InsurTech companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2013 have raised the most funding at around $2.6B, followed by those founded in 2014 which have raised about $1B.

We are currently tracking 1,022 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 report and database.

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Bitcoin/Blockchain Companies Founded by Year - Q1 2017

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The following graph shows the founding date distribution in the Bitcoin/Blockchain sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016. 

Bitcoin/Blockchain Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Bitcoin/Blockchain companies founded in a certain year. 2014 ranks at the top with 162 companies founded in that year. 2013 is close behind with 137 companies founded.

We are currently tracking 897 Bitcoin and Blockchain companies in 12 categories across 74 countries, with a total of $1.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Bitcoin and Blockchain landscape report and database.

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Where in the World are Internet of Things Startups? - Q1 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Internet of Things (IoT) innovations are occurring.

IoT Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of IoT startups located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 930 companies.

IoT VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total IoT startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $16B.

We are currently tracking 1,544 Internet of Things companies in 20 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $27 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

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Average and Median Age by Artificial Intelligence Category - Q1 2017

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

Average and Median Age by AI Category

The above graph summarizes the average and median age of companies in each Artificial Intelligence category. The Speech to Speech Translation category has the highest average age at around 14 years, and the Speech Recognition category has the highest median age at around 10 years. 

We are currently tracking 1539 Artificial Intelligence companies in 13 categories across 71 countries, with a total of $9.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full AI landscape report and database.

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Venture Investing In Financial Technology - Q1 2017

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

Financial Technology Venture Investing by Category

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Financial Technology category to the number of companies in the category. The Consumer Lending category leads the sector with around $17.5B in total funding and about 275 companies in total company count. The Payments Backend, Business Lending, and Consumer Payments categories also feature a large amount of investing and number of startups.

Financial Technology Average Funding by Category

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Financial Technology category. The Consumer Lending category leads the sector with around $95M in average funding per company. The Consumer Payments and Payments Backend categories round out the top three.

We are currently tracking 2,049 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 59 countries, with a total of $58 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about...

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