Insurance Technology Startup Highlights  – Q2 2018

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Here is our Q2 2018 summary report on the insurance technology startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

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Insurance Technology Sector Map

Insurance Technology Innovation Quadrant

Insurance Technology Total Category Funding

Insurance Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Insurance Technology Funding Round Counts

Insurance Technology Quarterly Exits Over Time

Insurance Technology Company Count by Country

Life, Home, P&C Insurance Deep Dive

Insurance Technology Venture Investing

Insurance Technology Category Funding Quartiles

Life, Home, P&C Insurance Annual Funding Amounts

Life, Home, P&C Insurance Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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Payments-Related Fintech Categories Seeing Large Growth in Q2

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Last quarter we determined that fintech funding is maturing. This quarter we are taking a closer look on our fintech research platform to examine funding by category. From this analysis, we conclude that payments-related categories are outperforming all other categories by a wide margin.

This conclusion comes from two important takeaways:

  • Consumer Payments leads the sector in Q2 funding
  • Consumer Payments also has the highest funding growth percentage

We’ll explain these takeaways with some graphics and discussions below.

Consumer Payments Leads Fintech in Q2 Funding

To start off, let’s look at fintech category funding in Q2.

Fintech Current Quarter Category Funding

The above graphic shows that Consumer Payments leads the sector in Q2 funding with $15B, with Payments Backend right behind at $14.7B. It’s noteworthy that these payments categories are roughly 13 times larger than the next category, Business Lending.

So we’ve witnessed how different fintech categories stack up in their Q2 funding....

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Internet of Things Startup Highlights  – Q2 2018

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Here is our Q2 2018 summary report on the internet of things startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Internet of Things Sector Map

Internet of Things Innovation Quadrant

Internet of Things Total Category Funding

Internet of Things Quarterly Funding Over Time

Internet of Things Recent Funding Round Counts

Internet of Things Quarterly Exit Events

Internet of Things Venture Investing

Internet of Things Company Count by Country

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Insurtech Funding Analysis by Category

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Last quarter we discovered that the insurance technology sector is showing early signs of maturation. This quarter we are delving deeper on our insurtech report and research platform to examine funding by category. From this analysis, we conclude that the Insurance Comparison and Health Insurance categories lead the sector in category funding.

This conclusion comes from three key observations:

  • Insurance Comparison leads the sector in Q2 funding
  • Health Insurance dominates all-time insurtech category funding
  • Insurance Comparison has the highest funding growth percentage

We’ll explain these key observations with some graphics and discussions below.

Insurance Comparison Leads Insurtech in Q2 Funding

To start off, let’s study the insurance technology funding amounts by category in Q2.

Insurance Technology Current Quarter Category Funding

The above graphic shows that Insurance Comparison leads the sector in Q2 2018 funding. Insurance Comparison raised the most funding last quarter with $323M. Health Insurance came in second...

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Mid-Year Internet of Things Exits Analysis

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We’ve previously discovered that exits within the internet of things (IoT) sector are showing strong growth over time. Now armed with the data through June 2018, we’re conducting a mid-year status check on the total IoT exits by year. 

After taking a deeper dive on our IoT report and research platform, we observe that if the current trend holds, IoT exit activity in 2018 will be lower than in 2017.

2018 Mid-Year IoT Exit Activity Lower Than 2017 But Higher Than 2016

Let’s take a closer look at the number of IoT exit events by year.

Internet of Things Exits by Quarter

The above graphic shows 26 exits in the first half of 2018. This is 43% of the 2017 total. Comparing Q1-Q2 exits only, 2018 is down slightly from 2017 but running ahead of 2016.

For the past three years, Q3 and Q4 accounted for 57% of total exit events on average. If that trend holds, 2018 will have around 60 exit events. That would be lower than the number of exits in 2017 but higher than that in 2016. 

Conclusion: 2018...

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Virtual Reality Sector Overview - Q1 2018

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The virtual reality (VR) sector has seen a lot of buzz in the news lately. Its applications can be observed in all industries from health to entertainment to real estate. In addition, we’ve analyzed that its funding and exit momentum has experienced significant growth in recent years.

We will now take a closer look at the different components of the VR sector and how they make up this startup ecosystem. We have classified the companies into 13 categories. This blog post will illustrate what these categories are and which categories have the most companies. We will also compare the categories with one another in terms of their funding and maturity.

Virtual Environment Content Is the Largest VR Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map for the VR sector. We have classified 750 virtual reality startups into 13 categories that have raised $10 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies...

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Energy Technology Startup Highlights  – Q1 2018

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Here is our Q1 2018 summary report on the energy technology startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

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Energy Technology Slideshare Intro

Energy Technology Sector Summary

Energy Technology Splash Slide

Energy Technology Sector Map

Energy Technology Innovation Quadrant

Energy Technology Annual Funding Over Time

Energy Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Energy Technology Exit Events Over Time

Energy Technology Latest Activity

Energy Technology Funding Round Counts

Energy Technology Quarterly Category Funding

Energy Technology Recent Funding Events

Energy Technology Recent Acquisition Events

Energy Technology Solar Energy

Energy Technology Venture Investing

Energy Technology Category Funding Quartiles

Solar Energy Annual Funding Amounts

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Insurance Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2018

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The insurance technology sector has seen an abundance of activity over the past few years. As we previously analyzed, insurtech funding has shown early signs of maturation and its exit events have seen robust growth.

We will now do a deeper dive of the different components of insurance technology and how they make up this startup ecosystem. We have classified the companies into 14 categories. This blog post will illustrate what these categories are and which categories have the most companies. We will also look at how these categories compare with one another in terms of their funding and maturity.

Insurance Marketplace Is the Largest Insurance Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map for the insurance technology sector. As of March 2018, we have classified 1503 insurance technology startups into 14 categories that have raised $22 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in...

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Virtual Reality Startup Highlights  – Q1 2018

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Here is our Q1 2018 summary report on the virtual reality startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

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Virtual Reality Slideshare Intro

Virtual Reality Sector Summary

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Virtual Reality Sector Map

Virtual Reality Innovation Quadrant

Virtual Reality Funding Over Time

Virtual Reality Quarterly Funding Over Time

Virtual Reality Exit Events Over Time

Virtual Reality Latest Activity

Virtual Reality Funding Round Counts

Virtual Reality Quarterly Category Funding

Virtual Reality Recent Funding Events

Virtual Reality Recent Acquisition Events

Virtual Reality Augmented Reality

Virtual Reality Venture Investing

Virtual Reality Category Funding Quartiles

Augmented Reality Funding Amounts

Augmented Reality Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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Health Technology Sector Starts Maturing

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As we previously noted, health technology funding is experiencing robust growth. We've now gone one level deeper in our analysis on our Health Technology Report and Research Platform and determined that the health technology sector is starting to mature.

This conclusion comes from two key observations:

  • Funding amount percentages showed a slight shift to later stages
  • Funding count percentages showed a clear shift to later stages

 

We’ll explain these key observations with some graphics and discussions below.

 

To help set the stage, the graphic below highlights health technology funding amounts over time. As you can see, the sector’s overall funding demonstrated consistent growth.

Healthtech Funding by Quarter

Health Technology Funding Amount Percentages Shifting Slightly to Later Stages

Let’s examine the health technology funding amounts by round as a percentage of the total funding amount by year.

Healthtech Funding Amount Percentages

The above graph indicates that there has been a slight shift to later-stage...

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