3D Printing Sector Maturing As Funding Shifts to Later Stage

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As we’ve previously seen, funding into the 3D Printing sector demonstrated robust growth in recent years. Now we are going one level deeper on our 3D Printing research platform to examine its funding by round. From our analysis we can conclude that the 3D Printing sector is maturing.

This conclusion comes from two takeaways:

  •      While funding amounts in all rounds grew, later stage saw the largest increase
  •      Funding counts also increased in the later stage

We’ll explain these takeaways with some graphics that show 3D Printing funding activity by round.

To help set the stage, the graphic below illustrates 3D Printing funding amount over time. As you can see, the sector’s overall funding saw strong growth in recent years.

3D Printing Funding by Quarter

3D Printing Funding Amounts Saw Largest Growth in Later Stage

We’ll start off by examining the annual 3D Printing funding amounts by round.

3D Printing Funding Amount by Round

While the funding amounts in all rounds rose, Series C and...

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Artificial Intelligence Sector Overview - Q1 2018

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has seen a lot of buzz in the news recently. As previously noted, funding into the AI sector grew exponentially in the past few years. We’ve also observed that funding amounts and funding counts have shifted to later stages, indicating that the sector is maturing. 

We will now examine the different components of AI and how they make up this startup ecosystem. On our AI research platform, we have classified the companies into 13 categories. This blog post illustrates 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.

Machine Learning Applications Is the Largest AI Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map for the AI sector. As of March 2018, we have classified 2161 AI startups into 13 categories that have raised $32 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also...

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Artificial Intelligence Startup Highlights  – Q1 2018

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

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Artificial Intelligence Sector Summary

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Artificial Intelligence Innovation Quadrant

Artificial Intelligence Annual Funding Over Time

Artificial Intelligence Quarterly Funding Over Time

Artificial Intelligence Exit Events Over Time

Artificial Intelligence Latest Activity

Artificial Intelligence Funding Round Counts

Artificial Intelligence Quarterly Category Funding

Artificial Intelligence Recent Funding Events

Artificial Intelligence Recent Exit Events

Artificial Intelligence Deep Learning Platforms

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Artificial Intelligence Category Funding Quartiles

Deep Learning Platforms Total Annual Funding

Deep Learning Platforms Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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Insurance Technology Showing Early Signs of Maturation

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Last quarter we saw that Insurance Technology (insurtech) funding continued on a healthy trend. This quarter we are going one level deeper on our insurtech research platform to examine its funding by round. From our analysis we can conclude that the insurtech sector is showing early signs of maturation.

This conclusion comes from two takeaways:

  •      Funding amounts are showing variable innovation
  •      Funding counts are shifting to mid-stage events

We’ll explain these takeaways with some graphics that show insurtech funding activity by round.

To help set the stage, the graphic below illustrates insurtech funding events over time. As you can see, the sector’s funding events saw consistent growth year over year. 

Insurance Technology Funding Count by Quarter

Insurtech Funding Amounts Showing Variable Innovation

We’ll start off by examining the annual insurtech funding amounts. The below graph shows recent insurtech funding amounts in different rounds.

InsurTech Funding Amount by Round

Insurtech funding...

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Transportation Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2018

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We’ve seen a lot of funding and exit activity in Transportation Technology over the past few years. The Transportation Technology sector includes companies that revolutionize the way people move around. It also includes technology companies that enable people to interact with their transportation options.  

What are the different components of Transportation Technology? How do they make up this startup ecosystem? On our transportation technology research platform, we have classified the companies into 17 categories. This blog post examines these categories and how they compare with one another.

Automotive Telematics Is the Largest Transportation Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map for the Transportation Technology sector. As of March 2018, we have classified 1,238 Transportation Technology startups into 17 categories that have raised $117 billion in funding. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also...

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Financial Technology Startup Highlights  – Q1 2018

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

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Financial Technology Slideshare Intro

Financial Technology Sector Summary

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Financial Technology Annual Funding Over Time

Financial Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Financial Technology Exit Events Over Time

Financial Technology Latest Activity

Financial Technology Funding Round Counts

Financial Technology Quarterly Category Funding

Financial Technology Recent Funding Events

Financial Technology Recent Acquisition Events

Financial Technology Payments Backend

Financial Technology Venture Investing

Financial Technology Category Funding Quartiles

Payments Backend Total Annual Funding

Payments Backend Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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To learn more about our complete Financial Technology report and research platform, visit us at www.venturescanner.com or contact [email protected].

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AI Sector Maturing As Funding Shifts to Later Stage

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Last quarter we saw that Artificial Intelligence (AI) funding grew exponentially in 2017. This quarter we are going one level deeper on our AI research platform to examine its funding by round. From our analysis we can conclude that the AI sector is maturing. 

This conclusion comes from two takeaways:

  •      Funding amounts are shifting to mid and late-stage events
  •      Later-stage funding counts increased while early-stage funding counts dropped

We’ll explain these takeaways with some graphics that show AI funding activity by round.

To help set the stage, the graphic below illustrates AI funding amount over time. As you can see, the sector’s funding exploded in 2017.

Artificial Intelligence Annual Funding Amount

AI Funding Amounts Shifting to Mid and Late-Stage Events

We’ll start off by examining the annual AI funding amounts. The below graph shows recent AI funding amounts in different rounds.

Artificial Intelligence Funding Amount by Round

We see that AI funding amount for all stages grew from 2012 to 2017. Most...

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Retail Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2018

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The Retail Technology sector includes companies that facilitate the operational procedures of retailers. It also contains companies that make it easier to search and shop for merchandise. 

What are the different components of Retail Technology? How do they make up this startup ecosystem? On our retail tech research platform, we have classified the companies into 21 categories. This blog post examines these categories and how they compare with one another.

Marketing Platforms Is the Largest Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map for the Retail Technology sector. As of March 2018, we have classified 1,746 Retail Technology startups into 21 categories. They have raised $59 billion in funding. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Retail Technology Sector Map

We see that Marketing Platforms is the largest category with 245 companies. This category includes companies that enable merchants to...

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3D Printing Startup Highlights  – Q1 2018

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Here is our Q1 2018 summary report on the 3D Printing startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

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3D Printing Slideshare Intro

3D Printing Sector Summary

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3D Printing Sector Map

3D Printing Innovation Quadrant

3D Printing Annual Funding Over Time

3D Printing Quarterly Funding Over Time

3D Printing Exit Events Over Time

3D Printing Latest Activity

3D Printing Quarterly Category Funding

3D Printing Recent Funding Events

3D Printing Recent Acquisition Events

3D Printing 3D Printer Manufacturers

3D Printing Venture Investing

3D Printing Category Funding Quartiles

3D Printer Manufacturers Total Annual Funding

3D Printer Manufacturers Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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Payments Backend Leads Fintech Exit Activity

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Last quarter we reviewed fintech exit trends and found robust growth. This quarter we went one level deeper on our fintech research platform and conclude that the Payments Backend category leads fintech exit activity. Companies in this category include technologies impacting payment issuers and acquirers, as well as the infrastructure enabling payments.

This conclusion was derived from three takeaways:

  •      Payments Backend leads fintech in the number of exits
  •      Payments Backend leads fintech in the acquisition amount
  •      Payments Backend also leads fintech in the exit ratio

We’ll illustrate these takeaways with some graphics that show fintech exit activity by category.

To help set the stage, the graphic below shows fintech exit activity over time. As you can see, the sector is experiencing strong growth in exits.

FinTech Exits by Quarter Stacked

Payments Backend Leads Fintech in the Number of Exits

We’ll start off by examining the exit events in each...

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