Insurance Technology Sector Overview - Q4 2017

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The Insurance Technology sector (insurtech) is one of the hottest technology sectors and has seen funding and exit momentum over the past few years. Yet what are the different components of insurtech and how do they make up this startup ecosystem? On our insurtech research platform, we have classified the companies in the sector into functional categories. This blog post examines these categories and how they compare with one another through a series of graphics.

Insurance Comparison/Marketplace Is the Largest Insurtech Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Logo Map for the Insurance Technology sector. As of January 2018, we have classified 1,422 insurtech startups into 14 categories which collectively raised $19 billion in funding. The Logo Map highlights the number of companies in each category and a random sampling of these companies.

Insurance Technology Logo Map

We can see from the Logo Map above that Insurance Comparison/Marketplace is the largest insurtech category with 406 companies. This...

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Internet of Things (IoT) Startup Highlights  – Q4 2017

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Here is our Q4 2017 summary report on the Internet of Things (IoT) startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

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IoT Slideshare Intro Slide

IoT Slideshare Sector Summary

IoT Slideshare Splash Slide

IoT Logo Map

IoT Innovation Quadrant

IoT Annual Funding Over Time

IoT Quarterly Funding Over Time

IoT Exit Events Over Time

IoT Latest Activity

IoT Funding Round Counts

IoT Quarterly Category Funding

IoT Recent Funding Events

IoT Recent Acquisitions

IoT Software Platforms

IoT Venture Funding

IoT Category Funding Quartiles

IoT Software Platforms Total Annual Funding

IoT Software Platforms Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

About Venture Scanner

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To learn more about our complete Internet of Things (IoT) report and research platform, visit us at www.venturescanner.com or contact [email protected].

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Internet of Things Sector Overview - Q4 2017

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The Internet of Things sector (IoT) continues to get a lot of buzz in the technology industry. Connected devices have improved our professional and personal lives in every aspect from industrial operations to medical procedures to home security. Yet what are the different components of IoT and how do they make up this startup ecosystem? On our IoT research platform, we have classified the companies in the sector into functional categories. This blog post examines these categories and how they compare with one another through a series of graphics.

IoT Home Is the Largest Internet of Things Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Logo Map for the Internet of Things sector. As of January 2018, we have classified 2,130 IoT startups into 20 categories which collectively raised $50 billion in funding. The Logo Map highlights the number of companies in each category and a random sampling of these companies.

Internet of Things Logo Map

We can see from the Logo Map above that IoT Home is the largest Internet...

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Martech Investments Increasing in Importance Over Time

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The Marketing Technology (martech) sector has seen a lot of venture capital funding over the past few years. How have its funding trends evolved over time? On our martech research platform, we have analyzed the data through 2017 and can conclude that the investments in martech have become fewer in frequency but larger in amount.

We have come to this conclusion from the following three takeaways:

  •      Martech funding amounts are on a general upward trend at the annual level
  •      Martech funding event counts have seen a decline in recent years
  •      Martech average funding event size has been growing consistently

We will illustrate these takeaways with a series of graphics to show the trend of martech investments over time.

Martech Funding Amounts on Upward Trend Annually

We will start off by examining the martech funding trends over the years stacked by quarter.

Marketing Technology Funding by Quarter - Stacked

This graph illustrates that martech funding is on a stable upward trend at...

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Real Estate Technology Sector Overview - Q4 2017

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The real estate technology (proptech) sector has seen a lot of funding and exit activity over the past few years. Yet what are the different components of proptech and how do they make up this startup ecosystem? On our real estate technology research platform, we have classified the companies in the sector into functional categories. This blog post aims to examine these categories and how they compare with one another through a series of graphics.

IoT Home Is the Largest Real Estate Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Logo Map for the real estate technology sector. As of January 2018, we have classified 1,613 real estate technology startups into 12 categories which collectively raised $46 billion in funding. The Logo Map highlights the number of companies in each category and a random sampling of these companies.

Real Estate Technology Logo Map

We can see from the Logo Map above that IoT Home is the largest real estate technology category with 329 companies. This category is comprised of...

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Insurtech Exit Activity Growing Over Time

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Insurance Technology has become one of the hottest sectors in recent years, with a plethora of companies entering the space. How does its overall exit activity trend over time? On our insurtech research platform, we have analyzed the data through 2017 and can conclude that insurtech exit activity continues to be on a healthy upward trend.

This observation was derived from two takeaways:

  •      Insurtech exit events are on a general upward trend at the annual level
  •      Insurtech exit events are showing overall growth at the quarterly level

We’ll illustrate these takeaways with two graphics that show insurtech exit activity trends over time.

Insurtech Exit Events On General Upward Trend Annually

We’ll start off by examining the insurtech exit events from 2011 to 2017. Exit events include both acquisitions and IPOs. The below graph highlights the number of insurtech exit events by year stacked by quarters.

Insurance Technology Exits by Quarter - Stacked

This graph illustrates that...

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Financial Technology Sector Overview - Q4 2017

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As we’ve examined in our previous analyses, the overall funding trends in Financial Technology (fintech) are stable and its exit activity is seeing robust growth, indicating that the sector is maturing as a whole. Yet what are the different components of fintech and how do they make up this startup ecosystem? On our fintech research platform, we have classified the companies in the sector into functional categories. This blog post aims to examine these categories and how they compare with one another through a series of graphics.

Payments-Related Companies Form the Largest Fintech Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Logo Map for the fintech sector. As of January 2018, we have classified 2,285 fintech startups into 16 categories which collectively raised $80 billion in funding. The Logo Map highlights the number of companies in each category and a random sampling of these companies. Please note that, for the sake of brevity, certain related categories have been...

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Marketing Technology Startup Highlights  – Q4 2017

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Here is our Q4 2017 summary report on the Marketing Technology (Martech) startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

Marketing Technology Slideshare Title Slide

Marketing Technology Slideshare Intro Slide

Marketing Technology Sector Summary

Marketing Technology Splash Slide

Marketing Technology Logo Map

Marketing Technology Innovation Quadrant

Marketing Technology Annual Funding Over Time

Marketing Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Marketing Technology Exit Events Over Time

Marketing Technology Latest Activity

Marketing Technology Funding Round Counts

Marketing Technology Quarterly Category Funding

Marketing Technology Recent Funding Events

Marketing Technology Recent Acquisitions

Marketing Technology Marketing Platforms and CRM

Marketing Technology Venture Investing

Marketing Technology Category Funding Quartiles

Marketing Platforms Total Annual Funding

Marketing Platforms Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

About Venture Scanner

Venture Scanner Process

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

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Artificial Intelligence Sector Overview - Q4 2017

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As we previously noted, interest in AI has exploded. Its applications can be found in virtually every industry from marketing to healthcare to finance. On our AI research platform, we have classified the companies in the sector into functional categories. This blog post aims to examine these categories and how they compare with one another through a series of graphics.

Machine Learning Applications Is the Largest AI Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Logo Map for the AI sector. As of January 2018, we have classified 2,029 AI startups into 13 categories which collectively raised $27 billion in funding. The Logo Map highlights the number of companies in each category and a random sampling of these companies.

Artificial Intelligence Logo Map

We have seen what the different categories in AI are and how many companies are within each category. What about their funding and maturity in relation to one another? Let’s look at our Innovation Quadrant to find out.

Most of the AI Categories Are Pioneers

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Fintech Exit Activity Sees Robust Growth

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The Financial Technology (fintech) sector has seen a lot of exit activity over the past few years. How does the number of exit events trend over time? Based on our fintech research platform, we have analyzed the data through 2017 and can conclude that fintech exit activity is seeing continued robust growth. 

This observation was derived from two takeaways:

  •      Fintech exit events are demonstrating strong annual growth
  •      Fintech exit events are increasing at the quarterly level as well

We’ll illustrate these takeaways with two graphics that show the solid growth of fintech exit activity over time.

Fintech Exit Events Showing Strong Annual Growth

We’ll start off by examining the fintech exit events from 2011 to 2017. Exit events include both acquisitions and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs). The below graph shows the number of annual fintech exit events stacked by quarters.

Fintech exits by quarter stacked

This graph illustrates that fintech exit activity is...

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