Fintech Funding Saw Explosive Growth in 2018

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With 2018 now behind us, let’s examine how funding in financial technology (fintech) compares to previous years. The graphic below shows the total annual fintech funding amounts over time. 

FinTech Funding Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, 2018 experienced the highest fintech funding on record at $41B. It represents a whopping 78% increase from the previous year’s funding. In addition, fintech funding grew at a CAGR of 61% from 2013 to 2018. We’re excited to see if its funding can reach an even higher level in the new year.

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Blockchain Technology Report Highlights  – Q4 2018

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Here is our Q4 2018 summary report on the blockchain technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Blockchain Technology Quarterly Highlights

Blockchain Technology Sector Summary

Blockchain Technology Sector Map

Blockchain Technology Innovation Quadrant

Blockchain Technology Funding Over Time

Blockchain Technology Funding By Category

Blockchain Technology Investor Activity Over Time

Blockchain Technology Exits Over Time

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Insurance Technology Report Highlights  – Q4 2018

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Here is our Q4 2018 summary report on the insurance technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Insurance Technology Quarterly Highlights

Insurance Technology Sector Summary

Insurance Technology Sector Map

Insurance Technology Innovation Quadrant

Insurance Technology Funding Over Time

Insurance Technology Funding by Category

Insurance Technology Investors Over Time

Insurance Technology Exits Over Time

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Financial Technology Report Highlights  – Q4 2018

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Here is our Q4 2018 summary report on the financial technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Financial Technology Quarterly Highlights

Financial Technology Sector Summary

Financial Technology Sector Map

Financial Technology Innovation Quadrant

Financial Technology Funding Over Time

Financial Technology Funding By Category

Financial Technology Investors Over Time

Financial Technology Exits Over Time

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Artificial Intelligence Report Highlights  – Q4 2018

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Here is our Q4 2018 summary report on the artificial intelligence startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Artificial Intelligence Quarterly Highlights

Artificial Intelligence Sector Summary

Artificial Intelligence Sector Map

Artificial Intelligence Innovation Quadrant

Artificial Intelligence Funding Over Time

Artificial Intelligence Funding By Category

Artificial Intelligence Investors Over Time

Artificial Intelligence Exits Over Time

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Fintech Investors With the Most Activity

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The fintech industry has seen $125B in total all time funding. Let's analyze the investors making bets into fintech and identify the most active firms. 

The graphic below shows fintech investors based on their number of investments into the sector. If an investor participates in two investment rounds in the same company, that would qualify as two investments for this graphic.

FinTech Investors with the Most Investments

As the graphic demonstrates, 500 Startups has made the most bets in the fintech sector with 147 investments. Y Combinator follows in second place with 116 investments. Examples of companies 500 Startups invested in include Credit Karma, Finova Financial, First Circle, and Albert. It's interesting to note that Silicon Valley Bank is on this list, as sometimes it operates as a corporate investor in this space. Let's see which investors make their way onto this list over the next year!

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AI Funding Reaches Record Year in 2018

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With 2018 now behind us, let’s examine how artificial intelligence (AI) funding compares to previous years. The graphic below shows the total annual AI funding amounts over time. 

AI Annual Funding Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, 2018 experienced the highest AI funding on record at $18B. It represents a 24% increase from the previous year’s funding. In addition, AI funding grew at a CAGR of 62% from 2013 to 2018. It'll be interesting to observe if the funding growth will remain strong in the new year.

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Health Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2019

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This blog post examines the different components of the health technology ecosystem. We will illustrate what the categories of innovation are and which categories have the most companies. We will also compare the categories in terms of their funding and maturity.

Digital Medical Devices Is the Largest Health Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 2250 health technology startups into 22 categories that have raised $81 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Health Technology Sector Map

We see that Digital Medical Devices is the largest category with 307 companies. These companies build IT-enabled medical and diagnostic devices for doctors. These devices include detection equipment, monitoring equipment, and surgical tools. Some example companies include Signostics, MediBeacon, Stimwave, and AliveCor.

Let’s now look at our Innovation Quadrant to find out...

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Real Estate Technology Startup Highlights  – Q3 2018

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Here is our Q3 2018 summary report on the real estate technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Real Estate Technology Splash Slide

Real Estate Technology Sector Map

Real Estate Technology Innovation Quadrant

Real Estate Technology Funding By Category

Real Estate Technology Funding Over Time

Real Estate Technology Funding Round Counts

Real Estate Technology Exits Over Time

Real Estate Technology Company Count by Country

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Smart Mobility and Ride Hailing Lead Transportation Technology Funding

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We previously highlighted that transportation technology funding has remained stable in recent quarters. This blog post will take a closer look at the funding trends within the individual transportation technology categories. Per our analysis, we notice two important observations:

- The Smart Mobility category leads the sector in Q3 funding
- The Ride Hailing category leads the sector in all-time funding

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

The Smart Mobility Category Leads Transportation Technology In Q3 Funding

To start off, let’s review the amount of funding raised this quarter per category within transportation technology.

Transportation Technology Latest Quarter Category Funding

The above graphic highlights that the Smart Mobility category leads the sector in Q3 funding with $4.4B. The Ride Hailing category follows in the second place with $2.8B.

Smart Mobility companies provide solutions for increasing sustainability in conducting transportation within cities. These solutions...

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