Marketing Platforms Leads Marketing Technology In Number of Investors

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The marketing technology (martech) industry has seen 2509 investors and $48B total all time funding. Let's analyze which martech categories have the most number of investors actively financing the startups. The graphic below highlights martech categories based on the number of investors in each category.

Marketing Technology Investors Per Category

As the graphic demonstrates, Marketing Platforms has the highest number of investors at 788, with Marketing Automation following behind at 712. Marketing Platform companies enable businesses to execute and manage marketing campaigns. Marketing Automation companies enable marketers to automate or enhance the process of inbound and outbound marketing. In addition, the average number of investors across all marketing technology categories is 351.

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Health Insurance Leads Insurance Technology In Number of Investors

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The insurance technology (insurtech) industry has seen 1437 investors and $28B total all time funding. Let's analyze which insurtech categories have the most number of investors actively financing the startups. The graphic below highlights insurtech categories based on the number of investors in each category.

Insurance Technology Investors Per Category

As the graphic demonstrates, Health Insurance has the highest number of investors at 357, with Insurance Comparison/Marketplace following behind at 323. Health Insurance companies offer health-related insurance products for consumers and businesses. Insurance Comparison/Marketplace companies enable consumers to compare different insurance providers or buy insurance of any kind (car to home to health). In addition, the average number of investors across all insurance technology categories is 195.

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Virtual Reality Average Funding Peaked in Recent Years

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For this quarter's funding analysis, let's examine how average funding in the virtual reality (VR) sector is evolving. The graphic below shows the VR average funding across all deals over time by quarter.

Virtual Reality Average Funding Deal Size

As the graphic demonstrates, virtual reality average funding deal size in Q1 2019 was at $25M, which decreased by 22% from the $32M in the same quarter last year. The average funding deal size has experienced healthy growth, with the average funding last quarter around 4 times larger than it was 5 years ago. The top three funding events in Q1 2019 include a $245M round into Niantic, a $68M round into Sandbox VR, and a $58M round into Mojo Vision.

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3D Printing Average Funding Experiences Exponential Growth

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For this quarter's funding analysis, let's examine how average funding in the 3D printing sector is evolving. The graphic below shows the 3D printing average funding across all deals over time by quarter.

3D Printing Average Funding Deal Size

As the graphic demonstrates, 3D printing average funding deal size in Q1 2019 was at $48M, which increased by 171% from the $18M in the same quarter last year. The average funding deal size has experienced skyrocketing growth, with the average funding last quarter a whopping 21 times larger than it was 5 years ago. The top three funding events in Q1 2019 include a $160M round into Desktop Metal, an $82M round into Markforged, and a $33M round into Fictiv.

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Energy Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2019

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This blog post examines the different components of the energy 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.

Solar Energy Is The Largest Energy Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 789 energy technology startups into 12 categories. They have raised $72B from 1630 investors. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Energy Technology Logo Map

We see that Solar Energy is the largest category with 181 companies. These companies generate power by converting sunlight into electricity. Their technology includes solar panel manufacturers, designers, installers, and monitoring solutions. Some example companies are Mosaic, NexWafe, BrightSource Energy, and Heliatek.

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

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Innovation Quadrant – A Framework for Corporate Startup Scouting

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With the startup world so fragmented, how should you as a corporate innovation scout approach it?

Our research process focuses on organizing the chaotic startup landscape into sector reports (such as Financial Technology) comprised of smaller functional categories (like Business Lending, Consumer Lending, and Retail Investing). Each category is in a different state of innovation and thus requires its own game plan. 

We have developed the Venture Scanner Innovation Quadrant to act as a framework to guide you in the startup scouting process. Our Innovation Quadrant organizes categories into four states of innovation by plotting the sector categories on two axes. One axis uses average age to show maturity. The other uses average funding to give a sense of traction. These scores are then normalized to draw out distinctions. Knowing which quadrant each category sits in our Innovation Quadrant will help in developing your scouting strategy. 

As an example, here is our Financial...

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Last Mile Logistics Leads Retail Technology In Number of Investors

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The retail technology industry has seen 3,189 investors and $85B total all time funding. Let's analyze which retail technology categories have the most number of investors actively financing the startups. The graphic below highlights retail technology categories based on the number of investors in each category.

Retail Technology Investors Per Category

As the graphic demonstrates, Last Mile Logistics has the highest number of investors at 941, with Marketing Platforms following behind at 788. Last Mile Logistics companies innovate on moving goods from a local retailer to a consumer's home. Marketing Platform companies enable merchants to execute and manage marketing campaigns. In addition, the average number of investors across all retail technology categories is 308.

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Video Advertising Platforms Leads Video Technology In Number of Investors

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The video technology industry has seen 1,635 investors and $42B total all time funding. Let's analyze which video technology categories have the most number of investors actively financing the startups. The graphic below highlights video technology categories based on the number of investors in each category.

Video Technology Investors Per Category

As the graphic demonstrates, Video Advertising Platforms has the highest number of investors at 422, with Video Distribution Platforms following behind at 383. Video Advertising Platform companies include ad networks that help marketers by finding and aggregating the supply of publisher inventory. Video Distribution Platform companies enable users to upload their videos and automatically distribute content across a variety of destinations. In addition, the average number of investors across all video technology categories is 272.

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3D Printer Manufacturers Leads 3D Printing In Number of Investors

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The 3D printing industry has seen 412 investors and $3B total all time funding. Let's analyze which 3D printing categories have the most number of investors actively financing the startups. The graphic below highlights 3D printing categories based on the number of investors in each category.

3D Printing Investors Per Category

As the graphic demonstrates, 3D Printer Manufacturers has the highest number of investors at 149, with 3D Printing Applications following behind at 132. 3D Printer Manufacturer companies manufacture 3D printers and the accompanying hardware, such as injection heads. 3D Printing Application companies highlight specific use cases and advantages of 3D printing, such as mass customization. In addition, the average number of investors across all 3D printing categories is 64.

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Regulatory Technology Average Funding Is On An Upward Trend

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For this quarter's funding analysis, let's examine how average funding in the regulatory technology (regtech) sector is evolving. The graphic below shows the regtech average funding across all deals over time by quarter.

Regulatory Technology Average Funding Deal Size

As the graphic demonstrates, regulatory technology average funding deal size in Q1 2019 was at $29M, which increased by 113% from the $14M in the same quarter last year. The average funding deal size has experienced strong growth, with the average funding last quarter around 6 times larger than it was 5 years ago. The top three funding events in Q1 2019 include a $261M round into Rubrik, a $160M round into Kyriba Corporation, and a $100M round into OneLogin.

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