Financial Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2018

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The financial technology sector has seen a lot of momentum in funding and exits in recent years. As we previously noted, fintech funding has shifted to later stages and its exit events have skyrocketed. 

We will now take a closer look at the different components of financial technology and how they make up this startup ecosystem. We have classified the companies into 16 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.

Consumer Lending Is the Largest Financial Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map for the financial technology sector. As of March 2018, we have classified 2407 financial technology startups into 16 categories that have raised $90 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each...

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Security Technology Startup Highlights  – Q1 2018

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

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Security Technology Slideshare Intro

Security Technology Sector Summary

Security Technology Splash Slide

Security Technology Sector Map

Security Technology Innovation Quadrant

Security Technology Annual Funding Over Time

Security Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Security Technology Exit Events Over Time

Security Technology Latest Activity

Security Technology Funding Round Counts

Security Technology Quarterly Category Funding

Security Technology Recent Funding Events

Security Technology Recent Exit Events

Security Technology Threat Detection

Security Technology Venture Investing

Security Technology Category Funding Quartiles

Threat Detection Annual Funding Amounts

Threat Detection Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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Insurance Backend and Auto Insurance Categories Lead Insurtech Exit Activity

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Last quarter we reviewed insurance technology exit activity and saw its healthy upward trend. We are now going one step further on our insurtech report and research platform to examine exits by category. We conclude that the Insurance Backend and Auto Insurance categories are at the forefront of insurtech exit activity.

This conclusion was derived from two key data points:

  • The Insurance Backend category leads in the number of exits
  • The Auto Insurance category leads in acquisition amount

We’ll explore these takeaways in some more detail below.

To help set the stage, the graphic below shows insurtech exit activity over time. As you can see, the sector’s exit activity grew significantly over the past few years with a slight drop in 2017 from 2016.

Insurance Technology Exits by Quarter

Insurance Backend Leads Insurtech in the Number of Exits

The below graph highlights the number of insurtech exit events by category.

Insurance Technology Exits by Category

This graph shows that the Insurance Backend category leads the sector with 50 exit events....

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Retail Technology Sector Matures As Funding Shifts to Mid and Late Stages

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As we previously noted, retail technology has shown consistent growth over the past few years. Now we are taking a more detailed look on our retail technology report and research platform to examine its funding by round. From our analysis, we can conclude that the retail technology sector has been maturing over the past few years.

This conclusion comes from two takeaways:

  • Funding amount percentages are shifting to mid and late-stage events
  • Funding count percentages are shifting to mid and late-stage events

We’ll explore these takeaways in some more detail below.

To help set the stage, the graphic below highlights retail technology funding amounts over time. As you can see, the sector’s overall funding experienced a burst of growth from 2012 to 2017.

Retail Technology Funding by Quarter

Retail Technology Funding Amount Percentages Shifting to Later-Stage Events

Let’s examine the retail technology funding amounts by round as a percentage of the total, which show changes independent of the total...

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Retail Technology Startup Highlights  – Q1 2018

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

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Retail Technology Intro Slide

Retail Technology Sector Summary

Retail Technology Splash Slide

Retail Technology Sector Map

Retail Technology Innovation Quadrant

Retail Technology Annual Funding Over Time

Retail Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Retail Technology Exit Events Over Time

Retail Technology Latest Activity

Retail Technology Funding Round Counts

Retail Technology Quarterly Category Funding

Retail Technology Recent Funding Events

Retail Technology Recent Acquisition Events

Retail Technology Last Mile Logistics

Retail Technology Venture Investing

Retail Technology Category Funding Quartiles

Last Mile Logistics Total Annual Funding

Last Mile Logistics Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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Security Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2018

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Our security technology report and research platform contains companies that enable enterprises and consumers to secure their data and networks. They often focus on protecting information, authenticating identity, and defending against cybersecurity attacks.

In this post we examine the different components of security 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.

Threat Detection and Mitigation Is the Largest Security Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map for the security technology sector. As of March 2018, we have classified 1063 security technology startups into 14 categories that have raised $25 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also...

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Health Technology Startup Highlights  – Q1 2018

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

Health Technology Slideshare Title

Health Technology Slideshare Intro

Health Technology Sector Summary

Health Technology Splash Slide

Health Technology Sector Map

Health Technology Innovation Quadrant

Health Technology Annual Funding Over Time

Health Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Health Technology Exit Events Over Time

Health Technology Latest Activity

Health Technology Funding Round Counts

Health Technology Quarterly Category Funding

Health Technology Recent Funding Events

Health Technology Recent Acquisition Events

Health Technology - Digital Medical Devices

Health Technology Venture Investing

Health Technology Category Funding Quartiles

Digital Medical Devices Annual Funding Amounts

Digital Medical Devices Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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Deep Learning Applications and Computer Vision Platforms Lead AI Exit Activity

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Last quarter we reviewed artificial intelligence exit trends and saw strong growth. We now dig in one level deeper on our AI report and research platform to examine exits by category. We conclude that Deep Learning Applications and Computer Vision Platforms are at the forefront of AI exit activity.

This conclusion was derived from two takeaways:

  • The Deep Learning Applications category leads in the number of exits
  • The Computer Vision Platforms category leads in acquisition amount

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

To help set the stage, the graphic below shows AI exit activity over time. As you can see, the sector’s exit activity experienced strong growth over the past few years.

Artificial Intelligence Exits by Quarter

Deep Learning Applications Leads AI in the Number of Exits

Let’s examine the exit events for each AI category. Exit events include both acquisitions and IPOs. The below graph highlights the number of AI exit events by category.

Artificial Intelligence Exits by Category

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Fintech Sector Matures As Funding Shifts to Later Stages

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As previously seen, funding into financial technology has increased significantly in recent years. Now we are going one level deeper on our fintech report and research platform to examine its funding by round. From our analysis we can conclude that the fintech sector is continuing to mature over time.

This conclusion comes from two takeaways:

  • Funding amounts are shifting from early-stage to later-stage events
  • Funding counts are dropping in the Seed round and growing elsewhere

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

To help set the stage, the graphic below illustrates fintech funding amounts over time. As you can see, the sector’s overall funding showed robust growth over the past few years.

Fintech Funding by Quarter

Fintech Funding Amounts Shifting to Later-Stage Events

Let’s examine the fintech funding amounts by round as a percentage of the total, which show changes independent of the total size. 

Fintech Funding Amount Percentages

As shown in the graph, the...

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Insurance Technology Startup Highlights  – Q1 2018

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

Insurance Technology Slideshare Title

Insurance Technology Slideshare Intro

Insurance Technology Sector Summary

Insurance Technology Splash Slide

Insurance Technology Sector Map

Insurance Technology Innovation Quadrant

Insurance Technology Annual Funding Over Time

Insurance Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Insurance Technology Exit Events Over Time

Insurance Technology Latest Activity

Insurance Technology Funding Round Counts

Insurance Technology Quarterly Category Funding

Insurance Technology Recent Funding Events

Insurance Technology Recent Acquisition Events

Insurance Technology Auto Insurance

Insurance Technology Venture Investing

Insurance Technology Category Funding Quartiles

Auto Insurance Annual Funding Events

Auto Insurance Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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