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

3D Printing Splash Slide

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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Blockchain Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2018

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The Blockchain Technology sector has seen a lot of buzz in the news, as the price of cryptocurrencies has seen large ups and downs over the last year. 

What are the different components of Blockchain Technology and how do they make up this startup ecosystem? On our Blockchain research platform, we have classified the companies into functional categories. This blog post examines these categories and how they compare with one another through a series of graphics.

Blockchain Innovations Is the Largest Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map for the Blockchain Technology sector. As of March 2018, we have classified 1,007 Blockchain Technology startups into 12 categories which raised $6 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.

Blockchain Technology Sector Map

We can see from the Sector Map above that Blockchain Innovations is the largest category with 244 companies. This category...

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Venture Scanner Sector Maps (Part 2 of 2)

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Our sector maps are snapshots of emerging technology sectors. They show what the different categories in a sector are and how many startups are within each category. They also present a small sampling of the current startups that are innovating in each category.

Last week, we kicked off our sector map update with Part 1. You can read that blog post here.

This post is the second of a two-part series. Below you will find sector maps for Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Marketing Technology, Real Estate Technology, Retail Technology, Security Technology, Transportation Technology, and Virtual Reality.

Artificial Intelligence: 13 categories, 2161 companies, $32B in funding

Artificial Intelligence Sector Map

Internet of Things: 20 categories, 2151 companies, $52B in funding

Internet of Things Sector Map

Marketing Technology: 15 categories, 1771 companies, $33B in funding

Marketing Technology Sector Map

Real Estate Technology: 12 categories, 1649 companies, $48B in funding

Real Estate Technology Sector Map

Retail Technology: 21 categories, 1746 companies, $59B in funding

Retail Sector Map

Security Technology: 14...

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Venture Scanner Sector Maps (Part 1 of 2)

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Our sector maps are snapshots of emerging technology sectors. They show what the different categories in a sector are and how many startups are within each category. They also present a small sampling of the current startups that are innovating in each category.

We will share our most up-to-date sector maps in a two-part series. Below you will find sector maps for the Blockchain Technology, Energy Technology, Financial Technology, Health Technology, Insurance Technology, Video Technology, and 3D Printing sectors.

You can see the other 8 updated sector maps for Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Marketing Technology, Real Estate Technology, Retail Technology, Security Technology, Transportation Technology, and Virtual Reality here

Blockchain Technology: 12 categories, 1007 companies, $6B in funding

Blockchain Technology Map

Energy Technology: 12 categories, 790 companies, $63B in funding

Energy Technology Map

Financial Technology: 16 categories, 2401 companies, $90B in funding

Financial Technology Map

Health Technology: 22...

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Blockchain Technology Startup Highlights  – Q4 2017

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

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Blockchain Technology Slideshare Intro

Blockchain Technology Sector Summary

Blockchain Technology Splash Slide

Blockchain Technology Logo Map

Blockchain Technology Innovation Quadrant

Blockchain Technology Annual Funding Over Time

Blockchain Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Blockchain Technology Exit Events Over Time

Blockchain Technology Latest Activity

Blockchain Technology Funding Round Counts

Blockchain Technology Quarterly Category Funding
Blockchain Technology Recent Funding Events

Blockchain Technology Recent Acquisition Events

Blockchain Technology Blockchain Innovations

Blockchain Technology Venture Investing

Blockchain Technology Category Funding Quartiles

Blockchain Innovations Total Annual Funding

Blockchain Innovations Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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

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Real Estate Technology Investors Investing More in Fewer Deals

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As we have previously shared, the Real Estate Technology (proptech) startup sector is seeing a lot of momentum. How have its funding trends evolved over time? On our Real Estate Technology research platform, we have analyzed the data through 2017 and can conclude that investments into the Real Estate Technology market have become fewer in frequency but larger in amount.

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

  •      Total funding amounts are seeing strong growth
  •      Number of funding events is seeing a decline
  •      Average funding per deal is increasing

We will illustrate these takeaways through a series of graphics.

Real Estate Technology Funding Amounts Seeing Strong Growth

Let’s start off by examining the annual real estate tech funding amounts, stacked by quarters.

Real Estate Technology Funding Amount by Quarter

This graph illustrates that real estate tech funding saw robust growth at the annual level. Specifically, the funding in 2017 was 162%...

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Video Technology Sector Overview - Q4 2017

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As we reported last week, the Video Technology sector has seen a lot of funding and exit momentum over the past few years. Yet what are the different components of Video Technology and how do they make up this startup ecosystem? On our Video Technology 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.

Video Advertising Platforms Is the Largest Video Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Logo Map for the Video Technology sector. As of March 2018, we have classified 828 video tech startups into 11 categories which collectively raised $35 billion in funding. The Logo Map highlights the number of companies in each category and a random sampling of these companies.

Video Technology Sector Map

We can see from the Logo Map above that Video Advertising Platforms is the largest video tech category with 152 companies. This category is comprised of...

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Video Technology Startup Highlights – Q4 2017

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

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Video Technology Slideshare Intro

Video Technology Sector Summary

Video Technology Splash Slide

Video Technology Logo Map

Video Technology Innovation Quadrant

Video Technology Annual Funding Over Time

Video Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Video Technology Exit Events Over Time

Video Technology Latest Activity

Video Technology Funding Round Counts

Video Technology Quarterly Category Funding

Video Technology Recent Funding Events

Video Technology Recent Acquisition Events

Video Technology Video Consumption Platforms

Video Technology Venture Investing

Video Technology Category Funding Quartiles

Video Consumption Platforms Total Annual Funding

Video Technology Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

About Venture Scanner

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

 

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