Real Estate Technology Q2 Update in 15 Visuals

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We at Venture Scanner are tracking 1,137 Real Estate Technology companies across 12 categories, with a combined funding amount of $16.99 Billion. The 15 visuals below summarize the current state of Real Estate Technology.

1. Real Estate Technology Market Overview

We organize Real Estate Technology into the 12 categories listed below:

Property Management: Technologies that help in the day-to-day operation of real estate rentals. Examples include tenant management, electronic payments of rent, and tools for landlords and tenants to communicate. 

Construction Management: Technologies that help teams manage the construction of new buildings. Examples include construction visualizations tools, project management tools for construction teams, and platforms to manage blueprints. 

Facility Management: Technologies focused on the efficiency and long-term sustainability of large structures. Examples include tools to quantify a building's data (energy usage, water usage, etc.), tools to make buildings more efficient, and building inspection platforms. 

Portfolio Management: Technologies that real estate investors use to make smarter investment decisions as well as platforms to make investments. Examples include listing data trackers, information on REITs, and real estate crowdfunding. 

Home Services: Technologies that support consumers in the management of their homes. Examples include cleaning services, renovation management, and technology-forward postal services. 

Commercial Real Estate Search: Tools that help consumers/businesses find commercial real estate for rent and/or sale. Examples include shared working space search engines as well as traditional commercial real estate search engines. 

Long-Term Rentals/Sale Search: Consumer tools that aid in the process of finding residences for sale and for long-term rent. Examples include traditional real estate search engines as well as mobile apps. 

Short-Term Rental/Vacation SearchConsumer tools that aid in the process of finding residences for short-term rentals or vacation rentals. Examples include platforms for individuals to list their personal properties as well as traditional vacation lodging search engines.

Life, Home, Property & Casualty Insurance: Companies that offer life, home, and property insurance, as well as other kinds of insurance such as renters, disability, and marriage insurance. Examples include websites that offer life, home, and P&C insurance in packages.

Real Estate Agent Tools: Technologies that help real estate agents do their jobs, as well as technologies that effectively automate it. Examples include real estate specific CRMs, real estate agent review platforms, and marketing tools. 

Indoor Mapping: Companies that help create indoor models for the real estate industry. Examples include cameras that produce 3D renderings and visualization platforms that allow users to interact with floor plans. 

IoT Home: Internet of Things devices focused on the residential real estate segment. Solutions include home security, home automation, and energy management.

2. Company Count by Real Estate Technology Category

The above graph summarizes the number of companies in each Real Estate Technology category. The IoT Home category is leading the way with 193 companies, followed by the Portfolio Management category with 134 companies.

3. Funding by Real Estate Technology Category

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding in each Real Estate Technology category. The Short-Term Rental/Vacation Search category is leading the market with over $3.5B in total funding, followed by the Life, Home, Property Insurance category with $2.1B in total funding.

4. Venture Investing In Real Estate Technology

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Real Estate Technology category to the number of companies in the category. The Short-Term Rental/Vacation Search category is leading in the Total Funding stat with over $3.5B, whereas the IoT Home category is leading in the Company Count stat with 193 companies.

5. Real Estate Technology Total Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Real Estate Technology companies each year. 2015 was the best year in Real Estate Technology funding thus far with over $5.5B raised, which is more than 2X the amount of funding raised in 2014 ($2.5B). In 2015, a few key Real Estate Technology players such as Quikr, Airbnb, and PurpleBricks all received major rounds.

6. Average Funding by Real Estate Technology Category

The above graph summarizes the average company funding in each Real Estate Technology category. The Life, Home, Property Insurance category leads the market with over $212M in funding per company, followed by the Short-Term Rental/Vacation Search category with about $108M in funding per company.

7. Average Age by Real Estate Technology Category

The above graph summarizes the average age of companies in each Real Estate Technology category. Facility Management and Construction Management rank as the most mature Real Estate categories with average ages of 12 years per company.  

8. Median Age by Real Estate Technology Category

The above graph summarizes the median age of companies in each Real Estate Technology category. Again, Facility Management and Construction Management rank as the most mature Real Estate Technology categories with median ages of 7 years per company, followed by the Short-Term Rental/Vacation Search category with a median age of 6 years per company. 

9. Real Estate Technology Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Real Estate Technology companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with 613 Real Estate Technology companies, with the United Kingdom at a distant second with 53 companies.

10. Real Estate Technology VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of Real Estate Technology venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most Real Estate Technology VC funding at $9B with Canada coming in at $3B.

11. Real Estate Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Real Estate Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2014 ranks as the top year with 123 Real Estate Technology companies founded, with 2013 at a close second with 67 companies founded.

12. Real Estate Technology Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by the Real Estate Technology companies founded in a certain year. Real Estate Technology companies founded in 2008 have raised the most funding at $3B. The key Real Estate Technology player founded in 2008 is Airbnb, which has raised $2.39B to date.  

13. Real Estate Technology Headcount Distribution

The above graph summarizes the percentage of Real Estate Technology companies with a certain employee headcount range. Companies with 1–50 employees make up nearly 80% of the market.

14. Number of Real Estate Technology Investments by Selected Investors

The above graph summarizes the total number of investment rounds Real Estate Technology investors participated in. Y Ventures outperformed all of its peers, with 40 investments in Real Estate Technology companies. Accel and 500 Startups are runners-up with 32 investments and 30 investments, respectively.

15. Number of Real Estate Technology Companies Backed by Selected Investors

The above graph summarizes the number of unique Real Estate Technology companies funded by selected investors. Accel Partners takes the top spot having invested in a total of 31 unique Real Estate Technology companies, followed by 500 Startups, which has invested in 27 unique Real Estate Technology companies.

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