Internet of Things Startup Highlights  – Q2 2018

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Here is our Q2 2018 summary report on the internet of things startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Internet of Things Quarterly Funding Over Time

Internet of Things Recent Funding Round Counts

Internet of Things Quarterly Exit Events

Internet of Things Venture Investing

Internet of Things Company Count by Country

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Mid-Year Internet of Things Exits Analysis

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We’ve previously discovered that exits within the internet of things (IoT) sector are showing strong growth over time. Now armed with the data through June 2018, we’re conducting a mid-year status check on the total IoT exits by year. 

After taking a deeper dive on our IoT report and research platform, we observe that if the current trend holds, IoT exit activity in 2018 will be lower than in 2017.

2018 Mid-Year IoT Exit Activity Lower Than 2017 But Higher Than 2016

Let’s take a closer look at the number of IoT exit events by year.

Internet of Things Exits by Quarter

The above graphic shows 26 exits in the first half of 2018. This is 43% of the 2017 total. Comparing Q1-Q2 exits only, 2018 is down slightly from 2017 but running ahead of 2016.

For the past three years, Q3 and Q4 accounted for 57% of total exit events on average. If that trend holds, 2018 will have around 60 exit events. That would be lower than the number of exits in 2017 but higher than that in 2016. 

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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

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Security Technology: 14...

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Internet of Things Investments Becoming More Substantial

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The internet of things (IoT) sector has seen vibrant funding and exit activity over the past few years. How have its funding trends evolved over time? On our internet of things research platform, we have analyzed the data through 2017 and can conclude that the investments in IoT have become more substantial over time.

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

  •      Funding amounts are seeing robust growth at the annual level
  •      Funding events are seeing a decline in recent years
  •      Average funding per deal amounts are growing

We will illustrate these takeaways with a series of graphics to show the trend of IoT investments over time.

IoT Funding Amounts Seeing Robust Growth Annually

We will start off by examining the IoT funding trends over the years stacked by quarters.

IoT Funding Amount by Quarter

This graph illustrates that IoT funding saw explosive growth at the annual level. Specifically, the CAGR in funding amounts from 2012 to...

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Internet of Things (IoT) Startup Highlights  – Q4 2017

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Here is our Q4 2017 summary report on the Internet of Things (IoT) startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

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IoT Software Platforms Total Annual Funding

IoT Software Platforms Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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Internet of Things Sector Overview - Q4 2017

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The Internet of Things sector (IoT) continues to get a lot of buzz in the technology industry. Connected devices have improved our professional and personal lives in every aspect from industrial operations to medical procedures to home security. Yet what are the different components of IoT and how do they make up this startup ecosystem? On our IoT 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.

IoT Home Is the Largest Internet of Things Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Logo Map for the Internet of Things sector. As of January 2018, we have classified 2,130 IoT startups into 20 categories which collectively raised $50 billion in funding. The Logo Map highlights the number of companies in each category and a random sampling of these companies.

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We can see from the Logo Map above that IoT Home is the largest Internet...

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Internet of Things Exits by Category and by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Internet of Things sector. The graphics include data through August 2017.

Internet of Things Exits by Category

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Internet of Things category. The IoT Software Platforms category leads the sector with 8 IPOs and 39 acquisitions. The IoT Home category follows behind with 4 IPOs and 25 acquisitions.

Internet of Things Exits by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Internet of Things by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 2 IPOs and 53 acquisitions, with 2015 following behind with 7 IPOs and 31 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 2067 IoT companies in 20 categories across 53 countries, with a total of $42.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT market report.

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Venture Investing in the Internet of Things - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Internet of Things (IoT) sector. The graphics include data through August 2017.

Internet of Things Venture Investing by Category

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each IoT category to the number of companies in the category. The IoT Software category leads in funding at around $5B. IoT Home leads in company count at just over 300 companies. 

Internet of Things Average Funding by Category

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each IoT category. The IoT Enterprise category leads the sector with around $76M in average funding per company, followed by the IoT Automotive category with around $67M in average funding per company.

We are currently tracking 2062 IoT companies in 20 categories across 53 countries, with a total of $42.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

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Age by Category in Internet of Things - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Internet of Things sector. The graphic includes data through August 2017.

Internet of Things Age by Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Internet of Things (IoT) category. The IoT Industrial category has the highest average age at around 12.1 years, followed by the IoT Hardware Platforms category with an average age of around 11.8 years. IoT Components, IoT Utilities and Energy, and IoT City and Buildings categories all have the highest median age at around 8.5 years. On the other hand, IoT Tags and Jewelry category is the youngest Internet of Things category with an average age of 5 years and a median age of 4.5 years.

We are currently tracking 2055 IoT companies in 20 categories across 53 countries, with a total of $42.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT market report.

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Where in the World Are IoT Startups? - Q3 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Internet of Things (IoT) innovations are occurring. The graphics includes data through August 2017.

Internet of Things Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of IoT companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 1200 companies.

Internet of Things VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total IoT startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $27B.

We are currently tracking 2024 IoT companies in 20 categories across 52 countries, with a total of $41.5B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT market report.

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Internet Of Things (IoT) Companies Founded by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Internet of Things sector. The graphic includes data through August 2017.

Internet of Things Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Internet of Things companies founded in a certain year. 2014 ranks at the top with around 343 companies founded in that year alone. 2013 is the runner-up with 300 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 2004 IoT companies in 20 categories across 52 countries, with a total of $39.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

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Internet of Things Funding Trends - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in Internet of Things (IoT) startup funding activity. The graphics include data through August 2017.

IoT Q3 2017 Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by IoT startups for each year. 2014 has the most funding to date at just under $7B.

IoT Q3 2017 Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by IoT companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2012 have raised the most funding around $3.6B.

We are currently tracking 1,998 IoT companies in 20 categories across 52 countries, with a total of $39 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

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Internet Of Things Funding by Round - Q3 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Internet of Things space. Please note these graphics are made using data through August 2017.

Internet of Things Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2006 to 2016, we saw a general increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking in 2014 and 2016. Up till 2013 all rounds of funding except for Seed saw approximately equal amounts during these years. After 2013 earlier stage rounds (Series A, B, and C) and Late Stage round make up a larger share of the total amount.

Internet of Things Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2006 to 2016 we’ve seen an upward trend that peaked in 2015 and declined sharply thereafter. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts. 

We are currently tracking 1991 IoT companies in 20 categories across 52 countries, with a total of $38.2...

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Internet of Things Startup Market Trends and Insights  – Q3 2017

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Here is our Q3 2017 summary report on the Internet of Things (IoT) startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends with insights, and recent funding and exit events.

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IoT Q3 2017 Company Count by Country

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IoT Q3 2017 Exits by Year

IoT Q3 2017 Recent Events

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We are currently tracking 1,989 IoT companies in 20 categories across 52 countries, with a total of $38 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

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Internet of Things Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q3 2017

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The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Internet of Things (IoT) startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through August 2017.

IoT Logo Map Q3 2017

The above sector map organizes the sector into 20 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

IoT Innovation Quadrant Q3 2017

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different IoT categories and how they compare with one another.

Heavyweights: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with significant financing.
Established: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with less financing.
Disruptors: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with significant financing.
Pioneers: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with earlier stages of financing.

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Internet of Things Activity by Selected Investors - Q3 2017

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The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through August 2017.

IoT Investor Activity Q3 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds IoT investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by those investors. Major investors into the space include SOSV, Intel, GV, Techstars, and Has Accelerator. 

We are currently tracking 1,983 IoT companies in 20 categories across 51 countries, with a total of $37 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

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Internet of Things Exits by Category and by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Internet of Things sector. The graphics include data through April 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in IoT

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Internet of Things category. The IoT Software category leads the sector with 9 IPOs and 35 acquisitions. The IoT Home category follows behind with 4 IPOs and 21 acquisitions.

Exit Activity by Year in IoT

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Internet of Things by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 2 IPOs and 51 acquisitions, with 2015 following behind with 6 IPOs and 27 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 1970 IoT companies in 20 categories across 51 countries, with a total of $36.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT market report.

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Venture Investing in the Internet of Things - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Internet of Things (IoT) sector. The graphics include data through April 2017.

IoT Venture Investing Q3 2017

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each IoT category to the number of companies in the category. The IoT Software category leads in funding at over $4.5B. IoT Home leads in company count at just under 300. 

IoT Average Funding by Category Q3 2017

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each IoT category. The IoT Enterprise category leads the sector with around $70M in average funding per company, followed by the IoT Automotive and IoT Utilities categories.

We are currently tracking 1,955 IoT companies in 20 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $36 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

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Average and Median Age by Internet of Things Category - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Internet of Things sector. The graphic includes data through April 2017.

Average/Median Age by IoT Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Internet of Things (IoT) category. The IoT Industrial category has the highest average age at around 13 years, followed by the IoT Hardware category with an average age of around 12 years. IoT Components, IoT Utilities, and IoT City/Buildings categories all have the highest median age at around 8 years, followed by the IoT Industrial category with a median age of 7 years.

We are currently tracking 1944 IoT companies in 20 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $35.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT market report.

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Where in the world are IoT startups? Q3 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Internet of Things (IoT) innovations are occurring. The graphics includes data through April 2017.

IoT Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of IoT companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 1115 companies.

IoT VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total IoT startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $23B.

We are currently tracking 1,935 IoT companies in 20 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $35B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT market report.

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