How has investor appetite in transportation technology evolved throughout the years? In this blog post we examine the total investments by year into this sector to help answer that question. The graph below shows the total number of investors in all deals within the sector by year stacked by quarters.
As the graphic demonstrates, investor activity in transportation technology has been on an upward trend in recent years. The 5-Year CAGR of transportation tech investor activity from 2013 to 2018 is 31%. In addition, the sector has seen a total of 547 investors in all deals through Q2 of this year. This represents 39% of the total investor activity in 2018, and 86% of the investor activity through Q2 in 2018. As we can see, the investor appetite for transportation technology deals has remained consistently strong in recent years.
As we progress through Q1 of 2019, let's look back on 2018 and analyze how funding in the transportation technology sector compares to previous years. The graphic below shows the total annual transportation technology funding amounts over time.
As the graphic demonstrates, 2018 saw a drop in transportation technology funding compared to the previous year. The $38B in 2018 represents a 23% decrease from the $49B in 2017, which was the highest year on record. However, transportation technology funding is still on an upward trend, with a 5-year CAGR of 63% from 2013 to 2018. Some of the notable funding events in 2018 include a $2B round for Uber, a $1.5B round for Go-Jek, a $1B round for Grab, and a $1B round for Lucid Motors.
As we have previously shared, the Transportation Technology startup sector is seeing a lot of activity. How have its funding trends evolved over time? On our Transportation Technology research platform, we have analyzed the data through 2017 and can conclude that the investments in transportation tech are growing at a significant clip.
We have come to this conclusion from the following three takeaways:
- Transportation tech funding amounts are growing exponentially
- The number of transportation tech deals are increasing steadily
- The number of investors in the space are trending upward
We will illustrate these takeaways with a series of graphics to show the trend of transportation tech investments over time.
Annual Transportation Tech Funding Amounts Growing Exponentially
Let’s start off by examining the annual transportation tech funding amounts, stacked by quarters.
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The analyses below summarize where Transportation Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through August 2017.
The above map shows the number of Transportation Tech companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 550 companies.
The above map shows the amount of total Transportation Tech startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $40B.
We are currently tracking 1189 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $94.9B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.
Here is our Q3 2017 summary report on the Connected Transportation startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends with insights, and recent funding and exit events.
We are currently tracking 1,152 Transportation Tech companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $85 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation market report.