Transportation Technology Startup Highlights  – Q2 2018

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

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Transportation Technology Sector Map

Transportation Technology Innovation Quadrant

Transportation Technology Total Category Funding

Transportation Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Transportation Technology Recent Funding Rounds

Transportation Technology Exit Events Over Time

Transportation Technology Company Count by Country

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Many Transportation Technology Categories Growing in Q2

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We’ve previously observed that transportation technology funding is seeing significant growth. This quarter we are delving deeper on our transportation tech research platform to examine funding by category. Our platform shows two key takeaways:

  • Autonomous Cars leads the sector in Q2 funding
  • Ride Hailing dominates the sector in all-time funding

We’ll explain these takeaways with some graphics and discussions below.

Autonomous Cars Leads Transportation Technology in Q2 Funding

To start off, let’s look at transportation technology category funding in Q2.

Transportation Technology Current Quarter Category Funding

The above graphic shows that the Autonomous Cars category leads the sector in Q2 funding with $3.5B. The Ride Hailing and Smart Mobility categories follow in the second and third places with $2.7B and $2B, respectively. 

So we’ve witnessed how different transportation technology categories stack up in their Q2 funding. But how do these categories’ funding compare with each other historically?...

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Transportation Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2018

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We’ve seen a lot of funding and exit activity in Transportation Technology over the past few years. The Transportation Technology sector includes companies that revolutionize the way people move around. It also includes technology companies that enable people to interact with their transportation options.  

What are the different components of Transportation Technology? How do they make up this startup ecosystem? On our transportation technology research platform, we have classified the companies into 17 categories. This blog post examines these categories and how they compare with one another.

Automotive Telematics Is the Largest Transportation Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map for the Transportation Technology sector. As of March 2018, we have classified 1,238 Transportation Technology startups into 17 categories that have raised $117 billion in funding. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also...

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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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Transportation Technology Exit Activity Rising Over Time

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The Transportation Technology sector has seen a lot of activity over the past few years. How does its overall exit activity trend over time? On our Transportation Technology research platform, we have analyzed the data through 2017 and can conclude that transportation tech exit activity continues to rise over time.

This observation was derived from two takeaways:

  •      Transportation tech exit activity shows strong growth at the annual level
  •      At the quarterly level, transportation tech exit activity is also on an upward trend for most quarters

We’ll illustrate these takeaways with two graphics that show transportation tech exit activity trends over the years.

Annual Transportation Technology Exit Activity Showing Strong Growth

Let’s start off by examining the transportation tech exit events from 2011 to 2017. Exit events include both acquisitions and IPOs. The below graph highlights the number of transportation tech exit events by year...

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Transportation Technology Startup Highlights  – Q4 2017

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

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Transportation Technology Sector Summary

Transportation Technology Splash Slide

Transportation Technology Logo Map

Transportation Technology Innovation Quadrant

Transportation Technology Annual Funding Over Time

Transportation Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Transportation Technology Exit Events Over Time

Transportation Technology Latest Activity

Transportation Technology Funding Round Counts

Transportation Technology Quarterly Category Funding

Transportation Technology Recent Funding Events

Transportation Technology Recent Acquisitions

Transportation Technology Ride Hailing and Scheduling

Transportation Technology Venture Investing

Transportation Technology Category Funding Quartiles

Ride Hailing Total Annual Funding

Ride Hailing Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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Transportation Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Transportation Technology sector. The graphic includes data through August 2017.

Transportation Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Transportation Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2014 ranks at the top with 111 companies founded in that year. 2013 is the runner-up with 109 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1186 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $94.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.

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Age by Category in Transportation Technology - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Transportation Technology sector. The graphic includes data through August 2017.

Transportation Technology Age by Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Transportation Technology category. The V2V Communications, Intelligent Transit, and Infotainment categories all have the highest average age at around 21 years. The V2V Communications category also has the highest median age at around 19 years. On the other hand, the Auto Ownership category is the youngest Transportation Technology category with an average age of around 5 years and a median age of around 4 years.

We are currently tracking 1181 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $92.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.

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Transportation Technology Funding Trends - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in Transportation Technology startup funding activity. The graphics include data through August 2017.

Transportation Technology Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Transportation Technology startups for each year. 2016 has the most funding to date at $24B. 

Transportation Technology Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Transportation Technology companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2012 have raised the most funding at over $23B.

We are currently tracking 1179 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $92 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.

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Transportation Technology Funding by Round - Q3 2017

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

Transportation Technology Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. In recent years, we’ve seen a large increase in the amount of Series A and Late Stage funding events. The amount of Series D funding events has seen a large growth in 2014 and then quickly decreased.

Transportation Technology Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. Over the past few years we’ve seen a general upward trend that peaked in 2015 and dipped slightly in 2016. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A, Series B) have seen the largest growth in the number of funding events.

We are currently tracking 1174 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $91.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.

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Transportation Technology Activity by Selected Investors - Q3 2017

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The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Transportation Technology space. These graphics are made using data through August 2017.

Transportation Technology Activity by Selected Investors

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Transportation Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Major investors include Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Fontinalis, and Qualcomm.

We are currently tracking 1163 Transportation Technology companies in 12 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $88.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation market report. 

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Transportation Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Connected Transportation sector. The graphics include data through August 2017.

Transportation Technology Exit Activity by Category

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Transportation Technology category. The Telematics category is leading the sector with 38 acquisitions and 9 IPOs. The Mapping category is the runner-up with 29 acquisitions and 6 IPOs.

Transportation Technology Exit Activity by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Transportation Technology by year. 2016 leads the sector with 37 acquisitions and 3 IPOs, with 2015 in the second place with 24 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 1157 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $85.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.

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Venture Investing in Transportation Technology - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Transportation Technology sector. The graphics include data through August 2017.

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Venture Investing

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Transportation Tech category to the number of companies in the category. The Ride Hailing category leads in funding with around $44B. The Telematics category leads in the number of companies at over 200. 

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Average Funding by Category

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Transportation Technology category. The Ride Hailing category leads the sector with over $500M in average funding per company, followed by the Smart Mobility and Autonomous Car categories.

We are currently tracking 1,153 Transportation Technology 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.

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Connected Transportation Startup Market Trends and Insights  – Q3 2017

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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.

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Snapshot

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Snapshot Outline

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Sector Overview

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Logo Map

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Innovation Quadrant

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Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Categories 3

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Sector Trends

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Venture Investing

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Funding by Year

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Funding Amount by Round

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Vintage Year Funding

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Company Count by Country

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Investor Activity

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Exits by Year

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Recent Events

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Recent Funding Stats

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Recent Funding Events

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Exit Events

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 About Venture Scanner

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Venture Scanner Value

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Contact Info

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.

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Transportation Tech Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q3 2017

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

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Logo Map

The above sector map organizes the sector into 17 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Innovation Quadrant

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Transportation Tech 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.

The definitions of the...

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Average and Median Age by Transportation Technology Category - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Transportation Technology sector. The graphic includes data through May 2017.

Age by Transportation Technology Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Transportation Technology category. The Intelligent Transit Systems category has the highest average age at around 21 years, followed by the V2V Communications category and the Infotainment category with an average age of around 20 years each. V2V Communications category has the highest median age at 18 years, followed by the Infotainment category with a median age of 17 years.

We are currently tracking 1147 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $77.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.

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Where in the world are Transportation Technology startups? Q3 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Transportation Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through May 2017.

Transportation Tech Company Count by Country Q3 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 500 companies.

Transportation Tech VC Funding by Country Q3 2017

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 $31B.

We are currently tracking 1,146 Transportation Tech companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $78B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation market report. 

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Connected Transportation Companies Founded by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Connected Transportation sector. The graphic includes data through May 2017.

The above graph summarizes the number of Connected Transportation companies founded in a certain year. 2013 ranks at the top with 106 companies founded in that year. 2014 is the runner-up with 104 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1141 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $77.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation market report.

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Connected Transportation Funding Trends through Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in Transportation Technology startup funding activity. The graphics include data through May 2017.

Transportation Technology Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Transportation Technology startups for each year. 2016 has the most funding to date at $23B. 

Transportation Technology Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Transportation Technology companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2012 have raised the most funding at over $20B.

We are currently tracking 1,136 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $77 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.

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Connected Transportation Funding by Round - Q3 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Connected Transportation space. Please note these graphics are made using data through May 2017.

Connected Transportation Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. In recent years, we’ve seen a large increase in the amount of Series A and Late Stage funding events. The amount of Series D funding events has seen a large growth in 2014 and then quickly decreased.

Connected Transportation Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. Over the past few years we’ve seen a general upward trend that peaked in 2015 and dipped slightly in 2016. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A, Series B) have seen the largest growth in the number of funding events.

We are currently tracking 1133 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $73.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation market report.

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