Security Technology Average Funding Is On An Upward Trend

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For this quarter's funding analysis, let's examine how average funding in the security technology sector is evolving. The graphic below shows the security technology average funding across all deals over time by quarter.

Security Technology Average Funding Deal Size

As the graphic demonstrates, security technology average funding deal size in Q1 2019 was at $29M, which increased by 53% from the $19M in the same quarter last year. The average funding deal size has experienced slight growth, with the average funding last quarter approximately on par with the average funding 5 years ago. The top three funding events in Q1 2019 include a $261M round into Rubrik, a $150M round into Cloudflare, and a $100M round into OneLogin.

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Security Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2019

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This blog post examines the different components of the security technology ecosystem. We will illustrate what the categories of innovation are and which categories have the most companies. We will also compare the categories in terms of their funding and maturity.

Threat Detection and Mitigation Is The Largest Security Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 1219 security technology startups into 14 categories. They have raised $36B from 1856 investors. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Security Technology Logo Map

We see that Threat Detection and Mitigation is the largest category with 296 companies. These companies monitor networks to detect and mitigate cyber attacks. Some example companies in this category include Darktrace, Cylance, Vectra, and Menlo Security.

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Security Technology Report Highlights  – Q1 2019

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Here is our Q1 2019 summary report on the security technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Security Technology Sector Summary

Security Technology Sector Map

Security Technology Quarterly Highlights

Security Technology Innovation Quadrant

Security Technology Funding Over Time

Security Technology Funding By Category

Security Technology Investors Over Time

Security Technology Exits Over Time

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Security Technology Investors With the Most Activity

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The security technology industry has seen $34B in total all time funding. Let's examine the investors financing the security technology sector and identify the most active firms. 

The graphic below highlights security technology investors based on the number of investments made in the sector. If an investor participates in two investment rounds in the same company (such as a Series A and Series B), that would qualify as two investments for this analysis.

Security Technology Investors With Most Investments

As the graphic demonstrates, Accel has made the most investments in the security technology sector with 73 investments. Sequoia Capital follows with 65 investments. Examples of companies that Accel has invested in include CrowdStrike, SimpliVity, and Netskope. Intel Capital and Dell Technologies Capital are notable Corporate Venture Capitalists (CVC) on the list.

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Security Technology Report Highlights  – Q4 2018

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Here is our Q4 2018 summary report on the security technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Security Technology Quarterly Highlights

Security Technology Sector Summary

Security Technology Sector Map

Security Technology Innovation Quadrant

Security Technology Funding Over Time

Security Technology Funding By Category

Security Technology Investors Over Time

Security Technology Exits Over Time

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Security Technology Sector Overview - Q3 2018

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The security technology sector has seen a lot of funding momentum in recent years. This blog post examines the different components of the security tech sector and how they make up this startup ecosystem. We will illustrate what the categories of innovation are and which categories have the most companies. We will also compare the categories in terms of their funding and maturity.

Threat Detection and Mitigation Is the Largest Security Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 1155 security technology startups into 14 categories that have raised $30 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Security Technology Sector Map

We see that Threat Detection and Mitigation is the largest category with 285 companies. These companies monitor networks to detect and mitigate cyber attacks. Some example companies in this category include Darktrace, Cylance, Vectra, and Menlo...

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Threat Detection Category Leads Security Technology Funding

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We’ve previously seen that security technology funding has grown robustly over the past few years. Now we are diving deeper on our security tech research platform to analyze funding by category. Our analysis reveals two key takeaways:

  • The Threat Detection category leads the sector in Q3 funding
  • The Threat Detection category also leads the sector in all-time funding

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

The Threat Detection Category Leads Security Technology In Q3 Funding

To start off, let’s review the amount of funding raised this quarter by each category within security technology.

Security Technology Latest Quarter Category Funding

The above graphic highlights that the Threat Detection category leads the sector in Q3 funding with $360M. Its funding is more than twice the funding of the next category, Data Security at $180M.

Threat Detection companies monitor networks to detect and mitigate cyber attacks. Some example companies in this category include Darktrace, Cylance,...

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Security Technology Startup Highlights  – Q3 2018

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Here is our Q3 2018 summary report on the security technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Security Technology Sector Map

Security Technology Innovation Quadrant

Security Technology Category Funding

Security Technology Funding Over Time

Security Technology Funding Round Counts

Security Technology Exits Over Time

Security Technology Company Count by Country

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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

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Age by Category in Security Technology - Q3 2017

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

Security Technology Age by Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Security Technology category. The Email Security category has the highest average age at around 13 years and the highest median age at around 14.5 years. The Endpoint Security category is the runner-up with an average age of around 12 years and a median age of around 10 years. On the other hand, Threat Detection is the youngest Security Technology category with an average age of 9 years and a median age of 6.5 years.

We are currently tracking 1006 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $22.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

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Where in the World Are Security Tech Startups? - Q3 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Security Technology innovations are occurring. The graphics includes data through July 2017.

Security Technology Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Security Tech companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 525 companies.

Security Technology VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Security Tech startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $16B.

We are currently tracking 996 Security Tech companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $21.9B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

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Security Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q3 2017

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

Security Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Security Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2014 ranks at the top with around 119 companies founded. 2013 follows as the runner-up with about 101 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 977 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $21.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

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Security Technology Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q3 2017

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

Security Tech Logo Map Q3 2017

The above sector map organizes the sector into 14 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Security Tech Innovation Quadrant Q3 2017

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

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Where in the world are Security Tech startups? Q3 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Security Technology innovations are occurring. The graphics includes data through May 2017.

Security Tech Company Count by Country Q3 2017

The above map shows the number of Security Tech companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 500 companies.

Security Tech VC Funding by Country Q3 2017

The above map shows the amount of total Security Tech startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $14B.

We are currently tracking 936 Security Tech companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $20B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

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Security Technology Funding Trends through Q2 2017

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

Security Technology Funding by Year through Q2 2017

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Security Tech startups for each year. 2015 has the most funding to date at just over $3.5B. 

Security Technology Funding by Vintage Year through Q2 2017

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Security Tech companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2013 have raised the most funding at around $1.8B.

We are currently tracking 919 Security Tech companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $19 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

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Security Technology Funding by Round - Q2 2017

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

Security Technology 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 2015. Asides from Seed Stage, all other rounds of funding saw relatively equal amounts of funding. After 2015 the overall sector funding saw a sharp decline.

Security Technology 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 a gradual upward trend that peaked in 2015. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts. 

We are currently tracking 912 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $18.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

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Security Technology Activity by Selected Investors through Q2 2017

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The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Security Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through May 2017.

Security Tech Investor Activity through Q2 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Security Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Major investors include Sequoia, Accel, Bessemer, NVP, and Greylock.

We are currently tracking 903 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $18 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report. 

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Security Technology Startup Market Trends and Insights  - Q2 2017

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Here is our Q2 2017 summary report on the Security Technology startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends with insights, and recent funding and exit events.

Security Tech Q2 2017 Market Report

Security Tech Q2 2017 Report Agenda

Security Tech Q2 2017 Sector Description

Security Tech Q2 2017 Logo Map

Security Tech Q2 2017 Innovation Quadrant

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Security Tech Q2 2017 Trends

Security Tech Q2 2017 Venture Investing

Security Tech Q2 2017 Funding by Year

Security Tech Q2 2017 Funding Amount by Year

Security Tech Q2 2017 Funding by Vintage Year

Security Tech Q2 2017 Company Count by Country

Security Tech Q2 2017 Investor Activity

Security Tech Q2 2017 Exits by Year

Security Tech Q2 2017 Quarterly Events

Security Tech Q2 2017 Recent Funding Stats

Security Tech Q2 2017 Recent Funding Events

Security Tech Q2 2017 Recent Exit Events

Security Tech Q2 2017 About Venture Scanner

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We are currently tracking 903 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $18 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

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Security Technology Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q2 2017

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

Security Technology Logo Map Q2 2017

The above sector map organizes the sector into 14 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Security Technology Innovation Quadrant Q2 2017

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Security Technology 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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Average and Median Age by Security Technology Category - Q2 2017

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

Average/Median Age by Security Tech Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Security Technology category. The Email Security category has the highest average age at around 12 years and the highest median age at around 14 years. The Endpoint Security category is the runner-up with an average age of around 11 years and a median age of around 10 years.

We are currently tracking 882 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $17.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

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