The security technology industry has seen 1,823 investors and $34B total all time funding. Let's analyze which security technology categories have the most number of investors actively financing the startups. The graphic below highlights security technology categories based on the number of investors in each category.
As the graphic demonstrates, Threat Detection has the highest number of investors at 728, with Identity Security right behind at 669. In addition, the average number of investors across all security technology categories is 303. Threat Detection companies actively monitor networks to detect attacks and mitigate them in real-time. Identity Security companies authenticate identities, approve access within systems, and monitor activities to prevent fraud.
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.
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.
Here is our Q4 2018 summary report on the security technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.
Here is our Q1 2018 summary report on the security technology startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.
Our security technology report and research platform contains companies that enable enterprises and consumers to secure their data and networks. They often focus on protecting information, authenticating identity, and defending against cybersecurity attacks.
In this post we examine the different components of security technology and how they make up this startup ecosystem. We have classified the companies into 14 categories. This blog post will illustrate what these categories are and which categories have the most companies. We will also look at how these categories compare with one another 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 for the security technology sector. As of March 2018, we have classified 1063 security technology startups into 14 categories that have raised $25 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also...
The following graphs highlight recent trends in the Security Technology startup funding activity. The graphics include data through July 2017.
The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Security Tech startups for each year. 2015 has the most funding to date at around $3.9B.
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 $2.1B.
We are currently tracking 977 Security Tech 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.
The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Security Technology sector. The graphics include data through July 2017.
The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Security Technology category. The Threat Detection category leads the sector with 16 IPOs and 40 acquisitions. The Identity Security category follows behind with 7 IPOs and 35 acquisitions.
The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Security Technology by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 39 acquisitions, with 2017 following behind with 1 IPO and 31 acquisitions.
We are currently tracking 958 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $20.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.
The following graph shows average and median age in the Security Technology sector. The graphic includes data through May 2017.
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 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 943 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $19.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.