Energy Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2019

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This blog post examines the different components of the energy 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.

Solar Energy Is The Largest Energy Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 789 energy technology startups into 12 categories. They have raised $72B from 1630 investors. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Energy Technology Logo Map

We see that Solar Energy is the largest category with 181 companies. These companies generate power by converting sunlight into electricity. Their technology includes solar panel manufacturers, designers, installers, and monitoring solutions. Some example companies are Mosaic, NexWafe, BrightSource Energy, and Heliatek.

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Energy Technology Report Highlights – Q1 2019

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

Energy Technology Slideshare Title

Energy Technology Sector Summary

Energy Technology Sector Map

Energy Technology Quarterly Highlights

Energy Technology Innovation Quadrant

Energy Technology Funding Over Time

Energy Technology Funding By Category

Energy Technology Investors Over Time

Energy Technology Exits Over Time

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Energy Infrastructure Leads Energy Technology In Number of Investors

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The energy technology industry has seen 1,630 investors and $72B total all time funding. Let's analyze which energy technology categories have the most number of investors actively financing the startups. The graphic below highlights energy technology categories based on the number of investors in each category.

Energy Technology Investors Per Category

As the graphic demonstrates, Energy Infrastructure has the highest number of investors at 548, with Solar Energy following closely behind at 518. Energy Infrastructure companies build enabling technologies for the production of energy. Solar Energy companies build technologies that generate power by converting sunlight into electricity. In addition, the average number of investors across all energy technology categories is 196.

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Energy Technology Average Funding Has Remained Stable

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

Energy Technology Average Funding Deal Size

As the graphic demonstrates, energy technology average funding deal size in Q1 2019 was at $52M, which decreased by 27% from the $72M last quarter. The average funding deal size has been holding steady, with the average funding last quarter about 74% of the average funding 5 years ago. The top three funding events in Q1 2019 include a $350M round into ReNew Power, a $100M round into Kinestral Technologies, and a $68M round into Carbon Engineering.

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Energy Technology Report Highlights  – Q4 2018

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

Energy Technology Slideshare Title

Energy Technology Quarterly Highlights

Energy Technology Sector Summary

Energy Technology Sector Map

Energy Technology Innovation Quadrant

Energy Technology Funding Over Time

Energy Technology Funding By Category

Energy Technology Investors Over Time

Energy Technology Exits Over Time

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Energy Technology Startup Highlights  – Q2 2018

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

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Energy Technology Slideshare Splash Slide

Energy Technology Sector Map

Energy Technology Innovation Quadrant

Energy Technology Total Category Funding

Energy Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Energy Technology Recent Funding Rounds

Energy Technology Recent Exit Events

Energy Technology Company Count by Country

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Energy Technology Startup Highlights  – Q1 2018

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Here is our Q1 2018 summary report on the energy technology startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

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Energy Technology Slideshare Intro

Energy Technology Sector Summary

Energy Technology Splash Slide

Energy Technology Sector Map

Energy Technology Innovation Quadrant

Energy Technology Annual Funding Over Time

Energy Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Energy Technology Exit Events Over Time

Energy Technology Latest Activity

Energy Technology Funding Round Counts

Energy Technology Quarterly Category Funding

Energy Technology Recent Funding Events

Energy Technology Recent Acquisition Events

Energy Technology Solar Energy

Energy Technology Venture Investing

Energy Technology Category Funding Quartiles

Solar Energy Annual Funding Amounts

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Energy Technology Activity by Selected Investors - Q3 2017

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

Energy Technology Activity by Selected Investors

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Energy Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Kleiner Perkins takes the lead in both metrics. Other large investors include DFJ, NYSERDA, and Khosla Ventures.

We are currently tracking 766 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 48 countries, with a total of $57.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

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Energy Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Energy Technology sector. The graphics include data through June 2017.

Energy Technology Exits by Category

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Energy Technology category. The Solar Energy category is leading the sector with 18 acquisitions and 18 IPOs. The Energy Infrastructure category is the runner-up with 24 acquisitions and 8 IPOs.

Energy Technology Exit Activity by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Energy Technology by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 17 acquisitions and 1 IPO, with 2015 following behind with 11 acquisitions and 6 IPOs. 

We are currently tracking 765 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 48 countries, with a total of $57.8B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

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Average and Median Age by Energy Technology Category - Q3 2017

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

Energy Technology Age by Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Energy Technology category. The Fuel Cell Technology category has the highest average age at 26 years, followed by the Energy Enhancements category with an average age of 23 years. The Fuel Cell Technology category has the highest median age at 17 years, followed by the Geothermal Energy category with a median age of 14 years. Consumer Efficiency is the youngest Energy Technology category with an average age and a median age of 7 years each.

We are currently tracking 762 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 48 countries, with a total of $57.7B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

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Energy Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q3 2017

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

Energy Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Energy Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2007 ranks at the top with around 65 companies founded in that year alone. 2010 is the runner-up with 64 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 759 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $50.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

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Energy Technology Funding by Round - Q3 2017

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

Energy Technology Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2007 to 2013, we’ve seen a large increase in the amount of Mid and Late Stage funding events (Series B, C, D, and Late Stage). The amount of overall funding has also seen large growth since 2007 and then somewhat decreased after 2013.

Energy Technology Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. Over the past decade we’ve seen a gradual upward trend that peaked in 2013 and dipped somewhat after 2015. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A, B, and C) have seen the largest growth in the number of funding events.

We are currently tracking 759 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $50.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

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Energy Technology Activity by Selected Investors - Q2 2017

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

Energy Technology Activity by Selected Investors

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Energy Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Kleiner Perkins takes the lead in both metrics. Other large investors include DFJ, NYSERDA, and Khosla Ventures.

We are currently tracking 755 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $50.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

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Energy Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q2 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Energy Technology sector. The graphics include data through March 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in Energy Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Energy Technology category. The Solar Energy category is leading the sector with 16 acquisitions and 19 IPOs. The Energy Infrastructure category is the runner-up with 24 acquisitions and 8 IPOs.

Exit Activity by Year in Energy Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Energy Technology by year. 2011, 2014, 2015, and 2016 lead the sector with 16 exits in each year, with 2013 in the second place with 12 exits.

We are currently tracking 753 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $50.3B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

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Average and Median Age by Energy Technology Category - Q2 2017

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

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Energy Technology category. The Fuel Cell Technology category has the highest average age at 25 years, followed by the Energy Enhancements category with an average age of 23 years. The Fuel Cell Technology category has the highest median age at 17 years, followed by the Geothermal Energy category with a median age of 14 years.

We are currently tracking 752 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $47.5B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

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Energy Technology Funding by Round - Q2 2017

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

Energy Technology Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2007 to 2013, we’ve seen a large increase in the amount of Mid and Late Stage funding events (Series B, C, D, and Late Stage). The amount of overall funding has also seen large growth since 2007 and then somewhat decreased after 2013.

Energy Technology Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. Over the past decade we’ve seen a gradual upward trend that peaked in 2013 and dipped somewhat after 2015. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A, B, and C) have seen the largest growth in the number of funding events.

We are currently tracking 751 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $46.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

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Energy Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Energy Technology sector. The graphics include data through March 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in Energy Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Energy Technology category. The Solar Energy category is leading the sector with 16 acquisitions and 19 IPOs.

Exit Activity by Year in Energy Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Energy Technology by year. 2011, 2014, 2015, and 2016 lead the sector with 16 exits in each year, with 2013 in the second place with 12 exits.

We are currently tracking 744 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $46B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

 

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Average and Median Age by Energy Technology Category - Q1 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Energy Technology sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

Average and Median Age by Energy Tech Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Energy Technology category. The Fuel Cell Technology category and Traditional Enhancements category have the highest average age at 25 years, followed by the Hydropower Energy category with an average age of 21 years. Fuel Cell Technology category has the highest median age at 17 years, followed by the Geothermal Energy category with a median age of 14 years.

We are currently tracking 743 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $44.3B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.

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Energy Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q1 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Energy Technology sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

Energy Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Energy Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2007 ranks at the top with around 66 companies founded in that year alone. 2010 and 2013 are roughly tied for second, with 54 and 53 companies founded in each year respectively.

We are currently tracking 739 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $42.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database

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Energy Technology Funding by Type - Q1 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the types of funding going into the Energy Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through October 2016.

Energy Tech Funding by Type - Amount

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by type. From 2007 to 2013, we’ve seen a large increase in the amount of Mid and Late Stage funding events (Series B, C, D, and Late Stage). The amount of overall funding has also seen large growth since 2007 and then somewhat decreased after 2013.

Energy Tech Funding by Type - Count

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by type. Over the past decade we’ve seen a gradual upward trend that peaked in 2013 and dipped sharply after 2015. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A, B, and C) have seen the largest growth in the number of funding events.

We are currently tracking 732 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $42.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report...

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