Average Funding by Energy Technology Category - Q4 2016

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Energy Technology Average Funding by Category

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Energy Technology category. The Solar Energy category leads the sector with around $160M in average funding per company, followed by the Geothermal Energy category with just under $140M in average funding per company.

We are currently tracking 721 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 45 countries, with a total of $41 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.

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Energy Technology Market Overview - Q4 2016

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Energy Technology Market Overview Map

The above sector map organizes the Energy Technology sector into 12 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Bioenergy: Companies that generate energy from biomass. Examples include bioenergy development, research, and monitoring.

Carbon Management: Technologies that aim to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions. Examples include solutions that capture, sequester, and store carbon emissions, carbon emission data analytics, and carbon emission recycling.

Consumer Energy Efficiency Tools: Companies that enables consumers to be more efficient with their energy use. Examples include monitoring devices, predictive/proactive devices, and solutions allowing for the streamlined application of renewable energies. 

Energy Infrastructure: Enabling technologies in the production of energy. Examples include smart metering, energy monitoring/data analytics, and smart grid optimization.

Energy Production By-Product Management: Solutions that reduce waste...

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Average Funding by Energy Technology Category

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The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Energy Technology. The Geothermal Energy category leads the market with over $156M in funding per company, followed by the Solar Energy category with over $145M in funding per company.

We are currently tracking 689 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 44 countries, with a total of $32 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Energy Tehnology landscape report and data.

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Energy Technology Activity by Selected Investors

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The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Energy Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique Energy Technology companies funded by selected investors. Kleiner Perkins is currently outperforming all of its peers having made 57 investments into Energy Technology companies, with Draper Fisher as the runner-up with 42 investments. By the same token, Kleiner Perkins takes the top spot again having backed 27 unique Energy Technology companies, with Draper Fisher following with 16 unique Energy Technology companies.

We are currently tracking 688 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 44 countries, with a total of $32 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Energy Tehnology landscape report and data.

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Energy Technology Category Maturity

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The analyses below summarizes the maturity of Energy Technology startups by category. 

The above graph summarizes the average age of companies in each Energy Technology category. Fuel Cell Technology ranks as the most mature Energy Technology category with an average age of 27 years per company, followed by the Hydropower Energy category with an average age of 22 years per company. We included a few established companies that are still innovating in these categories, which explains their relative maturity.

The above graph summarizes the median age of companies in each Energy Technology category. Fuel Cell Technology ranks as the most mature Energy Technology category with a median age of 15 years per company, followed by the Geothermal Energy category with a median age of over 14 years per company. We included a few established companies that are still innovating in these categories, which explains their...

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Energy Technology Companies Founded by Year

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The above graph summarizes the number of Energy Technology startups founded in a certain year. The year 2007 ranks as the top year with 56 Energy Technology companies founded. 2010 is in second place with 43 Energy Technology companies founded.

We are currently tracking 674 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 43 countries, with a total of $32 Billion in funding. To see the full Energy Technology startup report, contact us!

 
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Venture Investing In Energy Technology

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The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Energy Technology category to the number of companies in the category. The Solar Energy category is leading the Total Funding stat by a wide margin with over $12.8B in the category. Solar Energy also leads in the Total Companies stat (along with Energy Infrastructure) with 148 companies. Energy Infrastructure, however, has 1/3 the funding of the Solar Energy category. The Solar Energy companies with the most funding include SolarCity, Sunnova, and Sunrun, each having raised over $900M. 

We are currently tracking 674 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 43 countries, with a total of $32 Billion in funding. To see the full Energy Technology startup report, contact us!

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Energy Technology Q2 Update in 15 Visuals

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We at Venture Scanner are tracking 687 Energy Technology companies across 12 categories, with a combined funding amount of $32.3 Billion. The 15 visuals below summarize the current state of Energy Technology.

 

1. Energy Technology Market Overview

We organize Energy Technology into the 22 categories listed below:

Solar Energy: Companies that generate power by converting sunlight into electricity. Examples include solar panel manufacturers, designers, installers, and monitoring solutions.

Wind Energy: Companies that generate power using air flow. Examples includes wind turbine manufacturers, designers, installers, and monitoring solutions.

Geothermal Energy: Companies that use heat from the earth to generate power. Examples include geothermal energy development, design, and monitoring.

Hydropower Energy: Companies that generate power from the energy of moving water. Examples include wave energy converters, run-of-the-river systems, as well as...

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