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 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 Companies Founded by Year - Q2 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Energy Technology sector. The graphic includes data through March 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 752 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $47.5 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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Energy Technology Activity by Selected Investors - Q4 2016

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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 EnergyTech companies funded by selected investors. Kleiner Perkins takes the lead in both categories, both making the highest number of investments (63) and backing the most companies (28). DFJ, Khosla Ventures, and Vantage Point Capital round out the top of the list. 

We are currently tracking 722 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 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 Category Innovation Quadrant - Q4

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Energy Technology Category Innovation Quadrant

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Energy Technology categories and how they compare with one another.
 
   •  Heavyweights: Categories with high average funding and high average age. These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with significant financing.
 
   •  Established: Categories with low average funding and high average age. These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with less financing.
 
   •  Disruptors: Categories with high average funding and low average age. These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with significant financing.
 
   •  Pioneers: Categories with low average funding and low average age. These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with earlier stages of financing.
 
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Energy Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q3 2016

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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 15 IPOs; the Energy Infrastructure category is leading the sector with 19 acquisitions.

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Energy Technology by year. 2011 leads the sector in IPOs (7 companies), while 2016 leads the sector in acquisitions (12 companies).

We are currently tracking 700 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 44 countries, with a total of $35.3 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Energy Technology landscape report and data.

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