Where in the World Are IoT Startups? - Q3 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Internet of Things (IoT) innovations are occurring. The graphics includes data through August 2017.

Internet of Things Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of IoT companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 1200 companies.

Internet of Things VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total IoT startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $27B.

We are currently tracking 2024 IoT companies in 20 categories across 52 countries, with a total of $41.5B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT market report.

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Internet Of Things (IoT) Companies Founded by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Internet of Things sector. The graphic includes data through August 2017.

Internet of Things Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Internet of Things companies founded in a certain year. 2014 ranks at the top with around 343 companies founded in that year alone. 2013 is the runner-up with 300 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 2004 IoT companies in 20 categories across 52 countries, with a total of $39.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

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Internet of Things Funding Trends - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in Internet of Things (IoT) startup funding activity. The graphics include data through August 2017.

IoT Q3 2017 Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by IoT startups for each year. 2014 has the most funding to date at just under $7B.

IoT Q3 2017 Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by IoT companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2012 have raised the most funding around $3.6B.

We are currently tracking 1,998 IoT companies in 20 categories across 52 countries, with a total of $39 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

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Internet Of Things Funding by Round - Q3 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Internet of Things space. Please note these graphics are made using data through August 2017.

Internet of Things 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 2014 and 2016. Up till 2013 all rounds of funding except for Seed saw approximately equal amounts during these years. After 2013 earlier stage rounds (Series A, B, and C) and Late Stage round make up a larger share of the total amount.

Internet of Things 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 an upward trend that peaked in 2015 and declined sharply thereafter. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts. 

We are currently tracking 1991 IoT companies in 20 categories across 52 countries, with a total of $38.2...

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Internet of Things Startup Market Trends and Insights  – Q3 2017

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Here is our Q3 2017 summary report on the Internet of Things (IoT) startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends with insights, and recent funding and exit events.

IoT Q3 2017 Report

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IoT Q3 2017 Sector Trends

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IoT Q3 2017 Funding Amount by Round

IoT Q3 2017 Funding by Vintage Year

IoT Q3 2017 Company Count by Country

IoT Q3 2017 Investor Activity

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IoT Q3 2017 Recent Events

IoT Q3 2017 Recent Funding Stats

IoT Q3 2017 Recent Funding Events

IoT Q3 2017 Recent Exit Events

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We are currently tracking 1,989 IoT companies in 20 categories across 52 countries, with a total of $38 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

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Internet of Things Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q3 2017

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The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Internet of Things (IoT) startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through August 2017.

IoT Logo Map Q3 2017

The above sector map organizes the sector into 20 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

IoT Innovation Quadrant Q3 2017

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different IoT 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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Internet of Things Activity by Selected Investors - Q3 2017

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The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through August 2017.

IoT Investor Activity Q3 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds IoT investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by those investors. Major investors into the space include SOSV, Intel, GV, Techstars, and Has Accelerator. 

We are currently tracking 1,983 IoT companies in 20 categories across 51 countries, with a total of $37 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

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Internet of Things Exits by Category and by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Internet of Things sector. The graphics include data through April 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in IoT

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Internet of Things category. The IoT Software category leads the sector with 9 IPOs and 35 acquisitions. The IoT Home category follows behind with 4 IPOs and 21 acquisitions.

Exit Activity by Year in IoT

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Internet of Things by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 2 IPOs and 51 acquisitions, with 2015 following behind with 6 IPOs and 27 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 1970 IoT companies in 20 categories across 51 countries, with a total of $36.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT market report.

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Venture Investing in the Internet of Things - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Internet of Things (IoT) sector. The graphics include data through April 2017.

IoT Venture Investing Q3 2017

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each IoT category to the number of companies in the category. The IoT Software category leads in funding at over $4.5B. IoT Home leads in company count at just under 300. 

IoT Average Funding by Category Q3 2017

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each IoT category. The IoT Enterprise category leads the sector with around $70M in average funding per company, followed by the IoT Automotive and IoT Utilities categories.

We are currently tracking 1,955 IoT companies in 20 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $36 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

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Average and Median Age by Internet of Things Category - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Internet of Things sector. The graphic includes data through April 2017.

Average/Median Age by IoT Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Internet of Things (IoT) category. The IoT Industrial category has the highest average age at around 13 years, followed by the IoT Hardware category with an average age of around 12 years. IoT Components, IoT Utilities, and IoT City/Buildings categories all have the highest median age at around 8 years, followed by the IoT Industrial category with a median age of 7 years.

We are currently tracking 1944 IoT companies in 20 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $35.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT market report.

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Where in the world are IoT startups? Q3 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Internet of Things (IoT) innovations are occurring. The graphics includes data through April 2017.

IoT Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of IoT companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 1115 companies.

IoT VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total IoT startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $23B.

We are currently tracking 1,935 IoT companies in 20 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $35B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT market report.

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Internet Of Things (IoT) Companies Founded by Year - Q2 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Internet of Things sector. The graphic includes data through April 2017.

IoT Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Internet of Things companies founded in a certain year. 2014 ranks at the top with around 311 companies founded in that year alone. 2013 is the runner-up with 284 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1930 IoT companies in 20 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $34.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

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Internet of Things (IoT) Funding Trends through Q2 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in Internet of Things (IoT) startup funding activity. The graphics include data through April 2017.

IoT Q2 2017 Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by IoT startups for each year. 2014 has the most funding to date at just under $7B. 

IoT Q2 2017 Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by IoT companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2011 have raised the most funding at around $3.3B.

We are currently tracking 1,919 IoT companies in 20 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $34 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

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Internet Of Things Funding by Round - Q2 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Internet of Things space. Please note these graphics are made using data through April 2017.

IoT 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 2014 and 2016. Up till 2013 all rounds of funding except for Seed saw approximately equal amounts during these years. After 2013 earlier stage rounds (Series A, B, and C) and Late Stage round make up a larger share of the total amount.

IoT Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2006 to 2015 we’ve seen an upward trend that peaked in 2015 and declined sharply thereafter. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts. 

We are currently tracking 1910 IoT companies in 20 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $33.7 Billion...

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IoT Activity by Selected Investors through Q2 2017

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The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through April 2017.

IoT Investor Activity Q2 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds IoT investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Major investors include SoSV, Intel, Techstars, GV, and KPC&B.

We are currently tracking 1,892 IoT companies in 20 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $33 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT market report. 

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Internet of Things Exits by Category and by Year - Q2 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Internet of Things sector. The graphics include data through April 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in IoT

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Internet of Things category. The IoT Software category leads the sector with 9 IPOs and 35 acquisitions. The IoT Home category follows behind with 4 IPOs and 21 acquisitions.

Exit Activity by Year in IoT

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Internet of Things by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 2 IPOs and 51 acquisitions, with 2015 following behind with 6 IPOs and 27 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 1877 IoT companies in 20 categories across 50 countries, with a total of $32.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT market report.

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Venture Investing in the Internet of Things (IoT) - Q2 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Internet of Things (IoT) sector. The graphics include data through April 2017.

IoT Venture Investing Q2 2017

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each IoT category to the number of companies in the category. The IoT Software category takes the lead in total funding with just over $4.5B. The IoT Home category leads in the number of startups at around 300.

IoT Average Category Funding Q2 2017

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each IoT category. The IoT Enterprise category leads the sector with around $75M in average funding per company, followed by the IoT Automotive and IoT Utilities categories.

We are currently tracking 1,863 IoT companies in 20 categories across 50 countries, with a total of $32B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report. 

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Average and Median Age by Internet of Things Category - Q2 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Internet of Things sector. The graphic includes data through April 2017.

Average/Median Age by IoT Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Internet of Things (IoT) category. The IoT Industrial category has the highest average age at around 13 years, followed by the IoT Hardware category with an average age of around 12 years. IoT Components, IoT Utilities, and IoT City/Buildings categories all have the highest median age at around 8 years, followed by the IoT Industrial category with a median age of 7 years.

We are currently tracking 1860 IoT companies in 20 categories across 50 countries, with a total of $32 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT market report.

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Where in the world are Internet of Things (IoT) startups? Q2 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Internet of Things (IoT) innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through April 2017.

IoT Company Count by Country Q2 2017

The above map shows the number of IoT companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 1115 companies.

IoT Company VC Funding By Country Q2 2017

The above map shows the amount of total IoT startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $23B.

We are currently tracking 1,826 IoT companies in 20 categories across 50 countries, with a total of $32B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report. 

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Internet of Things Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q1 2017

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The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Internet of Things (IoT) startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through April 2017.

IoT Logo Map Q1 2017

The above sector map organizes the sector into 20 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

IoT Innovation Quadrant Q1 2017

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

The definitions of the IoT categories are as...

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Internet of Things (IoT) Startup Market Trends and Insights  - Q1 2017

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Here is our Q1 2017 summary report on the Internet of Things (IoT) startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends and insights, and recent funding and exit events.

IoT Q1 2017 Report

IoT Q1 2017 Report Outline

IoT Q1 2017 Sector Description

IoT Q1 2017 Logo Map

IoT Q1 2017 Innovation Quadrant

IoT Q1 2017 Categories 1

IoT Q1 2017 Categories 2

IoT Q1 2017 Categories 3

IoT Q1 2017 Trends

IoT Q1 2017 Venture Investing

IoT Q1 2017 Funding Over Time

IoT Q1 2017 Funding Amount by Round

IoT Q1 2017 Funding by Vintage Year

IoT Q1 2017 Company Count by Country

IoT Q1 2017 Investor Activity

IoT Q1 2017 Exits by Year

IoT Q1 2017 Quarterly Update

IoT Q1 2017 Recent Funding events

IoT Q1 2017 Recent Funding events stats

IoT Q1 2017 Recent Exit Events

IoT Q1 2017 About Venture Scanner

IoT Q1 2017 Venture Scanner Value

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We are currently tracking 1,809 IoT companies in 20 categories across 50 countries, with a total of $32 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

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Internet Of Things (IoT) Companies Founded by Year - Q1 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Internet of Things sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

IoT Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Internet of Things companies founded in a certain year. 2013 ranks at the top with around 236 companies founded in that year alone. 2014 is the runner-up with 227 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1792 IoT companies in 20 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $30.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

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Internet of Things (IoT) Funding Trends - Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in Internet of Things (IoT) startup funding activity. The graphics include data through October 2016.

Internet of Things Funding by Year Q1 2017

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by IoT startups for each year. 2014 is the best year with around $5.5B in funding. 2016 comes in at second place with just under $5B in funding.

Internet of Things Vintage Year Funding Q1 2017

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by IoT companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2011 have raised the most funding at around $3B.

We are currently tracking 1,774 IoT companies in 20 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $31 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things report and database.

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Internet Of Things Funding by Round - Q1 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Internet of Things space. Please note these graphics are made using data through October 2016.

IoT Funding by Round - Amount

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 2016. Up till 2013 all rounds of funding except for Seed saw approximately equal amounts during these years. After 2013 earlier stage rounds (Series A, B, and C) make up a larger share of the total amount.

IoT Funding by Round - Count

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2006 to 2015 we’ve seen an 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 1738 IoT companies in 20 categories across 50 countries, with a total of $30.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full...

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Internet of Things Activity by Selected Investors - Q1 2017

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The following graph summarizes the investor activity in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through October 2016.

Internet of Things Investor Activity

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds IoT investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. SOSV takes the lead in both metrics, with over 70 total number of investments into the space and over 45 companies backed. Other major investors include Techstars, Intel Capital, and Khosla Ventures. 

We are currently tracking 1,684 IoT companies in 20 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $29 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things landscape report and database.

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Internet of Things Exits by Category and by Year - Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Internet of Things sector. The graphics include data through October 2016. 

Exit Activity by Category in IoT

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Internet of Things category. The IoT Software Platforms category leads the sector with 8 IPOs and 26 acquisitions. The IoT Home and IoT Components categories follow behind with 3 IPOs and 13 acquisitions, and 8 IPOs and 8 acquisitions, respectively.

Exit Activity by Year in IoT

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Internet of Things by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 1 IPO and 34 acquisitions, with 2015 following behind with 4 IPOs and 25 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 1679 IoT companies in 20 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $29 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

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Venture Investing in the Internet of Things – Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Internet of Things (IoT) sector. The graphics include data through October 2016.

Venture Investing in IoT

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Internet of Things category to the number of companies in the category. The IoT Fitness category is leading in the Total Funding stat with over $3.7B, whereas the IoT Home category is leading in the Company Count stat with 230 companies.

Average Funding by IoT Category

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Internet of Things category. The IoT Enterprise category leads the sector with around $78M in average funding per company, followed by the IoT Utilities/Energy category with about $69M in average funding per company.

We are currently tracking 1639 IoT companies in 20 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $27.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

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Average and Median Age by Internet of Things Category - Q1 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Internet of Things sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016. 

Average and Median Age by IoT Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Internet of Things (IoT) category. The IoT Industrial category has the highest average age at just under 14 years. IoT Components and IoT Utilities/Energy have the highest median age, at just under 10 years.

We are currently tracking 1602 IoT companies in 20 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $26.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

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Where in the World are Internet of Things Startups? - Q1 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Internet of Things (IoT) innovations are occurring.

IoT Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of IoT startups located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 930 companies.

IoT VC Funding by Country

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

We are currently tracking 1,544 Internet of Things companies in 20 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $27 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

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Internet of Things Companies Founded by Year - Q4 2016

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The following graph shows the founding date distribution in the Internet of Things sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016. 

IoT Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Internet of Things companies founded in a certain year. 2013 ranks at the top with 236 companies founded in that year. 2014 is close behind with 227 companies founded.

We are currently tracking 1542 Internet of Things companies in 20 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $26.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

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Internet of Things Activity by Selected Investors - Q4 2016

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Internet of Things (IoT) Activity by Selected Investors

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Internet of Things (IoT) investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. SOSV takes the lead in both categories, making the highest number of investments (around 70) and backing the most companies (over 45). Techstars, Intel Capital, and Khosla Ventures round out the top of the list. 

We are currently tracking 1,520 Internet of Things companies in 20 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $26.32 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

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Internet of Things Startup Landscape Trends and Insights - Q4 2016

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A report providing an overview of the Internet of Things startup landscape, graphical trends and insights, and recent funding and exit events. Click here to see this entire deck on SlideShare.

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IoT Report Outline

IoT Sector Description

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IoT Category Description 1

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IoT Trends and Insights

IoT Average Funding

IoT Funding Over Time

IoT Funding by Type

IoT Funding by Vintage Year

IoT Geo map

IoT Investor Activity

IoT Exit Events Over Time

IoT Quarterly Update

Recent IoT Funding Events

Recent IoT Exit Events

About Venture Scanner

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We are currently tracking 1563 Internet of Things companies in 20 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $26.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things landscape report and database.

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Average Funding by Internet of Things Category - Q4 2016

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Average Funding by IoT Category

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Internet of Things category. The IoT Enterprise category leads the sector with around $78M in average funding per company, followed by the IoT Utilities/Energy category with about $69M in average funding per company.

We are currently tracking 1515 Internet of Things companies in 20 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $26.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

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Internet of Things Funding Trends - Q4 2016

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IoT Startup Funding over Time

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Internet of Things (IoT) startups for each year. 2014 is the best year so far with over $5B in funding. 2016 comes in at second place with just around $4.75B raised to date.

IoT Startup Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by IoT companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2011 have raised the most funding at just under $3B, followed by those founded in 2012 which have raised about $2B.

We are currently tracking 1,504 Internet of Things companies in 20 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $26 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

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Internet of Things Category Innovation Quadrant - Q4

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Internet of Things Category Innovation Quadrant

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Internet of Things 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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Internet of Things Exits by Category and by Year - Q4 2016

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Internet of Things Exits by Category

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Internet of Things category. The IoT Software Platforms category leads the sector with 8 IPOs and 26 acquisitions. The IoT Home and IoT Components categories follow behind with 3 IPOs and 13 acquisitions, and 8 IPOs and 8 acquisitions, respectively.

Internet of Things Exits by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Internet of Things by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 1 IPO and 34 acquisitions, with 2015 following behind with 4 IPOs and 25 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 1500 IoT companies in 20 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $25.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

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Average and Median Age by Internet of Things Category - Q4 2016

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Average and Median IoT Startup Age

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Internet of Things (IoT) category. The IoT Industrial category has the highest average age at just under 14 years. IoT Components and IoT Utilities/Energy have the highest median age, at just under 10 years.

We are currently tracking 1,490 IoT companies in 20 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $25.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

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Internet of Things (IoT) Market Overview - Q4 2016

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IoT Market Overview Map

The above sector map organizes the Internet of Things (IoT) sector into 20 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

IoT Agriculture: Companies that create connected devices to enhance the productivity of the agricultural and farming industries. Examples include livestock software, moisture-sensing technology, and smart irrigation.

IoT Automotive: Companies that enable machine-to-machine communication in the automotive industry. Examples include mobility status sensors, driving habits applications, and vehicle health handhelds.

IoT City and Buildings: Companies that create connected devices to facilitate smart cities or manage the infrastructure of buildings. Examples include urban projection screens, smart building controls, and parking space locators.

IoT Components: Companies that manufacture the internal technologies of IoT hardware systems. Examples include IoT circuit boards, chips, and semiconductors.

IoT Drones and Robotics: Companies that create...

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Average and Median Age by Internet of Things Category - Q3 2016

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The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Internet of Things (IoT) category. The IoT Industrial category is the most mature with an average age of just over 16 years. IoT Components and IoT Utilities and Energy the highest median age, at just over 9 years.

We are currently tracking 1,458 IoT companies in 20 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $24.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

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Internet of Things Funding Over Time - Q3 2016

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The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Internet of Things (IoT) companies for each year. 2014 was the best year so far with over $5B raised, 2016 is on pace to match or exceed that with $3B so far this year.

We are currently tracking 1,434 IoT companies in 20 categories across 45 countries, with a total of $24.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report with dataset.

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Where in the World are IoT Startups? - Q3 2016

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The analyses below summarize where Internet of Things (IoT) innovations are occurring.

The above map shows the number of IoT companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with over 800 companies.

The above map shows the amount of total IoT venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $15B.

We are currently tracking 1,412 IoT companies in 20 categories across 45 countries, with a total of $24 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report with data.

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Internet of Things Market Overview Q3

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The above sector map organizes the Internet of Things sector into 20 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.
 
IoT Agriculture: Companies that create connected devices to enhance the productivity of the agricultural and farming industries. Examples include livestock software, moisture-sensing technology, and smart irrigation.

IoT Automotive: Companies that enable machine-to-machine communication in the automotive industry. Examples include mobility status sensors, driving habits applications, and vehicle health handhelds.

IoT City and Buildings: Companies that create connected devices to facilitate smart cities or manage the infrastructure of buildings. Examples include urban projection screens, smart building controls, and parking space locators.

IoT Components: Companies that manufacture the internal technologies of IoT hardware systems. Examples include IoT circuit boards, chips, and semiconductors.

IoT Drones and Robotics: Companies that create...
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Venture Investing In Internet of Things Q2

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The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Internet of Things category to the number of companies in the category. The IoT Fitness category is leading in the Total Funding stat with over $3.6B, whereas the IoT Home category is leading in the Company Count stat with 207 companies.

We are currently tracking 1343 Internet of Things companies in 20 categories across 45 countries, with a total of $23.2 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full IoT landscape report and data.

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Average Funding by IoT Category

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The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each IoT category. The IoT Enterprise category leads the market with over $82M in funding per company, followed by the IoT Utilities/Energy category with over $71M in funding per company. In these two categories a few key IoT players such as Zebra Technologies, Silver Spring Network, Zscaler, and Trilliant all raised major rounds of funding upwards of $100M.

We are currently tracking 1315 Internet of Things companies in 20 categories across 45 countries, with a total of $22 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full IoT landscape report and data.

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Internet of Things Company Headcount Distribution

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The above graph summarizes the percentage of IoT companies with a certain employee headcount range. Startups with 1–50 employees make up over 80% of the market.

We are currently tracking 1314 Internet of Things companies in 20 categories across 45 countries, with a total of $22 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full IoT landscape report and data.

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Internet of Things Q2 Update in 15 Visuals

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We at Venture Scanner are tracking 1269 Internet of Things (IoT) companies across 20 categories, with a combined funding amount of $19.2 Billion. The 15 visuals below summarize the current state of Internet of Things.

1. Internet of Things Market Overview

We organize Internet of Things into the 21 categories listed below:

IoT Agriculture: Companies that create connected devices to enhance the productivity of the agricultural and farming industries. Examples include livestock software, moisture-sensing technology, and smart irrigation.

IoT Automotive: Companies that enable machine-to-machine communication in the automotive industry. Examples include mobility status sensors, driving habits applications, and vehicle health handhelds.

IoT City and Buildings: Companies that create connected devices to facilitate smart cities or manage the infrastructure of buildings. Examples include urban projection screens, smart building controls, and parking space locators.

IoT Components:...

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