Security Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2019

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This blog post examines the different components of the security 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.

Threat Detection and Mitigation Is The Largest Security Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 1219 security technology startups into 14 categories. They have raised $36B from 1856 investors. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Security Technology Logo Map

We see that Threat Detection and Mitigation is the largest category with 296 companies. These companies monitor networks to detect and mitigate cyber attacks. Some example companies in this category include Darktrace, Cylance, Vectra, and Menlo Security.

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Security Technology Report Highlights  – Q1 2019

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

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Security Technology Sector Summary

Security Technology Sector Map

Security Technology Quarterly Highlights

Security Technology Innovation Quadrant

Security Technology Funding Over Time

Security Technology Funding By Category

Security Technology Investors Over Time

Security Technology Exits Over Time

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Threat Detection Leads Security Technology in Number of Investors

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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.

Security Technology Investors Per 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.

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Security Technology Investors With the Most Activity

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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.

Security Technology Investors With Most Investments

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.

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Security Technology Report Highlights  – Q4 2018

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

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Security Technology Quarterly Highlights

Security Technology Sector Summary

Security Technology Sector Map

Security Technology Innovation Quadrant

Security Technology Funding Over Time

Security Technology Funding By Category

Security Technology Investors Over Time

Security Technology Exits Over Time

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Security Technology Sector Overview - Q3 2018

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The security technology sector has seen a lot of funding momentum in recent years. This blog post examines the different components of the security tech sector and how they make up this startup 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.

Threat Detection and Mitigation Is the Largest Security Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 1155 security technology startups into 14 categories that have raised $30 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Security Technology Sector Map

We see that Threat Detection and Mitigation is the largest category with 285 companies. These companies monitor networks to detect and mitigate cyber attacks. Some example companies in this category include Darktrace, Cylance, Vectra, and Menlo...

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Threat Detection Category Leads Security Technology Funding

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We’ve previously seen that security technology funding has grown robustly over the past few years. Now we are diving deeper on our security tech research platform to analyze funding by category. Our analysis reveals two key takeaways:

  • The Threat Detection category leads the sector in Q3 funding
  • The Threat Detection category also leads the sector in all-time funding

We’ll highlight these takeaways with some graphics and discussions below.

The Threat Detection Category Leads Security Technology In Q3 Funding

To start off, let’s review the amount of funding raised this quarter by each category within security technology.

Security Technology Latest Quarter Category Funding

The above graphic highlights that the Threat Detection category leads the sector in Q3 funding with $360M. Its funding is more than twice the funding of the next category, Data Security at $180M.

Threat Detection companies monitor networks to detect and mitigate cyber attacks. Some example companies in this category include Darktrace, Cylance,...

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Security Technology Startup Highlights  – Q3 2018

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Here is our Q3 2018 summary report on the security technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Security Technology Sector Map

Security Technology Innovation Quadrant

Security Technology Category Funding

Security Technology Funding Over Time

Security Technology Funding Round Counts

Security Technology Exits Over Time

Security Technology Company Count by Country

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Security Technology Startup Highlights  – Q1 2018

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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.

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Security Technology Sector Summary

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Security Technology Sector Map

Security Technology Innovation Quadrant

Security Technology Annual Funding Over Time

Security Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Security Technology Exit Events Over Time

Security Technology Latest Activity

Security Technology Funding Round Counts

Security Technology Quarterly Category Funding

Security Technology Recent Funding Events

Security Technology Recent Exit Events

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Security Technology Venture Investing

Security Technology Category Funding Quartiles

Threat Detection Annual Funding Amounts

Threat Detection Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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Security Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2018

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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...

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Age by Category in Security Technology - Q3 2017

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

Security Technology Age by Category

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 14.5 years. The Endpoint Security category is the runner-up with an average age of around 12 years and a median age of around 10 years. On the other hand, Threat Detection is the youngest Security Technology category with an average age of 9 years and a median age of 6.5 years.

We are currently tracking 1006 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $22.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

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Where in the World Are Security Tech Startups? - Q3 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Security Technology innovations are occurring. The graphics includes data through July 2017.

Security Technology Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Security Tech companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 525 companies.

Security Technology VC Funding by Country

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

We are currently tracking 996 Security Tech companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $21.9B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

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Security Technology Funding Trends - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in the Security Technology startup funding activity. The graphics include data through July 2017.

Security Technology Total Funding by Year

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. 

Security Technology Funding by Vintage Year

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.

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Average and Median Age by Security Technology Category - Q2 2017

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

Average/Median Age by Security Tech Category

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 12 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 882 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $17.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

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Security Technology Funding by Round - Q1 2017

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

Security Technology Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2006 to 2015, we saw a general increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking in 2015. Series A, B, and C funding rounds make up the majority of the funding amount. After 2015 the overall sector funding saw a sharp decline.

Security Technology 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 a gradual upward trend that peaked in 2016. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts. 

We are currently tracking 852 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 41 countries, with a total of $15.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology landscape report and...

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Average Funding by Security Technology Category - Q3 2016

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The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Security Technology category. The Email Security category leads the sector with over $120M in average funding per company, followed by the Computer Forensics category with around $120M in average funding per company.

We are currently tracking 716 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 39 countries, with a total of $11.9B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology landscape report and dataset.

 

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Security Technology Headcount Distribution - Q3 2016

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The above graph summarizes the percentage of Security Technology companies with a certain employee headcount range. Companies with 11–50 employees make up almost 45% of the market, with the ranges of 1-10 employees making up over 25% of the market. 

We are currently tracking 706 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 39 countries, with a total of $11 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology landscape report and dataset.

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Introducing the Security Technology Startup Landscape

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We are excited to introduce our coverage of the Security Technology startup landscape which stands at 520 companies across 14 categories and $6.2 Billion in funding. To see the full Security Technology landscape report and data, visit us at https://www.venturescanner.com/security-technology or contact us at [email protected].

We organize Security Technology into the 14 categories listed below:

Cloud and Hosting Server Security: Companies that provide security solutions that protect hosting servers from being attacked. Examples include security solutions for cloud applications, third-party cloud services, and cloud data files.

Identity and Fraud Security: Companies that authenticate identities, approve access within a system, and monitor activities to prevent fraud. Examples include password management, security tokens, and digital identity management.

Data and Information Security: Companies that help protect electronic data from unauthorized external access or threats....

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