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 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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