Retail Technology Funding by Round - Q3 2017

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

Retail Technology Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2009 to 2015, we saw a general increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking once in 2011 and peaking by more than twice that amount in 2015. Late Stage funding seems to have dominated all the other funding rounds in their funding amounts in 2015. After 2015 the overall sector funding saw a sharp decline.

Retail 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 steep upward trend that peaked in 2015 and then declined sharply in 2016. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts. 

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Retail Technology Activity by Selected Investors - Q3 2017

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The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Retail Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through September 2017.

Retail Technology Activity by Selected Investors

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Retail Tech investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Major investors into the space include Sequoia Capital, 500 Startups, GV, Accel Partners, and Y Combinator.

We are currently tracking 1658 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $53.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

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Retail Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q3 2017

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The following two graphs show exit activity in the Retail Technology sector. The graphics include data through September 2017.

Retail Technology Exits by Category

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Retail Technology category. The Marketing Platforms category is leading the sector with 32 acquisitions and 1 IPO, followed by the In-Store Experience category with 25 acquisitions and 4 IPOs.

Retail Technology Exit Activity by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Retail Technology sector by year. 2015 leads the sector with 48 acquisitions and 4 IPOs, followed by 2017 with 47 acquisitions and 3 IPOs.

We are currently tracking 1651 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $53.2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

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Retail Technology Startup Market Highlights  – Q3 2017

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Here is our Q3 2017 summary report on the Retail Technology startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends with insights, and recent funding and exit events.

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We are currently tracking 1646 Retail Technology companies in 21 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $53.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

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Venture Investing in Retail Technology - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Retail Technology sector. The graphics include data through September 2017.

Retail Technology Venture Investing by Category

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Retail Tech category to the number of companies in the category. The Last Mile Logistics category leads in funding at around $13B. The Marketing Platforms category leads in the number of startups with about 214. 

Retail Technology Average Funding by Category

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Retail Tech category. The Daily Deals category leads the sector with around $119M in average funding per company, followed by the Last Mile Logistics category with around $83M in average funding per company.

We are currently tracking 1640 Retail Tech companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $52.8B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report. 

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Age by Category in Retail Technology - Q3 2017

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

Retail Technology Age by Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Retail Technology category. The Daily Deals category ranks as the most mature Retail Technology category with an average age of around 11 years and a median age of 8 years. Made to Measure Customization comes in as the second oldest category, with a average age of around 10 years and a median age of 8 years. On the other hand, Last Mile Logistics is the youngest Retail Technology category with an average age and a median age of around 5 years each.

We are currently tracking 1673 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $51.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

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Retail Tech Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q3 2017

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The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Retail Technology startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through September 2017.

Retail Tech Logo Map Q3 2017

The above sector map organizes the sector into 22 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Retail Tech Innovation Quadrant Q3 2017

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Retail Tech 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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Where in the world are Retail Technology startups? Q3 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Retail Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through April 2017.

Retail Tech Q3 2017 Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Retail Tech companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 900 companies.

Retail Tech Q3 2017 VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Retail Tech startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $28B.

We are currently tracking 1,699 Retail Tech companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $51B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology startup market report. 

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Retail Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Retail Technology sector. The graphic includes data through April 2017.

Retail Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Retail Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2012 ranks at the top with around 228 companies founded in that year alone. 2011 is the runner-up with 220 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1663 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $50.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

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Retail Technology Funding Trends - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in Retail Technology startup funding activity. The graphics include data through April 2017.

Retail Tech Q3 2017 Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Retail Tech startups for each year. 2015 has the most funding to date at around $9B.

Retail Tech Q3 2017 Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Retail Tech companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2012 have raised the most funding just over $4.5B.

We are currently tracking 1,658 Retail Tech companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $51 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

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Retail Technology Funding by Round - Q3 2017

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

Retail Technology Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2009 to 2015, we saw a general increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking once in 2011 and peaking by more than twice that amount in 2015. With the exception of Seed funding, all other rounds of funding saw approximately equal amounts during these years. After 2015 the overall sector funding saw a sharp decline.

Retail Technology Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2006 to 2014 we’ve seen a steep upward trend that peaked in 2014, dipped slightly in 2015, and then declined sharply 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 1657 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories...

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Retail Technology Activity by Selected Investors through Q3 2017

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The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Retail Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through April 2017.

Retail Tech Investor Activity Q3 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Retail Tech investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Major investors into the space include Sequoia Capital, 500 Startups, SV Angel, Accel Partners, and GV. 

We are currently tracking 1,649 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $50 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

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Retail Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q3 2017

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The following two graphs show exit activity in the Retail Technology sector. The graphics include data through April 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in Retail Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Retail Technology category. The In-Store Experience category is leading the sector with 23 acquisitions and 5 IPOs, followed by the Marketing Platforms category with 24 acquisitions and 1 IPO.

Exit Activity by Year in Retail Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Retail Technology sector by year. 2015 leads the sector with 49 acquisitions and 5 IPOs, followed by 2014 with 41 acquisitions and 1 IPO.

We are currently tracking 1646 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $49.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

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Venture Investing in Retail Technology through Q2 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Retail Technology sector. The graphics include data through April 2017.

Retail Tech Venture Investing

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Retail Tech category to the number of companies in the category. The Point-Of-Sale Payments category leads in funding at around $8B. The Marketing Platforms category leads in the number of startups with about 180. 

Retail Tech Average Funding by Category

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Retail Tech category. The Local Daily Deals category leads the sector with just under $120M in average funding per company, followed by the POS Payments and In-Store Experience categories.

We are currently tracking 1,637 Retail Tech companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $49B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report. 

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Average and Median Age by Retail Technology Category - Q2 2017

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

Age by Retail Technology Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Retail Technology category. The Local Daily Deals category ranks as the most mature Retail Technology category with an average age of around 11 years and a median age of 7 years. Made to Measure Customization comes in as the second oldest category, with a average age of around 10 years and a median age of 7 years. 

We are currently tracking 1628 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $48.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

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Where in the world are Retail Technology startups? Q2 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Retail Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through April 2017.

Retail Technology Company Count by Country Q2 2017

The above map shows the number of Retail Tech companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 900 companies.

Retail Technology VC Funding by Country Q2 2017

The above map shows the amount of total Retail Tech startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $28B.

We are currently tracking 1,622 Retail Tech companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $48B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

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Retail Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q2 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Retail Technology sector. The graphic includes data through May 2017.

Retail Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Retail Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2012 ranks at the top with around 228 companies founded in that year alone. 2011 is the runner-up with 220 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1610 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $46.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

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Retail Technology Funding Trends through Q2 2017

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

Retail Tech Funding by Year Q2 2017

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Retail Tech startups for each year. 2015 has the most funding to date at just under $9B. 

Retail Tech Funding by Vintage Year Q2 2017

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Retail Tech companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2012 have raised the most funding at over $4.5B.

We are currently tracking 1,602 Retail Tech companies in 22 categories across 56 countries, with a total of $44 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology report. 

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Retail Technology Funding by Round - Q2 2017

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

Retail Technology Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2009 to 2015, we saw a general increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking once in 2011 and peaking by more than twice that amount in 2015. With the exception of Seed funding, all other rounds of funding saw approximately equal amounts during these years. After 2015 the overall sector funding saw a sharp decline.

Retail Technology Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2006 to 2014 we’ve seen a steep upward trend that peaked in 2014, dipped slightly in 2015, and then declined sharply 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 1595 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories...

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Retail Technology Startup Market Trends and Insights  - Q2 2017

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Here is our Q2 2017 summary report on the Retail Technology startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends and insights, and recent funding and exit events.

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Retail Tech Q2 2017 Company Count by Country

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We are currently tracking 1,220 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 56 countries, with a total of $43 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Insurance Technology market report.

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Retail Technology Activity by Selected Investors - Q2 2017

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The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Retail Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through April 2017.

Retail Technology Investor Activity Q2 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Retail Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Major investors include Sequoia Capital, 500 Startups, SV Angel, Accel Partners, and GV.

We are currently tracking 1,589 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 56 countries, with a total of $42 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report. 

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Retail Technology Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q2 2017

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

Retail Technology Logo Map Q2 2017

The above sector map organizes the sector into 22 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Retail Technology Innovation Quadrant Q2 2017

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Retail Technology 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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Retail Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q2 2017

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The following two graphs show exit activity in the Retail Technology sector. The graphics include data through February 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in Retail Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Retail Technology category. The In-Store Experience category is leading the sector with 20 acquisitions and 5 IPOs, followed by the Marketing Platforms category with 21 acquisitions.

Exit Activity by Year in Retail Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Retail Technology sector by year. 2015 leads the sector with 48 acquisitions and 5 IPOs, followed by 2014 with 41 acquisitions and 1 IPO.

We are currently tracking 1580 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 56 countries, with a total of $38.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

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Venture Investing in Retail Technology – Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Retail Technology sector. The graphics include data through February 2017.

Retail Technology Venture Investing Q1 2017

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Retail Technology category to the number of companies in the category. The Point Of Sale (POS) Payments category takes the lead in both metrics, with around $8B in funding and about 180 startups. 

Retail Technology Average Category Funding Q1 2017

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Retail Technology category. The Local Daily Deals category leads the sector with just under $120M in average funding per company, followed by the POS Payments and In-Store Experience categories.

We are currently tracking 1,573 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 56 countries, with a total of $39B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report. 

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Average and Median Age by Retail Technology Category - Q1 2017

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

Average and Median Age by Retail Tech Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Retail Technology category. The Local Daily Deals category ranks as the most mature Retail Technology category with an average age of around 11 years and a median age of 7 years. Made to Measure Customization comes in as the second oldest category, with a average age of 10 and a median age of 7 years. 

We are currently tracking 1569 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $38.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

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Where in the world are Retail Technology startups? Q1 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Retail Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through February 2017.

Retail Technology Company Count by Country Q1 2017

The above map shows the number of Retail Technology companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 880 companies.

Retail Technology VC Funding by Country Q1 2017

The above map shows the amount of total Retail Technology startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $24B.

We are currently tracking 1,559 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $38B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.

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Retail Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q1 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Retail Technology sector. The graphic includes data through February 2017.

Retail Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Retail Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2012 ranks at the top with around 222 companies founded in that year alone. 2011 is the runner-up with 216 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1549 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $37.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.

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Retail Technology Funding Trends - Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in Retail Technology startup funding activity. The graphics include data through early February 2017.

Retail Technology Funding By Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Retail Tech startups for each year. 2015 is the best year with just under $9B in funding. 2014 comes in at second place at around $8B in funding.

Retail Technology Funding By Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Retail Tech companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2010 have raised the most funding at around $4.5B.

We are currently tracking 1,543 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $38 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology report and database.

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Retail Technology Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q1 2017

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The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Retail Technology startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through February 2017.

Venture Scanner Retail Technology Logo Map

The above sector map organizes the sector into 22 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Venture Scanner Retail Technology Innovation Quadrant

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Retail Technology 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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Retail Technology Startup Landscape Trends and Insights - Q1 2017

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Here is our Q1 2017 summary report on the Retail Technology startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends and insights, and recent funding and exit events.

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Retail Tech Innovation Quadrant

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Retail Tech Funding Trends

Retail Tech Venture Investing

Retail Tech Funding Over Time

Retail Tech Funding Amount by Round

Retail Tech Funding by Vintage Year

Retail Tech Company Count by Country

Retail Tech Investor Activity

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Retail Tech Recent Events

Retail Tech Recent Funding Statistics

Retail Tech Notable Recent Funding Events

Retail Tech Notable Recent Exit Events

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We are currently tracking 1,534 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $37 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.

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Retail Technology Funding by Round - Q1 2017

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

Retail Tech Funding by Type by Year

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2009 to 2015, we saw a general increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking once in 2011 and peaking by more than twice that amount in 2015. With the exception of Seed funding, all other rounds of funding saw approximately equal amounts during these years. After 2015 the overall sector funding saw a sharp decline.

Retail Tech Funding by Type by Event

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2006 to 2014 we’ve seen a steep upward trend that peaked in 2014, dipped slightly in 2015, and then declined sharply in 2016. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts. 

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Retail Technology Activity by Selected Investors - Q1 2017

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The following graph summarizes the investor activity in the Retail Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through October 2016.

Retail Technology Investor Activity

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Retail Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Sequoia Capital takes the lead in total number of investments into the space at around 55. 500 Startups has backed the highest number of companies, at just under 50.

We are currently tracking 1,517 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $37 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.

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Retail Technology Startup Exit Activity - Q1 2017

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The following two graphs show exit activity in the Retail Technology sector. The graphics include data through October 2016. 

Exit Activity by Category in Retail Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Retail Technology category. The In-Store Experience category is leading the sector with 20 exits, followed by the Online to Offline Payments category with 18 exits.

Exit Activity by Year in Retail Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Retail Technology sector by year. 2015 leads the sector with 49 exit events, followd by 2014 with 41 exit events.

We are currently tracking 1505 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $35.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.

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Where in the World are Retail Technology Startups? - Q1 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Retail Technology innovations are occurring.

Retail Technology Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Retail Technology startups located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 826 companies.

Retail Technology VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Retail Technology startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $23.7B.

We are currently tracking 1487 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $33.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.

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Retail Technology Funding by Type - Q4 2016

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The following two graphs summarize the types of funding going into the Retail Technology space.

Retail Technology Funding by Type by Year  - Amount

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by type. In recent years, we’ve seen a general increase in the amount of funding across the board, with growth in the amount of practically all funding stages.

Retail Technology Funding by Type by Year  - Count

 The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by type. We’ve seen a decline in past few years, though earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A) still make up a larger share of the total count.

We are currently tracking 1,481 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $33 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.

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Average Funding by Retail Technology Category - Q4 2016

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Average Funding by Retail Technology Category

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Retail Technology category. The Local Daily Deals category leads the sector with around $119M in average funding per company, followed by the Point of Sale Payments category with about $68M in average funding per company.

We are currently tracking 1471 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $32.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.

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Retail Technology Category Innovation Quadrant - Q4

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Retail Technology Category Innovation Quadrant

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Retail 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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Retail Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q4 2016

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Retail Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Retail Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2012 ranks at the top with around 207 companies founded in that year alone. 2011 is the runner-up with 197 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1453 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $32.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.

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Retail Technology Activity by Selected Investors - Q4 2016

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Retail Technology Activity by Selected Investors

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Retail Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique Retail Technology companies funded by selected investors. Sequoia takes the lead with 56 investments and 24 companies backed, followed by R Ventures with 55 investments and 40 Retail Technology companies backed.

We are currently tracking 1,442 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $32.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.

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Retail Technology Market Overview - Q4 2016

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Retail Technology Sector Map

The above sector map organizes the Retail Technology sector into 22 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Automated Personalization Platforms: Automated Personalization Platforms work with retailers to deliver custom ads, marketing messages, and dynamically optimize site pages for different users. Examples include platforms that allow A/B testing and platforms that tailor websites to each individual user's specific tastes.

Coupons: Companies that focus on both traditional and digital merchant coupons.

Data and Analytics: These companies help with the acquisition, organization, and distribution of data that companies can then utilize to enhance their applications and service offerings. Includes inventory management software.

Infrastructure and Enablers: Products and tools designed to help developers increase functionality in their existing products (e.g. payment integration), create applications (e.g. mobile apps, websites), etc.

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Retail Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q3 2016

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Retail Technology Startups Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Retail Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2012 ranks at the top with around 190 companies founded in that year alone. 2011 comes in at second, with just over 180 startups founded.

We are currently tracking 1,419 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries with a total of $32 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report with database.

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Retail Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q3 2016

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Retail Technology Startups Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Retail Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2012 ranks at the top with around 190 companies founded in that year alone. 2011 comes in at second, with just over 180 startups founded.

We are currently tracking 1,419 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries with a total of $32 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report with database.

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Venture Investing In Retail Technology Q3 2016

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The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Retail Technology category to the number of companies in the category. The Point of Sale Payments category is leading the sector in funding, coming in at $7.2B. The In-Store Experience category leads in company count, with around 150 startups in that category alone. 

We are currently tracking 1402 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $31.9 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Retail Technology landscape report and data.

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Retail Technology Funding by Vintage Year - Q3 2016

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The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Retail Technology companies founded in a certain year. RetailTech companies founded in 2009 have raised the most funding at around $3.7B, followed by those founded in 2011 which have raised about $3.5B.

We are currently tracking 1379 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 56 countries, with a total of $31 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Retail Technology landscape report and data.

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Average Funding by Retail Technology Category - Q3 2016

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The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Retail Technology category. The Local Daily Deals category leads the sector with over $124M in average funding per company, followed by the Point of Sale Payments category with over $78M in average funding per company.

We are currently tracking 1371 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 56 countries, with a total of $30.8 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Retail Technology landscape report and data.

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Retail Technology Headcount Distribution - Q3 2016

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The above graph summarizes the percentage of Retail Technology companies with a certain employee headcount range. Companies with 1–50 employees make up nearly 70% of the market.

We are currently tracking 1335 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 56 countries, with a total of $30.4 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Retail Technology landscape report and data.

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Average and Median Age by Retail Technology Category Q2 2016

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The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Retail Technology category. The Local Daily Deals category ranks as the most mature Retail Technology category with an average age of around 11 years and a median age of 6.5 years. Made to Measure Customization comes in as the second oldest category, with a average age of 11 and a median age of around 5.5 years. 

We are currently tracking 1,326 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 56 countries, with a total of $29 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Retail Technology landscape report and data.

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Retail Technology Activity by Selected Investors

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The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Retail Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique Retail Technology companies funded by selected investors. Accel currently has the most activity in the space, with 75 investments into Retail Technology and backing 51 unique Retail Technology companies. Y Ventures is the runner-up with 69 investments and 37 companies backed.

We are currently tracking 1,312 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 56 countries, with a total of $23.4 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Retail Tehnology landscape report and data.

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Where in the World is Retail Technology?

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The analyses below summarize the where Retail Technology innovations are occuring.

The above map shows the number of Retail Technology companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with 875 Retail Technology companies.

The above map shows the amount of Retail Technology venture capital funding in different countries. The United States leads with $25.7B, with the United Kingdom coming in at a distant second with $4B.

We are currently tracking 1301 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 56 countries, with a total of $28 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Retail Tehnology landscape report and data.

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Where in the World is Retail Technology?

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The analyses below summarize the where Retail Technology innovations are occuring.

The above map shows the number of Retail Technology companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with 875 Retail Technology companies.

The above map shows the amount of Retail Technology venture capital funding in different countries. The United States leads with $25.7B, with the United Kingdom coming in at a distant second with $4B.

We are currently tracking 1301 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 56 countries, with a total of $28 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Retail Tehnology landscape report and data.

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Retail Technology Funding by Vintage Year

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The analyses below summarizes the total amount of funding raised by the Retail Technology companies founded in a certain year..

Retail Technology companies founded in 2009 have raised the most funding at $3.7B, followed by those founded in 2011 which have raised $3.6B. Companies founded between 2007-2012 have collectively raised over $18B, over 60% of the total amount raised for Retail Technology companies. 

We are currently tracking 1298 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 56 countries, with a total of $28 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Retail Technology landscape report and data.

 

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Retail Technology Q2 Update in 15 Visuals

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We at Venture Scanner are tracking 1295 Retail Technology companies across 22 categories, with a combined funding amount of $27.5 Billion. The 15 visuals below summarize the current state of Retail Technology.

1. Retail Technology Market Overview

 

We organize Retail Technolog into the 22 categories listed below:

Automated Personalization Platforms: Companies that work with retailers to optimize sales for different users. Examples include delivering custom ads, allowing for A/B testing, and platforms that tailor websites to each individual user's specific tastes.

Coupons: Companies that focus on providing both traditional and digital merchant coupons. Examples include companies that create merchant-specific coupons as well as coupon aggregating websites.

Data and Analytics: These companies help with the acquisition, organization, and distribution of data that retailers can then utilize to enhance their products and service offerings. Examples...

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