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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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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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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Venture Investing in Security Technology - Q3 2017

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

Security Technology Venture Investing Q3 2017

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Security Technology category to the number of companies in the category. The Threat Detection category leads in both metrics, with funding at $8.5B and above 250 startups.

Security Technology Category Average Funding Q3 2017

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Security Technology category. The Endpoint Security category leads the sector with around $88M in average funding per company, followed by the Email Security and Computer Forensics categories.

We are currently tracking 949 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $20 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

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Security Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q1 2017

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

Security Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Security Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2014 ranks at the top with around 95 companies founded. 2013 follows as the runner-up with about 91 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 868 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 41 countries, with a total of $16.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

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Security Technology Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q1 2017

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The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Security 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.

Security Technology Logo Map Q1 2017

The above sector map organizes the sector into 14 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Security Technology Innovation Quadrant Q1 2017

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Security 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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Security Technology Funding by Type - Q4 2016

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

Security Technology Funding by Type - 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. 

Security Technology Funding by Type - Count

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by type. Similar to the earlier graph, we’ve seen a general upward trend over these past few years. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A, Series B) make up a larger share of the total count.

We are currently tracking 767 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $12.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology landscape report and database.

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