Security Technology Average Funding Is On An Upward Trend

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For this quarter's funding analysis, let's examine how average funding in the security technology sector is evolving. The graphic below shows the security technology average funding across all deals over time by quarter.

Security Technology Average Funding Deal Size

As the graphic demonstrates, security technology average funding deal size in Q1 2019 was at $29M, which increased by 53% from the $19M in the same quarter last year. The average funding deal size has experienced slight growth, with the average funding last quarter approximately on par with the average funding 5 years ago. The top three funding events in Q1 2019 include a $261M round into Rubrik, a $150M round into Cloudflare, and a $100M round into OneLogin.

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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

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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

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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 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 Funding Round Counts

Security Technology Quarterly Category Funding

Security Technology Recent Funding Events

Security Technology Recent Exit Events

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Security Technology Category Funding Quartiles

Threat Detection Annual Funding Amounts

Threat Detection Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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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 Companies Founded by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Security Technology sector. The graphic includes data through July 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 119 companies founded. 2013 follows as the runner-up with about 101 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 977 Security Technology 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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Security Technology Funding by Round - Q3 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 July.

Security Technology 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 2015. Asides from Seed Stage, all other rounds of funding saw relatively equal amounts of funding. 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 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 972 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $20.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

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Security Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Security Technology sector. The graphics include data through July 2017.

Security Technology Exit Activity by Category

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Security Technology category. The Threat Detection category leads the sector with 16 IPOs and 40 acquisitions. The Identity Security category follows behind with 7 IPOs and 35 acquisitions.

Security Technology Exit Activity by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Security Technology by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 39 acquisitions, with 2017 following behind with 1 IPO and 31 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 958 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $20.5 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 - Q3 2017

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

Age by Security Technology 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 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 943 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $19.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

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Security Technology Funding by Round - Q2 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 May.

Security Technology 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 2015. Asides from Seed Stage, all other rounds of funding saw relatively equal amounts of funding. 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 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 912 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $18.5 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 Category Innovation Quadrant - Q4

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Security Technology Category Innovation Quadrant

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: 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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Security Technology Market Overview - Q4 2016

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Security Technology Map

The above sector map organizes the Security Technology sector into 14 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.
 
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. Examples include data leakage prevention, file-based security, and enterprise data encryption.

Mobile Security: Companies that protect smartphones and tablets from threats associated with mobile computing. Examples include proactive mobile protection, lost device...
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Security Technology VC Funding by Vintage Year - Q4 2016

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Security Technology Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Security Technology companies founded in a certain year. SecurityTech companies founded in 2004 have raised the most funding at around $877M, followed by those founded in 2012 which have raised about $716M.

We are currently tracking 729 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 database.

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