Transportation Technology Funding Experiences Decline in 2018

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As we progress through Q1 of 2019, let's look back on 2018 and analyze how funding in the transportation technology sector compares to previous years. The graphic below shows the total annual transportation technology funding amounts over time. 

Transportation Technology Funding Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, 2018 saw a drop in transportation technology funding compared to the previous year. The $38B in 2018 represents a 23% decrease from the $49B in 2017, which was the highest year on record. However, transportation technology funding is still on an upward trend, with a 5-year CAGR of 63% from 2013 to 2018. Some of the notable funding events in 2018 include a $2B round for Uber, a $1.5B round for Go-Jek, a $1B round for Grab, and a $1B round for Lucid Motors.

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Transportation Technology Startup Highlights  – Q2 2018

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Here is our Q2 2018 summary report on the transportation technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Transportation Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Transportation Technology Recent Funding Rounds

Transportation Technology Exit Events Over Time

Transportation Technology Company Count by Country

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Transportation Technology Funding Seeing Significant Growth

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As we have previously shared, the Transportation Technology startup sector is seeing a lot of activity. How have its funding trends evolved over time? On our Transportation Technology research platform, we have analyzed the data through 2017 and can conclude that the investments in transportation tech are growing at a significant clip.

We have come to this conclusion from the following three takeaways:

  •      Transportation tech funding amounts are growing exponentially
  •      The number of transportation tech deals are increasing steadily
  •      The number of investors in the space are trending upward

We will illustrate these takeaways with a series of graphics to show the trend of transportation tech investments over time.

Annual Transportation Tech Funding Amounts Growing Exponentially

Let’s start off by examining the annual transportation tech funding amounts, stacked by quarters.

Transportation Technology Funding by Quarter

This graph illustrates that transportation tech...


Transportation Technology Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q2 2017

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

Transportation Technology Logo Map Q2 2017

The above sector map organizes the sector into 17 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Transportation Technology Innovation Quadrant Q2 2017

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Transportation 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.

The definitions of the...