Blockchain Technology Average Funding Dipped After Years of Growth

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

Blockchain Technology Average Funding Deal Size

As the graphic demonstrates, blockchain technology average funding deal size in Q1 2019 was at $19M, which increased by 8% from the $17M in the same quarter last year. The average funding deal size has experienced robust growth, with the average funding last quarter around 7 times larger than it was 5 years ago. The top three funding events in Q1 2019 include a $90M round into Ground X, a $65M round into Figure, and a $50M round into Dorae.

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Blockchain Innovations Leads Blockchain Technology In Number of Investors

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The blockchain technology industry has seen 1,130 investors and $11B total all time funding. Let's analyze which blockchain technology categories have the most number of investors actively financing the startups. The graphic below highlights blockchain technology categories based on the number of investors in each category.

Blockchain Technology Number of Investors Per Category

As the graphic demonstrates, Blockchain Innovations has the highest number of investors at 692, with Digital Asset Exchanges following behind at 237. Blockchain Innovation companies produce blockchain distributed ledger technologies. Digital Asset Exchange companies allow users to buy and sell digital assets, provide market analytics, and allow for the implementation of sophisticated trading strategies. In addition, the average number of investors across all blockchain technology categories is 147.

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Blockchain Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2019

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This blog post examines the different components of the blockchain technology 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.

Blockchain Innovations Is The Largest Blockchain Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 1,127 blockchain technology startups into 12 categories. They have raised $11B from 1,130 investors. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Blockchain Technology Logo Map

We see that Blockchain Innovations is the largest category with 327 companies. These companies are working on distributed ledger technologies, such as smart self-enforcing contracts, cross-blockchain interoperability, and increased transaction speeds. Some example companies in this category include Blockstream, Filecoin, Blockstack, and Ripple.

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Blockchain Technology Report Highlights  – Q1 2019

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Here is our Q1 2019 summary report on the blockchain technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Blockchain Technology Sector Summary

Blockchain Technology Sector Map

Blockchain Technology Quarterly Highlights

Blockchain Technology Innovation Quadrant

Blockchain Technology Funding Over Time

Blockchain Technology Funding By Category

Blockchain Technology Investors Over Time

Blockchain Technology Exits Over Time

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Blockchain Technology Exit Activity Dropped in 2018

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As we make our way through Q1 of 2019, let's look back on 2018 and analyze how exit activity for blockchain technology compares to previous years. The graphic below shows total annual blockchain technology exit events over time.

Blockchain Technology Exits Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, 2018 saw a drop in blockchain technology exit activity compared to the previous year. The 9 exit events in 2018 represent a 25% decrease from the 12 exit events in 2017 and a 47% decrease from the 17 exit events in 2016, which was the highest year on record for exit activity. Some of the exit events in 2018 include Poloniex's acquisition by Circle for $400M, Earn.com's acquisition by Coinbase for $120M, and Coincheck's acquisition by Monex Group for $33.6M.

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Blockchain Technology Funding Continues Upward Growth in 2018

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Let's look back on 2018 and examine how funding in the blockchain technology sector compares to previous years. The graphic below shows the total annual blockchain technology funding amounts over time. 

Blockchain Technology Funding Amount By Year

As the graphic demonstrates, 2018 experienced the highest blockchain technology funding on record at $4.1B. It represents a 28% increase from the previous year’s funding. Over the past 5 years, blockchain technology funding showed staggering growth with a CAGR of 87%. 

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Blockchain Technology Investors With the Most Activity

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The blockchain technology industry has seen $10B in total all time funding. Let's analyze the investors making bets into blockchain technology and identify the most active firms. 

The graphic below shows blockchain technology investors based on their number of investments into 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 graphic.

Blockchain Technology Investors With Most Investments

As the graphic demonstrates, the Digital Currency Group has made the most bets in the blockchain technology sector with 110 investments. BlockChain Capital follows in second place with 58 investments. Examples of companies that Digital Currency Group invested in include Basis, Circle, Ledger, and BitGo. Let's see which investors make their way onto this list in 2019!

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Blockchain Technology Report Highlights  – Q4 2018

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Here is our Q4 2018 summary report on the blockchain technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Blockchain Technology Quarterly Highlights

Blockchain Technology Sector Summary

Blockchain Technology Sector Map

Blockchain Technology Innovation Quadrant

Blockchain Technology Funding Over Time

Blockchain Technology Funding By Category

Blockchain Technology Investor Activity Over Time

Blockchain Technology Exits Over Time

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Blockchain Technology Sector Overview - Q3 2018

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This blog post examines the different components of the blockchain technology 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.

Blockchain Innovations Is the Largest Blockchain Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 1094 blockchain technology startups into 12 categories that have raised $10 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Blockchain Technology Sector Map

We see that Blockchain Innovations is the largest category with 312 companies. These companies are working on distributed ledger technologies, such as smart self-enforcing contracts, cross-blockchain interoperability, and increased transaction speeds. Some example companies in this category include Blockstream, Filecoin, Blockstack, and Ripple.

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Blockchain Innovations Category Leads Blockchain Technology Funding

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We previously highlighted that blockchain technology saw its highest Q2 funding ever in 2018. This blog post will take a closer look at the trends within the individual blockchain technology categories. Per our analysis, we can say that the Blockchain Innovations category is the unequivocal funding leader. We'll discuss this with some charts below.

The Blockchain Innovations Category Leads Blockchain Technology In Q3 Funding

To start off, let’s review the amount of funding raised this quarter per category within blockchain technology.

Blockchain Technology Latest Quarter Category Funding

The above graphic highlights that the Blockchain Innovations category leads the sector in Q3 funding with $0.9B. Its funding is almost 10 times the funding of the next category, Financial Services at $0.1B.

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Blockchain Technology Startup Highlights  – Q3 2018

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Here is our Q3 2018 summary report on the blockchain technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Blockchain Technology Sector Map

Blockchain Technology Innovation Quadrant

Blockchain Technology Funding by Category

Blockchain Technology Funding Over Time

Blockchain Technology Funding Round Counts

Blockchain Technology Exits Over Time

Blockchain Technology Company Count by Country

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Mining and Blockchain Innovations Lead Blockchain Technology Funding

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Last quarter we highlighted that blockchain technology funding is shifting dramatically to ICOs. This quarter we are taking a closer look on our blockchain technology research platform to examine funding by category. Our analysis reveals two important observations:

  • The Mining category leads the sector in Q2 funding
  • The Blockchain Innovations category dominates the sector in all-time funding

We’ll explain these observations with some graphics and discussions below.

The Mining Category Leads Blockchain Technology In Q2 Funding

To start off, let’s review the amount of funding raised this quarter by each category within blockchain technology.

The above graphic shows that the Mining category leads the sector in Q2 funding with $400M. The Blockchain Innovations category follows in a close second place with $386M. Its funding is almost 3 times higher than that in the next category, Exchanges at $145M.

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Blockchain Technology Startup Highlights  – Q2 2018

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

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Blockchain Technology Sector Map

Blockchain Technology Innovation Quadrant

Blockchain Technology Total Category Funding

Blockchain Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Blockchain Technology Recent Funding Rounds

Blockchain Technology Recent Exit Events

Blockchain Technology Company Count by Country

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Blockchain Technology Seeing New Paradigm With Dramatic Shift to ICOs

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With all the ICO buzz in the Blockchain sector, we dove into our Blockchain Technology report and research platform to examine how significant this new financing model has been. It comes as no surprise that we can conclude that the Blockchain Technology sector is experiencing a new financing paradigm.

This conclusion comes from two takeaways:

  • Funding amounts shifted dramatically to ICOs
  • Funding counts saw a drop in early-stage events with the emergence of ICOs

We’ll explain these takeaways with some graphics that show Blockchain Technology funding activity by round.

To help set the stage, the graphic below illustrates Blockchain Technology funding amounts over time. As you can see, the sector’s overall funding skyrocketed in the past few years. Additionally, Q1 2018 is the best Q1 on record.

Blockchain Technology Funding by Quarter

Blockchain Technology Funding Amounts Shifted Dramatically to ICOs

We’ll start off by examining the annual Blockchain Technology funding amounts by round.

Blockchain Technology Funding Amount by Round

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Blockchain Technology Startup Highlights  – Q1 2018

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Here is our Q1 2018 summary report on the Blockchain Technology startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

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Blockchain Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2018

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The Blockchain Technology sector has seen a lot of buzz in the news, as the price of cryptocurrencies has seen large ups and downs over the last year. 

What are the different components of Blockchain Technology and how do they make up this startup ecosystem? On our Blockchain research platform, we have classified the companies into functional categories. This blog post examines these categories and how they compare with one another through a series of graphics.

Blockchain Innovations Is the Largest Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map for the Blockchain Technology sector. As of March 2018, we have classified 1,007 Blockchain Technology startups into 12 categories which raised $6 billion in funding. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Blockchain Technology Sector Map

We can see from the Sector Map above that Blockchain Innovations is the largest category with 244 companies. This category...

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Blockchain Technology Startup Highlights  – Q4 2017

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Here is our Q4 2017 summary report on the Blockchain Technology startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

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Blockchain Technology Slideshare Intro

Blockchain Technology Sector Summary

Blockchain Technology Splash Slide

Blockchain Technology Logo Map

Blockchain Technology Innovation Quadrant

Blockchain Technology Annual Funding Over Time

Blockchain Technology Quarterly Funding Over Time

Blockchain Technology Exit Events Over Time

Blockchain Technology Latest Activity

Blockchain Technology Funding Round Counts

Blockchain Technology Quarterly Category Funding
Blockchain Technology Recent Funding Events

Blockchain Technology Recent Acquisition Events

Blockchain Technology Blockchain Innovations

Blockchain Technology Venture Investing

Blockchain Technology Category Funding Quartiles

Blockchain Innovations Total Annual Funding

Blockchain Innovations Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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Blockchain Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q3 2017

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

Blockchain Technology Exits by Category

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Blockchain Technology category. The Bitcoin Exchanges category leads the sector with 10 acquisitions. The Bitcoin Data category is the runner-up with 8 acquisitions.

Blockchain Technology Exits by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Blockchain Technology sector by year. 2016 leads the sector with 14 acquisitions and 1 IPO. 2015 is the runner-up with 13 acquisitions and 1 IPO.

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Age by Blockchain Technology Category - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows the average age by category in the Blockchain Technology sector. The graphic includes data through August 2017.

Blockchain Technology Age by Category

The above graph summarizes the average age of companies in each Blockchain Technology category. The Bitcoin Trust category has the highest average age at around 5.5 years. The Bitcoin Infrastructure category is the runner-up with an average age of 5.2 years. On the other hand, Blockchain Innovations is the youngest Blockchain Technology category with an average age of 3.6 years.

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Where in the World Are Blockchain Technology Startups? - Q3 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Blockchain Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through September 2017.

Blockchain Technology Startup Count Map

The above map shows the number of Blockchain Technology companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 350 companies.

Blockchain Technology VC Funding Map

The above map shows the amount of total Blockchain Technology startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $2B.

We are currently tracking 963 Blockchain Technology companies in 12 categories across 74 countries, with a total of $4.1B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Blockchain Technology market report. 

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