Video Technology Sector Overview - Q4 2017

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As we reported last week, the Video Technology sector has seen a lot of funding and exit momentum over the past few years. Yet what are the different components of Video Technology and how do they make up this startup ecosystem? On our Video Technology research platform, we have classified the companies in the sector into functional categories. This blog post examines these categories and how they compare with one another through a series of graphics.

Video Advertising Platforms Is the Largest Video Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Logo Map for the Video Technology sector. As of March 2018, we have classified 828 video tech startups into 11 categories which collectively raised $35 billion in funding. The Logo Map highlights the number of companies in each category and a random sampling of these companies.

Video Technology Sector Map

We can see from the Logo Map above that Video Advertising Platforms is the largest video tech category with 152 companies. This category is comprised of...

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Video Technology Startup Highlights – Q4 2017

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

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Video Technology Innovation Quadrant

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Video Technology Video Consumption Platforms

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Video Consumption Platforms Total Annual Funding

Video Technology Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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Future of TV Companies Founded by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Future of TV sector. The graphic includes data through May 2017.

Future of TV Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Future of TV companies founded in a certain year. 2011 ranks at the top with around 89 companies founded in that year alone. 2012 and 2007 are the runner-ups with 81 and 75 companies founded in those years, respectively.

We are currently tracking 761 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $24.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV market report.

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Future of TV Funding by Round - Q3 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Future of TV space. Please note these graphics are made using data through May 2017.

Future of TV 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 in 2016. With the exception of Seed funding and Late Stage funding, all other rounds of funding saw approximately equal amounts during these years.

Future of TV Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2009 to 2013 we’ve seen an upward trend that peaked in 2013 and then declined sharply thereafter. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts. 

We are currently tracking 779 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $25.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV market report.

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Future of TV Exits by Category and by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Future of TV sector. The graphics include data through May 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in Future of TV

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Future of TV category. The Video Advertising category is leading the sector with 42 acquisitions and 7 IPOs. The Video Consumption category is the runner-up with 31 acquisitions and 5 IPOs.

Exit Activity by Year in Future of TV

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Future of TV sector by year. 2014 leads the sector with 49 acquisitions and 3 IPOs, with 2013 and 2012 in the second place with 22 exits each.

We are currently tracking 772 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 41 countries, with a total of $25.3B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV market report.

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Average and Median Age by Future of TV Category - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Future of TV sector. The graphic includes data through May 2017.

Age by Future of TV Category

The above graph summarizes the average and median age of companies in each Future of TV category. The Video Infrastructure category has the highest average age at around 12 years. Video Infrastructure, Video Management, and Video Licensing categories all have the highest median age at around 10 years. 

We are currently tracking 767 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 41 countries, with a total of $25.2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV market report.

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Future of TV Companies Founded by Year - Q2 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Future of TV sector. The graphic includes data through May 2017.

Future of TV Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Future of TV companies founded in a certain year. 2011 ranks at the top with around 89 companies founded in that year alone. 2012 and 2007 are the runner-ups with 81 and 75 companies founded in those years, respectively.

We are currently tracking 761 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $24.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV market report.

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Future of TV Funding by Round - Q2 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Future of TV space. Please note these graphics are made using data through May 2017.

Future of TV 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 in 2016. With the exception of Seed funding and Late Stage funding, all other rounds of funding saw approximately equal amounts during these years.

Future of TV Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2009 to 2013 we’ve seen an upward trend that peaked in 2013 and then declined sharply thereafter. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts. 

We are currently tracking 755 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 39 countries, with a total of $24.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV market report.

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Future of TV Exits by Category and by Year - Q2 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Future of TV sector. The graphics include data through February 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in Future of TV

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Future of TV category. The Video Advertising Platforms category is leading the sector with 40 acquisitions and 7 IPOs. The Video Consumption category is the runner-up with 29 acquisitions and 5 IPOs.

Exit Activity by Year in Future of TV

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Future of TV sector by year. 2014 leads the sector with 48 acquisitions and 3 IPOs, with 2013 and 2012 in the second place with 22 exits each.

We are currently tracking 750 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 39 countries, with a total of $24.2B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV market report.

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Average and Median Age by Future of TV Category - Q2 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Future of TV sector. The graphic includes data through February 2017.

Average and Median Age by Future of TV Category

The above graph summarizes the average and median age of companies in each Future of TV category. The Video Infrastructure category has the highest average age at around 12 years. Video Infrastructure, Video Management, and Video Licensing categories all have the highest median age at around 10 years. 

We are currently tracking 748 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 39 countries, with a total of $24 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV report and database.

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Future of TV Companies Founded by Year - Q1 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Future of TV sector. The graphic includes data through February 2017.

Future of TV Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Future of TV companies founded in a certain year. 2011 ranks at the top with around 83 companies founded in that year alone. 2012 and 2007 are the runner-ups with 76 and 75 companies founded in those years, respectively.

We are currently tracking 740 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 38 countries, with a total of $23.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV market report.

 

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Future of TV Funding by Round - Q1 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Future of TV space. Please note these graphics are made using data through February 2017.

Future of TV 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 in 2016. With the exception of Seed funding and Late Stage funding, all other rounds of funding saw approximately equal amounts during these years.

Future of TV Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2009 to 2013 we’ve seen an upward trend that peaked in 2013 and then declined sharply thereafter. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts. 

We are currently tracking 720 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 36 countries, with a total of $23.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV landscape...

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Future of TV Exits by Category and by Year - Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Future of TV sector. The graphics include data through October 2016. 

Exit Activity by Category in Future of TV

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Future of TV category. The Video Advertising Platforms category is leading the sector with 36 acquisitions and 6 IPOs.

Exit Activity by Year in Future of TV

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Future of TV sector by year. 2014 leads the sector with 48 exits, with 2013 in the second place with 24 exits.

We are currently tracking 707 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 37 countries, with a total of $21B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV landscape report and database.

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Average and Median Age by Future of TV Category - Q1 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Future of TV sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016. 

Average and Median Age by Future of TV Category

The above graph summarizes the average and median age of companies in each Future of TV category. The Video Infrastructure Platforms category has the highest average age at around 12 years, and the Content Management Platforms category has the highest median age at around 11 years. 

We are currently tracking 698 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 37 countries, with a total of $20.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV report and database.

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Future of TV Funding Trends - Q1 2017

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Future of TV Total Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Future of TV startups for each year. 2016 is the best year so far with almost $3.5B in funding. 2015 comes in at second place with around $3.1B raised to date.

Future of TV by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Future of TV companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2011 have raised the most funding at around $3.1B, followed by those founded in 2007 which have raised about $2.6B.

We are currently tracking 697 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 37 countries, with a total of $20.2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV report and database.

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Future of TV Exits by Category and by Year - Q4 2016

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Exit Activity by Category in Future of TV

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Future of TV category. The Video Advertising Platforms category is leading the sector with 36 acquisitions and 6 IPOs.

Exit Activity by Year in Future of TV

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Future of TV sector by year. 2014 leads the sector with 48 exits, with 2013 in the second place with 24 exits.

We are currently tracking 696 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 37 countries, with a total of $20.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV report and database.

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Where in the World are Future of TV Startups? - Q4 2016

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The analyses below summarize where Future of TV innovations are occurring.

Future of TV Company Count

The above map shows the number of Future of TV companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 467 companies.

Future of TV Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Future of TV startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $17.6B.

We are currently tracking 694 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 37 countries, with a total of $20.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV report and database.

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Future of TV Category Innovation Quadrant - Q4

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Future of TV Category Innovation Quadrant

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Future of TV 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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Venture Investing In Future of TV - Q4 2016

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Future of TV Online Video Venture Investing

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Future of TV category to the number of companies in the category. The Video Consumption Platforms category leads the sector in the Total Funding stat with over $5.8B in funding. The Video Advertising Platforms category leads in the Company Count stat with 136 companies.

We are currently tracking 689 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 37 countries, with a total of $19.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV report and database.

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Future of TV Market Overview - Q4 2016

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Future of TV Online Video Map

The above sector map organizes the Future of TV sector into 11 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Multi-channel Networks: Multi-channel networks (MCN) are entities that aggregate content from multiple YouTube publishers into one channel.

Social Video Platforms: Social networks built around video/TV content, and applications used by the end-users alongside TV programs to offer enhanced viewing experiences.

Video Advertising Platforms: Video Advertising Platforms include ad networks that help marketers by finding and aggregating the supply of publisher inventory, ad servers that facilitate the delivery of ads from a stored server, and marketplaces that connect buyers and sellers over digital advertising space.

Video Analytics Platforms: Video Analytics Platforms measure and provide viewer analytics and social media data around TV shows to publishers and content creators.

Video Consumption Platforms: These companies enable users to consume television...

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