Regulatory 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 regulatory technology (regtech) sector is evolving. The graphic below shows the regtech average funding across all deals over time by quarter.

Regulatory Technology Average Funding Deal Size

As the graphic demonstrates, regulatory technology average funding deal size in Q1 2019 was at $29M, which increased by 113% from the $14M in the same quarter last year. The average funding deal size has experienced strong growth, with the average funding last quarter around 6 times larger than it was 5 years ago. The top three funding events in Q1 2019 include a $261M round into Rubrik, a $160M round into Kyriba Corporation, and a $100M round into OneLogin.

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Regulatory Technology Sector Overview - Q1 2019

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This blog post examines the different components of the regulatory technology (regtech) 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.

Financial Crime Compliance Is The Largest Regulatory Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 569 regtech startups into 10 categories. They have raised $12B from 987 investors. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Regulatory Technology Logo Map

We see that Financial Crime Compliance is the largest category with 118 companies. Financial Crime Compliance companies help financial institutions comply with regulations on identity related crimes. Their functions include client on-boarding, payment fraud, account takeover, and identity verification. Some example companies in this category are...

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Identity Compliance Leads Regulatory Technology In Number of Investors

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The regulatory technology (regtech) industry has seen 960 investors and $11B total all time funding. Let's analyze which regtech categories have the most number of investors actively financing the startups. The graphic below highlights regtech categories based on the number of investors in each category.

Regulatory Technology Investors Per Category

As the graphic demonstrates, Identity Compliance has the highest number of investors at 275, with Data Compliance following close behind at 268. Identity Compliance companies help financial institutions comply with regulations on identity related crimes. Data Compliance companies help businesses comply with regulations around the integrity and security of their data. In addition, the average number of investors across all regtech categories is 121.

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Regulatory Technology Report Highlights  – Q1 2019

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

Regulatory Technology Slideshare Title

Regulatory Technology Sector Summary

Regulatory Technology Sector Map

Regulatory Technology Quarterly Highlights

Regulatory Technology Innovation Quadrant

Regulatory Technology Funding Over Time

Regulatory Technology Funding By Category

Regulatory Technology Investors Over Time

Regulatory Technology Exits Over Time

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Regulatory Technology Funding Peaked 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 regulatory technology (regtech) sector compares to previous years. The graphic below shows the total annual regtech funding amounts over time. 

Regtech Funding Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, 2018 was a record year for regtech funding at over $2B. It represents a 6% increase from the previous year’s funding. In addition, regtech funding grew at a CAGR of 42% over the past 5 years. Some of the largest funding events in 2018 include a $250M round for Cohesity, a $169M round for Netskope, and a $100M round for Assent Compliance.

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Regulatory Technology Investors With the Most Activity

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The regulatory technology (regtech) industry has seen $10B in total all time funding. Let's now examine the investors financing the regtech sector and identify the most active firms. 

The graphic below highlights regtech 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.

Regtech Investors With the Most Investments

As the graphic demonstrates, New Enterprise Associates has made the most investments in the regtech sector with 21 investments. Lightspeed Venture Partners and Accel follow with 20 investments each. Examples of companies that New Enterprise Associates has invested in include Forter, Fugue, DataVisor, and Tigera.

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Regulatory Technology Report Highlights  – Q4 2018

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

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Regulatory Technology Quarterly Highlights

Regulatory Technology Sector Summary

Regulatory Technology Sector Map

Regulatory Technology Innovation Quadrant

Regulatory Technology Funding Over Time

Regulatory Technology Funding By Category

Regulatory Technology Investors Over Time

Regulatory Technology Exits Over Time

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Financial Crime Compliance and Network Security Compliance Lead Regtech Funding

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As we’ve previously observed, regulatory technology (regtech) funding is on an upward trend in recent years. If we look closer at the category level, we notice two key takeaways:

  • The Financial Crime and Identity Compliance category leads the sector in Q3 funding
  • The Network Security Compliance category leads the sector in all-time funding

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

The Financial Crime and Identity Compliance Category Leads Regtech Q3 Funding

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

Regulatory Technology Latest Quarter Category Funding

The above graphic highlights that the Financial Crime and Identity Compliance category leads the sector in Q3 funding with almost $90M. The Governance, Risk, and Compliance category follows in a close second with $83M in Q3 funding.

Financial Crime and Identity Compliance companies help financial institutions comply with regulations on identity related crimes....

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Regulatory Technology Startup Highlights  – Q3 2018

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

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Regulatory Technology Splash Slide

Regulatory Technology Sector Map

Regulatory Technology Innovation Quadrant

Regulatory Technology Funding by Category

Regulatory Technology Funding Over Time

Regulatory Technology Funding Round Counts

Regulatory Technology Exits Over Time

Regulatory Technology Company Count by Country

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Introducing the Regulatory Technology Sector

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We are excited to announce the launch of our regulatory technology (regtech) coverage!

Regtech companies help businesses automate or streamline activities around regulatory compliance. Examples include compliance for business operations, financial services, health services, and manufacturing. 

This post will introduce and define the different categories that make up the regtech sector.

Regulatory Technology Sector Map

The definitions of the regtech categories are as follows:

Business Regulation Compliance: Companies that help businesses comply with regulations affecting their operations. Examples include compliance for HR training, equity compensation, marketing, and document management.

Compliance Tracking and Reporting: Companies that help businesses track current, changing, and emerging regulations, as well as create reports according to those regulations. Examples include regulation databases and the sending of reports to the appropriate government agencies.

Data and Privacy Compliance: Companies that...

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