The transportation technology industry has seen 2,709 investors and $162B total all time funding. Let's analyze which transportation technology categories have the most number of investors actively financing the startups. The graphic below highlights transportation technology categories based on the number of investors in each category.
As the graphic demonstrates, Smart Mobility has the highest number of investors at 635, with Enhanced Auto Ownership following behind at 588. Smart Mobility companies provide solutions for increasing sustainability in how transportation is conducted within cities. Enhanced Auto Ownership companies allow for new methodologies to buy, rent, and own cars. In addition, the average number of investors across all transportation technology categories is 277.
This blog post examines the different components of the transportation 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.
Automotive Telematics Is The Largest Transportation Technology Category
Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 1430 transportation technology startups into 17 categories. They have raised $163B from 2710 investors. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.
We see that Automotive Telematics is the largest category with 213 companies. This category contains companies that collect, analyze, and distribute car data. This data is used by owners to optimize their automotive use. Their products include on-board data readers, diagnostic tools, and notifications to mobile devices. Some example companies...
The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Transportation Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through August 2017.
The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. In recent years, we’ve seen a large increase in the amount of Series A and Late Stage funding events. The amount of Series D funding events has seen a large growth in 2014 and then quickly decreased.
The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. Over the past few years we’ve seen a general upward trend that peaked in 2015 and dipped slightly in 2016. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A, Series B) have seen the largest growth in the number of funding events.
We are currently tracking 1174 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $91.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.
The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Connected Transportation companies for each year. 2016 was the best year so far with over $13B raised, 2015 has the second most funding with around $11B.
We are currently tracking 976 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 62 countries, with a total of $46.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation landscape report with dataset.
We at Venture Scanner are tracking 855 Transportation Technology companies across 17 categories, with a combined funding amount of $43 Billion. The 15 visuals below summarize the current state of Transportation Technology.
1. Transportation Technology Market Overview
We organize Transportation Technology into the 17 categories listed below:
Auto Clean Tech: Companies that create next-generation solutions seeking to make transportation friendly towards the environment. Examples include technologies to increase fuel efficiency, lower emissions, and take advantage of renewable fuels.
Auto Fleet Management: Solutions for professional owners of large fleets of vehicles, enabling them to better optimize their total cost of ownership. Examples include solutions for tracking fleet locations, managing repairs and service, and fueling payment systems.
Auto Heads Up Displays (HUD): Technologies that bring "cockpit" style display technologies into the automotive realm....