We previously highlighted that transportation technology funding has remained stable in recent quarters. This blog post will take a closer look at the funding trends within the individual transportation technology categories. Per our analysis, we notice two important observations:
- The Smart Mobility category leads the sector in Q3 funding
- The Ride Hailing category leads the sector in all-time funding
We’ll highlight these observations with some graphics and discussions below.
The Smart Mobility Category Leads Transportation Technology In Q3 Funding
To start off, let’s review the amount of funding raised this quarter per category within transportation technology.
The above graphic highlights that the Smart Mobility category leads the sector in Q3 funding with $4.4B. The Ride Hailing category follows in the second place with $2.8B.
Smart Mobility companies provide solutions for increasing sustainability in conducting transportation within cities. These solutions...
Here is our Q3 2018 summary report on the transportation technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.
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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.
This graph illustrates that transportation tech...
The Transportation Technology sector has seen a lot of activity over the past few years. How does its overall exit activity trend over time? On our Transportation Technology research platform, we have analyzed the data through 2017 and can conclude that transportation tech exit activity continues to rise over time.
This observation was derived from two takeaways:
- Transportation tech exit activity shows strong growth at the annual level
- At the quarterly level, transportation tech exit activity is also on an upward trend for most quarters
We’ll illustrate these takeaways with two graphics that show transportation tech exit activity trends over the years.
Annual Transportation Technology Exit Activity Showing Strong Growth
Let’s start off by examining the transportation tech exit events from 2011 to 2017. Exit events include both acquisitions and IPOs. The below graph highlights the number of transportation tech exit events by year...
The analyses below summarize where Transportation Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through August 2017.
The above map shows the number of Transportation Tech companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 550 companies.
The above map shows the amount of total Transportation Tech startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $40B.
We are currently tracking 1189 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $94.9B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.
The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Transportation Technology sector. The graphic includes data through August 2017.
The above graph summarizes the number of Transportation Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2014 ranks at the top with 111 companies founded in that year. 2013 is the runner-up with 109 companies founded in that year.
We are currently tracking 1186 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $94.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.
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.