Video Technology Exit Activity in 2019 Projected To Be Relatively Equal To 2018

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How has the exit activity for video technology developed in the first half of 2019? This blog post explores video technology exit metrics through Q2 2019 and compares them to previous years. The graph below shows the number of video technology exits by year, stacked by quarters.

Video Technology Exits Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, video technology has seen a total of 15 exit events through Q2 of this year. This represents 71% of the total exits in 2018, and 94% of the exits through Q2 in 2018. Some of the exit events in Q2 2019 include Hulu’s acquisition by Disney Interactive, Magisto’s acquisition by Vimeo, and Fastly’s IPO.

A straight-line projection of the completed exit activity this year would come out to 30 exit events, which exceeds the total exits in 2018 by 43%. On the other hand, a weighted quarterly average projection of 2019 exit activity would come out to 20 exit events, which falls short of the total exits in 2018 by 6%. Therefore, based on the mid-year data, video...


Video Advertising Platforms Leads Video Technology In Number of Investors

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The video technology industry has seen 1,635 investors and $42B total all time funding. Let's analyze which video technology categories have the most number of investors actively financing the startups. The graphic below highlights video technology categories based on the number of investors in each category.

Video Technology Investors Per Category

As the graphic demonstrates, Video Advertising Platforms has the highest number of investors at 422, with Video Distribution Platforms following behind at 383. Video Advertising Platform companies include ad networks that help marketers by finding and aggregating the supply of publisher inventory. Video Distribution Platform companies enable users to upload their videos and automatically distribute content across a variety of destinations. In addition, the average number of investors across all video technology categories is 272.

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