Introducing the Artificial Intelligence Active Investors Map

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Given the popularity of our Sector Maps, today we are introducing our Active Investors Map, which shows the most active investors in an emerging technology sector and a sampling of companies that they have invested in. Below you can see our Active Investors Map for the Artificial Intelligence sector. 

Artificial Intelligence Investors Map

As the above graphic indicates, Y Combinator is the most active investor in the AI sector with 91 investments, followed by Accel with 81 investments and New Enterprise Associates with 73 investments. Rounding out the list is Intel Capital, the most active of corporate investors in the AI sector.

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Security Technology Investor Activity Is On An Upward Trend

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How has investor appetite in security technology evolved throughout the years? In this blog post we examine the total investments by year into this sector to help answer that question. The graph below shows the total number of investors in all deals stacked by quarters.

Security Technology Investors Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, investor activity in security technology has been on a generally upward trend in recent years. The 5-Year CAGR of security tech investor activity from 2013 to 2018 is 17%. In addition, the sector has seen a total of 481 investors in all deals through Q2 of this year. This represents 55% of the total investor activity in 2018, and 96% of the investor activity through Q2 in 2018. Taking all these data points together, we can see that investor appetite for security technology deals has experienced overall growth in recent years.

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Blockchain Technology Investor Activity Tapers After Growth

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How has investor appetite in blockchain technology evolved throughout the years? In this blog post we examine the total investments by year into this sector to help answer that question. The graph below shows the total number of investors in all deals stacked by quarters.

Blockchain Technology Investors Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, investor activity in blockchain technology has shown strong growth in recent years. The 5-Year CAGR of blockchain technology investor activity from 2013 to 2018 is 41%. In addition, the sector has seen a total of 186 investors in all deals through Q2 of this year. This represents 28% of the total investor activity in 2018, and 50% of the investor activity through Q2 in 2018. Taking all these data points together, we can see that investor appetite for blockchain technology deals continues its upward momentum in recent years.

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3D Printing Exit Activity in 2019 Projected To Decrease From 2018

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How has the exit activity for 3D printing developed in the first half of 2019? This blog post explores 3D printing exit metrics through Q2 2019 and compares them to previous years. The graph below shows the number of 3D printing exits by year, stacked by quarters.

3D Printing Exits Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, 3D printing has seen 1 exit event through Q2 of this year. This represents 33% of the total exits in 2018, and 50% of the exits through Q2 in 2018. The sole exit event in 2019 is Structured Polymers’ acquisition by Evonik Industries.

A straight-line projection of the completed exit activity this year would come out to 2 exit events, which falls short of the total exits in 2018 by 33%. By the same token, a weighted quarterly average projection of 2019 exit activity would also come out to 2 exit events. Therefore, based on the mid-year data, 3D printing exit activity in 2019 is projected to be down from the exit activity in 2018.

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Fintech Funding in 2019 Projected To Dip After Staggering Growth in 2018

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How is the funding environment shaping up for financial technology in 2019? As we pass the mid-year mark, let's see how the year-to-date metrics compare to the historical trends. The graph below shows fintech total funding by year, stacked by quarters.

Financial Technology Funding Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, fintech has amassed $18.8B through Q1 and Q2 of this year. This amount represents 45% of the total funding in 2018, and 71% of the funding through Q2 in 2018. The top three funding events in Q2 2019 include a $1B round into Figure, a $700M round into Kabbage, and a $500M round into SoFi.

A straight-line projection of the completed funding this year would result in $37.6B, which is 89% of the total 2018 funding. By the same token, a weighted quarterly average projection of 2019 funding would result in $30B, which falls short of the total 2018 funding by 29%. Therefore, based on the mid-year data, fintech funding in 2019 is projected to decline from the funding in 2018.

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Retail Technology Report Highlights – Q2 2019

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Here is our Q2 2019 summary report on the retail technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Retail Technology Funding By Category

Retail Technology Investors Over Time

Retail Technology Exits Over Time

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Virtual Reality Funding in 2019 Projected To Significantly Exceed 2018

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How is the funding environment shaping up for virtual reality in 2019? As we pass the mid-year mark, let's see how the year-to-date metrics compare to the historical trends. The graph below shows VR total funding by year, stacked by quarters.

Virtual Reality Funding Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, virtual reality has amassed $1.4B through Q1 and Q2 of this year. This amount represents 78% of the total funding in 2018, and 146% of the funding through Q2 in 2018. The top three funding events in Q2 2019 include a $280M round into Magic Leap, a $230M round into Meero, and a $125M round into Unity Technologies.

A straight-line projection of the completed funding this year would result in $2.8B, which is a whopping 155% of the total 2018 funding. By the same token, a weighted quarterly average projection of 2019 funding would result in $2.6B, which exceeds the total 2018 funding by 46%. Therefore, based on the mid-year data, virtual reality funding in 2019 is projected to dramatically increase from the funding...

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Health Technology Investor Activity Steady In Recent Years

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How has investor appetite in health technology evolved throughout the years? In this blog post we examine the total investments by year into this sector to help answer that question. The graph below shows the total number of investors in all deals stacked by quarters.

Health Technology Investors Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, investor activity in health technology has remained steady in recent years. The 5-Year CAGR of healthtech investor activity from 2013 to 2018 is 11%. In addition, the sector has seen a total of 930 investors in all deals through Q2 of this year. This represents 48% of the total investor activity in 2018, and 87% of the investor activity through Q2 in 2018. Taking all these data points together, we can see that investor appetite for health technology deals is levelling off in recent years.

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Financial Technology Investor Activity Remained Stable In Recent Years

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How has investor appetite in financial technology evolved throughout the years? In this blog post we examine the total investments by year into this sector to help answer that question. The graph below shows the total number of investors in all deals stacked by quarters.

Financial Technology Investors Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, investor activity in fintech has remained relatively stable in recent years. The 5-Year CAGR of fintech investor activity from 2013 to 2018 is 13%. In addition, the sector has seen a total of 996 investors in all deals through Q2 of this year. This represents 49% of the total investor activity in 2018, and 92% of the investor activity through Q2 in 2018. Taking all these data points together, we can see that investor appetite for fintech deals has stayed consistent in recent years.

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Blockchain Technology Funding in 2019 Projected to Dip After Blockbuster 2018

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How is the funding environment shaping up for blockchain technology in 2019? As we pass the mid-year mark, let's see how the year-to-date metrics compare to the historical trends. The graph below shows blockchain technology total funding by year, stacked by quarters.

Blockchain Technology Funding Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, blockchain technology has amassed $3.7B through Q1 and Q2 of this year. This amount represents 44% of the total funding in 2018, and 62% of the funding through Q2 in 2018. The top three funding events in Q2 2019 include a $1B round into Bitfinex, a $1B round into Figure, and a $700M round into Voatz.

A straight-line projection of the completed funding this year would result in $7.4B, which is 88% of the total 2018 funding. By the same token, a weighted quarterly average projection of 2019 funding would result in $5.2B, which falls short of the total 2018 funding by 38%. Therefore, based on the mid-year data, blockchain technology funding in 2019 is projected to dwindle from the funding...

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