Artificial Intelligence Exit Activity in 2019 Projected to Approach All-Time High

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

Artificial Intelligence Exits Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, AI has seen a total of 38 exit events through Q2 of this year. This represents 60% of the total exits in 2018, and 119% of the exits through Q2 in 2018. Some of the exit events in Q2 2019 include Cognigo’s acquisition by NetApp, Leap Motion’s acquisition by Ultrahaptics, and PagerDuty’s IPO.

A straight-line projection of the completed exit activity this year would come out to 76 exit events, which exceeds the total exits in 2018 by 21%. By the same token, a weighted quarterly average projection of 2019 exit activity would come out to 75 exit events, which surpasses the total exits in 2018 by 19%. Therefore, based on the mid-year data, AI exit activity in 2019 is projected to...

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Video Technology Investor Activity Has Steadily Declined

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How has investor appetite in video 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.

Video Technology Investors Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, investor activity in video technology has been on a downward trend in recent years. The 5-Year CAGR of video tech investor activity from 2013 to 2018 is -11%. In addition, the sector has seen a total of 108 investors in all deals through Q2 of this year. This represents 47% of the total investor activity in 2018, and 98% of the investor activity through Q2 in 2018. Taking all these data points together, we can see that investor appetite for video technology deals has waned in recent years.

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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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Internet Of Things Funding in 2019 Projected to Fall After Outlier Year

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How is the funding environment shaping up for internet of things 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 IoT total funding by year, stacked by quarters.

Internet of Things Funding Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, IoT has amassed $8.5B through Q1 and Q2 of this year. This amount represents 32% of the total funding in 2018, and 149% of the funding through Q2 in 2018. The top three funding events in Q2 2019 include a $1.7B round into Infineon Technologies, a $420M round into PAX Labs, and a $280M round into Magic Leap.

A straight-line projection of the completed funding this year would result in $16.9B, which is 64% of the total 2018 funding. On the other hand, a weighted quarterly average projection of 2019 funding would result in $39.3B, which exceeds the total 2018 funding by 49%. Therefore, based on the mid-year data and leaning towards the straight-line projection, we expect 2019 to fall somewhat from the 2018...

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Virtual Reality Report Highlights – Q2 2019

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

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Virtual Reality Sector Summary

Virtual Reality Sector Map

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Virtual Reality Innovation Quadrant

Virtual Reality Funding Over Time

Virtual Reality Funding By Category

Virtual Reality Investors Over Time

Virtual Reality Exits Over Time

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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 Sector Summary

Retail Technology Sector Map

Retail Technology Quarterly Highlights

Retail Technology Innovation Quadrant

Retail Technology Funding Over Time

Retail Technology Funding By Category

Retail Technology Investors Over Time

Retail Technology Exits Over Time

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