Virtual Reality Startup Highlights  – Q2 2018

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Here is our Q2 2018 summary report on the virtual reality startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

To learn more about our complete virtual reality report and research platform, visit us at www.venturescanner.com or contact [email protected].

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Mid-Year Artificial Intelligence Exits Analysis

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In Q2, AI had the second highest exit activity on record. Now armed with the data through June 2018, we’re performing a mid-year status check on how this year is shaping up.

Based on analysis on our AI research platform, we see that exit activity in the first half of 2018 is slightly down from 2017.

2018 Mid-Year AI Exit Activity Lower Than 2017 But Higher Than 2016

Let’s take a closer look at the number of AI exit events by year.

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The above graphic shows 32 exits in the first half of 2018. For the past three years, Q3 and Q4 accounted for 46% of total exit events on average. If that trend holds, 2018 exits finish the year slightly lower than 2017, but higher than 2016. We'll see if the second half of the year changes this trend!

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Last Mile Logistics Category Leads Retail Technology Funding

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Last quarter we examined retail technology funding trends and saw that its funding is shifting to later-stage events. Now we are conducting a thorough inspection on our retail tech research platform to compare funding by category. Our analysis reveals two important observations:

  • The Last Mile Logistics category leads the sector in Q2 funding
  • The Last Mile Logistics category also leads the sector in all-time funding

We’ll explain these observations with some graphics and discussions below.

The Last Mile Logistics Category Leads Retail Technology In Q2 Funding

To start off, let’s review the amount of funding raised this quarter by each category within retail technology.

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The above graphic shows that the Last Mile Logistics category leads the sector in Q2 funding with $1.3B. Its funding is almost twice the funding of the next category, Marketing Platforms at $0.7B.

Last Mile Logistics companies are innovating on the last phase of the supply chain. They work on moving...

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Retail Technology Startup Highlights  – Q2 2018

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Here is our Q2 2018 summary report on the retail technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

To learn more about our complete retail technology report and research platform, visit us at www.venturescanner.com or contact [email protected].

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Internet of Things Sector Overview - Q2 2018

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The internet of things (IoT) sector has experienced rapid developments in recent years. Its applications can be observed in all industries from manufacturing to retail to healthcare. In addition, we’ve analyzed that its funding and exit activity are on generally upward trends.

We will now take a closer look at the different components of the IoT sector and how they make up this startup ecosystem. This blog post will illustrate what the major sector categories are and which categories have the most companies. We will also compare the categories in terms of their funding and maturity.

IoT Home Is the Largest IoT Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map for the IoT sector. We have classified 2164 IoT startups into 20 categories that have raised $57 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Internet of Things Sector Map

We see that IoT Home is the largest category with 329 companies. These...

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Energy Technology Startup Highlights  – Q2 2018

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Here is our Q2 2018 summary report on the energy technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Commercial Search Category Leads Real Estate Technology Funding

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Last quarter we looked at real estate technology funding trends and uncovered that investors are placing bigger bets on fewer companies. This quarter we are performing a deeper examination on our real estate tech research platform to compare funding by category. Our analysis reveals two key takeaways:

  • The Commercial Search category leads the sector in Q2 funding
  • The Commercial Search category also leads the sector in all-time funding

We’ll explain these key takeaways with some graphics and discussions below.

The Commercial Search Category Leads Real Estate Technology In Q2 Funding

To start off, let’s review the amount of funding raised this quarter by each category within real estate technology.

Real Estate Technology Current Quarter Category Funding

The above graphic shows that the Commercial Search category leads the sector in Q2 funding with almost $1.1B. Its funding is 40% higher than that in the next category, Home Services at $0.8B.

Commercial Search companies comprise of tools that help consumers or businesses find...

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Mid-Year Financial Technology Exits Analysis

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We’ve previously determined that exits within the fintech sector grew exponentially over the past few years. Now armed with the data through June 2018, we’re conducting a mid-year status check on how this year is shaping up.

After conducting a deeper examination on our fintech research platform, we see that exit activity thus far in 2018 is trending slightly lower than in 2017.

2018 Mid-Year Fintech Exit Activity Lower Than 2017 But Higher Than 2016

Let’s take a closer look at the number of fintech exit events by year.

Financial Technology Exits by Quarter

The above graphic shows 38 exits in the first half of 2018. For the past three years, Q3 and Q4 accounted for 50% of total exit events on average. If that trend holds, 2018 will have around 76 exit events. That would be slightly lower than the number of exits in 2017 but higher than that in 2016. 

Conclusion

In summary, we observe that the fintech sector’s exit activity in 2018 is trending lower than 2017 but higher than 2016. We'll...

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Real Estate Technology Startup Highlights  – Q2 2018

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Here is our Q2 2018 summary report on the real estate technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

To learn more about our complete real estate technology report and research platform, visit us at www.venturescanner.com or contact [email protected].

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Artificial Intelligence Startup Highlights  – Q2 2018

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Here is our Q2 2018 summary report on the artificial intelligence startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

To learn more about our complete artificial intelligence report and research platform, visit us at www.venturescanner.com or contact [email protected].

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