Our blog contains short snippets from our full research coverage. We release new content regularly, so check back often for the latest insights.
As part of our research process, we track and analyze exit developments within the sector. The below chart shows IoT exit activity over time. As you can see, IoT exit activity increased from 2015 through 2017, and then dropped in 2018 before rebounding in 2019 to 50 exits.Read More
Our Innovation Quadrants are a framework to guide you in the startup scouting process. The Innovation Quadrant organizes emerging technology categories into four states of innovation by plotting the categories on two axes. One axis uses average age to show maturity. The other uses average funding to give a sense of traction.Read More
Our sector maps are snapshots of our emerging technology reports. We show the categories that make up a sector and a random sampling of the startups that are innovating in each category. In this post we share our most up-to-date sector maps for all of our 17 sector reports. They are all available for download.Read More
As you may know, Venture Scanner provides emerging technology research services to support corporate innovation and startup scouting. To give you a view into our client-only research, here is an excerpt focused on notable startups.Read More
How do the different internet of things (IoT) categories compare in terms of exit activity? Let’s find out in the graph below, which shows the number of all-time IoT acquisitions and IPOs by category through Q3 2019.Read More
The internet of things (IoT) industry has seen $88B in all-time funding through Q3 2019. Let's examine the graphic below and analyze which of the 20 IoT categories are leading the sector in total funding amounts.Read More
In this post we examine the different components of the internet of things (IoT) ecosystem. We will illustrate what the categories of innovation are and how they compare with one another.Read More
Our Innovation Quadrants act as a framework to guide you in the startup scouting process. The Innovation Quadrant organizes categories into four states of innovation by plotting the sector categories on two axes. One axis uses average age to show maturity. The other uses average funding to give a sense of traction. Knowing which quadrant each category sits will help in developing your scouting strategy.Read More
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