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The below chart summarizes retail technology year-to-date exit activity compared to last year. As you can see, there were 15 exits in Q1 2020, which is a 25% drop from Q1 2019. A quarter of the way through 2020, and we are at 22% of the 2019 full-year exit activity.Read More
The below chart summarizes retail technology year-to-date funding compared to last year. As you can see, Q1 2020 funding closed at $5.6B, which is a 21% drop from Q1 2019. A quarter of the way through 2020, and we are at 25% of the 2019 full-year funding amount.Read More
Our sector maps are snapshots of our emerging technology research areas. 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 part of our research process, we track and analyze exit developments within the sector. The below chart shows retail technology exit activity over time. As you can see, retail technology exit activity hit a historic high in 2017, and then dipped in 2018 before rising in 2019 to 67 exits.Read More
To give you a view into our client-only research, here is an excerpt focused on notable startups. Below are the retail technology startups highlighted and profiled in our recent Quarterly Review.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
The below chart shows retail technology funding over time and calls out the largest funding round in recent years. As you can see, retail technology funding showed consistent growth from 2015 to 2019, culminating in a peak at $22B.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
The retail technology industry has seen $98B in all-time funding through Q3 2019. Let's examine the graphic below and analyze which of the 21 retail technology categories are leading the sector in total funding amounts.Read More
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