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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
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
Our sector maps are snapshots of our emerging technology reports. We show the categories that make up a sector and how many startups are within each category. We also present a random sampling of the startups that are innovating in each category.Read More
In this post we examine the different components of the retail technology ecosystem. We will illustrate what the categories of innovation are and how they compare to one another.Read More
How do the different retail technology categories compare in terms of exit activity? Let’s find out in the graph below, which shows the number of all-time retail technology acquisitions and IPOs by category through Q3 2019.Read More
How has investor appetite in retail 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.