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Our Innovation Quadrants are a framework to guide you in the startup research and 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 pandemic and resulting economic toll has presented challenging headwinds for startups. In this post we look back on Q2 ending funding trends for AI startups to determine the trajectory of innovation in this emerging technology sector.Read More
The below chart summarizes AI year-to-date exit activity compared to last year. As you can see, there were 18 exits in Q1 2020, which is a 25% drop from Q1 2019. A quarter of the way through 2020, and we are at 23% of the 2019 full-year exit activity.Read More
The below chart summarizes AI year-to-date funding compared to last year. As you can see, Q1 2020 funding closed at $3.1B, which is a 44% drop from Q1 2019. A quarter of the way through 2020, and we are at 13% of the 2019 full-year funding amount.Read More
As part of our research process, we track and analyze exit developments within the sector. The below chart shows AI exit activity over time. As you can see, AI exit activity achieved a banner year in 2017, and then dropped in 2018 before rebounding in 2019 to 75 exits.Read More
As part of our research process, we track and analyze funding developments within the sector. The below chart shows AI funding over time and calls out the largest funding round in recent years. As you can see, AI funding increased continuously from 2015 through 2019, with last year’s funding hitting a historic high at $24B.Read More
To give you a view into our client-only research, here is an excerpt from our AI Quarterly Review. Our Quarterly Reviews summarize startup activity in technology sectors, provide key analyst takeaways, and profile notable startups.Read More
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