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As we make our way through Q1 of 2019, let's look back on 2018 and analyze how funding in the retail technology sector compares to previous years. The graphic below shows the total annual retail technology funding amounts over time.
The retail technology industry has seen $82B in total all time funding. Let's now examine the investors financing the retail technology sector and identify the most active firms.
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:
As we previously noted, retail technology has shown consistent growth over the past few years. Now we are taking a more detailed look on our retail technology report and research platform to examine its funding by round. From our analysis, we can conclude that the retail technology sector has been maturing over the past few years.
The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Retail Technology sector. The graphic includes data through September 2017.