Virtual Reality Companies Founded by Year – Q2 2017

The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Virtual Reality sector. The graphic includes data through March 2017.

Virtual Reality Companies Founded by Year
Virtual Reality Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Virtual Reality companies founded in a certain year. 2015 ranks at the top with around 125 companies founded. 2014 comes in at second with around 100 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 689 Virtual Reality companies in 13 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $5.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Virtual Reality market report.

Where in the world are Energy Tech startups? Q2 2017

The analyses below summarize where Energy Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through March 2017.

Energy Technology Company Count by Country Q2 2017

The above map shows the number of Energy Technology companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 475 companies.

Energy Technology VC Funding by Country Q2 2017

The above map shows the amount of total Energy Technology startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $33B.

We are currently tracking 752 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $48B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

Average and Median Age by 3D Printing Category – Q2 2017

The following graph shows average and median age in the 3D Printing sector. The graphic includes data through March 2017.

Average and Median Age by 3D Printing Category
Average and Median Age by 3D Printing Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each 3D Printing category. The 3D Scanners category ranks as the most mature 3D Printing category with an average age of 13 years and a median age of 10 years. The 3D Printing CAD Software category comes in as the second oldest category, with an average age and a median age of around 12 years.

We are currently tracking 379 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $1.4B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing market report.

Security Technology Exits by Category and by Year – Q2 2017

The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Security Technology sector. The graphics include data through February 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in Security Technology
Exit Activity by Category in Security Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Security Technology category. The Threat Detection category leads the sector with 17 IPOs and 34 acquisitions. The Data Security category follows behind with 4 IPOs and 30 acquisitions.

Exit Activity by Year in Security Technology
Exit Activity by Year in Security Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Security Technology by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 38 acquisitions, with 2015 following behind with 20 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 898 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $17.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

Future of TV Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant – Q2 2017

The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Future of Television (TV) startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through May 2017.

Future of TV Logo Map Q2 2017

The above sector map organizes the sector into 11 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Future of TV Innovation Quadrant Q2 2017

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Future of TV categories and how they compare with one another.

  • Heavyweights: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with significant financing.
  • Established: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with less financing.
  • Disruptors: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with significant financing.
  • Pioneers: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with earlier stages of financing.

The definitions of the Future of TV categories are as follows

Multi-channel Networks: Companies that aggregate content from multiple YouTube publishers into one channel.

Social Video Platforms: Social networks built around video/TV content, and applications used by the end-users alongside TV programs to offer enhanced viewing experiences.

Video Advertising Platforms: Companies that help marketers by finding and aggregating the supply of publisher inventory, ad servers that facilitate the delivery of ads from a stored server, and marketplaces that connect buyers and sellers over digital advertising space.

Video Analytics Platforms: Companies that measure and provide viewer analytics and social media data around TV shows to publishers and content creators.

Video Consumption Platforms: Companies that enable users to consume television content through the Internet and across multiple screens. They include destination and over-the-top video platforms, as well as set-top boxes and connected TV devices.

Video Creation Platforms: Companies that enable users to create or produce video content to be distributed across the Internet or other medium.

Video Discovery Platforms: Companies that help users find and curate relevant video content based on preferences and data analysis, as well as providing viewers with supplemental TV program information (e.g. descriptions, showtimes).

Video Distribution Platforms: Companies that provide a network of servers to deliver content to users based on their geographical location, and platforms that enable users to upload their videos and automatically distribute content across a variety of destinations.

Video Infrastructure Platforms: Companies that provide the backend system that support video streaming services. These include general infrastructure platforms as well as data management platforms that store and utilize user demographics and consumption data.

Video Licensing Platforms: Companies that manage and monetize the copyright of television, film, and digital video content and syndicate them with advertisements to deliver to publishers.

Video Management Platforms: Companies that handle the organization of video content such as processing videos for uploading, managing ad operations, and tagging video content with metadata to enhance targeted advertising.

We are currently tracking 753 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 39 countries, with a total of $24 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV market report.

Venture Investing in Real Estate Technology through Q2 2017

The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Real Estate Technology sector. The graphics include data through March 2017.

Real Estate Tech Q2 2017 Venture Investing

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Real Estate Technology category to the number of companies in the category. The Life, Home, and P&C Insurance category leads in total funding with just under $7B. The IoT Home category has the most startups at around 260.

Real Estate Tech Q2 2017 Category Average Funding

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Real Estate Technology category. The Life, Home, and P&C Insurance category leads the sector with just under $30M in average funding per company, followed by the Commercial Search and Short-Term Search categories.

We are currently tracking 1,479 Real Estate Technology companies in 12 categories across 62 countries, with a total of $36B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Real Estate Technology market report.

Future of TV Activity by Selected Investors – Q2 2017

The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Future of Television (TV) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through February 2017.

Future of TV Investor Activity through Q2 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Future of TV investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Major investors include Intel, Redpoint, Greycroft Partners, 500 Startups, and First Round.

We are currently tracking 753 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 39 countries, with a total of $24 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV market report.