Retail Technology Startup Highlights  – Q3 2018

Here is our Q3 2018 summary report on the retail technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Blockchain Technology Sector Overview – Q3 2018

This blog post examines the different components of the blockchain technology ecosystem. We will illustrate what the categories of innovation are and which categories have the most companies. We will also compare the categories in terms of their funding and maturity.

Blockchain Innovations Is the Largest Blockchain Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 1094 blockchain technology startups into 12 categories that have raised $10 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Blockchain Technology Sector Map
Blockchain Technology Sector Map

We see that Blockchain Innovations is the largest category with 312 companies. These companies are working on distributed ledger technologies, such as smart self-enforcing contracts, cross-blockchain interoperability, and increased transaction speeds. Some example companies in this category include Blockstream, Filecoin, Blockstack, and Ripple.

Let’s now look at our Innovation Quadrant to find out the funding and maturity of these categories in relation to one another.

The Pioneers Quadrant Has the Most Blockchain Technology Categories

Our Innovation Quadrant divides the blockchain technology categories into four different quadrants.

Blockchain Technology Innovation Quadrant
Blockchain Technology Innovation Quadrant

We see that the Pioneers quadrant has the most blockchain technology categories with 8. These categories are in the earlier stages of funding and maturity. The Established quadrant has 2 categories that have reached maturity with less-than-average financing. The Disruptors quadrant contains one category, Mining. This category has acquired significant financing at a young age. The Heavyweights quadrant also has one category, Trust and Verification. This category has reached maturity with significant financing.

We’ve analyzed the blockchain technology categories and their relative stages of innovation. Let’s now look at how they stack up against one another in terms of their total funding versus company counts.

Blockchain Innovation Startups Have the Most Funding

The graph below shows the total amount of venture funding and company count in each category.

Blockchain Technology Total Funding and Company Count
Blockchain Technology Total Funding and Company Count

As the above graphic implies, the Blockchain Innovations category dominates the sector in total funding with $5.7B. Its funding is almost 5 times the funding of the next category, Exchanges with $1.2B.

Conclusion: The Blockchain Innovations Category Leads Blockchain Technology

As the analysis above demonstrates, Blockchain Innovations leads in total companies and funding. We’ll see how the blockchain technology landscape evolves and develops in the new year!

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IoT Fitness and Digital Medical Devices Lead Health Technology Funding

We previously highlighted that health technology funding had the highest quarter on record in Q3 2018. This blog post will take a closer look at the funding trends within the individual health technology categories. Per our analysis, we notice two key takeaways:

  • The IoT Fitness category leads the sector in Q3 funding
  • The Digital Medical Devices category leads the sector in all-time funding

We’ll highlight these takeaways with some graphics and discussions below.

The IoT Fitness Category Leads Health Technology In Q3 Funding

To start off, let’s review the amount of funding raised this quarter per category within health technology.

Health Technology Latest Quarter Category Funding
Health Technology Latest Quarter Category Funding

The above graphic highlights that the IoT Fitness category leads the sector in Q3 funding with $0.9B. The Digital Medical Devices category follows in the second place with $0.8B.

IoT Fitness companies create connected devices that track fitness and exercise metrics. Such devices include healthy eating trackers, exercise tracking wristbands, and smartphone-controlled shoes. Some example companies in this category include Moov, Sensoria, Striiv, and Atlas Wearables.

Let’s now investigate how the healthtech categories’ funding compare with each other historically.

The Digital Medical Devices Category Leads the Sector in All-Time Funding

The graph below shows the all-time funding for the various health technology categories. The Q3 funding and growth rates of these categories are also highlighted.

Health Technology Total Category Funding
Health Technology Total Category Funding

As the bar graph indicates, the Digital Medical Devices category leads health technology in total funding at $15B. The Genomics category follows in the second place with $13B in total funding.

Digital Medical Device companies build IT-enabled medical and diagnostic devices for doctors. These devices include detection equipment, monitoring equipment, and surgical tools. Some example companies are Signostics, MediBeacon, Stimwave, and AliveCor.

In summary, the IoT Fitness category leads health technology in Q3 funding. The Digital Medical Devices category leads the sector in total funding.

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Transportation Technology Startup Highlights  – Q3 2018

Here is our Q3 2018 summary report on the transportation technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

To learn more about our complete transportation technology report and research platform, visit us at www.venturescanner.com or contact info@venturescanner.com.

Blockchain Innovations Category Leads Blockchain Technology Funding

We previously highlighted that blockchain technology saw its highest Q2 funding ever in 2018. This blog post will take a closer look at the trends within the individual blockchain technology categories. Per our analysis, we can say that the Blockchain Innovations category is the unequivocal funding leader. We’ll discuss this with some charts below.

The Blockchain Innovations Category Leads Blockchain Technology In Q3 Funding

To start off, let’s review the amount of funding raised this quarter per category within blockchain technology.

Blockchain Technology Latest Quarter Category Funding
Blockchain Technology Latest Quarter Category Funding

The above graphic highlights that the Blockchain Innovations category leads the sector in Q3 funding with $0.9B. Its funding is almost 10 times the funding of the next category, Financial Services at $0.1B.

Blockchain Innovations category contains companies that are working on blockchain distributed ledger technologies. Examples include increased speed for financial transactions, smart self-enforcing contracts, and cross-blockchain interoperability. Some example companies in this category include Blockstream, Filecoin, Blockstack, and Ripple.
Let’s now investigate how the blockchain technology categories’ funding compare with each other historically.

The Blockchain Innovations Category Also Leads in All-Time Funding

The graph below shows the all-time funding for the various blockchain technology categories. The Q3 funding and growth rates of these categories are also highlighted.

Blockchain Technology Total Category Funding
Blockchain Technology Total Category Funding

As the bar graph indicates, the Blockchain Innovations category also leads in total funding at $5.7B. Its funding is almost 5 times the funding of the next category, Exchanges at $1.2B.

In summary, the Blockchain Innovations category is the indisputable funding leader in the sector!

To learn more about our complete blockchain technology report and research platform, visit us at www.venturescanner.com or contact us at info@venturescanner.com.

Internet of Things Sector Overview – Q3 2018

This blog post examines the different components of the IoT sector and how they make up this startup ecosystem. We will illustrate what the categories of innovation are and which categories have the most companies. We will also compare the categories in terms of their funding and maturity.

IoT Home Is the Largest Internet of Things Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 2194 IoT startups into 20 categories that have raised $62 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Internet of Things Sector Map
Internet of Things Sector Map

We see that IoT Home is the largest category with 331 companies. These companies create connected devices focused on residential segment usage. These devices include home security, home automation, and energy management systems. Some example companies are Eero, Leeo, Tado°, and Netatmo.

Let’s now look at our Innovation Quadrant to find out the funding and maturity of these categories in relation to one another.

The Established Quadrant Has the Most Internet of Things Categories

Our Innovation Quadrant divides the internet of things categories into four different quadrants.

Internet of Things Innovation Quadrant
Internet of Things Innovation Quadrant

We see that the Established quadrant has the most IoT categories with 7. These categories have reached maturity with less-than-average financing. The Pioneers quadrant has 5 categories that are in the earlier stages of funding and maturity. The Disruptors quadrant also has 5 categories, which have acquired significant financing at a young age. The Heavyweights quadrant has 3 categories that have reached maturity with significant financing.

We’ve analyzed the IoT categories and their relative stages of innovation. Let’s now look at how they stack up against one another in terms of their total funding versus company counts.

IoT Fitness Startups Have the Most Funding

The graph below shows the total amount of venture funding and company count in each category.

Internet of Things Total Funding and Company Count
Internet of Things Total Funding and Company Count

As the above graphic implies, the IoT Fitness category leads the sector in total funding with $7.6B. IoT Software Platforms and IoT Drones follow in second and third places with $7.4B and $7.3B in total funding, respectively.

IoT Fitness companies create connected devices that track fitness and exercise metrics. Such devices include healthy eating trackers, exercise tracking wristbands, and smartphone-controlled shoes. Some example companies in this category include Moov, Sensoria, Striiv, and Atlas Wearables.

Conclusion: IoT Home and IoT Fitness Categories Lead the Internet of Things

As the analysis above demonstrates, the IoT Home category leads the sector in total companies, and the IoT Fitness category leads in total funding. We’ll see how the IoT landscape evolves and develops in the new year!

To learn more about our complete internet of things report and research platform, visit us at www.venturescanner.com or contact us at info@venturescanner.com.

Health Technology Startup Highlights  – Q3 2018

Here is our Q3 2018 summary report on the health technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

To learn more about our complete health technology report and research platform, visit us at www.venturescanner.com or contact info@venturescanner.com.