Where in the world are Blockchain Technology startups? Q2 2017

The analyses below summarize where Blockchain Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through January 2017.

Blockchain Q2 2017 Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Blockchain Technology companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 340 companies.

Blockchain Q2 2017 VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Blockchain Technology startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $1B.

We are currently tracking 919 Blockchain Technology companies in 12 categories across 74 countries, with a total of $2.1B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Bitcoin market report.

Venture Investing in Artificial Intelligence – Q2 2017

The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector. The graphics include data through April 2017.

AI Venture Investing Q2 2017

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each AI category to the number of companies in the category. The Machine Learning Applications category takes the lead in both stats, with just under $6B in funding and over 500 companies.

Artificial Intelligence Average Category Funding

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each AI category. The Smart Robots category leads the sector with around $37M in average funding per company, followed by the Computer Vision Platforms and Gesture Control categories.

We are currently tracking 1,759 AI companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $15B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence market report.

Financial Technology Exits by Category and by Year – Q2 2017

The following two graphs show exit activity in the Financial Technology sector. The graphics include data through April 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in Financial Technology
Exit Activity by Category in Financial Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Financial Technology category. The Payments Backend category is leading the sector with 30 acquisitions and 9 IPOs. The Personal Finance category follows behind with 33 acquisitions and 2 IPOs.

Exit Activity by Year in Financial Technology
Exit Activity by Year in Financial Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Financial Technology by year. 2016 leads the sector with 55 acquisitions and 7 IPOs. 2015 follows behind with 40 acquisitions and 3 IPOs.

We are currently tracking 2177 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 63 countries, with a total of $64.4 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Financial Technology market report.

Virtual Reality Activity by Selected Investors – Q2 2017

The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Virtual Reality (VR) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through March 2017.

VR Q2 2017 Investor Activity

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds VR investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Major investors include Rothenberg Ventures, GV, Andreessen Horowitz, Sky, and Comcast Ventures.

We are currently tracking 682 VR companies in 13 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $4.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Virtual Reality market report.

Energy Technology Funding by Round – Q2 2017

The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Energy Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through March 2017.

Energy Technology Funding Amount by Round
Energy Technology Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2007 to 2013, we’ve seen a large increase in the amount of Mid and Late Stage funding events (Series B, C, D, and Late Stage). The amount of overall funding has also seen large growth since 2007 and then somewhat decreased after 2013.

Energy Technology Funding Count by Round
Energy Technology Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. Over the past decade we’ve seen a gradual upward trend that peaked in 2013 and dipped somewhat after 2015. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A, B, and C) have seen the largest growth in the number of funding events.

We are currently tracking 751 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $46.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

Insurance Technology Startup Market Trends and Insights  – Q2 2017

Here is our Q2 2017 summary report on the Insurance Technology startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends and insights, and recent funding and exit events.

We are currently tracking 1,220 Insurance Technology companies in 14 categories across 61 countries, with a total of $18 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Insurance Technology market report.

Insurance Technology Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant – Q2 2017

The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Insurance Technology startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through April 2017.

Insurtech Q2 2017 Logo Map

The above sector map organizes the sector into 14 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Insurtech Innovation Quadrant Q2 2017

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Insurance Technology 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 Insurance Technology categories are as follows

Auto Insurance: Companies that offer car insurance, including car telematics products which detect your mileage and driving behavior to customize your insurance plan

Consumer Insurance Management Platforms: Companies that enable consumers to manage their insurance and claims, including mobile apps that allow users to file claims right at the spot of an accident

Employee Benefits Platforms: Companies that help enterprises build or acquire employee benefits platforms that deliver healthcare and other insurance products to their employees

Enterprise/Commercial Insurance: Companies that offer insurance plans to businesses, including corporations, startups, and freelancers

Health/Travel Insurance: Companies that offer health or travel insurance, either for individuals or for businesses

Insurance Comparison/Marketplace: Companies that serve as a marketplace for consumers to buy insurance of any kind (car to home to health), or compare different insurance providers. These are 3rd party companies that don’t offer insurance plans themselves, but act as a brokerage agent between insurance providers and consumers

Insurance Data/Intelligence: Companies that collect, process, and analyze data analytics and business intelligence for the insurance industry

Insurance Education/Resources: Companies that provide educational material and resources that give information about how insurance works

Insurance Infrastructure/Backend: Companies that help insurance companies with their day-to-day operations, including CRM for agents, communication tools, and claim filing tools

Insurance User Acquisition: Companies that help insurance companies find and manage new leads and then to acquire those leads as clients

Life, Home, Property & Casualty Insurance: Companies that offer life, home, and property insurance, as well as other kinds of insurance such as disability and marriage insurance

P2P Insurance: Companies that offer peer-to-peer insurance, in which a group of policyholders jointly pay for the insurance of an item that they mutually own, share, or rent (such as a car, a house, or media equipment)

Product Insurance: Companies that offer insurance and/or warranties for products that a user purchases, from tech gadgets to diamonds

Reinsurance: Companies that provide insurance products to other insurance companies, helping them hedge their bets and streamline their costs

We are currently tracking 1,220 Insurance Technology companies in 14 categories across 61 countries, with a total of $18 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Insurance Technology startup market report.