Average Funding by Retail Technology Category – Q4 2016

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Average Funding by Retail Technology Category
The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Retail Technology category. The Local Daily Deals category leads the sector with around $119M in average funding per company, followed by the Point of Sale Payments category with about $68M in average funding per company.

We are currently tracking 1471 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $32.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.

Health Technology Category Innovation Quadrant – Q4

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Health Technology Category Innovation Quadrant

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

  • Heavyweights: Categories with high average funding and high average age. These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with significant financing.
  • Established: Categories with low average funding and high average age. These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with less financing.
  • Disruptors: Categories with high average funding and low average age. These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with significant financing.
  • Pioneers: Categories with low average funding and low average age. These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with earlier stages of financing.

The definitions of the Health Technology categories represented in the above Innovation Quadrant are as follows:

Clinical Administration and Backend: Companies that help foster management of healthcare-related administrative tasks. Examples include scheduling, patient transfers, billing, and compliance.

Digital Medical Devices & Diagnostics: Companies that manufacture a new generation of IT-enabled medical devices and diagnostic tools for use by doctors and other clinical staff. Examples include tools for use in surgery, monitoring equipment, and detection equipment.

Population Health Management: Services that help manage and analyze patient data across groups of people to create actionable insights for healthcare providers. Examples include population data management, coordinated care across populations, and streamlined reporting on individuals.

Genomics and Personalized Medicine: Companies that utilize human genome data for analytics and disease prevention. Examples include disease-specific genetic testing, more cost-efficient analytic solutions for healthcare providers, and consumer personalized reports.

Electronic Health/Medical Records: Services that create and manage EHR/EMR (Electronic Health/Medical Records) to improve efficiency and effectiveness of medical practices. Examples include platforms that provide electronic medical charts, schedules, prescription tracking, and referral letters.

Doctor Network and Resources: Social services that allow doctors to connect with each other to gain insights and discuss their experiences and expertise. Examples include platforms that allow collaboration across hospitals and social networks that identify and share best practices.

Medical Big Data: Big data and analytics for medical applications. Examples include data management, solutions to normalize and link data across different systems, and predictive analytics.
IoT Health Care: Internet of Things (IoT) focused on consumer and/or at-home health care solutions. Examples include devices that measure and track health vitals.

Doctor and Healthcare Service Search: Services that help patients find the right healthcare solutions. Examples include services to search for doctors, healthcare plans, and specialized healthcare.

Remote Monitoring and Family Care Management: Services that allow families and medical professionals to monitor and manage those in care. Examples include services that provide caregivers to senior citizens as well as alert systems for in-home care.

teleHealth: Services that allow remote treatment and/or consultation between doctors and patients. Examples include solutions that allow patients to video conference their healthcare professionals and/or text/SMS/email for treatment.

Online Health Destination Sites: Websites providing health-related information and resources. Examples include symptom checklists, drug information, and resources that discuss more specific issues.

Health Insurance and Payments: Health insurance exchanges, benefits, and patient payment management platforms that focus on providing more efficient workflow and greater transparency. Examples include health insurance marketplaces and platforms to manage and automate health benefits.

Patient Engagement and Education: Services and platforms that better inform patients about modern medical practices and treatments. Examples include in-hospital multimedia systems and patient relationship management services.

Mobile Fitness/Health Apps: Mobile apps that focus on health and general wellbeing. Examples include apps that keep track of fitness activities, provide structured fitness routines, and provide mindfulness exercises.

IoT Fitness: Internet of Things (IoT) focused on personal fitness and wellness solutions. Examples include wearables that track fitness stats, monitor heart rate, and sports-specific data collection solutions.

Online Health Communities: Social services among patient groups and medical professionals. Examples include online communities that connect similarly situated patients and platforms where doctors provide generalized medical information.

Healthcare Marketing and Campaign Management: Services for hospitals, insurance agencies, and other healthcare services to identify and target potential customers. Examples include health care specific CRM platforms.

Healthcare Mobile Communications/Messaging: Mobile communications services dedicated for hospital use by doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. Examples include secure messaging for doctors, care transition notifications, and shareable notes amongst professionals.

Gamification of Health: Application of game elements to promote behavior-changing health and wellness. Examples include gamification solutions for healthy eating and fitness.

Healthcare Robotics: Companies that create robotics solutions for healthcare. Examples include companies that create robotic prosthetics and robotics solutions for remote patient treatment.

Nutrition Innovations: Companies that help users track and manage their nutrition consumption, as well as those that produce new forms of nutrition. Examples include nutrition-tracking apps, nutrition-planning shopping lists, and plant-based meat products.

We are currently tracking 1582 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 53 countries, with a total of $33.2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology landscape report and database.

3D Printing Category Innovation Quadrant – Q4

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3D Printing Category Innovation Quadrant

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different 3D Printing categories and how they compare with one another.

  • Heavyweights: Categories with high average funding and high average age. These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with significant financing.
  • Established: Categories with low average funding and high average age. These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with less financing.
  • Disruptors: Categories with high average funding and low average age. These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with significant financing.
  • Pioneers: Categories with low average funding and low average age. These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with earlier stages of financing.

The definitions of the 3D Printing categories represented in the above Innovation Quadrant are as follows:

3D Printer Manufacturers: Companies that manufacture 3D printers and accompanying hardware (e.g. injection heads). There are numerous players in this space from large incumbents, to emerging crowdfunded projects.

3D Printing Applications: Companies that highlight specific use cases and advantages of 3D printing (e.g. mass customization). Emerging trends in the space are health, dental, consumer applications (e.g. custom eyewear), rapid manufacturing.

3D Printing CAD Software: Computer Aided Design software that enables users to upload, create, and modify 3D models. Some of the newer CAD software can be used directly through the browser, reducing friction for e-commerce websites or consumer facing services.

3D Printing Communities: Groups and websites that organize multiple users around 3D printing.

3D Printing Marketplaces: Marketplaces that connect two parties around 3D printing products and services. This can include the finalized 3D products (e.g. jewelry, action figures), CAD files, and proposals (e.g. designers looking for bids from manufacturers).

3D Printing Materials: Providers of 3D printing materials such as proprietary plastic filament (e.g. acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) or resin.

3D Printing Networks: 3D printing networks connect to printers via the cloud and enable features such as wireless printing and job reporting.

3D Printing Services: Companies in this category provide 3D printing as an outsourced service for their customers. Services can vary on a spectrum from consulting (e.g. design, create, scan, print) to only managing one aspect of the value chain (e.g. upload your design to print, scanning service only).

3D Scanners: Companies that manufacture scanning equipment used to create digital models of 3D objects. Models can then be reprinted or modified and shared using compatible software. Includes industrial 3D scanners, consumer-focused scanners, and do-it-yourself scanners on crowdfunding websites.

We are currently tracking 363 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 41 countries, with a total of $1.2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing landscape report and database.

Venture Investing In Health Technology – Q4 2016

Venture Investing in Health Technology

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Health Technology category to the number of companies in the category. The Digital Medical Devices category leads the sector in the Total Funding stat with around $4.7B in funding. IoT Healthcare leads in the total count, with over 180 startups in that category alone.

We are currently tracking 1,590 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 54 countries, with a total of $33B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology landscape report and database.

Transportation Technology Exits by Category and by Year – Q4 2016

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Exit Activity by Category in Transportation Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Transportation Technology category. The Telematics category is leading the sector with 25 acquisitions and 12 IPOs.

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Exit Activity by Year in Transportation Technology
The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Transportation Technology by year. 2016 leads the sector with 21 exits, with 2015 in the second place with 19 exits.

We are currently tracking 997 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $47.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology landscape report and dataset.

Insurance Technology Activity by Selected Investors – Q4 2016

Insurance Technology Activity by Selected Investors

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Insurance Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique InsurTech companies funded by selected investors. 500 Startups and NEA take the lead the total number of investments, and 500 Startups also backing to most individual companies. First Round, Index Ventures, and Founders Fund are also players towards the top of the list.

We are currently tracking 1,010 Insurance Technology companies in 14 categories across 53 countries, with a total of $17 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Insurance Technology landscape report and database.

Bitcoin/Blockchain Funding by Type – Q4 2016

The following two graphs summarize the types of funding going into the Bitcoin/Blockchain space.

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Bitcoin/Blockchain Funding by Type by Year – Funding Amount

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by type. In recent years, early to mid-stage funding type events (Seed, Series A, B, and C) have accounted for a substantial amount of total funding.

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Bitcoin/Blockchain Funding by Type by Year – Event Count
The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by type. The general trend over the past few years has been a substantial number of funding events in the Seed stage and a fewer number in the Series A stage, with the funding events in the later stages quickly dropping off.

We are currently tracking 885 Bitcoin/Blockchain Technology companies in 12 categories across 74 countries, with a total of $1.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Bitcoin/Blockchain landscape report and database.