Venture Scanner Sector Maps (Part 2 of 2)

Our sector maps are snapshots of emerging technology sectors. They show what the different categories in a sector are and how many startups are within each category. They also present a small sampling of the current startups that are innovating in each category.

Last week, we kicked off our sector map update with Part 1. You can read that blog post here.

This post is the second of a two-part series. Below you will find sector maps for Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Marketing Technology, Real Estate Technology, Retail Technology, Security Technology, Transportation Technology, and Virtual Reality.

Artificial Intelligence: 13 categories, 2161 companies, $32B in funding

Artificial Intelligence Sector Map
Artificial Intelligence Sector Map

Internet of Things: 20 categories, 2151 companies, $52B in funding

Internet of Things Sector Map
Internet of Things Sector Map

Marketing Technology: 15 categories, 1771 companies, $33B in funding

Marketing Technology Sector Map
Marketing Technology Sector Map

Real Estate Technology: 12 categories, 1649 companies, $48B in funding

Real Estate Technology Sector Map
Real Estate Technology Sector Map

Retail Technology: 21 categories, 1746 companies, $59B in funding

Retail Technology Sector Map
Retail Technology Sector Map

Security Technology: 14 categories, 1063 companies, $25B in funding

Security Technology Sector Map
Security Technology Sector Map

Transportation Technology: 17 categories, 1238 companies, $117B in funding

Transportation Technology Sector Map
Transportation Technology Sector Map

Virtual Reality: 13 categories, 750 companies, $10B in funding

Virtual Reality Sector Map
Virtual Reality Sector Map

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Venture Scanner Sector Maps (Part 1 of 2)

Our sector maps are snapshots of emerging technology sectors. They show what the different categories in a sector are and how many startups are within each category. They also present a small sampling of the current startups that are innovating in each category.

We will share our most up-to-date sector maps in a two-part series. Below you will find sector maps for the Blockchain Technology, Energy Technology, Financial Technology, Health Technology, Insurance Technology, Video Technology, and 3D Printing sectors.

Blockchain Technology: 12 categories, 1007 companies, $6B in funding

Blockchain Technology Sector Map
Blockchain Technology Sector Map

Energy Technology: 12 categories, 790 companies, $63B in funding

Energy Technology Sector Map
Energy Technology Sector Map

Financial Technology: 16 categories, 2401 companies, $90B in funding

Financial Technology Sector Map
Financial Technology Sector Map

Health Technology: 22 categories, 2139 companies, $64B in funding

Health Technology Sector Map
Health Technology Sector Map

Insurance Technology: 14 categories, 1503 companies, $22B in funding

Insurance Technology Sector Map
Insurance Technology Sector Map

Video Technology: 11 categories, 828 companies, $35B in funding

Video Technology Sector Map
Video Technology Sector Map

3D Printing: 9 categories, 383 companies, $2B in funding

3D Printing Sector Map
3D Printing Sector Map

Stay tuned as we will release the remaining 8 updated sector maps for Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Marketing Technology, Real Estate Technology, Retail Technology, Security Technology, Transportation Technology, and Virtual Reality.

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Blockchain Technology Startup Highlights  – Q4 2017

Here is our Q4 2017 summary report on the Blockchain Technology startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

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

Real Estate Technology Investors Investing More in Fewer Deals

As we have previously shared, the Real Estate Technology (proptech) startup sector is seeing a lot of momentum. How have its funding trends evolved over time? On our Real Estate Technology research platform, we have analyzed the data through 2017 and can conclude that investments into the Real Estate Technology market have become fewer in frequency but larger in amount.

We have come to this conclusion from the following three takeaways:

  • Total funding amounts are seeing strong growth
  • Number of funding events is seeing a decline
  • Average funding per deal is increasing

We will illustrate these takeaways through a series of graphics.

Real Estate Technology Funding Amounts Seeing Strong Growth

Let’s start off by examining the annual real estate tech funding amounts, stacked by quarters.

Real Estate Technology Funding by Quarter
Real Estate Technology Funding by Quarter

This graph illustrates that real estate tech funding saw robust growth at the annual level. Specifically, the funding in 2017 was 162% of that in 2016. In addition, the CAGR in funding amounts from 2012 to 2017 is an impressive 63%.

We have seen that real estate tech funding is showing strong growth, but what about the number of deals?

Real Estate Technology Funding Events Declining

The following graph shows us the annual number of Real Estate Technology funding events, stacked by quarters.

Real Estate Technology Funding Count by Quarter
Real Estate Technology Funding Count by Quarter

The above graphic illustrates that the number of real estate tech funding events saw a healthy upward trend from 2011 to 2015 and declined thereafter. The CAGR in funding events from 2012 to 2017 is still positive at 16%, despite the number of funding events dropping by 76% in 2017 vs. 2016.

We have seen that real estate tech funding amounts are growing steadily but the number of funding events is seeing a decline. Let’s see if the trend in average deal size provides any further clues.

Average Real Estate Technology Funding Deal Size Increasing

The following graph shows the average funding per Real Estate Technology deal over different quarters from 2011 to 2017, as well as the trendline.

Real Estate Technology Average Funding Event Size Over Time
Real Estate Technology Average Funding Event Size Over Time

As we expected, this graphic indicates that the average Real Estate Technology funding per deal has experienced consistent growth over the past few years. The trendline shows that from Q3 2011 to Q4 2017, the average deal size has grown by approximately 350%. This stable upward trend in average deal size demonstrates that while the number of deals has dropped, the investments in Real Estate Technology have indeed become more substantial over time.

Conclusion: Real Estate Technology Investors Are Investing More in Fewer Deals

In summary, we have seen from the above graphics that real estate tech funding amounts experienced strong growth at the annual level, yet its deal count has seen a decline in recent years. Moreover, the average funding per deal has been increasing consistently over time. These takeaways lead us to conclude that the investors in Real Estate Technology are investing more money yet into fewer funding deals. It’ll be interesting to see if this trend continues in 2018.

What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section below.

To learn more about our complete Real Estate Technology research platform, visit us at www.venturescanner.com or contact us at info@venturescanner.com.

Video Technology Sector Overview – Q4 2017

As we reported last week, the Video Technology sector has seen a lot of funding and exit momentum over the past few years. Yet what are the different components of Video Technology and how do they make up this startup ecosystem? On our Video Technology research platform, we have classified the companies in the sector into functional categories. This blog post examines these categories and how they compare with one another through a series of graphics.

Video Advertising Platforms Is the Largest Video Technology Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Logo Map for the Video Technology sector. As of March 2018, we have classified 828 video tech startups into 11 categories which collectively raised $35 billion in funding. The Logo Map highlights the number of companies in each category and a random sampling of these companies.

Video Technology Sector Map
Video Technology Sector Map

We can see from the Logo Map above that Video Advertising Platforms is the largest video tech category with 152 companies. This category is comprised of ad networks that aggregate the supply of publisher inventory, ad servers that facilitate the delivery of ads, and marketplaces that connect ad buyers and sellers. Some example companies in this category include Brightline, Videology, VideoAmp, and Connatix.

We have seen what the different categories in video tech are and how many companies are within each category. What about their funding and maturity in relation to one another? Let’s look at our Innovation Quadrant to find out.

The Established Quadrant Has the Most Video Technology Categories

Our Innovation Quadrant for the video tech sector divides the categories within the sector into four different quadrants according to their average funding and average age.

Video Technology Innovation Quadrant
Video Technology Innovation Quadrant

We can see from our Innovation Quadrant above that the Established quadrant has the most video tech categories at 5. The Video Discovery Platforms and Video Analytics Platforms categories are both in the earlier stages of funding and maturity and thus belong in the Pioneers quadrant. The Social Video Platforms and Video Creation Platforms categories have raised more funding and made their way into the Disruptors quadrant. The Video Licensing Platforms and Video Consumption Platforms categories are in the Heavyweights quadrant for having reached maturity with significant financing.

We’ve now seen how the video tech sector is categorized and the relative stages of innovation for those categories. How do these categories stack up against one another in a holistic view? Let’s look at the Total Funding and Company Count Graph.

Video Consumption Platforms Startups Have the Most Funding

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

Video Technology Total Funding and Company Count by Category
Video Technology Total Funding and Company Count by Category

We can see from the graph above that while Video Advertising Platforms has the most companies in the video tech sector with 152 companies, it’s the Video Consumption Platforms category that leads the sector in total funding with around $10 billion. The Video Consumption Platforms category is comprised of companies that enable users to consume television or video content through the Internet and across multiple screens. Some example companies in this category include Hulu, Dailymotion, Metacafe, and Tubi TV.

Conclusion: Some Video Technology Categories Have Matured; Others Have Large Growth Potential

The graphics above indicate that some Video Technology categories have matured, while others still have large growth potential in their funding and maturity. It will be interesting to see how this sector turns out in 2018.

What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section below.

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

Video Technology Startup Highlights  – Q4 2017

Here is our Q4 2017 summary report on the Video Technology startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

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

Transportation Technology Funding Seeing Significant Growth

As we have previously shared, the Transportation Technology startup sector is seeing a lot of activity. How have its funding trends evolved over time? On our Transportation Technology research platform, we have analyzed the data through 2017 and can conclude that the investments in transportation tech are growing at a significant clip.

We have come to this conclusion from the following three takeaways:

  • Transportation tech funding amounts are growing exponentially
  • The number of transportation tech deals are increasing steadily
  • The number of investors in the space are trending upward

We will illustrate these takeaways with a series of graphics to show the trend of transportation tech investments over time.

Annual Transportation Tech Funding Amounts Growing Exponentially

Let’s start off by examining the annual transportation tech funding amounts, stacked by quarters.

Transportation Technology Funding by Quarter - Stacked
Transportation Technology Funding by Quarter – Stacked

This graph illustrates that transportation tech funding saw explosive growth at the annual level. Specifically, the funding in 2017 was 193% of that in 2016. In addition, the CAGR in funding amounts from 2012 to 2017 is an astonishing 103%.

We have seen that transportation tech funding is showing strong growth, but what about the total number of deals?

Transportation Tech Funding Events Increasing Steadily

The following graph shows us the annual number of transportation tech startup funding deals, stacked by quarters.

Transportation Technology Funding Count by Quarter - Stacked
Transportation Technology Funding Count by Quarter – Stacked

The above graphic illustrates that the number of transportation tech funding events increased steadily over the past few years. In fact, the CAGR in funding events from 2012 to 2017 is 18%. Moreover, the last 4 years have seen more than 300 funding events in each.

We have seen that transportation tech funding amounts skyrocketed and its funding events have shown overall steady growth. Let’s now analyze the investor interest in the sector to complete the picture on the state of transportation tech investments.

Transportation Tech Investor Interest on Upward Trend

To gauge how investors are feeling, let’s look at the total number of transportation tech investors who participated in each financing round.

Transportation Technology Investor Activity by Quarter
Transportation Technology Investor Activity by Quarter

This graph shows that transportation tech investor interest has been on a general upward trend for the past few years. The CAGR in the number of participating investors from 2012-2017 is 25%, and the 2017 total has increased from the 2016 total by 20%.

Conclusion: Investments in Transportation Technology Have Grown Significantly Over Time

In summary, the above graphics show that Transportation Technology funding amounts grew exponentially year over year. In addition, both its funding events and investor interest have been on a general upward trend as well. These takeaways lead us to conclude that transportation tech funding has experienced significant growth over time. The large growth in funding amounts paired with a steady count in funding events implies that the average deal size is growing. It’ll be interesting to see if this trend continues in 2018.

What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section below.

To learn more about our complete Transportation Technology research platform, visit us at www.venturescanner.com or contact us at info@venturescanner.com.