At Venture Scanner, we provide coverage on emerging sectors that have momentum in innovation and startup activity. These are the sectors that are transforming established industries or creating new ones. They are sectors that attract venture capital and corporate strategic interests.
I analyzed all the sectors we are covering and looked at the total companies within the sectors and the percentage of those companies that have been funded.
Broadly, I see 3 groups amongst these sectors.
- Group 1: Bitcoin and 3D Printing have limited funding activity and there are likely opportunities for continued early stage investments as the companies reach product market fits.
- Group 2: Connected Transportation, Marketing Automation, IoT, and Financial Technology have gained traction with investors and are building out their respective industries. These sectors seem poised to attract later stage investments and M&A activity, along with continued early stage opportunities.
- Group 3: Retail Technologies, Future of TV / Video, and Digital Health seem ripe for M&A activity and later stage investments.
What do you conclude from this data?