Transportation Technology Funding in 2019 Projected To Increase From 2018

How is the funding environment shaping up for transportation technology in 2019? As we pass the mid-year mark, let’s see how the year-to-date metrics compare to the historical trends. The graph below shows transportation technology total funding by year, stacked by quarters.

Transportation Technology Funding Over Time
Transportation Technology Funding Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, transportation technology has amassed $21.7B through Q1 and Q2 of this year. This amount represents 56% of the total funding in 2018, and 111% of the funding through Q2 in 2018. The top three funding events in Q2 2019 include a $1.4B round into NIO, a $1.2B round into Cruise, and a $1B round into Uber.

A straight-line projection of the completed funding this year would result in $43.4B, which is 112% of the total 2018 funding. By the same token, a weighted quarterly average projection of 2019 funding would result in $43.1B, which exceeds the total 2018 funding by 11%. Therefore, based on the mid-year data, transportation technology funding in 2019 is projected to increase from the funding in 2018.

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