Blockchain Technology Exits by Category and by Year – Q3 2017

The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Blockchain Technology sector. The graphics include data through May 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in Blockchain Technology
Exit Activity by Category in Blockchain Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Blockchain Technology category. The Bitcoin Exchanges category leads the sector with 9 acquisitions. The Bitcoin Data Services category is the runner-up with 7 acquisitions.

Exit Activity by Year in Blockchain Technology
Exit Activity by Year in Blockchain Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Blockchain Technology sector by year. 2016 leads the sector with 14 acquisitions and 1 IPO. 2015 is the runner-up with 13 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 942 Blockchain Technology companies in 12 categories across 74 countries, with a total of $3.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Blockchain Technology market report.

Venture Investing in Insurance Technology – Q3 2017

The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Insurance Technology (Insurtech) sector. The graphics include data through July 2017.

Insurtech Venture Investing Q3 2017

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Insurtech category to the number of companies in the category. The Health Insurance category leads in funding at just under $10B. The category with the most startups is Insurance Comparison, with around 375.

Insurtech Category Average Funding Q3 2017

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Insurtech category. The Life, Home, and P&C Insurance category leads the sector with over $200M in average funding per company, followed by the Auto Insurance and Health Insurance categories.

We are currently tracking 1,333 Insurtech companies in 14 categories across 61 countries, with a total of $19 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Insurance Technology market report.

Internet of Things Activity by Selected Investors – Q3 2017

The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through August 2017.

IoT Investor Activity Q3 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds IoT investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by those investors. Major investors into the space include SOSV, Intel, GV, Techstars, and Has Accelerator.

We are currently tracking 1,983 IoT companies in 20 categories across 51 countries, with a total of $37 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

Artificial Intelligence Funding by Round – Q3 2017

The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Artificial Intelligence (AI) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through July 2017.

Artificial Intelligence Funding Amount by Round
Artificial Intelligence Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2006 to 2016, we saw a general increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking in 2016. Earlier stage funding rounds (Series A, B, and C) made up most of the funding amount.

Artificial Intelligence Funding Count by Round
Artificial Intelligence Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2006 to 2016 we’ve seen a general upward trend that peaked in 2014 and 2015, and then declined slightly in 2016. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts.

We are currently tracking 1917 Artificial Intelligence companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $21.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence market report.

Virtual Reality Funding Trends – Q3 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in Virtual Reality (VR) startup funding activity. The graphics include data through July 2017.

VR Funding by Year Q3 2017

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by VR startups for each year. 2016 has the most funding to date at just over $2B.

VR Funding by Vintage Year Q3 2017

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by VR companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2011 have raised the most funding around $1.5B.

We are currently tracking 708 VR companies in 13 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $6.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Virtual Reality market report.

Virtual Reality Companies Founded by Year – Q3 2017

The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Virtual Reality sector. The graphic includes data through July 2017.

Virtual Reality Companies Founded by Year
Virtual Reality Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Virtual Reality companies founded in a certain year. 2015 ranks at the top with around 140 companies founded. 2014 comes in at second with around 108 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 708 Virtual Reality companies in 13 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $6.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Virtual Reality market report.

Average and Median Age by 3D Printing Category – Q3 2017

The following graph shows average and median age in the 3D Printing sector. The graphic includes data through June 2017.

Age by 3D Printing Category
Age by 3D Printing Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each 3D Printing category. The 3D Scanners category ranks as the most mature 3D Printing category with an average age of 13 years and a median age of 10 years. The 3D Printing CAD Software category comes in as the second oldest category, with an average age of around 13 years and a median age of around 12 years.

We are currently tracking 378 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $1.5B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing market report.