Retail Technology Funding Trends – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in Retail Technology startup funding activity. The graphics include data through early February 2017.

Retail Technology Funding By Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Retail Tech startups for each year. 2015 is the best year with just under $9B in funding. 2014 comes in at second place at around $8B in funding.

Retail Technology Funding By Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Retail Tech companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2010 have raised the most funding at around $4.5B.

We are currently tracking 1,543 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $38 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology report and database.

Health Technology Companies Founded by Year – Q1 2017

The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Health Technology sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

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Health Tech Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Health Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2013 ranks at the top with 207 companies founded in that year alone. 2012 is the runner-up with 172 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1775 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $38.4B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology landscape report and database.

Future of Television Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant – Q1 2017

The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Future of Television (TV) startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through February 2017.

Future of TV Logo Map

The above sector map organizes the sector into 11 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

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

  • Heavyweights: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with significant financing.
  • Established: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with less financing.
  • Disruptors: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with significant financing.
  • Pioneers: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with earlier stages of financing.

The definitions of the Future of TV categories are as follows

Multi-Channel Networks: Companies that aggregate content from multiple publishers, such as individual YouTube posters, into one channel.

Social Video Platforms: Companies that provide social networks built around video content, and applications used by the end-users alongside video programs to offer enhanced viewing experiences.

Video Advertising Platforms: Companies that help marketers by finding and aggregating the supply of publisher inventory, operating ad servers that facilitate the delivery of ads from a stored server, and offering marketplaces that connect buyers and sellers over digital advertising space.

Video Analytics Platforms: Companies that measure and provide viewer analytics and social media data around video content to publishers and content creators.

Video Consumption Platforms: Companies that enable users to consume video content through the internet and across multiple screens. They include destination and over-the-top video platforms, as well as set-top boxes and connected TV devices.

Video Creation Platforms: Companies that enable users to create or produce video content to be distributed across the internet or other medium.

Video Discovery Platforms: Companies that help users find and curate relevant video content based on preferences and data analysis, as well as providing viewers with supplemental TV program information (e.g. descriptions, showtimes).

Video Distribution Platforms: Companies that provide a network of servers to deliver content to users based on their geographical location, and platforms that enable users to upload their videos and automatically distribute content across a variety of destinations.

Video Infrastructure Platforms: Companies that provide the backend systems that support video streaming services. These include general infrastructure platforms as well as data management platforms that store and utilize user demographics and consumption data.

Video Licensing Platforms: Companies that manage and monetize the copyright of television, film, and digital video content and syndicate them with advertisements to deliver to publishers.

Video Management Platforms: Companies that handle the organization of video content such as processing videos for uploading, managing ad operations, and tagging video content with metadata to enhance targeted advertising.

We are currently tracking 711 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 37 countries, with a total of $23 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV report and database.

Where in the world are Connected Transportation startups?Q1 2017

The analyses below summarize where Connected Transportation innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through January 2017.

Transportation Startup Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Connected Transportation companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with over 500 companies.

Transportation VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Connected Transportation startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $28B.

We are currently tracking 1,072 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $53B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation landscape report and database.

Marketing Technology Startup Landscape Trends and Insights – Q1 2017

Here is our Q1 2017 summary report on the Marketing Technology startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends and insights, and recent funding and exit events.

We are currently tracking 1,513 Marketing Technology companies in 15 categories across 54 countries, with a total of $23 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Marketing Technology landscape report and database.

Average and Median Age by Insurance Technology Category – Q1 2017

The following graph shows average and median age in the Insurance Technology sector. The graphic includes data through January 2017.

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Average and Median Age by Insurance Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Insurance Technology category. The Reinsurance category ranks as the most mature Insurance Technology category with an average age of 23 years and a median age of 16 years. The Life, Home, P&C Insurance category comes in as the second oldest category, with a average age of 14 years and a median age of 15 years.

We are currently tracking 1101 Insurance Technology companies in 14 categories across 54 countries, with a total of $17.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Insurance Technology landscape report and database.

Internet of Things Exits by Category and by Year – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Internet of Things sector. The graphics include data through October 2016.

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Exit Activity by Category in IoT

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Internet of Things category. The IoT Software Platforms category leads the sector with 8 IPOs and 26 acquisitions. The IoT Home and IoT Components categories follow behind with 3 IPOs and 13 acquisitions, and 8 IPOs and 8 acquisitions, respectively.

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Exit Activity by Year in IoT

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Internet of Things by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 1 IPO and 34 acquisitions, with 2015 following behind with 4 IPOs and 25 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 1679 IoT companies in 20 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $29 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.