Blockchain Technology Activity by Selected Investors – Q1 2017

The following graph summarizes the investor activity in the Blockchain Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through January 2017.

Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology Investor Activity Q1 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Blockchain Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. The Digital Currency Group takes the lead in both metrics, with over 60 total investments into the space and just under 50 companies backed. Other major investors include Blockchain Capital, Pantera Capital, and 500 Startups.

We are currently tracking 914 Blockchain Technology companies in 12 categories across 73 countries, with a total of $2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Blockchain Technology landscape report and database.

Bitcoin/Blockchain Exits by Category and by Year – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Bitcoin/Blockchain sector. The graphics include data through January 2017.

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Exit Activity by Category in Blockchain Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Bitcoin/Blockchain category. The Bitcoin Exchanges category leads the sector with 10 acquisitions. The Bitcoin News/Data category is the runner-up with 7 acquisitions.

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Exit Activity by Year in Blockchain Technology

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

We are currently tracking 913 Bitcoin and Blockchain companies in 12 categories across 73 countries, with a total of $2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Bitcoin and Blockchain landscape report and database.

Average Age by Blockchain Technology Category – Q1 2017

The following graph shows the average age by category in the Bitcoin sector. The graphic includes data through January 2017.

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The above graph summarizes the average age of companies in each Bitcoin category. The Bitcoin Infrastructure category has the highest average age at around 4.75 years. Other categories with higher average ages include Bitcoin Mining, Bitcoin Gambling, and Bitcoin News/Data.

We are currently tracking 899 Bitcoin companies in 12 categories across 73 countries, with a total of $1.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Bitcoin landscape report and database.

Where in the World are Blockchain Startups? – Q1 2017

The analyses below summarize where Bitcoin and Blockchain innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through January 2017.

Bitcoin/Blockchain Company Count by Country
Bitcoin/Blockchain Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Bitcoin and Blockchain companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with over 340 companies.

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Bitcoin/Blockchain Technology VC Funding by Country
The above map shows the amount of total Bitcoin and Blockchain startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $1B.

We are currently tracking 897 Bitcoin and Blockchain companies in 12 categories across 73 countries, with a total of $1.9B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Bitcoin and Blockchain landscape report and database.

Bitcoin/Blockchain Companies Founded by Year – Q1 2017

The following graph shows the founding date distribution in the Bitcoin/Blockchain sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

Bitcoin/Blockchain Companies Founded by Year
Bitcoin/Blockchain Companies Founded by Year
The above graph summarizes the number of Bitcoin/Blockchain companies founded in a certain year. 2014 ranks at the top with 162 companies founded in that year. 2013 is close behind with 137 companies founded.

We are currently tracking 897 Bitcoin and Blockchain companies in 12 categories across 74 countries, with a total of $1.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Bitcoin and Blockchain landscape report and database.

Blockchain Funding Trends – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in Bitcoin and Blockchain funding activity.

Blockchain Startup Funding by Year
Blockchain Startup Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Blockchain startups for each year. 2016 is the best year so far with around $700M in funding. 2015 comes in at second place with just over $600M in funding.

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Blockchain Startup Vintage Funding

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Blockchain companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2014 have raised the most funding at just under $500M, followed by those founded in 2013 which have raised about $440M.

We are currently tracking 896 Bitcoin and Blockchain companies in 12 categories across 74 countries, with a total of $1.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Bitcoin report and database.

Bitcoin/Blockchain Startup Landscape Trends and Insights – Q1 2017

A report providing an overview of the Bitcoin/Blockchain startup landscape, graphical trends and insights, and recent funding and exit events. Click here to see this entire deck on our new blog.

We are currently tracking 893 Bitcoin and Blockchain companies in 12 categories across 74 countries, with a total of $1.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Bitcoin and Blockchain landscape report and database.