Energy Technology Exits by Category and by Year – Q3 2017

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

Energy Technology Exit Activity by Category
Energy Technology Exit Activity by Category

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Energy Technology category. The Solar Energy category is leading the sector with 18 acquisitions and 18 IPOs. The Energy Infrastructure category is the runner-up with 24 acquisitions and 8 IPOs.

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The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Energy Technology by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 17 acquisitions and 1 IPO, with 2015 following behind with 11 acquisitions and 6 IPOs.

We are currently tracking 765 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 48 countries, with a total of $57.8B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

Venture Investing in Energy Technology – Q3 2017

The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Energy Technology sector. The graphics include data through June 2017.

Energy Tech Q3 2017 Venture Investing

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Energy Tech category to the number of companies in the category. The Solar Energy category leads in both metrics, with a funding of around $18B and over 160 companies.

Energy Tech Q3 2017 Average Funding by Category

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Energy Technology category. The Geothermal Energy category leads the sector with over $180M in average funding per company, followed by the Solar Energy and Wind Energy categories.

We are currently tracking 763 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 48 countries, with a total of $58 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

Average and Median Age by Energy Technology Category – Q3 2017

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

Energy Technology Age by Category
Energy Technology Age by Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Energy Technology category. The Fuel Cell Technology category has the highest average age at 26 years, followed by the Energy Enhancements category with an average age of 23 years. The Fuel Cell Technology category has the highest median age at 17 years, followed by the Geothermal Energy category with a median age of 14 years. Consumer Efficiency is the youngest Energy Technology category with an average age and a median age of 7 years each.

We are currently tracking 762 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 48 countries, with a total of $57.7B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

Where in the world are Energy Technology startups? Q3 2017

The analyses below summarize where Energy Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through June 2017.

Energy Tech Q3 2017 Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Energy Tech companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 475 companies.

Energy Tech Q3 2017 VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Energy Tech startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $1B.

We are currently tracking 760 Energy Tech companies in 12 categories across 48 countries, with a total of $58B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

Energy Technology Companies Founded by Year – Q3 2017

The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Energy Technology sector. The graphic includes data through June 2017.

Energy Technology Companies Founded by Year
Energy Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Energy Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2007 ranks at the top with around 65 companies founded in that year alone. 2010 is the runner-up with 64 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 759 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $50.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

Energy Technology Funding Trends through Q3 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in Energy Technology startup funding activity. The graphics include data through June 2017.

Energy Tech Q3 2017 Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Energy Technology startups for each year. 2016 has the most funding to date at over $12B.

Energy Tech Q3 2017 Vintage Year Funding

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Energy Technology companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2007 have raised the most funding at around $6.5B.

We are currently tracking 759 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $51 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

Energy Technology Funding by Round – Q3 2017

The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Energy Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through June 2017.

Energy Technology Funding Amount by Round
Energy Technology Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2007 to 2013, we’ve seen a large increase in the amount of Mid and Late Stage funding events (Series B, C, D, and Late Stage). The amount of overall funding has also seen large growth since 2007 and then somewhat decreased after 2013.

Energy Technology Funding Count by Round
Energy Technology Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. Over the past decade we’ve seen a gradual upward trend that peaked in 2013 and dipped somewhat after 2015. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A, B, and C) have seen the largest growth in the number of funding events.

We are currently tracking 759 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $50.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.