Energy Technology Companies Founded by Year – Q1 2017

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

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Energy Tech 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 66 companies founded in that year alone. 2010 and 2013 are roughly tied for second, with 54 and 53 companies founded in each year respectively.

We are currently tracking 739 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $42.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.

Energy Technology Funding Trends – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in Energy Technology funding activity. The graphics include data through early October 2016.

Energy Technology Funding Over Time

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Energy Technology startups for each year. 2016 is the best year with just over $12B in funding. 2013 comes in at second place at around $4B in funding.

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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 over $6.5B, followed by those founded in 2006 which have raised about $4B.

We are currently tracking 737 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $43 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology report and database.

Energy Technology Funding by Type – Q1 2017

The following two graphs summarize the types of funding going into the Energy Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through October 2016.

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Energy Tech Funding by Type – Amount

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by type. 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.

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Energy Tech Funding by Type – Count
The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by type. Over the past decade we’ve seen a gradual upward trend that peaked in 2013 and dipped sharply 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 732 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $42.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.

Venture Investing In Energy Technology – Q4 2016

The following graph shows venture investing and company count in the Energy Technology sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

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Venture Investing in Energy Technology
The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Energy Technology category to the number of companies in the category. The Solar Energy category leads the sector with $16.1B in total funding and 159 companies in total company count. Energy Infrastructure is the runner-up with $9.5B in total funding and 156 companies.

We are currently tracking 723 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $41.2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.

Where in the World are Energy Technology Startups? – Q4 2016

The analyses below summarize where Energy Technology innovations are occurring.

Energy Technology Startup Count by Country
Energy Technology Startup Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Energy Technology startups located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 460 companies.

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Energy Technology VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Energy Technology startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $31B.

We are currently tracking 722 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $41 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.

Energy Technology Activity by Selected Investors – Q4 2016

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Energy Technology Activity by Selected Investors
The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Energy Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique EnergyTech companies funded by selected investors. Kleiner Perkins take the lead in both categories, both making the highest number of investments (63) and backing the most companies (28). DFJ, Khosla Ventures, and Vantage Point Capital round out the top of the list.

We are currently tracking 722 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $41 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.

Energy Technology Companies Founded by Year – Q4 2016

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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 66 companies founded in that year alone. 2010 and 2013 are roughly tied for second, with 54 and 53 companies founded in each year respectively.
We are currently tracking 719 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 45 countries, with a total of $41.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.