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.

Energy Technology Activity by Selected Investors – Q2 2017

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

Energy Technology Activity by Selected Investors
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 companies funded by selected investors. Kleiner Perkins takes the lead in both metrics. Other large investors include DFJ, NYSERDA, and Khosla Ventures.

We are currently tracking 755 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $50.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

Energy Technology Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant – Q2 2017

The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Energy Technology startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through June 2017.

Energy Tech Logo Map Q2 2017

The above sector map organizes the sector into 12 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Energy Tech Innovation Quadrant Q2 2017

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Energy Technology 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 Energy Technology categories are as follows

Bioenergy: Companies that generate energy from biomass. Examples include bioenergy development, research, and monitoring.

Carbon Management: Companies that aim to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions. Examples include solutions that capture, sequester, and store carbon emissions, carbon emission data analytics, and carbon emission recycling.

Consumer Energy Efficiency Tools: Companies that enables consumers to be more efficient with their energy use. Examples include monitoring devices, predictive/proactive devices, and solutions allowing for the streamlined application of renewable energies.

Energy Infrastructure: Companies that produce enabling technologies in the production of energy. Examples include smart metering, energy monitoring/data analytics, and smart grid optimization.

Energy Production By-Product Management: Companies that reduce waste from energy production as well as solutions that recover energy from the production of waste. Examples include treatment of waste water from fracking, treatment of nuclear waste, and conversion of non-recyclable waste into energy.

Energy Storage: Companies that offer innovations in storing energy to level peak energy demand and store excess renewable energy. Examples include battery solutions, as well as storage brokers and dealers.

Fuel Cell Technology: Companies that generate power by using hydrogen and oxygen for fuel. Examples include fuel cell development, research, and monitoring.

Geothermal Energy: Companies that use geothermal power to generate electricity. Examples include geothermal energy development, design, and monitoring.

Hydropower Energy: Companies that generate power from the energy of moving water. Examples include wave energy converters, run-of-the-river systems, as well as project management and monitoring solutions.

Solar Energy: Companies that generate power by converting sunlight into electricity. Examples include solar panel manufacturers, designers, installers, and monitoring solutions.

Traditional Energy Enhancements: Companies that improve the effectiveness and sustainability of traditional energy sources. Examples include solutions that make fossil fuel emissions cleaner and solutions that improve the efficiency of extraction.

Wind Energy: Companies that generate power using air flow. Examples includes wind turbine manufacturers, designers, installers, and monitoring solutions.

We are currently tracking 755 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $50 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

Energy Technology Startup Market Trends and Insights  – Q2 2017

Here is our Q2 2017 summary report on the Energy Technology startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends with insights, and recent funding and exit events.

We are currently tracking 755 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $50 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

Energy Technology Exits by Category and by Year – Q2 2017

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

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

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 16 acquisitions and 19 IPOs. The Energy Infrastructure category is the runner-up with 24 acquisitions and 8 IPOs.

Exit Activity by Year in Energy Technology
Exit Activity by Year in Energy Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Energy Technology by year. 2011, 2014, 2015, and 2016 lead the sector with 16 exits in each year, with 2013 in the second place with 12 exits.

We are currently tracking 753 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $50.3B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

Venture Investing in Energy Technology through Q2 2017

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

Energy Tech Venture Investing Q2 2017

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 in both metrics, with around $17B in funding and 160 startups.

Energy Tech Category Average Funding Q2 2017

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Energy Technology category. The Solar Energy category leads the sector with $150M in average funding per company, followed by the Wind Energy and Geothermal Energy categories.

We are currently tracking 752 Energy Transportation companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $48B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Transportation market report.

Average and Median Age by Energy Technology Category – Q2 2017

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

Average and Median Age by Energy Tech Category
Average and Median Age by Energy Tech 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 25 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.

We are currently tracking 752 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $47.5B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.