Energy Technology Activity by Selected Investors – Q1 2017

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

Energy Technology Q1 2017 Investor Activity

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 747 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $46 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

Energy Technology Exits by Category and by Year – Q1 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.

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 744 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $46B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

Energy Technology Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant – Q1 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 March 2017.

Energy Technology Q1 2017 Logo Map

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

Energy Technology Innovation Quadrant Q1 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 743 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $44 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology report and database.

Energy Technology Landscape Trends and Insights  – Q1 2017

Here is our Q1 2017 summary report on the Energy 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 743 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $44 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.

Venture Investing in Energy Technology – Q1 2017

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

Energy Tech Q1 2017 Venture Investing

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 takes the lead in both metrics, with a total funding at over $16B and a total company count of around 165.

Energy Tech Q1 2017 Category Average Funding

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Energy Technology category. The Solar Energy category leads the sector with around $155M in average funding per company, followed by the Wind Energy and Geothermal Energy categories.

We are currently tracking 743 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $44B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

Average and Median Age by Energy Technology Category – Q1 2017

The following graph shows average and median age in the Energy Technology sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

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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 and Traditional Enhancements category have the highest average age at 25 years, followed by the Hydropower Energy category with an average age of 21 years. 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 743 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $44.3B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.

Where in the world are Energy Technology startups? Q1 2017

The analyses below summarize where Energy Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

Energy Technology Company Count by Country

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

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 742 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $44B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.