Where in the World are Internet of Things Startups? – Q1 2017

The analyses below summarize where Internet of Things (IoT) innovations are occurring.

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The above map shows the number of IoT startups located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 930 companies.

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The above map shows the amount of total IoT startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $16B.

We are currently tracking 1,544 Internet of Things companies in 20 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $27 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

Internet of Things Companies Founded by Year – Q4 2016

The following graph shows the founding date distribution in the Internet of Things sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

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IoT Companies Founded by Year
The above graph summarizes the number of Internet of Things companies founded in a certain year. 2013 ranksĀ at the top with 236 companies founded in that year. 2014 is close behind with 227 companies founded.

We are currently tracking 1542 Internet of Things companies in 20 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $26.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

Internet of Things Activity by Selected Investors – Q4 2016

Internet of Things (IoT) Activity by Selected Investors
Internet of Things (IoT) Activity by Selected Investors

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Internet of Things (IoT) investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. SOSV takes the lead in both categories, making the highest number of investments (around 70) and backing the most companies (over 45). Techstars, Intel Capital, and Khosla Ventures round out the top of the list.

We are currently tracking 1,520 Internet of Things companies in 20 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $26.32 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

Average Funding by Internet of Things Category – Q4 2016

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Average Funding by IoT Category
The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Internet of Things category. The IoT Enterprise category leads the sector with around $78M in average funding per company, followed by the IoT Utilities/Energy category with about $69M in average funding per company.

We are currently tracking 1515 Internet of Things companies in 20 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $26.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

Internet of Things Funding Trends – Q4 2016

IoT Startup Funding over Time

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Internet of Things (IoT) startups for each year. 2014 is the best year so far with over $5B in funding. 2016 comes in at second place with just around $4.75B raised to date.

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The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by IoT companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2011 have raised the most funding at just under $3B, followed by those founded in 2012 which have raised about $2B.

We are currently tracking 1,504 Internet of Things companies in 20 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $26 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

Internet of Things Exits by Category and by Year – Q4 2016

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Internet of Things Exits by Category

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Internet of Things category. The IoT Software Platforms category leads the sector with 8 IPOs and 26 acquisitions. The IoT Home and IoT Components categories follow behind with 3 IPOs and 13 acquisitions, and 8 IPOs and 8 acquisitions, respectively.

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Internet of Things Exits by Year
The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Internet of Things by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 1 IPO and 34 acquisitions, with 2015 following behind with 4 IPOs and 25 acquisitions.
We are currently tracking 1500 IoT companies in 20 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $25.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

Average and Median Age by Internet of Things Category – Q4 2016

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The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Internet of Things (IoT) category. The IoT Industrial category has the highest average age at just under 14 years. IoT Components and IoT Utilities/Energy have the highest median age, at just under 10 years.

We are currently tracking 1,490 IoT companies in 20 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $25.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.