Internet of Things Exits by Category and by Year – Q3 2017

The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Internet of Things sector. The graphics include data through August 2017.

Internet of Things Exits by Category
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 39 acquisitions. The IoT Home category follows behind with 4 IPOs and 25 acquisitions.

Internet of Things Exits by Year
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 2 IPOs and 53 acquisitions, with 2015 following behind with 7 IPOs and 31 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 2067 IoT companies in 20 categories across 53 countries, with a total of $42.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT market report.

Venture Investing in the Internet of Things – Q3 2017

The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Internet of Things (IoT) sector. The graphics include data through August 2017.

Internet of Things Venture Investing by Category
Internet of Things Venture Investing by Category

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each IoT category to the number of companies in the category. The IoT Software category leads in funding at around $5B. IoT Home leads in company count at just over 300 companies.

Internet of Things Average Funding by Category
Internet of Things Average Funding by Category

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each IoT category. The IoT Enterprise category leads the sector with around $76M in average funding per company, followed by the IoT Automotive category with around $67M in average funding per company.

We are currently tracking 2062 IoT companies in 20 categories across 53 countries, with a total of $42.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

Age by Category in Internet of Things – Q3 2017

The following graph shows average and median age in the Internet of Things sector. The graphic includes data through August 2017.

Internet of Things Age by Category
Internet of Things Age by Category

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 around 12.1 years, followed by the IoT Hardware Platforms category with an average age of around 11.8 years. IoT Components, IoT Utilities and Energy, and IoT City and Buildings categories all have the highest median age at around 8.5 years. On the other hand, IoT Tags and Jewelry category is the youngest Internet of Things category with an average age of 5 years and a median age of 4.5 years.

We are currently tracking 2055 IoT companies in 20 categories across 53 countries, with a total of $42.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT market report.

Where in the World Are IoT Startups? – Q3 2017

The analyses below summarize where Internet of Things (IoT) innovations are occurring. The graphics includes data through August 2017.

Internet of Things Company Count by Country
Internet of Things Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of IoT companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 1200 companies.

Internet of Things VC Funding by Country
Internet of Things VC Funding by Country

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 $27B.

We are currently tracking 2024 IoT companies in 20 categories across 52 countries, with a total of $41.5B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT market report.

Internet Of Things (IoT) Companies Founded by Year – Q3 2017

The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Internet of Things sector. The graphic includes data through August 2017.

Internet of Things Companies Founded by Year
Internet of Things Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Internet of Things companies founded in a certain year. 2014 ranks at the top with around 343 companies founded in that year alone. 2013 is the runner-up with 300 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 2004 IoT companies in 20 categories across 52 countries, with a total of $39.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

Internet of Things Funding Trends – Q3 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in Internet of Things (IoT) startup funding activity. The graphics include data through August 2017.

IoT Q3 2017 Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by IoT startups for each year. 2014 has the most funding to date at just under $7B.

IoT Q3 2017 Vintage Year Funding

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by IoT companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2012 have raised the most funding around $3.6B.

We are currently tracking 1,998 IoT companies in 20 categories across 52 countries, with a total of $39 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

Internet Of Things Funding by Round – Q3 2017

The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Internet of Things space. Please note these graphics are made using data through August 2017.

Internet of Things Funding Amount by Round
Internet of Things Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2006 to 2016, we saw a general increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking in 2014 and 2016. Up till 2013 all rounds of funding except for Seed saw approximately equal amounts during these years. After 2013 earlier stage rounds (Series A, B, and C) and Late Stage round make up a larger share of the total amount.

Internet of Things Funding Count by Round
Internet of Things Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2006 to 2016 we’ve seen an upward trend that peaked in 2015 and declined sharply thereafter. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts.

We are currently tracking 1991 IoT companies in 20 categories across 52 countries, with a total of $38.2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.