Retail Technology Funding Trends – Q3 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in Retail Technology startup funding activity. The graphics include data through April 2017.

Retail Tech Q3 2017 Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Retail Tech startups for each year. 2015 has the most funding to date at around $9B.

Retail Tech Q3 2017 Vintage Year Funding

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Retail Tech companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2012 have raised the most funding just over $4.5B.

We are currently tracking 1,658 Retail Tech companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $51 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

Retail Technology Funding by Round – Q3 2017

The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Retail Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through April 2017.

Retail Technology Funding Amount by Round
Retail Technology Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2009 to 2015, we saw a general increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking once in 2011 and peaking by more than twice that amount in 2015. With the exception of Seed funding, all other rounds of funding saw approximately equal amounts during these years. After 2015 the overall sector funding saw a sharp decline.

Retail Technology Funding Count by Round
Retail Technology Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2006 to 2014 we’ve seen a steep upward trend that peaked in 2014, dipped slightly in 2015, and then declined sharply in 2016. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts.

We are currently tracking 1657 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $50.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

Retail Technology Activity by Selected Investors through Q3 2017

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

Retail Technology Investor Activity Q3 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Retail Tech investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Major investors into the space include Sequoia Capital, 500 Startups, SV Angel, Accel Partners, and GV.

We are currently tracking 1,649 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $50 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

Retail Technology Exits by Category and by Year – Q3 2017

The following two graphs show exit activity in the Retail Technology sector. The graphics include data through April 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in Retail Technology
Exit Activity by Category in Retail Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Retail Technology category. The In-Store Experience category is leading the sector with 23 acquisitions and 5 IPOs, followed by the Marketing Platforms category with 24 acquisitions and 1 IPO.

Exit Activity by Year in Retail Technology
Exit Activity by Year in Retail Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Retail Technology sector by year. 2015 leads the sector with 49 acquisitions and 5 IPOs, followed by 2014 with 41 acquisitions and 1 IPO.

We are currently tracking 1646 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $49.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

Venture Investing in Retail Technology through Q2 2017

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

Retail Tech Venture Investing Q2 2017

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Retail Tech category to the number of companies in the category. The Point-Of-Sale Payments category leads in funding at around $8B. The Marketing Platforms category leads in the number of startups with about 180.

Retail Tech Category Average Funding Q2 2017

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Retail Tech category. The Local Daily Deals category leads the sector with just under $120M in average funding per company, followed by the POS Payments and In-Store Experience categories.

We are currently tracking 1,637 Retail Tech companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $49B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

Average and Median Age by Retail Technology Category – Q2 2017

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

Age by Retail Technology Category
Age by Retail Technology Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Retail Technology category. The Local Daily Deals category ranks as the most mature Retail Technology category with an average age of around 11 years and a median age of 7 years. Made to Measure Customization comes in as the second oldest category, with a average age of around 10 years and a median age of 7 years.

We are currently tracking 1628 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $48.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

Where in the world are Retail Technology startups? Q2 2017

The analyses below summarize where Retail Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through April 2017.

Retail Tech Q2 2017 Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Retail Tech companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 900 companies.

Retail Tech Q2 2017 VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Retail Tech startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $28B.

We are currently tracking 1,622 Retail Tech companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $48B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.