Security Technology Funding Trends – Q3 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in the Security Technology startup funding activity. The graphics include data through July 2017.

Security Technology Total Funding by Year
Security Technology Total Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Security Tech startups for each year. 2015 has the most funding to date at around $3.9B.

Security Technology Funding by Vintage Year
Security Technology Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Security Tech companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2013 have raised the most funding at around $2.1B.

We are currently tracking 977 Security Tech companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $21.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

Security Technology Companies Founded by Year – Q3 2017

The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Security Technology sector. The graphic includes data through July 2017.

Security Technology Companies Founded by Year
Security Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Security Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2014 ranks at the top with around 119 companies founded. 2013 follows as the runner-up with about 101 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 977 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $21.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

Security Technology Funding by Round – Q3 2017

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

Security Technology Funding Amount by Round
Security Technology 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 2015. Asides from Seed Stage, all other rounds of funding saw relatively equal amounts of funding. After 2015 the overall sector funding saw a sharp decline.

Security Technology Funding Count by Round
Security Technology 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 a gradual upward trend that peaked in 2015. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts.

We are currently tracking 972 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $20.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

Security Technology Activity by Selected Investors – Q3 2017

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

Security Tech Investor Activity Q3 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Security Tech investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by those investors. Major investors into the space include Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, Bessemer, Greylock, and Lightspeed.

We are currently tracking 968 Security Tech companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $21 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

Security Technology Exits by Category and by Year – Q3 2017

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

Security Technology Exit Activity by Category
Security Technology Exit Activity by Category

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Security Technology category. The Threat Detection category leads the sector with 16 IPOs and 40 acquisitions. The Identity Security category follows behind with 7 IPOs and 35 acquisitions.

Security Technology Exit Activity by Year
Security Technology Exit Activity by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Security Technology by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 39 acquisitions, with 2017 following behind with 1 IPO and 31 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 958 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $20.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

Venture Investing in Security Technology – Q3 2017

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

Security Tech Venture Investing Q3 2017

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Security Technology category to the number of companies in the category. The Threat Detection category leads in both metrics, with funding at $8.5B and above 250 startups.

Security Tech Category Average Funding Q3 2017

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Security Technology category. The Endpoint Security category leads the sector with around $88M in average funding per company, followed by the Email Security and Computer Forensics categories.

We are currently tracking 949 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $20 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

Security Technology Startup Market Trends and Insights  – Q3 2017

Here is our Q3 2017 summary report on the Security 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 949 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $20 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.