Artificial Intelligence Startup Highlights  – Q4 2017

Here is our Q4 2017 summary report on the AI startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

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Financial Technology Startup Highlights  – Q4 2017

Here is our Q4 2017 summary report on the financial technology startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

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Age by Category in Financial Technology – Q3 2017

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

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Age by Category in Financial Technology

The above graph summarizes the average and median age of companies in each Financial Technology category. The Payments Backend category has the highest average age at around 10 years, and the Banking Infrastructure category is the runner-up with an average age of around 9 years. Both the Payments Backend and Banking Infrastructure categories have the highest median age at around 8.5 years. On the other hand, Retail Investing is the youngest Financial Technology category with an average age of around 6 years and a median age of around 5.5 years.

We are currently tracking 2307 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $75.4B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology market report.

Average and Median Age by Transportation Technology Category – Q1 2017

The following graph shows average and median age in the Connected Transportation sector. The graphic includes data through January 2017.

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Average and Median Age by Connected Transportation Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Transportation Technology category. The Intelligent Transit Systems category and V2V Communications category have the highest average age at 22 years, followed by the Infotainment category with an average age of 21 years. V2V Communications category has the highest median age at 19 years, followed by the Infotainment category with a median age of 18 years.

We are currently tracking 1078 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $56.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology landscape report and database.

Venture Investing in Insurance Technology – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Insurance Technology (Insurtech) sector. The graphics include data through January 2017.

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The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Insurtech category to the number of companies in the category. The Health category is leading in funding, with just over $9B. Insurance Comparison takes the lead in company count, at around 280.

Insurance Technology Average Funding by Category

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Insurtech category. The Life, Home, and P&C category leads the sector with around $300M in average funding per company, followed by the Auto Insurance and Health categories.

We are currently tracking 1,102 Insurance Technology companies in 14 categories across 54 countries, with a total of $17B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Insurance Technology landscape report and database.

Artificial Intelligence Funding by Round – Q1 2017

The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Artificial Intelligence (AI) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through October 2016.

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AI Funding by Round by Year – Funding Amount

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. In recent years, we’ve seen a general increase in the amount of funding across the board, with growth in the amount of practically all funding stages.

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AI Funding by Round by Year – Event Count

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. Similar to the earlier graph, we’ve seen a general upward trend over these past few years. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A) make up a larger share of the total count.

We are currently tracking 1630 Artificial Intelligence companies in 13 categories across 73 countries, with a total of $12.2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full AI 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.