Internet of Things (IoT) Funding Trends through Q2 2017

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

IoT Q2 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 Q2 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 2011 have raised the most funding at around $3.3B.

We are currently tracking 1,919 IoT companies in 20 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $34 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

Artificial Intelligence Companies Founded by Year – Q2 2017

The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Artificial Intelligence sector. The graphic includes data through April 2017.

Artificial Intelligence Companies Founded by Year
Artificial Intelligence Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Artificial Intelligence companies founded in a certain year. 2014 ranks at the top with around 231 companies founded in that year alone. 2013 is the runner-up with 220 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1844 Artificial Intelligence companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $16.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence market report.

Average and Median Age by Virtual Reality Category – Q2 2017

The following graph shows average and median age in the Virtual Reality sector. The graphic includes data through March 2017.

Average/Median Age by Virtual Reality Category
Average/Median Age by Virtual Reality Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Virtual Reality category. The Virtual Augmented Reality category has the highest average age at around 6 years, followed by the VR Enabling Software and 3D Modeling categories with an average age of around 5.7 years each. The VR Enabling Software category has the highest median age at 7 years, followed by the VR Cinema Content category with a median age of 5.5 years.

We are currently tracking 695 Virtual Reality companies in 13 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $6.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Virtual Reality market report.

Where in the world are Financial Technology startups? Q2 2017

The analyses below summarize where Financial Technology (Fintech) innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through April 2017.

Fintech Q2 2017 Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Fintech companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 1100 companies.

Fintech Q2 2017 VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Fintech startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $34B.

We are currently tracking 2,237 Finech companies in 16 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $71B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology market report.

3D Printing Technology Exits by Category and by Year – Q2 2017

The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the 3D Printing Technology sector. The graphics include data through June 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in 3D Printing
Exit Activity by Category in 3D Printing

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each 3D Printing Technology category. The 3D Printer Manufacturers category leads the sector with 6 acquisitions and 8 IPOs. The 3D Printing Services category is the runner-up with 8 acquisitions and 3 IPOs.

Exit Activity by Year in 3D Printing
Exit Activity by Year in 3D Printing

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in 3D Printing Technology by year. 2014 currently leads the sector with 9 acquisitions and 1 IPO. 2013 is the runner-up with 5 acquisitions and 2 IPOs.

We are currently tracking 379 3D Printing Technology companies in 9 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $1.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing Technology market report.

Security Technology Funding by Round – Q2 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 May.

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 912 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 42 countries, with a total of $18.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

3D Printing Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant – Q2 2017

The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the 3D Printing startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through June 2017.

3D Printing Logo Map Q2 2017

The above sector map organizes the sector into 9 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

3D Printing Innovation Quadrant Q2 2017

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different 3D Printing categories and how they compare with one another.

  • Heavyweights: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with significant financing.
  • Established: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with less financing.
  • Disruptors: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with significant financing.
  • Pioneers: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with earlier stages of financing.

The definitions of the 3D Printing categories are as follows

3D Printer Manufacturers: Companies that manufacture 3D printers and accompanying hardware (e.g. injection heads). There are numerous players in this space from large incumbents, to emerging crowdfunded projects.

3D Printing Applications: Companies that highlight specific use cases and advantages of 3D printing (e.g. mass customization). Emerging trends in the space are health, dental, consumer applications (e.g. custom eyewear), rapid manufacturing.

3D Printing CAD Software: Computer Aided Design software that enables users to upload, create, and modify 3D models. Some of the newer CAD software can be used directly through the browser, reducing friction for e-commerce websites or consumer facing services.

3D Printing Communities: Companies that operate groups and websites that organize multiple users around 3D printing.

3D Printing Marketplaces: Companies that connect two parties around 3D printing products and services. This can include the finalized 3D products (e.g. jewelry, action figures), CAD files, and proposals (e.g. designers looking for bids from manufacturers).

3D Printing Materials: Companies that provide 3D printing materials such as proprietary plastic filament (e.g. acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) or resin.

3D Printing Networks: Companies that provide 3D printing networks via the cloud to enable features such as wireless printing and job reporting.

3D Printing Services: Companies in this category provide 3D printing as an outsourced service for their customers. Services can vary on a spectrum from consulting (e.g. design, create, scan, print) to only managing one aspect of the value chain (e.g. upload your design to print, scanning service only).

3D Scanners: Companies that manufacture scanning equipment used to create digital models of 3D objects. Models can then be reprinted or modified and shared using compatible software. Includes industrial 3D scanners, consumer-focused scanners, and do-it-yourself scanners on crowdfunding websites.

We are currently tracking 379 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $1.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing market report.