Energy Technology Report Highlights  – Q4 2018

Here is our Q4 2018 summary report on the energy technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Blockchain Technology Funding Continues Upward Growth in 2018

Let’s look back on 2018 and examine how funding in the blockchain technology sector compares to previous years. The graphic below shows the total annual blockchain technology funding amounts over time.

Blockchain Technology Funding Amount Over Time
Blockchain Technology Funding Amount Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, 2018 experienced the highest blockchain technology funding on record at $4.1B. It represents a 28% increase from the previous year’s funding. Over the past 5 years, blockchain technology funding showed staggering growth with a CAGR of 87%.

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Health Technology Investors With the Most Activity

The health technology industry has seen $84B in total all time funding. Let’s analyze the investors financing the health technology sector and identify the most active firms.

The graphic below highlights health technology investors based on the number of investments made in the sector. If an investor participates in two investment rounds in the same company (such as a Series A and Series B), that would qualify as two investments for this analysis.

Health Technology Investors with Most Investments
Health Technology Investors with Most Investments

As the graphic demonstrates, New Enterprise Associates has made the most bets in the health technology sector with 88 investments. Khosla Ventures follows with 80 investments. Examples of companies that New Enterprise Associates has invested in include Bright Health, Paladina Health, 23andMe, and Collective Health. The two CVCs rounding out the list include GE Ventures and GV.

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Virtual Reality Report Highlights  – Q4 2018

Here is our Q4 2018 summary report on the virtual reality startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Regulatory Technology Report Highlights  – Q4 2018

Here is our Q4 2018 summary report on the regulatory technology startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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IoT Investors With the Most Activity

The internet of things (IoT) industry has seen $77B in total all time funding. Let’s analyze the investors making bets into IoT and identify the most active firms.

The graphic below shows IoT investors based on their number of investments into the sector. If an investor participates in two investment rounds in the same company (such as a Series A and Series B), that would qualify as two investments for this graphic.

IoT Investors with Most Investments
IoT Investors with Most Investments

As the graphic demonstrates, SOSV has made the most bets in the IoT sector with 145 investments. Techstars follows with 82 investments. Examples of companies that SOSV invested in include Leap Motion, Particle, Nura, and Bloomlife. It’s interesting to note that Intel Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, and GE Ventures are on this list, as sometimes they operate as corporate investors in this space. Let’s see which investors make their way onto this list in 2019!

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Fintech Exit Activity Reached Record Year in 2018

Now that 2018 is complete, let’s see how exit activity for financial technology (fintech) compares to previous years. The graphic below shows the total annual fintech exit events over time.

FinTech Exits Over Time
FinTech Exits Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, fintech exit activity had the highest year on record in 2018 with 89 exit events. It represents a 2% increase from the previous year’s exit activity. In addition, fintech exit activity grew at a CAGR of 41% over the past 5 years. It’ll be interesting to see if its exit activity will drop in 2019 or reach even higher levels.

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