Where in the world are Retail Technology startups? Q1 2017

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

Retail Technology Company Count by Country Q1 2017

The above map shows the number of Retail Technology companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 880 companies.

Retail Technology VC Funding by Country Q1 2017

The above map shows the amount of total Retail Technology startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $24B.

We are currently tracking 1,559 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $38B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.

Average and Median Age by Health Technology Category – Q1 2017

The following graph shows average and median age in the Health Technology sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

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Average and Median Age by Health Tech Category

The above graph summarizes the average and median age of companies in each Health Technology category. The Electronic Health/Medical Records category has the highest average age at 14 years, and the Healthcare Robotics category has the highest median age, also at 14 years.

We are currently tracking 1796 Health Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $40.2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology landscape report and database.

Venture Investing in Connected Transportation – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Connected Transportation sector. The graphics include data through January 2017.

Connected Transportation Venture Investing Q1 2017

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Connected Transportation category to the number of companies in the category. The Ride Hailing category takes the lead in total funding at just over $30B. Automotive Telematics has the most number of startups at around 200.

Connected Transportation Category Average Funding Q1 2017

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Connected Transportation category. The Ride Hailing category leads the sector with around $375M in average funding per company, followed by the Smart City/Mobility and Autonomous/Assisted Car categories.

We are currently tracking 1,083 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $57B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation landscape report and database.

Insurance Technology Exits by Category and by Year – Q1 2017

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

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Exit Activity by Category in Insurance Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Insurance Technology category. The Insurance Infrastructure/Backend category leads the sector with 20 acquisitions and 4 IPOs. The Insurance Comparison category is the runner-up with 14 acquisitions and 7 IPOs.

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Exit Activity by Year in Insurance Category

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Insurance Technology by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 22 acquisitions. 2014 is the runner-up with 10 acquisitions and 3 IPOs.

We are currently tracking 1145 Insurance Technology companies in 14 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $17.5B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Insurance Technology landscape report and database.

Blockchain Technology Activity by Selected Investors – Q1 2017

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

Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology Investor Activity Q1 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Blockchain Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. The Digital Currency Group takes the lead in both metrics, with over 60 total investments into the space and just under 50 companies backed. Other major investors include Blockchain Capital, Pantera Capital, and 500 Startups.

We are currently tracking 914 Blockchain Technology companies in 12 categories across 73 countries, with a total of $2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Blockchain Technology landscape report and database.

Internet Of Things Funding by Round – Q1 2017

The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Internet of Things space. Please note these graphics are made using data through October 2016.

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IoT Funding by Round by Year – Funding Amount

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 2016. Up till 2013 all rounds of funding except for Seed saw approximately equal amounts during these years. After 2013 earlier stage rounds (Series A, B, and C) make up a larger share of the total amount.

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IoT Funding by Round by Year – Event Count

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2006 to 2015 we’ve seen an 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 1738 IoT companies in 20 categories across 50 countries, with a total of $30.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things landscape report and database.

Artificial Intelligence Funding Trends – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup funding activity. The graphics include data through October 2016.

AI Funding by Year Q1 2017

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by AI startups for each year. 2016 is the best year with around $2.5B in funding. 2015 comes in at second place at just under $2B in funding.

AI Vintage Year Funding Q1 2017

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by AI companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2012 have raised the most funding at around $1.4B.

We are currently tracking 1,675 Artificial Intelligence companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $13 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence report and database.