Bitcoin/Blockchain Companies Founded by Year – Q2 2017

The following graph shows the founding date distribution in the Bitcoin/Blockchain sector. The graphic includes data through January 2017.

Blockchain Technology Companies Founded by Year
Blockchain Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Bitcoin/Blockchain companies founded in a certain year. 2014 ranks at the top with 170 companies founded in that year. 2013 is close behind with 156 companies founded.

We are currently tracking 918 Bitcoin and Blockchain companies in 12 categories across 74 countries, with a total of $2.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Bitcoin and Blockchain market report.

Blockchain Technology Funding Trends – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in Blockchain Technology startup funding activity. The graphics include data through January 2017.

Bitcoin Q1 2017 Funding By Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Blockchain Technology startups for each year. 2016 is the best year with around $775M in funding. 2015 comes in at second with about $600M in funding.

Bitcoin Q1 2017 Vintage Year Funding

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Blockchain Technology companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2013 have raised the most funding at around $470M.

We are currently tracking 916 Blockchain Technology companies in 12 categories across 74 countries, with a total of $2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Blockchain Technology report.

Bitcoin/Blockchain Funding by Round – Q1 2017

The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Bitcoin/Blockchain space. Please note these graphics are made using data through January 2017.

Blockchain Technology Funding Amount by Round
Blockchain Technology Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2010 to 2016, we saw a sharp increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking in 2015 and then declining thereafter. Early to mid-stage funding type events (Seed, Series A, B, and C) have accounted for a substantial amount of total funding.

Blockchain Technology Funding Count by Round
Blockchain Technology Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. The general trend over the past few years has been a substantial number of funding events in the Seed stage and a fewer number in the Series A stage, with the funding events in the later stages quickly dropping off.

We are currently tracking 916 Bitcoin/Blockchain Technology companies in 12 categories across 74 countries, with a total of $2.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Bitcoin/Blockchain 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.

Bitcoin/Blockchain Exits by Category and by Year – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Bitcoin/Blockchain sector. The graphics include data through January 2017.

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Exit Activity by Category in Blockchain Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Bitcoin/Blockchain category. The Bitcoin Exchanges category leads the sector with 10 acquisitions. The Bitcoin News/Data category is the runner-up with 7 acquisitions.

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Exit Activity by Year in Blockchain Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Bitcoin/Blockchain sector by year. 2016 leads the sector with 13 acquisitions and 1 IPO. 2015 is the runner-up with 13 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 913 Bitcoin and Blockchain companies in 12 categories across 73 countries, with a total of $2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Bitcoin and Blockchain landscape report and database.

Venture Investing in Bitcoin – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology sector. The graphics include data through January 2017.

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The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Bitcoin category to the number of companies in the category. The Blockchain Innvations category is leading in funding, with just over $850M. Bitcoin Exchanges takes the lead in company count, at around 225.

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The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Bitcoin category. The Bitcoin Mining category leads the sector with around $27M in average funding per company, followed by the Bitcoin Big Data and Bitcoin Wallet categories.

We are currently tracking 910 Bitcoin companies in 12 categories across 73 countries, with a total of $2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Bitcoin landscape report and database.

Average Age by Blockchain Technology Category – Q1 2017

The following graph shows the average age by category in the Bitcoin sector. The graphic includes data through January 2017.

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The above graph summarizes the average age of companies in each Bitcoin category. The Bitcoin Infrastructure category has the highest average age at around 4.75 years. Other categories with higher average ages include Bitcoin Mining, Bitcoin Gambling, and Bitcoin News/Data.

We are currently tracking 899 Bitcoin companies in 12 categories across 73 countries, with a total of $1.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Bitcoin landscape report and database.