Transportation Technology Companies Founded by Year – Q1 2017

The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Connected Transportation sector. The graphic includes data through January 2017.

Connected Transportation Companies Founded by Year
Connected Transportation Companies Founded by Year
The above graph summarizes the number of Transportation Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2013 ranks at the top with 101 companies founded. 2012 and 2011 are right behind with 94 and 93 companies founded, respectively.

We are currently tracking 1064 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $51.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology landscape report and database.

Connected Transportation Funding by Type – Q1 2017

The following two graphs summarize the types of funding going into the Connected Transportation space. Please note these graphics are made using data through January 2017.

Connected Transportation Funding Amount by Type
Connected Transportation Funding Amount by Type

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by type. In recent years, we’ve seen a large increase in the amount of Series A and Late Stage funding events. The amount of Series D funding events has seen a large growth in 2014 and then quickly decreased.

Connected Transportation Funding Count by Type
Connected Transportation Funding Count by Type
The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by type. Over the past few years we’ve seen a general upward trend that peaked in 2015 and dipped slightly in 2016. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A, Series B) have seen the largest growth in the number of funding events.

We are currently tracking 1054 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $51.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation landscape report and database.

Transportation Technology Exits by Category and by Year – Q4 2016

Exit Activity by Category in Transportation Technology
Exit Activity by Category in Transportation Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Transportation Technology category. The Telematics category is leading the sector with 25 acquisitions and 12 IPOs.

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Exit Activity by Year in Transportation Technology
The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Transportation Technology by year. 2016 leads the sector with 21 exits, with 2015 in the second place with 19 exits.

We are currently tracking 997 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $47.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology landscape report and dataset.

Transportation Technology Category Innovation Quadrant – Q4

Transportation Technology Category Innovation Quadrant
Transportation Technology Category Innovation Quadrant

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

  • Heavyweights: Categories with high average funding and high average age. These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with significant financing.
  • Established: Categories with low average funding and high average age. These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with less financing.
  • Disruptors: Categories with high average funding and low average age. These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with significant financing.
  • Pioneers: Categories with low average funding and low average age. These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with earlier stages of financing.

The definitions of the Transportation Technology categories represented in the above Innovation Quadrant are as follows:

Auto Clean Tech: Companies that create next-generation solutions seeking to make transportation for friendly towards the environment. Examples include technologies to increase fuel efficiency, lower emissions, and take advantage or renewable fuels.

Auto Fleet Management: Solutions for professional owners of large fleets of vehicles, enabling them to better optimize their total cost of ownership. Examples include solutions for tracking fleet locations, managing repairs and service, and fueling payment systems.

Auto Heads Up Displays (HUD): Technologies that bring “cockpit” style display technologies into the automotive realm. Examples include technologies based cell phones, mounted dashboard projectors, and windshield embedded devices.

Automotive Infotainment: Communication and entertainment services that are integrated/streamlined into an automotive experience. Examples include music libraries, voice activation, telephony, and voice-to-text, for both integrated and after-market solutions.

Automotive Telematics: Companies that provide car owners with better access to specific information about their car. Examples include on-board data readers, diagnostic tools, and notifications to mobile devices for enhanced safety features (such as road-side assistance).

Autonomous & Assisted Cars: Companies that provide various solutions that assist a human in driving a car or work to eliminate the need for a human behind the wheel. Examples include automotive LiDAR, automotive RADAR, and automotive artificial intelligence computing.

Auto Wireless Networking: Companies that offer solutions that help cars communicate wirelessly with the cloud. Examples include wireless chip sets, infrastructure monitoring devices, and data analytics software.

Car Sharing: Companies that provide for the collaborative consumption of cars, enabling consumers to share the cost of auto ownership. Examples include centrally administered micro-rentals and peer-to-peer shared ride arrangement portals.

Enhanced Auto Ownership: Companies that allow for new methodologies to buy, rent, and own cars. Examples include social networks dedicated to cars and car culture, mobile apps for scheduling auto maintenance, and streamlined services to buy/sell cars.

Individualized Insurance: Companies that optimize provide new methodologies for automotive insurance. Examples include comparison websites, metered payments via telematic devices, and personalized quotes based on specific user driving habits.

Intelligent Transit Systems: Companies that enable the sharing of information between cars and infrastructure (also sometimes referred to as V2I). Examples include solutions for collision avoidance, toll booth metering, and traffic routing management.

Mapping, Location, and Route Optimization: Companies that understand where a consumer is and providing recommendations based upon that specific location. Examples include providing local maps, localized advertising, and individualized directions.

Public Transit Enhancement: Companies that aim to encourage the use of public transit options. Examples include real-time tracking of buses, loyalty programs, and simplified ticketing options.

Ride Hailing and Scheduling: Companies that enable consumers to schedule a ride either in real time or for the future. Examples include website booking portals and on-demand mobile applications.

Smart City and Mobility: Companies that provide next generation solutions for increasing sustainability in how transportation is conducted within cities. Examples include all electric vehicles (from full size automobiles to smaller scooters), and distributed energy systems which make it easier for these vehicles to recharge.

Smart Parking Technology: Companies offering solutions that make it easier to park, usually in dense urban environments. Examples include software to manage parking space inventories, real-time inventory information, and mobile payment options.

Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) Communications: Companies which allow for direct vehicle-to-vehicle communication. Examples include technologies for collision avoidance, route optimization, and maintaining the flow of traffic.

We are currently tracking 998 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $47.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology landscape report and database.

Average and Median Age by Transportation Technology Category – Q4 2016

Average and Median Age by Transportation Technology Category
Average and Median Age by Transportation Technology Category
The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Transportation Technology category. The Intelligent Transit Systems category has the highest average age at around 24 years, followed by the V2V Communications category with an average age of 22 years. V2V Communications and Infotainment categories have the highest median age at 19 years, followed by Intelligent Transit Systems and Telematics categories with a median age of 16 years.
We are currently tracking 998 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $47.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology landscape report and database.

Transportation Technology Funding Over Time/Vintage Funding – Q4 2016

Transportation Technology Funding by Year
Transportation Technology Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Transportation Technology companies for each year. 2016 was the best year so far with almost $19B raised; 2015 is in second place with almost $13B raised to date.

Transportation Technology Funding by Vintage Year
Transportation Technology Funding by Vintage Year
The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Transportation Technology companies founded in a certain year. TransportationTech companies founded in 2012 have raised the most funding at around $13.7B, followed by those founded in 2009 which have raised about $11.8B.
We are currently tracking 992 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $47.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology landscape report and database.