Average and Median Age by Energy Technology Category – Q1 2017

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

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Average and Median Age by Energy Tech Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Energy Technology category. The Fuel Cell Technology category and Traditional Enhancements category have the highest average age at 25 years, followed by the Hydropower Energy category with an average age of 21 years. Fuel Cell Technology category has the highest median age at 17 years, followed by the Geothermal Energy category with a median age of 14 years.

We are currently tracking 743 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $44.3B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.

Energy Technology Companies Founded by Year – Q1 2017

The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Energy Technology sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

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Energy Tech Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Energy Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2007 ranks at the top with around 66 companies founded in that year alone. 2010 and 2013 are roughly tied for second, with 54 and 53 companies founded in each year respectively.

We are currently tracking 739 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $42.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.

Energy Technology Funding by Type – Q1 2017

The following two graphs summarize the types of funding going into the Energy Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through October 2016.

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Energy Tech Funding by Type – Amount

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by type. From 2007 to 2013, we’ve seen a large increase in the amount of Mid and Late Stage funding events (Series B, C, D, and Late Stage). The amount of overall funding has also seen large growth since 2007 and then somewhat decreased after 2013.

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Energy Tech Funding by Type – Count
The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by type. Over the past decade we’ve seen a gradual upward trend that peaked in 2013 and dipped sharply after 2015. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A, B, and C) have seen the largest growth in the number of funding events.

We are currently tracking 732 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $42.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.

Venture Investing In Energy Technology – Q4 2016

The following graph shows venture investing and company count in the Energy Technology sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

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Venture Investing in Energy Technology
The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Energy Technology category to the number of companies in the category. The Solar Energy category leads the sector with $16.1B in total funding and 159 companies in total company count. Energy Infrastructure is the runner-up with $9.5B in total funding and 156 companies.

We are currently tracking 723 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $41.2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.