Where in the World are Energy Technology Startups? – Q4 2016

The analyses below summarize where Energy Technology innovations are occurring.

Energy Technology Startup Count by Country
Energy Technology Startup Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Energy Technology startups located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 460 companies.

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Energy Technology VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Energy Technology startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $31B.

We are currently tracking 722 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $41 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.

Energy Technology Activity by Selected Investors – Q4 2016

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Energy Technology Activity by Selected Investors
The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Energy Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique EnergyTech companies funded by selected investors. Kleiner Perkins take the lead in both categories, both making the highest number of investments (63) and backing the most companies (28). DFJ, Khosla Ventures, and Vantage Point Capital round out the top of the list.

We are currently tracking 722 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $41 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.

Energy Technology Category Innovation Quadrant – Q4

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Energy Technology Category Innovation Quadrant
Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Energy 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 Energy Technology categories represented in the above Innovation Quadrant are as follows:

Bioenergy: Companies that generate energy from biomass. Examples include bioenergy development, research, and monitoring.

Carbon Management: Technologies that aim to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions. Examples include solutions that capture, sequester, and store carbon emissions, carbon emission data analytics, and carbon emission recycling.

Consumer Energy Efficiency Tools: Companies that enables consumers to be more efficient with their energy use. Examples include monitoring devices, predictive/proactive devices, and solutions allowing for the streamlined application of renewable energies.

Energy Infrastructure: Enabling technologies in the production of energy. Examples include smart metering, energy monitoring/data analytics, and smart grid optimization.

Energy Production By-Product Management: Solutions that reduce waste from energy production as well as solutions that recover energy from the production of waste. Examples include treatment of waste water from fracking, treatment of nuclear waste, and conversion of non-recyclable waste into energy.

Energy Storage: New innovations in storing energy to level peak energy demand and store excess renewable energy. Examples include battery solutions, as well as storage brokers and dealers.

Fuel Cell Technology: Companies that generate power by using hydrogen and oxygen for fuel. Examples include fuel cell development, research, and monitoring.

Geothermal Energy: Companies that use geothermal power to generate electricity. Examples include geothermal energy development, design, and monitoring.

Hydropower Energy: Companies that generate power from the energy of moving water. Examples include wave energy converters, run-of-the-river systems, as well as project management and monitoring solutions.

Solar Energy: Companies that generate power by converting sunlight into electricity. Examples include solar panel manufacturers, designers, installers, and monitoring solutions.

Traditional Energy Enhancements: Technologies that improve the effectiveness and sustainability of traditional energy sources. Examples include solutions that make fossil fuel emissions cleaner and solutions that improve the efficiency of extraction.

Wind Energy: Companies that generate power using air flow. Examples includes wind turbine manufacturers, designers, installers, and monitoring solutions.

We are currently tracking 721 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 45 countries, with a total of $41 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.

Average Funding by Energy Technology Category – Q4 2016

Energy Technology Average Funding by Category

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Energy Technology category. The Solar Energy category leads the sector with around $160M in average funding per company, followed by the Geothermal Energy category with just under $140M in average funding per company.

We are currently tracking 721 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 45 countries, with a total of $41 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.

Energy Technology Companies Founded by Year – Q4 2016

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Energy Technology 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 719 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 45 countries, with a total of $41.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.

Energy Technology Market Overview – Q4 2016

Energy Technology Market Overview Map

The above sector map organizes the Energy Technology sector into 12 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Bioenergy: Companies that generate energy from biomass. Examples include bioenergy development, research, and monitoring.

Carbon Management: Technologies that aim to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions. Examples include solutions that capture, sequester, and store carbon emissions, carbon emission data analytics, and carbon emission recycling.

Consumer Energy Efficiency Tools: Companies that enables consumers to be more efficient with their energy use. Examples include monitoring devices, predictive/proactive devices, and solutions allowing for the streamlined application of renewable energies.

Energy Infrastructure: Enabling technologies in the production of energy. Examples include smart metering, energy monitoring/data analytics, and smart grid optimization.

Energy Production By-Product Management: Solutions that reduce waste from energy production as well as solutions that recover energy from the production of waste. Examples include treatment of waste water from fracking, treatment of nuclear waste, and conversion of non-recyclable waste into energy.

Energy Storage: New innovations in storing energy to level peak energy demand and store excess renewable energy. Examples include battery solutions, as well as storage brokers and dealers.

Fuel Cell Technology: Companies that generate power by using hydrogen and oxygen for fuel. Examples include fuel cell development, research, and monitoring.

Geothermal Energy: Companies that use geothermal power to generate electricity. Examples include geothermal energy development, design, and monitoring.

Hydropower Energy: Companies that generate power from the energy of moving water. Examples include wave energy converters, run-of-the-river systems, as well as project management and monitoring solutions.

Solar Energy: Companies that generate power by converting sunlight into electricity. Examples include solar panel manufacturers, designers, installers, and monitoring solutions.

Traditional Energy Enhancements: Technologies that improve the effectiveness and sustainability of traditional energy sources. Examples include solutions that make fossil fuel emissions cleaner and solutions that improve the efficiency of extraction.

Wind Energy: Companies that generate power using air flow. Examples includes wind turbine manufacturers, designers, installers, and monitoring solutions.

We are currently tracking 717 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 45 countries, with a total of $41.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology landscape report and database.

Introducing the Energy Technology Startup Ecosystem

We cover many emerging sectors in the startup ecosystem. Today we would like to introduce our coverage of the Energy Technology startup ecosystem. As of now, we are tracking 570 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories, with a total of $26 Billion in funding. To see the full list Energy Technology companies, contact us at info@venturescanner.com.

Energy Technology Visual Map

Solar Energy: Companies that generate power by converting sunlight into electricity. Examples include solar panel manufacturers, designers, installers, and monitoring solutions.

Wind Energy: Companies that generate power using air flow. Examples includes wind turbine manufacturers, designers, installers, and monitoring solutions.

Geothermal Energy: Companies that use geothermal power to generate electricity. Examples include geothermal energy development, design, and monitoring.

Hydropower Energy: Companies that generate power from the energy of moving water. Examples include wave energy converters, run-of-the-river systems, as well as project management and monitoring solutions.

Bioenergy: Companies that generate energy from biomass. Examples include bioenergy development, research, and monitoring.

Energy Production By-Product Management: Solutions that reduce waste from energy production as well as solutions that recover energy from the production of waste. Examples include treatment of waste water from fracking, treatment of nuclear waste, and conversion of non-recyclable waste into energy.

Energy Storage: New innovations in storing energy to level peak energy demand and store excess renewable energy. Examples include battery solutions, as well as storage brokers and dealers.

Energy Infrastructure: Enabling technologies in the production of energy. Examples include smart metering, energy monitoring/data analytics, and smart grid optimization.

Traditional Energy Enhancements: Technologies that improve the effectiveness and sustainability of traditional energy sources. Examples include solutions that make fossil fuel emissions cleaner and solutions that improve the efficiency of extraction.

Carbon Management: Technologies that aim to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions. Examples include solutions that capture, sequester, and store carbon emissions, carbon emission data analytics, and carbon emission recycling.

Fuel Cell Technology: Companies that generate power by using hydrogen and oxygen for fuel. Examples include fuel cell development, research, and monitoring.

Consumer Energy Efficiency Tools: B2C tools that helps consumers become more energy efficient. Examples include automated solutions to manage home energy use, energy efficient appliances, and home energy data analytics.

Venture Scanner is your platform for startup landscapes, data, and research. If you would like access to the full Energy Technology landscape and dataset, visit www.venturescanner.com or reach out to info@venturescanner.com.