Venture Investing in Energy Technology through Q2 2017

The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Energy Technology sector. The graphics include data through March 2017.

Energy Tech Venture Investing Q2 2017

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 in both metrics, with around $17B in funding and 160 startups.

Energy Tech Category Average Funding Q2 2017

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Energy Technology category. The Solar Energy category leads the sector with $150M in average funding per company, followed by the Wind Energy and Geothermal Energy categories.

We are currently tracking 752 Energy Transportation companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $48B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Transportation market report.

Average and Median Age by Energy Technology Category – Q2 2017

The following graph shows average and median age in the Energy Technology sector. The graphic includes data through March 2017.

Average and Median Age by Energy Tech Category
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 has the highest average age at 25 years, followed by the Energy Enhancements category with an average age of 23 years. The 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 752 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $47.5B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

Where in the world are Energy Tech startups? Q2 2017

The analyses below summarize where Energy Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through March 2017.

Energy Technology Company Count by Country Q2 2017

The above map shows the number of Energy Technology companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 475 companies.

Energy Technology VC Funding by Country Q2 2017

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 $33B.

We are currently tracking 752 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $48B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

Energy Technology Companies Founded by Year – Q2 2017

The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Energy Technology sector. The graphic includes data through March 2017.

Energy Technology Companies Founded by Year
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 65 companies founded in that year alone. 2010 is the runner-up with 64 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 752 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $47.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

Energy Technology Funding Trends – Q2 2017

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

Energy Tech Q2 2017 Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Energy Technology startups for each year. 2016 has the most funding to day, at over $12B. 2013 comes in at second with around $4B in funding.

Energy Tech Q2 2017 Vintage Year Funding

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Energy Technology companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2007 have raised the most funding at just under $6.5B.

We are currently tracking 752 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $48 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology report.

Energy Technology Funding by Round – Q2 2017

The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Energy Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through March 2017.

Energy Technology Funding Amount by Round
Energy Technology Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. 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.

Energy Technology Funding Count by Round
Energy Technology Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. Over the past decade we’ve seen a gradual upward trend that peaked in 2013 and dipped somewhat 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 751 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $46.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.

Energy Technology Activity by Selected Investors – Q1 2017

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

Energy Technology Q1 2017 Investor Activity

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Energy Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Kleiner Perkins takes the lead in both metrics. Other large investors include DFJ, NYSERDA, and Khosla Ventures.

We are currently tracking 747 Energy Technology companies in 12 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $46 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Energy Technology market report.