The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Future of TV startups for each year. 2016 is the best year so far with almost $3.5B in funding. 2015 comes in at second place with around $3.1B raised to date.
The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Future of TV category. The Video Advertising Platforms category is leading the sector with 36 acquisitions and 6 IPOs.
The analyses below summarize where Future of TV innovations are occurring.
The above map shows the number of Future of TV companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 467 companies.
Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Future of TV 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 Future of TV categories represented in the above Innovation Quadrant are as follows:
The following two graphs summarize the types of funding going into the Future of Television space.
The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by type. In recent years, later stage funding type events have accounted for a substantial amount of total funding, coupled with a decent amount of Series B funding.
The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by type. The general trend over the past few years has been a smaller number of funding events across all types, though there is still a relatively healthy number of deals in the earlier stages.
We are currently tracking 691 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 37 countries, with a total of $19 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV landscape report and database.