Future of TV Exits by Category and by Year – Q2 2017

The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Future of TV sector. The graphics include data through February 2017.

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Exit Activity by Category in Future of TV

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 40 acquisitions and 7 IPOs. The Video Consumption category is the runner-up with 29 acquisitions and 5 IPOs.

Exit Activity by Year in Future of TV
Exit Activity by Year in Future of TV

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Future of TV sector by year. 2014 leads the sector with 48 acquisitions and 3 IPOs, with 2013 and 2012 in the second place with 22 exits each.

We are currently tracking 750 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 39 countries, with a total of $24.2B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV market report.

Average and Median Age by Future of TV Category – Q2 2017

The following graph shows average and median age in the Future of TV sector. The graphic includes data through February 2017.

Average and Median Age by Future of TV Category
Average and Median Age by Future of TV Category

The above graph summarizes the average and median age of companies in each Future of TV category. The Video Infrastructure category has the highest average age at around 12 years. Video Infrastructure, Video Management, and Video Licensing categories all have the highest median age at around 10 years.

We are currently tracking 748 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 39 countries, with a total of $24 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV report and database.

Future of TV Companies Founded by Year – Q1 2017

The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Future of TV sector. The graphic includes data through February 2017.

Future of TV Companies Founded by Year
Future of TV Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Future of TV companies founded in a certain year. 2011 ranks at the top with around 83 companies founded in that year alone. 2012 and 2007 are the runner-ups with 76 and 75 companies founded in those years, respectively.

We are currently tracking 740 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 38 countries, with a total of $23.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV market report.

Future of TV Funding by Round – Q1 2017

The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Future of TV space. Please note these graphics are made using data through February 2017.

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Future of TV Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2009 to 2015, we saw a general increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking in 2016. With the exception of Seed funding and Late Stage funding, all other rounds of funding saw approximately equal amounts during these years.

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Future of TV Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2009 to 2013 we’ve seen an upward trend that peaked in 2013 and then declined sharply thereafter. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts.

We are currently tracking 720 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 36 countries, with a total of $23.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV landscape report and database.

Future of TV Activity by Selected Investors – Q1 2017

The following graph summarizes the investor activity in the Future of Television (TV) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through February 2017.

Future of TV Investor Activity

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Future of TV investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Intel takes the lead in the total number of investments into the space at around 31. Other major investors include Redpoint, Greycroft Partners, and 500 Startups.

We are currently tracking 717 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 36 countries, with a total of $23 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV landscape report and database.

Future of Television Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant – Q1 2017

The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Future of Television (TV) startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through February 2017.

Future of TV Logo Map

The above sector map organizes the sector into 11 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

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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: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with significant financing.
  • Established: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with less financing.
  • Disruptors: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with significant financing.
  • Pioneers: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with earlier stages of financing.

The definitions of the Future of TV categories are as follows

Multi-Channel Networks: Companies that aggregate content from multiple publishers, such as individual YouTube posters, into one channel.

Social Video Platforms: Companies that provide social networks built around video content, and applications used by the end-users alongside video programs to offer enhanced viewing experiences.

Video Advertising Platforms: Companies that help marketers by finding and aggregating the supply of publisher inventory, operating ad servers that facilitate the delivery of ads from a stored server, and offering marketplaces that connect buyers and sellers over digital advertising space.

Video Analytics Platforms: Companies that measure and provide viewer analytics and social media data around video content to publishers and content creators.

Video Consumption Platforms: Companies that enable users to consume video content through the internet and across multiple screens. They include destination and over-the-top video platforms, as well as set-top boxes and connected TV devices.

Video Creation Platforms: Companies that enable users to create or produce video content to be distributed across the internet or other medium.

Video Discovery Platforms: Companies that help users find and curate relevant video content based on preferences and data analysis, as well as providing viewers with supplemental TV program information (e.g. descriptions, showtimes).

Video Distribution Platforms: Companies that provide a network of servers to deliver content to users based on their geographical location, and platforms that enable users to upload their videos and automatically distribute content across a variety of destinations.

Video Infrastructure Platforms: Companies that provide the backend systems that support video streaming services. These include general infrastructure platforms as well as data management platforms that store and utilize user demographics and consumption data.

Video Licensing Platforms: Companies that manage and monetize the copyright of television, film, and digital video content and syndicate them with advertisements to deliver to publishers.

Video Management Platforms: Companies that handle the organization of video content such as processing videos for uploading, managing ad operations, and tagging video content with metadata to enhance targeted advertising.

We are currently tracking 711 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 37 countries, with a total of $23 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV report and database.

Future of TV Exits by Category and by Year – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Future of TV sector. The graphics include data through October 2016.

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Exit Activity by Category in Future of TV

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.

Exit Activity by Year in Future of TV
Exit Activity by Year in Future of TV

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Future of TV sector by year. 2014 leads the sector with 48 exits, with 2013 in the second place with 24 exits.

We are currently tracking 707 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 37 countries, with a total of $21B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV landscape report and database.