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.

Future of TV Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant – Q2 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 May 2017.

Future of TV Logo Map Q2 2017

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

Future of TV Innovation Quadrant Q2 2017

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 YouTube publishers into one channel.

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

Video Advertising Platforms: Companies that help marketers by finding and aggregating the supply of publisher inventory, ad servers that facilitate the delivery of ads from a stored server, and 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 TV shows to publishers and content creators.

Video Consumption Platforms: Companies that enable users to consume television 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 system 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 753 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 market report.

Venture Investing in Real Estate Technology through Q2 2017

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

Real Estate Tech Q2 2017 Venture Investing

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Real Estate Technology category to the number of companies in the category. The Life, Home, and P&C Insurance category leads in total funding with just under $7B. The IoT Home category has the most startups at around 260.

Real Estate Tech Q2 2017 Category Average Funding

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Real Estate Technology category. The Life, Home, and P&C Insurance category leads the sector with just under $30M in average funding per company, followed by the Commercial Search and Short-Term Search categories.

We are currently tracking 1,479 Real Estate Technology companies in 12 categories across 62 countries, with a total of $36B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Real Estate Technology market report.

Future of TV Activity by Selected Investors – Q2 2017

The following graph summarizes 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 through Q2 2017

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. Major investors include Intel, Redpoint, Greycroft Partners, 500 Startups, and First Round.

We are currently tracking 753 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 market report.

Marketing Technology Startup Market Trends and Insights  – Q2 2017

Here is our Q2 2017 summary report on the Marketing Technology startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends with insights, and recent funding and exit events.

We are currently tracking 1,608 Marketing Technology companies in 15 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $28 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Marketing Technology market report.

Marketing Technology Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant – Q2 2017

The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Marketing Technology startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through May 2017.

Martech Q2 2017 Logo Map

The above sector map organizes the sector into 15 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Marketing Technology Innovation Quadrant Q2 2017

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Marketing Technology 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 Marketing Technology categories are as follows

Advertising Networks and Exchanges: Companies that allow media buyers to purchase ad space from advertising companies. Typical advertising formats include search ads, display ads, and video pre-roll ads.

Automated Personalization Platforms: Companies that work with retailers to deliver custom ads, marketing messages, and dynamically optimize site pages for different users. Examples include platforms that allow A/B testing and platforms that tailor websites to each individual user’s specific tastes.

Content Creation: Companies that help brands and businesses create custom content for branding and marketing purposes. Such content can include blog posts, photos, infographics, videos, and other visual or auditory material.

Content Marketing: Companies that create valuable and relevant written and visual content to promote a product and convert readers into customers. Such content created may exist in the form of informative blog posts, infographics, research analyses, video tutorials, how-to guides, and others.

Email Marketing: Companies that create products that allow marketers to deliver email newsletters to their user base in a more efficient manner. Such products also allow for the segmenting and targeting of email lists, as well as the tracking of analytics of CTR and other important stats.

Influencer Marketing: Companies that focus on the fans and followers that have the greatest influence in the blogosphere and social media, and utilize their influence and network to execute marketing and promotion campaigns.

Marketing Analytics: Companies that measure the traffic, engagement, behavioral patterns, and other important statistics for a website or service. Such data is used in the improvement and optimization of the website to increase traffic and conversion rate.

Marketing Automation Software: Companies that allow marketers to efficiently streamline and automate marketing tasks, such as converting leads into customers. Instead of performing certain repetitive marketing tasks by hand each time, marketing automation software enables certain routines to be completed automatically.

Marketing Platforms and Customer Relationship Management: Companies that enable merchants / brands to engage with their customers across social media channels, and execute and manage marketing campaigns. This category also includes customer relationship management tools used to improve customer communication, tracking, and overall relations.

Mobile Marketing: Companies that allow businesses to deliver ads and market products across mobile devices. Typical mobile marketing formats include text/SMS ads, mobile app ads, email ads, branded content, and others.

Search Engine Marketing: Companies that help marketers with managing and scaling their paid-search programs.

Search Engine Optimization: Companies that help websites attain higher placements on search engines’ results page, which lead to more clickthroughs and traffic. Such is accomplished by adapting websites’ content, utilizing common search keywords, increasing the number of backlinks to the website, and others.

Social Discovery: Companies that allow for discovery of products through social sharing and location check-ins. Examples include discovery social networks as well as platforms with integrated ecommerce functions.

Social Intelligence: Companies that examine social media interactions in order to better allow companies to identify power users and market their products.

Social Media Marketing: Companies that promote brands and products across popular social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and others. Brands rely on social media influencers to spread the word about their products to gain buzz and web traffic.

We are currently tracking 1,607 Marketing Technology companies in 15 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $28 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Marketing Technology market report.

Retail Technology Funding Trends through Q2 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in the Retail Technology startup funding activity. The graphics include data through April 2017.

Retail Tech Q2 2017 Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Retail Tech startups for each year. 2015 has the most funding to date at just under $9B.

Retail Tech Funding by Vintage Year Q2 2017

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Retail Tech companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2012 have raised the most funding at over $4.5B.

We are currently tracking 1,602 Retail Tech companies in 22 categories across 56 countries, with a total of $44 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology report.