Internet of Things (IoT) Funding Trends through Q2 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in Internet of Things (IoT) startup funding activity. The graphics include data through April 2017.

IoT Q2 2017 Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by IoT startups for each year. 2014 has the most funding to date at just under $7B.

IoT Q2 2017 Vintage Year Funding

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by IoT companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2011 have raised the most funding at around $3.3B.

We are currently tracking 1,919 IoT companies in 20 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $34 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

Internet Of Things Funding by Round – Q2 2017

The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Internet of Things space. Please note these graphics are made using data through April 2017.

IoT Funding Amount by Round
IoT Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2006 to 2016, we saw a general increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking in 2014 and 2016. Up till 2013 all rounds of funding except for Seed saw approximately equal amounts during these years. After 2013 earlier stage rounds (Series A, B, and C) and Late Stage round make up a larger share of the total amount.

IoT Funding Count by Round
IoT Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2006 to 2015 we’ve seen an upward trend that peaked in 2015 and 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 1910 IoT companies in 20 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $33.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

IoT Activity by Selected Investors through Q2 2017

The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through April 2017.

IoT Investor Activity Q2 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds IoT investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Major investors include SoSV, Intel, Techstars, GV, and KPC&B.

We are currently tracking 1,892 IoT companies in 20 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $33 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT market report.

Internet of Things Exits by Category and by Year – Q2 2017

The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Internet of Things sector. The graphics include data through April 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in IoT
Exit Activity by Category in IoT

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Internet of Things category. The IoT Software category leads the sector with 9 IPOs and 35 acquisitions. The IoT Home category follows behind with 4 IPOs and 21 acquisitions.

Exit Activity by Year in IoT
Exit Activity by Year in IoT

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Internet of Things by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 2 IPOs and 51 acquisitions, with 2015 following behind with 6 IPOs and 27 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 1877 IoT companies in 20 categories across 50 countries, with a total of $32.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT market report.

Venture Investing in the Internet of Things (IoT) – Q2 2017

The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Internet of Things (IoT) sector. The graphics include data through April 2017.

IoT Venture Investing Q2 2017

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each IoT category to the number of companies in the category. The IoT Software category takes the lead in total funding with just over $4.5B. The IoT Home category leads in the number of startups at around 300.

IoT Average Category Funding Q2 2017

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each IoT category. The IoT Enterprise category leads the sector with around $75M in average funding per company, followed by the IoT Automotive and IoT Utilities categories.

We are currently tracking 1,863 IoT companies in 20 categories across 50 countries, with a total of $32B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

Average and Median Age by Internet of Things Category – Q2 2017

The following graph shows average and median age in the Internet of Things sector. The graphic includes data through April 2017.

Average/Median Age by IoT Category
Average/Median Age by IoT Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Internet of Things (IoT) category. The IoT Industrial category has the highest average age at around 13 years, followed by the IoT Hardware category with an average age of around 12 years. IoT Components, IoT Utilities, and IoT City/Buildings categories all have the highest median age at around 8 years, followed by the IoT Industrial category with a median age of 7 years.

We are currently tracking 1860 IoT companies in 20 categories across 50 countries, with a total of $32 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT market report.

Where in the world are Internet of Things (IoT) startups? Q2 2017

The analyses below summarize where Internet of Things (IoT) innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through April 2017.

IoT Company Count by Country Q2 2017

The above map shows the number of IoT companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 1115 companies.

IoT Q2 2017 VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total IoT startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $23B.

We are currently tracking 1,826 IoT companies in 20 categories across 50 countries, with a total of $32B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.