Venture Scanner Sector Maps (Part 2 of 2)

Our sector maps are snapshots of emerging technology sectors. They show what the different categories in a sector are and how many startups are within each category. They also present a small sampling of the current startups that are innovating in each category.

Last week, we kicked off our sector map update with Part 1. You can read that blog post here.

This post is the second of a two-part series. Below you will find sector maps for Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Marketing Technology, Real Estate Technology, Retail Technology, Security Technology, Transportation Technology, and Virtual Reality.

Artificial Intelligence: 13 categories, 2161 companies, $32B in funding

Artificial Intelligence Sector Map
Artificial Intelligence Sector Map

Internet of Things: 20 categories, 2151 companies, $52B in funding

Internet of Things Sector Map
Internet of Things Sector Map

Marketing Technology: 15 categories, 1771 companies, $33B in funding

Marketing Technology Sector Map
Marketing Technology Sector Map

Real Estate Technology: 12 categories, 1649 companies, $48B in funding

Real Estate Technology Sector Map
Real Estate Technology Sector Map

Retail Technology: 21 categories, 1746 companies, $59B in funding

Retail Technology Sector Map
Retail Technology Sector Map

Security Technology: 14 categories, 1063 companies, $25B in funding

Security Technology Sector Map
Security Technology Sector Map

Transportation Technology: 17 categories, 1238 companies, $117B in funding

Transportation Technology Sector Map
Transportation Technology Sector Map

Virtual Reality: 13 categories, 750 companies, $10B in funding

Virtual Reality Sector Map
Virtual Reality Sector Map

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Retail Technology Companies Founded by Year – Q3 2017

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

Retail Technology Companies Founded by Year
Retail Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Retail Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2012 ranks at the top with around 242 companies founded in that year alone. 2011 is the runner-up with 224 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1673 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $54.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

Where In the World Are Retail Technology Startups? – Q3 2017

The analyses below summarize where Retail Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through September 2017.

Retail Technology Company Count by Country
Retail Technology Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Retail Tech companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 950 companies.

Retail Technology VC Funding by Country
Retail Technology VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Retail Tech startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $30B.

We are currently tracking 1667 Retail Tech companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $54.3B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology startup market report.

Retail Technology Funding Trends – Q3 2017

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

Retail Technology Total Funding by Year
Retail Technology Total 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 around $10.5B.

Retail Technology Funding by Vintage Year
Retail Technology Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Retail Tech companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2008 have raised the most funding at around $7.7B.

We are currently tracking 1667 Retail Tech companies in 21 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $54.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

Retail Technology Funding by Round – Q3 2017

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

vRetail Technology Funding Amount by Round
Retail Technology 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 once in 2011 and peaking by more than twice that amount in 2015. Late Stage funding seems to have dominated all the other funding rounds in their funding amounts in 2015. After 2015 the overall sector funding saw a sharp decline.

Retail Technology Funding Count by Round
Retail Technology Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2006 to 2016 we’ve seen a steep upward trend that peaked in 2015 and then declined sharply in 2016. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts.

We are currently tracking 1661 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $53.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

Retail Technology Activity by Selected Investors – Q3 2017

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

Retail Technology Activity by Selected Investors
Retail Technology Activity by Selected Investors

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Retail Tech investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Major investors into the space include Sequoia Capital, 500 Startups, GV, Accel Partners, and Y Combinator.

We are currently tracking 1658 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $53.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

Retail Technology Exits by Category and by Year – Q3 2017

The following two graphs show exit activity in the Retail Technology sector. The graphics include data through September 2017.

Retail Technology Exit Activity by Category
Retail Technology Exit Activity by Category

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Retail Technology category. The Marketing Platforms category is leading the sector with 32 acquisitions and 1 IPO, followed by the In-Store Experience category with 25 acquisitions and 4 IPOs.

Retail Technology Exit Activity by Year
Retail Technology Exit Activity by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Retail Technology sector by year. 2015 leads the sector with 48 acquisitions and 4 IPOs, followed by 2017 with 47 acquisitions and 3 IPOs.

We are currently tracking 1651 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $53.2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.