Retail Technology Exits by Category and by Year – Q2 2017

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

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

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Retail Technology category. The In-Store Experience category is leading the sector with 20 acquisitions and 5 IPOs, followed by the Marketing Platforms category with 21 acquisitions.

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

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 5 IPOs, followed by 2014 with 41 acquisitions and 1 IPO.

We are currently tracking 1580 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 56 countries, with a total of $38.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

Retail Technology Funding by Round – Q1 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 October 2016.

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Retail Tech Funding by Round by Amount

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. With the exception of Seed funding, all other rounds of funding saw approximately equal amounts during these years. After 2015 the overall sector funding saw a sharp decline.

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Retail Technology by Type by Event
The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2006 to 2014 we’ve seen a steep upward trend that peaked in 2014, dipped slightly 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 1528 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $37.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.

Retail Technology Startup Exit Activity – Q1 2017

The following two graphs show exit activity in the Retail Technology sector. The graphics include data through October 2016.

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Exit Activity by Category in Retail Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Retail Technology category. The In-Store Experience category is leading the sector with 20 exits, followed by the Online to Offline Payments category with 18 exits.

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Exit Activity by Year in Retail Technology
The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Retail Technology sector by year. 2015 leads the sector with 49 exit events, followd by 2014 with 41 exit events.

We are currently tracking 1505 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $35.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.

Where in the World are Retail Technology Startups? – Q1 2017

The analyses below summarize where Retail Technology innovations are occurring.

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Retail Technology Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Retail Technology startups located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 826 companies.

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Retail Technology VC Funding by Country
The above map shows the amount of total Retail Technology startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $23.7B.

We are currently tracking 1487 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $33.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.

Average Funding by Retail Technology Category – Q4 2016

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Average Funding by Retail Technology Category
The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Retail Technology category. The Local Daily Deals category leads the sector with around $119M in average funding per company, followed by the Point of Sale Payments category with about $68M in average funding per company.

We are currently tracking 1471 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $32.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.

Retail Technology Companies Founded by Year – Q4 2016

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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 207 companies founded in that year alone. 2011 is the runner-up with 197 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1453 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $32.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.

Retail Technology Activity by Selected Investors – Q4 2016

Retail Technology Activity by Selected Investors

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Retail Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique Retail Technology companies funded by selected investors. Sequoia takes the lead with 56 investments and 24 companies backed, followed by R Ventures with 55 investments and 40 Retail Technology companies backed.

We are currently tracking 1,442 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $32.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.