Security Technology Companies Founded by Year – Q1 2017

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

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Security Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Security Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2014 ranks at the top with around 95 companies founded. 2013 follows as the runner-up with about 91 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 868 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 41 countries, with a total of $16.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology market report.

Security Technology Funding by Round – Q1 2017

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

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Security Technology Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2006 to 2015, we saw a general increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking in 2015. Series A, B, and C funding rounds make up the majority of the funding amount. After 2015 the overall sector funding saw a sharp decline.

Security Technology Funding Count by Round
Security 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 gradual upward trend that peaked 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 852 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 41 countries, with a total of $15.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology landscape report and database.

Security Technology Exits by Category and by Year – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Security Technology sector. The graphics include data through October 2016.

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Exit Activity by Category in Security Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Security Technology category. The Threat Detection/Mitigation category leads the sector with 14 IPOs and 28 acquisitions. The Data/Information Security category follows behind with 4 IPOs and 22 acquisitions.

Exit Activity by Year in Security Technology
Exit Activity by Year in Security Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Security Technology by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 26 acquisitions, with 2015 following behind with 23 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 828 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $15 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology landscape report and database.

Venture Investing in Security Technology – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Security Technology sector. The graphics include data through October 2016.

Security Technology Venture Investing

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Security Technology category to the number of companies in the category. The Threat Detection/Mitigation category is leading in both stats, with just under $6B in funding and around 200 companies.

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The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Security Technology category. The Email Security category leads the sector with around $100M in average funding per company, followed by the Endpoint/Firewall Security and Computer Forensics categories.

We are currently tracking 813 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $15 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology landscape report and database.

Average and Median Age by Security Technology Category – Q1 2017

The following graph shows average and median age in the Security Technology sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

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Average and Median Age by Security Tech Category
The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Security Technology category. The Email Security category has the highest average age at around 13 years and the highest median age at around 14 years. The Brand Protection category is the runner-up with an average age of around 12 years and a median age of around 10 years.

We are currently tracking 801 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $14.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology landscape report and database.

Security Technology Funding by Type – Q4 2016

The following two graphs summarize the types of funding going into the Security Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using 2016 data through October.

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Security Technology Funding by Type – Amount

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by type. In recent years, we’ve seen a general increase in the amount of funding across the board, with growth in the amount of practically all funding stages.

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Security Technology Funding by Type – Count

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by type. Similar to the earlier graph, we’ve seen a general upward trend over these past few years. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A, Series B) make up a larger share of the total count.

We are currently tracking 767 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $12.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology landscape report and database.

Venture Investing In Security Technology – Q4 2016

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The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Security Technology category to the number of companies in the category. The Thread Detection/Mitigation category leads the sector in both the Total Funding stat ($6B in funding) and the Company Count stat (over 200 startups).

We are currently tracking 764 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $12.8B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology landscape report and database.