Security Technology Landscape Trends and Insights  – Q1 2017

Here is our Q1 2017 summary report on the Security Technology startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends and insights, and recent funding and exit events.

We are currently tracking 834 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $16 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology landscape report and database.

Security Technology Activity by Selected Investors – Q1 2017

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

Security Technology Investor Activity

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Security Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Sequoia Capital takes the lead in both metrics, with over 45 total investments into the space and just under 20 companies backed. Other major investors include Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Intel.

We are currently tracking 834 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $16 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.

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

The analyses below summarize where Security Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

Security Technology Company Count by Country The above map shows the number of Security Tech startups located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 360 companies.

Security Technology VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Security Tech startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $10B.

We are currently tracking 790 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $13.5 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.