Average Funding by Security Technology Category – Q4 2016

Security Technology Average Funding by Category

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 category with just over $90M in average funding per company.

We are currently tracking 749 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 39 countries, with a total of $12.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology landscape report and database.

Venture Investing In Security Technology Q3 2016

Venture Investing in Security Technology
Venture Investing in Security Technology

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 the sector, coming in at around $6B in funding and about 200 startups. The Endpoint/Firewall Security category comes in second for funding at around $4B.

We are currently tracking 731 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 39 countries, with a total of $12 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology landscape report and database.

Security Technology VC Funding by Vintage Year – Q4 2016

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Security Technology Funding by Vintage Year
Security Technology Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Security Technology companies founded in a certain year. SecurityTech companies founded in 2004 have raised the most funding at around $877M, followed by those founded in 2012 which have raised about $716M.

We are currently tracking 729 Security Technology companies in 14 categories across 39 countries, with a total of $11.9B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Security Technology landscape report and database.

Internet of Things Sector Update

We have updated our Internet of Things sector map and it is attached below. We are currently tracking over 704 companies in 16 categories across 38 countries, with a total of $4.94B in funding. To see the full list of companies, contact us using the form on www.venturescanner.com.

IoT Visual Map

Some of the more recent trends we’re seeing in the sector include the following:

The importance of data security-As Internet of Things platforms become more widely adopted by consumer households, addressing the inherent data security risk becomes of utmost importance. While companies such as Dropcam, SmartThings, and iControl Networks effectively record home videos and automate appliance usage, protecting the privacy and the integrity of these data would require new IoT usage policies. In fact, IDC predicts that within the next two years, nine out of ten IoT networks will be confronted with security threats. (Source)

The rise of mobile and wearables-The involvement of mobile technology in Internet of Things platforms is still relatively limited as of now. The main use case is around retail technology in which consumers’ smartphones are detected by retail venues to determine their location and deliver appropriate promotions. As mobile technology becomes more robust and mobile adoption more widespread, we can predict that wearables such as smartwatches, wristbands, and smart glasses would be more widely used for a variety of purposes. More applications facilitating the communication between wearables and smartphones would emerge as well. (Source)

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