Where in the world are Virtual Reality startups? Q1 2017

The analyses below summarize where Virtual Reality (VR) innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

Virtual Reality Company Count by Country Q1 2017

The above map shows the number of VR companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 280 companies.

VR VC Funding by Country Q1 2017

The above map shows the amount of total VR startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $3B.

We are currently tracking 637 Virtual Reality companies in 13 categories across 46 countries, with a total of $4.6B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Virtual Reality landscape report and database.

Future of TV Activity by Selected Investors – Q1 2017

The following graph summarizes the investor activity in the Future of Television (TV) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through February 2017.

Future of TV Investor Activity

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Future of TV investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Intel takes the lead in the total number of investments into the space at around 31. Other major investors include Redpoint, Greycroft Partners, and 500 Startups.

We are currently tracking 717 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 36 countries, with a total of $23 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV landscape report and database.

Retail Technology Funding Trends – Q1 2017

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

Retail Technology Funding By Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Retail Tech startups for each year. 2015 is the best year with just under $9B in funding. 2014 comes in at second place at around $8B in funding.

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 2010 have raised the most funding at around $4.5B.

We are currently tracking 1,543 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $38 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology report and database.

Marketing Technology Startup Landscape Trends and Insights – Q1 2017

Here is our Q1 2017 summary report on the Marketing 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 1,513 Marketing Technology companies in 15 categories across 54 countries, with a total of $23 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Marketing Technology landscape report and database.

Venture Investing in Bitcoin – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology sector. The graphics include data through January 2017.

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The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Bitcoin category to the number of companies in the category. The Blockchain Innvations category is leading in funding, with just over $850M. Bitcoin Exchanges takes the lead in company count, at around 225.

bitcoin-average-category-funding

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Bitcoin category. The Bitcoin Mining category leads the sector with around $27M in average funding per company, followed by the Bitcoin Big Data and Bitcoin Wallet categories.

We are currently tracking 910 Bitcoin companies in 12 categories across 73 countries, with a total of $2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Bitcoin landscape report and database.

Artificial Intelligence Activity by Selected Investors – Q1 2017

The following graph summarizes the investor activity in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through October 2016.

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The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds AI investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. 500 Startups and Y Combinator take the lead in both the total number of investments into the space at around 23, and the number of companies backed at around 21.

We are currently tracking 1,612 AI companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $12 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence landscape report and database.

Virtual Reality Funding Trends – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in Virtual Reality (VR) startup funding activity. The graphics include data through early October 2016.

VR Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by VR startups for each year. 2016 is the best year with just under $1.6B in funding. 2014 comes in at second place at around $0.75B in funding.

VR Vintage Year Funding

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by VR companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2011 have raised the most funding at over $1.4B.

We are currently tracking 626 VR companies in 23 categories across 45 countries, with a total of $4.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Virtual Reality report and database.