Transportation Tech Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant – Q3 2017

The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Transportation Technology startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through August 2017.

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Logo Map

The above sector map organizes the sector into 17 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Transportation Tech Q3 2017 Innovation Quadrant

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Transportation Tech categories and how they compare with one another.

  • Heavyweights: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with significant financing.
  • Established: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with less financing.
  • Disruptors: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with significant financing.
  • Pioneers: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with earlier stages of financing.

The definitions of the Transportation Tech categories are as follows

Auto Clean Tech: Companies that create next-generation solutions seeking to make transportation more friendly towards the environment. Examples include technologies to increase fuel efficiency, lower emissions, and take advantage of renewable fuels.

Auto Fleet Management: Companies that enable professional owners of large fleets of vehicles to better optimize their total cost of ownership. Examples include solutions for tracking fleet locations, managing repairs and service, and fueling payment systems.

Auto Heads Up Displays (HUD): Companies that bring “cockpit” style display technologies into the automotive realm. Examples include technologies based on cell phones, mounted dashboard projectors, and devices embedded into windshields.

Automotive Infotainment: Companies that provide communication and entertainment services into an automotive experience, either through the manufacturer or after-market sales. Examples include music libraries, voice activation telephony, and voice-to-text translation.

Automotive Telematics: Companies that provide car owners with better access to specific information about their car. Examples include on-board data readers, diagnostic tools, and notifications to mobile devices for enhanced safety features (such as road-side assistance).

Autonomous & Assisted Cars: Companies that provide various solutions that assist a human in driving a car or work to eliminate the need for a human behind the wheel. Examples include automotive LiDAR, automotive RADAR, and automotive artificial intelligence computing.

Auto Wireless Networking: Companies that offer solutions to help cars communicate wirelessly with the cloud. Examples include wireless chip sets, infrastructure monitoring devices, and data analytics software.

Car Sharing: Companies that provide for the collaborative consumption of cars, enabling consumers to share the cost of auto ownership. Examples include centrally administered micro-rentals and peer-to-peer shared ride arrangement portals.

Enhanced Auto Ownership: Companies that allow for new methodologies to buy, rent, and own cars. Examples include social networks dedicated to car culture, mobile apps for scheduling auto maintenance, and streamlined services to buy/sell cars.

Individualized Insurance: Companies that provide new methodologies for automotive insurance. Examples include comparison websites, metered payments via telematic devices, and personalized quotes based on user-specific driving habits.

Intelligent Transit Systems: Companies that enable the sharing of information between cars and infrastructure – sometimes referred to as Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I). Examples include solutions for collision avoidance, toll booth metering, and traffic routing management.

Mapping, Location, and Route Optimization: Companies that understand where a consumer is and offer recommendations based upon that specific location. Examples include providing local maps, localized advertising, and individualized directions.

Public Transit Enhancement: Companies that aim to encourage the use of public transit options. Examples include real-time tracking of buses, loyalty programs, and simplified ticketing options.

Ride Hailing and Scheduling: Companies that enable consumers to schedule a ride either in real time or for the future. Examples include transportation network companies, white label mobile applications, and website booking portals.

Smart City and Mobility: Companies offering solutions that make it easier to park, usually in dense urban environments. Examples include software to manage parking space inventories, real-time inventory information, and mobile payment options.

Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) Communications: Companies which allow for direct vehicle-to-vehicle communication. Examples include technologies for collision avoidance, dynamic route optimization, and maintaining the flow of traffic.

We are currently tracking 1,150 Transportation Tech companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $84 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation market report.

Where in the world are Health Technology startups? Q3 2017

The analyses below summarize where Health Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through August 2017.

Health Tech Q3 2017 Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Health Tech companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 1400 companies.

Health Tech Q3 2017 VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Health Tech startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $36B.

We are currently tracking 1,988 Health Tech companies in 22 categories across 57 countries, with a total of $50B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Health Technology market report.

Venture Investing in Insurance Technology – Q3 2017

The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Insurance Technology (Insurtech) sector. The graphics include data through July 2017.

Insurtech Venture Investing Q3 2017

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Insurtech category to the number of companies in the category. The Health Insurance category leads in funding at just under $10B. The category with the most startups is Insurance Comparison, with around 375.

Insurtech Category Average Funding Q3 2017

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Insurtech category. The Life, Home, and P&C Insurance category leads the sector with over $200M in average funding per company, followed by the Auto Insurance and Health Insurance categories.

We are currently tracking 1,333 Insurtech companies in 14 categories across 61 countries, with a total of $19 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Insurance Technology market report.

Internet of Things Activity by Selected Investors – Q3 2017

The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through August 2017.

IoT Investor Activity Q3 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds IoT investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by those investors. Major investors into the space include SOSV, Intel, GV, Techstars, and Has Accelerator.

We are currently tracking 1,983 IoT companies in 20 categories across 51 countries, with a total of $37 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Internet of Things market report.

Virtual Reality Funding Trends – Q3 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in Virtual Reality (VR) startup funding activity. The graphics include data through July 2017.

VR Funding by Year Q3 2017

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by VR startups for each year. 2016 has the most funding to date at just over $2B.

VR Funding by Vintage Year Q3 2017

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 around $1.5B.

We are currently tracking 708 VR companies in 13 categories across 49 countries, with a total of $6.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Virtual Reality market report.

Venture Investing in Real Estate Technology – Q3 2017

The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Real Estate Technology sector. The graphics include data through June 2017.

Real Estate Venture Investing Q3 2017

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Real Estate Technology category to the number of companies in the category. The Life, Home, and P&C Insurance category leads in funding at $7B. The category with the most startups is IoT Home, with around 215.

Real Estate Category Average Funding Q3 2017

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Real Estate Technology category. The Life, Home, and P&C Insurance category leads the sector with over $200M in average funding per company, followed by the Commercial Search and Short-Term Search categories.

We are currently tracking 1,521 Real Estate Technology companies in 12 categories across 62 countries, with a total of $38 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Real Estate Technology market report.

Future of TV Activity by Selected Investors – Q3 2017

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

Future of TV Investor Activity Q3 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Future of TV investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by those investors. Major investors into the space include Intel, Redpoint, Greycroft Partners, 500 Startups, and Comcast.

We are currently tracking 777 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 41 countries, with a total of $26 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV market report.