Connected Transportation Funding Trends through Q3 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in Transportation Technology startup funding activity. The graphics include data through May 2017.

Transportation Tech Funding by Year Q3 2017

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Transportation Technology startups for each year. 2016 has the most funding to date at $23B.

Transportation Tech Vintage Year Funding Q3 2017

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Transportation Technology companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2012 have raised the most funding at over $20B.

We are currently tracking 1,136 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $77 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.

Connected Transportation Activity by Selected Investors through Q2 2017

The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Transportation Technology space. These graphics are made using data through May 2017.

Transportation Technology Investor Activity Q2 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Transportation Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Major investors include Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Fontinalis, and Techstars.

We are currently tracking 1,132 Transportation Technology companies in 12 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $74 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation market report.

Connected Transportation Exits by Category and by Year – Q2 2017

The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Connected Transportation sector. The graphics include data through May 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in Connected Transportation
Exit Activity by Category in Connected Transportation

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Connected Transportation category. The Telematics category is leading the sector with 31 acquisitions and 11 IPOs. The Mapping, Location, and Route Optimization category is the runner-up with 27 acquisitions and 6 IPOs.

Exit Activity by Year in Connected Transportation
Exit Activity by Year in Connected Transportation

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Connected Transportation by year. 2016 leads the sector with 35 acquisitions and 3 IPOs, with 2015 in the second place with 24 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 1129 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $72.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation market report.

Where in the world are Transportation Tech startups? Q2 2017

The analyses below summarize where Transportation Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through May 2017.

Transportation Tech Q2 2017 Company Count by Countr

The above map shows the number of Transportation Technology companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 500 companies.

Transportation Tech VC Funding By Country Q2 2017

The above map shows the amount of total Transportation Technology startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $31B.

We are currently tracking 1,114 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $68B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.

Transportation Technology Startup Market Trends and Insights  – Q2 2017

Here is our Q2 2017 summary report on the Transportation 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 1,113 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $67 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.

Transportation Technology Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant – Q2 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 May 2017.

Transportation Technology Logo Map Q2 2017

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

Transportation Technology Innovation Quadrant Q2 2017

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Transportation Technology 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 Technology 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 that provide next generation solutions for increasing sustainability in how transportation is conducted within cities. Examples include all electric vehicles (from full size automobiles to smaller scooters) and distributed energy systems which make it easier for these vehicles to recharge.

Smart Parking Technology: 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 1,112 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $67 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.

Connected Transportation Funding Trends – Q2 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in Connected Transportation startup funding activity. The graphics include data through January 2017.

Connected Transportation Q2 2017 Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Connected Transportation startups for each year. 2016 is the best year with over $21B in funding. 2015 comes in at second with around $13B in funding.

Connected Transportation Q2 2017 Vintage Year Funding

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Connected Transportation companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2012 have raised the most funding at just under $15B.

We are currently tracking 1,102 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $65 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation report.