Retail Technology Funding by Round – Q3 2017

The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Retail Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through September 2017.

vRetail Technology Funding Amount by Round
Retail Technology Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2009 to 2015, we saw a general increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking once in 2011 and peaking by more than twice that amount in 2015. Late Stage funding seems to have dominated all the other funding rounds in their funding amounts in 2015. After 2015 the overall sector funding saw a sharp decline.

Retail Technology Funding Count by Round
Retail Technology Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. From 2006 to 2016 we’ve seen a steep upward trend that peaked in 2015 and then declined sharply in 2016. Earlier stage funding such as Seed, Series A, and Series B events make up the majority of funding event counts.

We are currently tracking 1661 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $53.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

Retail Technology Activity by Selected Investors – Q3 2017

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

Retail Technology Activity by Selected Investors
Retail Technology Activity by Selected Investors

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Retail Tech investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Major investors into the space include Sequoia Capital, 500 Startups, GV, Accel Partners, and Y Combinator.

We are currently tracking 1658 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $53.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

Retail Technology Exits by Category and by Year – Q3 2017

The following two graphs show exit activity in the Retail Technology sector. The graphics include data through September 2017.

Retail Technology Exit Activity by Category
Retail Technology Exit Activity by Category

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Retail Technology category. The Marketing Platforms category is leading the sector with 32 acquisitions and 1 IPO, followed by the In-Store Experience category with 25 acquisitions and 4 IPOs.

Retail Technology Exit Activity by Year
Retail Technology Exit Activity by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Retail Technology sector by year. 2015 leads the sector with 48 acquisitions and 4 IPOs, followed by 2017 with 47 acquisitions and 3 IPOs.

We are currently tracking 1651 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $53.2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

Retail Technology Startup Market Highlights  – Q3 2017

Here is our Q3 2017 summary report on the Retail Technology startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends with insights, and recent funding and exit events.

We are currently tracking 1646 Retail Technology companies in 21 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $53.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

Venture Investing in Retail Technology – Q3 2017

The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Retail Technology sector. The graphics include data through September 2017.

Retail Technology Venture Investing by Category
Retail Technology Venture Investing by Category

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Retail Tech category to the number of companies in the category. The Last Mile Logistics category leads in funding at around $13B. The Marketing Platforms category leads in the number of startups with about 214.

Retail Technology Average Funding by Category
Retail Technology Average Funding by Category

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Retail Tech category. The Daily Deals category leads the sector with around $119M in average funding per company, followed by the Last Mile Logistics category with around $83M in average funding per company.

We are currently tracking 1640 Retail Tech companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $52.8B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

Age by Category in Retail Technology – Q3 2017

The following graph shows average and median age in the Retail Technology sector. The graphic includes data through September 2017.

Retail Technology Age by Category
Retail Technology Age by Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Retail Technology category. The Daily Deals category ranks as the most mature Retail Technology category with an average age of around 11 years and a median age of 8 years. Made to Measure Customization comes in as the second oldest category, with a average age of around 10 years and a median age of 8 years. On the other hand, Last Mile Logistics is the youngest Retail Technology category with an average age and a median age of around 5 years each.

We are currently tracking 1673 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $51.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.

Retail Technology Companies Founded by Year – Q3 2017

The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Retail Technology sector. The graphic includes data through May 2017.

Retail Technology Companies Founded by Year
Retail Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Retail Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2012 ranks at the top with around 228 companies founded in that year alone. 2011 is the runner-up with 220 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1663 Retail Technology companies in 22 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $50.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Retail Technology market report.