Future of TV Funding Trends – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in Future of Television startup funding activity. The graphics include data through February 2017.

Future of TV Funding by Year Q1 2017

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Future of TV startups for each year. 2016 is the best year with around $4.25B in funding. 2015 comes in at second place with more than $3B in funding.

Future of TV Q1 2017 Vintage Year Funding

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Future of TV companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2011 have raised the most funding at around $3.3B.

We are currently tracking 735 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 38 countries, with a total of $23 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV 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.

Future of TV Startup Landscape Trends and Insights – Q1 2017

Here is our Q1 2017 summary report on the Future of Television (TV) startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends and insights, and recent funding and exit events.

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.

Future of Television Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant – Q1 2017

The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Future of Television (TV) startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through February 2017.

Future of TV Logo Map

The above sector map organizes the sector into 11 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

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Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Future of TV 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 Future of TV categories are as follows

Multi-Channel Networks: Companies that aggregate content from multiple publishers, such as individual YouTube posters, into one channel.

Social Video Platforms: Companies that provide social networks built around video content, and applications used by the end-users alongside video programs to offer enhanced viewing experiences.

Video Advertising Platforms: Companies that help marketers by finding and aggregating the supply of publisher inventory, operating ad servers that facilitate the delivery of ads from a stored server, and offering marketplaces that connect buyers and sellers over digital advertising space.

Video Analytics Platforms: Companies that measure and provide viewer analytics and social media data around video content to publishers and content creators.

Video Consumption Platforms: Companies that enable users to consume video content through the internet and across multiple screens. They include destination and over-the-top video platforms, as well as set-top boxes and connected TV devices.

Video Creation Platforms: Companies that enable users to create or produce video content to be distributed across the internet or other medium.

Video Discovery Platforms: Companies that help users find and curate relevant video content based on preferences and data analysis, as well as providing viewers with supplemental TV program information (e.g. descriptions, showtimes).

Video Distribution Platforms: Companies that provide a network of servers to deliver content to users based on their geographical location, and platforms that enable users to upload their videos and automatically distribute content across a variety of destinations.

Video Infrastructure Platforms: Companies that provide the backend systems that support video streaming services. These include general infrastructure platforms as well as data management platforms that store and utilize user demographics and consumption data.

Video Licensing Platforms: Companies that manage and monetize the copyright of television, film, and digital video content and syndicate them with advertisements to deliver to publishers.

Video Management Platforms: Companies that handle the organization of video content such as processing videos for uploading, managing ad operations, and tagging video content with metadata to enhance targeted advertising.

We are currently tracking 711 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 37 countries, with a total of $23 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV report and database.

Understanding the Future of TV Startup Ecosystem

At this time, we are tracking 664 Future of TV companies across 11 categories, with a combined funding amount of $13.5B. These are companies and categories that involve anything and everything that relates to the future of television. Below you’ll find our Future of TV sector map as well as the categorical breakdown of the sector.

Future of TV Sector Map
Future of TV Sector Map

Video Consumption Platforms: Video Consumption Platforms enable users to consume television content through the Internet and across multiple screens. They include destination and over-the-top video platforms, as well as set-top boxes and connected TV devices.

Social Video Platforms: Social networks built around video/TV content, and applications used by the end-users alongside TV programs to offer enhanced viewing experiences.

Video Advertising Platforms: Video Advertising Platforms include ad networks that help marketers by finding and aggregating the supply of publisher inventory, ad servers that facilitate the delivery of ads from a stored server, and marketplaces that connect buyers and sellers over digital advertising space.

Content Distribution Platforms: Companies that provide a network of servers to deliver content to users based on their geographical location, and platforms that enable users to upload their videos and automatically distribute content across a variety of destinations.

Content Management Platforms: Content Management Platforms handle the organization of video content such as processing videos for uploading, managing ad operations, and tagging video content with metadata to enhance targeted advertising.

Video Creation Platforms: Video creation platforms enable users to create or produce video content to be distributed across the Internet or other medium.

Video Infrastructure Platforms: Video Infrastructure Platforms provide the backend system that support video streaming services. These include general infrastructure platforms as well as data management platforms that store and utilize user demographics and consumption data.

Multi-channel networks (MCN): Multi-channel networks are entities that aggregate content from multiple YouTube publishers into one channel.

Video Licensing Platforms: Video Licensing Platforms manage and monetize the copyright of television, film, and digital video content and syndicate them with advertisements to deliver to publishers.

Video Analytics Platforms: Video Analytics Platforms measure and provide viewer analytics and social media data around TV shows to publishers and content creators.

Video Discovery Platforms: Companies that help users find and curate relevant video content based on preferences and data analysis, as well as providing viewers with supplemental TV program information (e.g. descriptions, showtimes).

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Which Future Of TV Category is Most Mature?

The following infographic summarizes our Future Of TV sector by median age of each category. The Content Management category has the highest median age at 9 years, followed by Video Infrastructure at 8.5 years. Each category in our Future Of TV scan was created by our dedicated team of analysts who specialize in helping you understand the complex startup ecosystem. We are currently tracking over 647 companies in 11 categories across 30 countries, with a total of $13.4 Billion in funding. To see the full list of 647 Future Of TV companies, contact us using the form on www.venturescanner.com.

Future Of TV Median Age
Future Of TV Median Age Graph

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Amazon’s Acquisitions

The following infographic summarizes Amazon’s acquisitions and which areas their acquired companies reside in. The infographic illustrates that, out of the 53 companies that Amazon acquired, Retail Technology companies make up the largest portion at 26% (14 companies), followed by Books Technology companies at 21% (11 companies). To see more data and insights on any sector or market, contact us using the form on www.venturescanner.com.

Amazon's Acquisitions
Amazon’s Acquisitions

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