To get an idea of where the industry is moving towards, usually we look at large companies that are not only influencers but also pave the way to the future. However, another way to look at it would be to look at where the saplings are and determine the direction in which the forest could expand. What I mean is, if we look at the companies that are getting funded today and the direction in which these companies are growing, this might give an indication of what the future holds in store for us.
The below infographic shows some of the highlights of the research data. Click on the image to see a larger view.
The above infographic was created from data on VC funding of B2C companies (non-gaming) that mainly got their funding in 2013. I have looked at a total of 50 companies with a total funding amount of almost $2.2 Billion and done some quick analysis on this data. Below is the full list of companies and data from which you can draw further conclusions.
I must mention that large companies indeed tend to have a large impact on where the future is headed towards. This analysis ignores the giants in the spaces and only looks at the recently funded small startups. Also, there are definitely a lot more companies out there that have got funded in the recent past that might not be included in this list. This is by no means an exhaustive list nor does it give a true indication of the market by analyzing existing players, revenue numbers and future revenue extrapolation etc. I have also left out the big industry of mobile gaming in this research as I have given them a bit too much importance already (kidding). This is just a quick fun look at how the penny rolled in the last few years.
List of Top Funded companies until 2013
|Mobli||Photo & Video||$60,000,000||Global|
|Eventbrite||Entertainment||$60,000,000||Global (select markets)|
|MyFitnessPal||Health & Fitness||$18,000,000||Global|
|Magisto||Photo & Video||$13,000,000||Global|
|Scanadu||Health & Fitness||$10,500,000||USA|
|DoubleDutch||Social||$10,000,000||Global (select markets)|
|Telly||Photo & Video||$10,000,000||Global|
|The Football App||Entertainment||$10,000,000||Global|
|India Property Online||Real estate||$10,000,000||India|
|Applauze||Entertainment||$7,200,000||USA & Canada|
|Frank & Oak||Commerce||$5,000,000||USA|
|La Nevera Roja (The Red Fridge)||Commerce||$3,400,000||Spain|