8648 startups. 5593 investors. 9228 rounds. $170B invested. After some extensive number crunching, we’re thrilled to present you this detailed list of the top ranked sectors, dollars invested, deal count, and the top-funded companies. Enterprise Security and Healthcare IT are the hottest technology sectors of 2016. With close to $7B invested across the 587 rounds, these two stirred maximum VC participation in 2016. Artificial Intelligence comes in at third place, with close to $3B invested, followed by Online Retail and Marketing Tech.
How we Ranked: We ranked the sectors using a custom multi-step algorithm accounting for the deals and dollars invested basis participation from marquee investors, and other signals.
Only funding rounds greater than $1M have been included in this infograph. The chart excludes deal activity in China, debt, post IPO and grants; horizontal sectors such as SaaS and marketplaces, and the energy sector. In the healthcare sector, only healthcare analytics and healthcare IT were included.