2016 is over. And like its predecessors, it has left behind disjointed pearls of wisdom for us to pick and put together. Taking a cue, we’ve analyzed the events in the startup ecosystem and unearthed trends and insights that are not just difficult to dig up, but are incredibly useful to anyone in the ecosystem. After our last compilation of Infographics on Hottest Technology Sectors of 2016 (Global, Europe, India, and Health), we’ve put together 2016’s 100 most exciting investment themes which got the attention of VCs globally.
Behind the scenes
While it is relatively easier to deduce that Fintech or Artificial Intelligence are lucrative sectors – identifying interesting investment themes within to provide actionable insights to the investor community – takes judicious research on a large amount of data. This compilation is one such exercise.
To put this together, we analyzed 230+ sectors and 20,000+ unique business models tagged on our platform with all their funding details, investors, and companies involved for 2016. We then applied a multi-step algorithm to identify the 100 most promising business models of 2016 across various sectors.
Of over 20,000 business models analyzed, we narrowed down to 100 most-exciting investments themes of 2016. Each page covers one investment theme, including its explanation, the number of deals, total funding and notable companies for the year 2016. Enough said, here’s your copy.