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Software, the technology sector of choice for investors in 2015


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BY : Diego GutiérrezDecember Wed, 2015
Which technology sectors have been the preferred sectors for investors in 2015?
 
Of the 10,847 rounds we have detected globally as of September 2015, software with 828 rounds and biotech with 795 rounds take the lead, followed by e-health, mobility and finance.

 

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More than half of the rounds in the software sector this year have been venture rounds and almost all of them are early stage, series A. In addition, the second largest group are seed capital rounds with more than 100 deals. This shows that this is a sector that is still growing and has a lot of potential.

Among the subsectors that are receiving the most funding are software with analytics functions in different subsectors, mobile software and software as a service, and we have also witnessed several deals in the media and e-commerce sector.

Although the amount of the rounds varies greatly from one company to another, there are companies such as Lyft and Github that have raised a large amount of money. These two companies, although in very different sectors, are part of the new boom in collaborative consumption.

Lyft use the geolocation capabilities of the smartphones to connect private car owners with people willing to share cars with them, this company founded in 2012 has received a total of $1.01B, in 2015 it has received two rounds for a total of $680M.

Github is a collaborative software development platform for hosting projects using the Git version control system. GitHub hosts your code repository and provides you with useful tools for teamwork within a project.

Github has received $350M in two rounds, one in 2012 and another $250M led by Sequoia Capital this year.

The most active investor in the sector this year has been Intel Capital, a firm that has been investing in technology startups since 1991, with a total of more than 867 investments. The firm invests in a wide range of companies offering hardware, software and services targeting the enterprise, mobility, consumer internet, digital media and semiconductor manufacturing sectors.

Among the startups that have received funding this year from Intel are companies such as ScienceLogic, Venafi and Coho Data, which have received $43 million, $39 million and $30 million respectively this year. 

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