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Update: Azafran's Applied Deep Tech Index & Tracker

Issue 24 - Global Finance and Applied DeepTech Make History in 2021

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Update: Azafran’s Applied Deep Tech Index & Tracker

Compiled each week by the Azafran Data Team, transactions specific to the Azafran Fund II Thesis have soared from a total of ~$4B in 2017 to over $50B through Q3 2021 and are forecasted to exceed $200B by 2025. The Azafran Applied Deep Tech Index tracks all transactions globally related to companies utilizing voice, acoustics/sensory, and imagery feeding augmented AI/machine learning into the MedTech, IoT and Enterprise/B2B markets.


Results total YTD of funding by year:

  • 2021 - $50.29B - 1,388 companies - Funding of $36.2M (Mean) / $9M (Median)
  • 2020 - $18.82B - 930 companies - Funding of $20.2M (Mean) / $6M (Median)
  • 2019 - $19.7B - 1,001 companies - Funding of $19.7M (Mean) / $3.2M (Median)
  • 2018 - $7.71B - 688 companies - Funding of $11.2M (Mean) / $2.7M (Median)
  • 2017 - $3.77B - 569 companies - Funding of $6.6M (Mean) / $1.5M (Median)

Industries Funding in 2021

  • IoT - $28.87B
  • Enterprise - $14.31B
  • Health & Wellness - $7.11B

The Azafran Data Team has created a proprietary data repository and machine learning engine (Ametrine), where we track over 5,500+ AI/ML companies worldwide broken into select categories, markets, themes, industries and metrics.

We track 400+ attributes across all the companies, some examples include geography, technology focus, and modalities. 20% of the companies in our tracking database fit our initial investment criteria and enterprise value.


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