Gartner Information Technology Research

VC Investment Growth Insights for Smart Spaces

Published: 04 March 2020

ID: G00463988

Analyst(s): Annette Jump , Eric Goodness


VC investments into startups developing smart space solutions exceeded $8.7 billion between 2017 and 2019. Product leaders building smart space innovations should incorporate new sensors and IoT in combination with intelligent applications and analytics solutions.

Table Of Contents


  • Basic Technology Description
  • Overall Summary of Data and Findings
  • Segment Investment Trends
    • Primary Findings: Investment Focus Is Shifting From Electronics to Software Enabling Smart Spaces
    • Near-Term Impact: VC Investment Shift Requires Development of Intelligent Business Applications In-House or via Partnerships
    • Recommended Product Leader Actions:
  • Investment Trends by Stage
    • Primary Findings: Investments Are Progressively Focused on More Funds for Later-Stage VC
    • Near-Term Impact: Evaluating Innovation From Startups to Support Future Products
    • Recommended Product Leader Actions:
  • Investment Trends by Geography
    • Primary Findings: The Decline in the China VC Market Will Result in the U.S. Taking the Lead in VC Investments
    • Near-Term Impact: Explore Innovations From Various Countries to Enhance Your Product Capabilities
    • Recommended Product Leader Actions:

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