The built industry has never seen such a remarkable year of funding as we did in 2018. Though led by the largest deal sizes this industry has ever seen from some of the most prolific investors, the year would have remained groundbreaking without them.
But first, let's rewind over a decade to put all of this in perspective:
In 2008, we witnessed one of the first major pushes to fund technology within the industry with global investment reaching $4.5 million across 2 major deals.
In 2017, the story had changed drastically, largely due to the massive influx of new technologists entering the market. Investment grew to $882 million across 103 deals.
Now, something magical happened in 2018, and we're all still trying to wrap our heads around it. Investment more than 10x the year prior hit the market. In just our identification of the top deals that took place, we hit $9.6 billion across 50 deals. Yes, you heard that right... BILLION.
Take a look at our comprehensive list and make your own judgments and perhaps even predictions for how 2019 will stack up.