Wearable Funding and M&A

September 25, 2015  | Subscribers Only

Abel Nevarez Abel Nevarez Research Analyst II, Mobile & Telecoms, IHS Markit
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Shipments of wearables devices are growing quickly across numerous categories and with it the increase in wearable investments for both hardware and services. IHS has tracked more than 90 wearables related funding deals the last three years, with significant growth in 2014 and 2015.

Highlights:

  • Venture capital firms see opportunity in wearables
  • Jawbone takes a huge share of funding
  • Pebble bets on consumer hype with Kickstarter campaigns
  • Pebble funding rounds
  • Google backs a range of wearables companies
  • Mobile operators dabble in wearables hardware, too
  • USA takes lion’s share of funding
  • M&A activity underscores key wearable players

List of tables and charts:

  • Wearable funding deals and disclosed amounts 2013-2015
  • Wearables deals breakdown by funding stage 2013-2015
  • Total disclosed funding by company
  • Pebble funding rounds
  • Smart glasses forecast 2011-2019
  • Wearable funding deals by country
  • World wearable technology forecast by application 2011-2019

Number of pages: 6

Number of charts and tables: 7

Abel Nevarez

Research Analyst II, Mobile & Telecoms, IHS Markit

Abel Nevarez, a research analyst at IHS Markit, covers mobile network infrastructure trends and activity.

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