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High Levels of Physical Security VC Investment Continue into 2019 with $355m Raised So Far

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Senior Research Associate at Memoori. Memoori has tracked over 100 emerging players, who are providing physical security solutions tailored to commercial and industrial buildings, out of over 600 smart building startups, according to our recent Startups Report. Since Jan 2018, about 75 new entrants have gained VC investment of over $900 million for physical security solutions in commercial and industrial buildings. Physical security related VC investments in 2018 amounted to around $561 million, a 75% increase in funding levels from the previous year, when $321 million was invested. 2019 looks set to continue the high level of funding experienced in 2018, with $355 million already invested in the sector this year. Corporate venture capital has played a role in funding many of these startups, with strategic investments made by a range of leading players in the physical security, building systems and workplace management sectors. Active corporate investors include […]

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