What's in store for emerging tech in 2022?
2021 was a year to remember for emerging technologies, as VCs set records for capital invested and startups pioneered solutions across a range of industries. The sheer volume of records broken raises the question: What's next?
Our 2022 Emerging Technology Outlook details PitchBook analysts' predictions across 11 sectors within emerging tech, including agtech, AI & machine learning, climate tech, information security and more.
- Personalized medicine will set a record for VC funding, as a confluence of technologies helps advance the sector's capabilities.
- The IoT/OT security category will see a billion-dollar public listing, as pure-play internet of things and operational technology security companies capitalize on the surge in industrial ransomware attacks.
- M&A activity will rise in information security, insurtech and agtech, which will see record acquisitions in the precision ag sector.
- Carbon-negative technologies, especially direct air capture, will garner significant VC investment as the world confronts the climate crisis.
Table of contents
|Artificial intelligence & machine learning
|Internet of Things
|Supply chain tech