Question 18 of 21 in Industry
Started Jul 15, 2020 12:00PM UTC   •   Closing Jan 31, 2021 04:59AM UTC

How much new funding will facial recognition companies raise between July 1 and December 31, 2020, inclusive?


Context. Facial recognition is a core part of surveillance technologies. An increase in market interest for surveillance technologies will likely coincide with an increase in funding for companies that focus on facial recognition.

Data and resolution details. This question resolves based on Crunchbase data. For this question, a company is a "facial recognition" company if Crunchbase places it in that industry. For a list of Crunchbase facial recognition companies, see here. This question resolves on January 30, 2021, 30 days after the forecast period ends. The question -- and the graph below -- therefore includes only transactions entered into Crunchbase within 30 days of the date of its announcement. Historically, 80% of new funding is entered into Crunchbase within 30 days. 

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Name Probability
Less than $200 million 6%
More than $200 million but less than or equal to $500 million 19%
Between $500 million and $800 million, inclusive 24%
More than $800 million but less than or equal to $1.1 billion 21%
More than $1.1 billion 30%

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