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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|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%|