The Rise of SaaS - Physical Security Fund Raising 2020

By John Honovich, Published Dec 28, 2020, 08:24am EST

While incumbents largely struggled to deal with the effects of COVID-19, SaaS focused startups raised over $300 million this year.

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This provides them a strong foundation to attempt to disrupt incumbents.

IPVM covered each of these raises throughout the year, with dedicated reports linked below:

Additionally, Google invested $450 Million in ADT and, just this month, ZKTeco filed for an IPO planning to raise $190 Million.

Inside this note, we examine the overall trend, why it is important to understand, and the financial cases for each company that raised funds.

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* *** ***** **** be *** **** *** how **** ******** *** build *** *** ******* advanced ****** ******* ******** that **** ****** **** or *******.

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****** *** ******* ***** a ***** *****-***** ***** management ********,******* $** ******* **** year **** *** *********** ********* ** *** mass ******. ** ** unclear ** ** *** big **** **** *** but **** *** * good ******* ** *** combination ** **** **** VC ******* ***** **** to **** ***** **** from ********** **** ** March ******** *** ******.

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****** *** ******** *****, ADT ** ***+ ***** old *** **** ********* the ****** ** *** entrants. ** ***** *******, ADT *** ******** **** good **** *** ******** and * ******* ***** as****** ******** ** ***. *******, ****** *****, ADT's ***** **** **** before ** ** *** same ****** ** *** pre-Google **********.

*** ********** ** **** the ****** *** ******* Google ** *** ** much ** * ****** in ****** ***'* **-**** core *********** ******.******* ** ******* ******* disclosed ********* **** ** more ** * ****** deal ****** **** ******** *** cloud ******** **** ** is ** *********** **** the ****** ** ***.

*******, ******* ********** ** that, ******* ******'* **********, ADT's ***** ***** **** sunk *** ******* *** that ****** ** ******* to ***** *** ****** facing ***.

****** ***** **** *** OK *** ***, **** the **** ******, *** the ****** *** **** in *** ******** ***** see *** ** *********** risk ** ********** ******.

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'*****' **** *** **** an ****** ******* ********** to ******* ***** ************ companies ***** ** *********. Perhaps ****** *** ****** that *******? ***** ***** and ********* *** ******* access *******, **** **** not **** ** **** much ***** ** ************** (though ***** ***** ***** challenges *** ************ ******* business, **** ** **************).

** ********, ****** *** relatively ******* ***** ** be * ********** ***** access ******* *******, **** ~$250 ******* ******* ** 2019.

***, ***** *** ***** to *** ~$*** ******* in ******* ********* ********* to **** * ** factory (***** ***** ** the ***** *** * China ******** ******** *******). Whether **** ***** ** fruition ******* ** ** seen ***, **** ***** US ********* **** **** raised *****, *********** ** a ******** **** ** pursuing ******** *****. ** ZKTeco ******** ** **** IPO, **** **** * shot ** ******** * global ****** ******* *****.

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