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COVID-19 impact on Technology

The COVID-19 outbreak has now spread around the world, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The pandemic has already changed how we work and how we live our lives. Many of these changes will have long-term implications. Companies in every sector, including Technology, will need to adopt new technologies and new ways of working as they adapt to these new realities.

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Deal trends in the Technology sector during COVID-19

Verdict’s COVID-19 deal tracker in the technology sector monitors deals that took place across the Technology sector during the pandemic.

Deal trends in the Technology Sector: Q1 2020 – Q2 2021

31,786 Venture Financing

Total Value US$m: 627,093.3
YOY Change: 192.1%

15,789 Acquisition

Total Value US$m: 2,005,204
YOY Change: 82.8%

7,429 Equity Offering

Total Value US$m: 938,579.1
YOY Change: 28.6%

4,059 Private Equity

Total Value US$m: 672,038.8
YOY Change: 54.5%

2,879 Debt Offering

Total Value US$m: 1,349,565
YOY Change: -28.4%

1,862 Asset Transaction

Total Value US$m: 221,567.2
YOY Change: -30.8%

1,377 Partnership

Total Value US$m: 11,573
YOY Change: -

966 Merger

Total Value US$m: 243,782.8
YOY Change: 78.6%

33 Licensing Agreement

Total Value US$m: 6,013.1
YOY Change: -92.0%

Innovation in the Technology sector during COVID-19

To best track innovation in response to COVID-19’s impact on the Technology sector, Verdict tracks the patent applications, as well as the patent applicants throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Number of patents in the Technology sector: 2018 – 2021

The COVID-19 patents tracker in the Technology sector monitors the patents applications pre- and post-outbreak.

Top Patent Applicants in the Technology sector: Pre-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2018 – 2019)

Verdict patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector before the COVID-19 outbreak.

Top Patent Applicants in the Technology sector: Post-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2020 – H1 2021)

Verdict patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from the application of patents.

Number of COVID-19 mentions in filings in the Technology sector: Q1 2020 – Q2 2021

Verdict tracks thousands of companies and their annual and quarterly filings. Our analysis monitors the mentions of COVID-19 in those filings during the pandemic.

COVID-19 versus top 5 themes in Technology

Verdict compares COVID-19 mentions in filings with other top themes in filings data during the pandemic.

Top 10 companies with COVID-19 mentions in filings

Verdict tracks which technology companies mention COVID-19 in filings the most during the pandemic.

Jobs insights in the Technology sector during COVID-19

Verdict monitors live technology company jobs postings to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.

Job trends in the Technology sector

Jobs postings by technology companies after the outbreak. The COVID-19 jobs tracker in the Technology sector looks at jobs posted, closed and active to assess the impact of the pandemic on sector jobs.

Most active Technology companies: Jobs

Verdict’s Technology jobs tracker lists technology companies with the most jobs posted during the COVID-19 period.

Technology influencer discussions on COVID-19

Verdict tracks the mentions of COVID-19 by leading Technology influencers on Twitter. The chart indicates the volume of tweets and influencers pertaining to COVID-19.