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.
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 – Q3
2,974 Debt Offering
Total Value US$m: 1,390,129.4 YOY Change: -34.7%
1,945 Asset Transaction
Total Value US$m: 224,807.2 YOY Change: -55.8%
Total Value US$m: 11,573 YOY Change: -
Total Value US$m: 269,816.1 YOY Change: 66.2%
33 Licensing Agreement
Total Value US$m: 6,013.1 YOY Change: -92.0%
34,203 Venture Financing
Total Value US$m: 692,896.8 YOY Change: 168.5%
Total Value US$m: 2,142,864 YOY Change: 57.7%
7,726 Equity Offering
Total Value US$m: 971,566.1 YOY Change: -0.7%
4,334 Private Equity
Total Value US$m: 756,154.2 YOY Change: 62.0%
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.