Today, we are living through the 4th industrial revolution. Every industry is undergoing a digital transformation. In a sense, it’s a new industrial revolution, where new platform technologies and infrastructures make an enormous change to the ways we live and work. And all that is achieved by “Deep Tech”.
Deep Tech describes an innovation approach using emerging technologies to help solve global problems , creating new markets or disrupting existing industries. DeepTech innovations have an impact across all industries and at every level of society, solving many of today's issues.
The sector has an impact on many segments such ICT, Industrial technologies, aerospace and transportation, smart homes and cities, life sciences, energy and clean technologies, and many more developing or emerging application areas. Technology-wise those can include AI, Machine and Deep Learning, Big data, BlockChain, Robots, NanoTechnology, IoT, VR/AR, SaaS and Cloud Computing, CyberSecurity and more.
Deep Tech, by nature is a game-changer.
So, Deep Tech, or deep technology, refers to those startups whose business model is based on high tech innovation in engineering, or significant advances, who brings those technology products and services to the market. Deep tech startups develop groundbreaking technologies with a high impact. They are trying to solve big issues that really affect the world around them.
One measure of the enthusiasm in the space is the activity of investors who focus on Deep Tech.
Investment in Deep Tech is growing significantly as part of an impact investing , social impact programs supported by many worlds organisations. Investors, corporate ventures and initiatives supporting deep tech companies. The development of Deep Tech is aimed to solve mankind's real challenges, which require significant capital.
Deep Tech unlocks the future of mankind, delivering new pathways that decades earlier were not available. Deep Tech companies have innovative solutions to address those real challenges. Therefore they are an attractive investment opportunity and can provide significant returns.
Example in investments in deep tech that have seen a significant increase in recent years.
And when they do get to market, it’s tough for competitors to replicate what they’ve done. They’ll likely rewrite the rules and make other businesses irrelevant.
Those trends have contributed to a rising interest in deep tech, with investments in the wider category growing 20% annually between 2015 and 2018, culminating in nearly $18 billion of investment, according to a 2019 report from Boston Consulting .
At The Startup Club, we connect those deep tech startups that want to change the world with the right global investors. On March 22nd, a number of DeepTech companies - AI, Fintech, BlockChain, and CyberSecurity - will present their projects to Business Angels, VC and PE funds across the world. Learn more and RSVP via the link.