The global FinTech sector raised $41.7bn in the first half of 2018, surpassing last year’s record total
Avoiding the ‘hubris’ of FinTech investing and moving to more niche areas was key when launching GTR Ventures, according to co-founder and CIO Kelvin Tan in a research interview with FinTech Global.
RegTech companies have raised almost 2.5 times as much capital this year than they did in 2017
More than $2.8bn has been raised by Challenger Banks globally since 2014
A lack of later-stage deals meant funding in Q1 2018 reached just 17.8% of last year’s total
A RegTech company needs to go beyond the buzz of a new technology and has to really help financial institutions, according to a panel at the Global RegTech Summit 2018.
Large institutions have to adopt AI technology in order to scale while remaining user centric, according to Arkera co-CEO Vinit Sahni, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Increased regulations in Europe has raised the bar and is leading to great opportunities for investors, according to Dawn Capital general partner Haakon Overli in a research interview with FinTech Global.
FinTech investment in Germany reached record levels in 2017 with over $650m invested
Q1 2018 saw $840.1m invested across 50 deals in the third strongest funding quarter to date
GDPR RegTech solution providers saw a spike in funding leading up to the May deadline
China’s FinTech sector is growing rapidly, with domestic investments dominating the landscape for the foreseeable future, according to Sky9 Capital founder and managing director Ron Cao in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Capital invested in Swiss FinTech companies returned to normal levels after large deals pushed quarterly funding to record highs in H1 2017
FinTech investment in China hit $1.1bn across 10 deals in Q1 2018
Global WealthTech funding is on track to surpass 2017’s record with over $2bn invested in Q1 2018
Technology offers an ‘interesting nexus’ for Sharia compliance and can fuel Islamic Finance adoption, according to InsureHalal chairman Salman Badr Al-Hasan in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Nearly $130bn has been invested in FinTech companies globally since 2014
Investment in Israeli FinTech companies was historically healthy in Q1 2018 with $115.1m invested across 10 deals
PropTech is still a fairly ‘embryonic industry right now’, but interest is quickly rising, according to Reech Corporations Group chairman Christophe Reech in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The Latin America market is skipping traditional banking and moving straight to FinTech, according to Magma Partners managing partner Nathan Lustig in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Over 40% of the total capital raised by FinTech companies in Denmark last year has been invested in Q1 2018 already
Capital invested in the first quarter of this year declined by half compared to Q4 2017
More than 50% of the total capital raised by RegTech companies last year has been invested in 2018 already
A surplus of private equity capital and less outperforming opportunities are raising valuations according to LLR Partners vice president Ryan Goldenberg in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The UK FinTech industry received £425m-worth of funding in Q1 2018, a value in line with the same quarter of last year
High InsurTech valuations are starting to outweigh the performance of businesses, according to Eos Venture Partners investment director James Tootell in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The loss of momentum in global InsurTech investment after 2015 was simply due to the volatility of large deals
FinTech deal activity in the region increased by almost 20% last year
PropTech investment fell by almost 30% last year, following a strong 2016 driven by late-stage deals taking place in China
Some ICOs leverage historical venture funding to raise capital they probably shouldn’t be receiving, according to Aberdeen Standard Investments co-head of global venture capital Kirsten Morin in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Capital invested in Australasian FinTech companies surpassed $750m across 56 deals last year
Nordic FinTech companies raised over $600m in 2017
The Marketplace Lending sector saw nearly $9bn invested across 233 deals in 2017
Convergence between FinTechs and financial institutions is slow, but more value-add investors can help, according to Viola FinTech partner Tomer Michaeli in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Funding to Payments & Remittances companies declined to $5.1 billion across 234 deals in 2017
FinTech investments in France reached $297.8m across 41 deals in 2017
Banks need to embrace the FinTech ecosystem and adjust to the new world through collaboration according to Banco BNI Europa chairman and CEO Pedro Pinto Coelho in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Spanish FinTech firms raised over $120m across 19 deals in 2017
FinTech can reposition Bahrain as a ‘pioneer’ in the global financial market, according to EDB managing director Simon Galpin in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The global FinTech industry received nearly $40bn-worth of funding across 1,778 deals in 2017
Some startups are raising capital too early and with many suffering a ‘down-round’, according to Techstars managing director Chris Adelsbach in a research interview with FinTech Global
UK FinTech companies raised £3.07bn in 2017, more than the total of the previous three years combined
With nearly $0.5bn the last quarter of 2017 accounted for 43.2% of the total amount invested in the whole year
Companies in the sector received $1.4bn in the first three quarters of this year, more than double the total investment in 2016
The future for challenger banks is through specialism, not becoming a ‘one-stop shop’ for everything, according to OakNorth deputy CEO Graham Olive in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Investment in Canada-based FinTech companies more than tripled YoY reaching $251m across 16 deals in Q3 2017
Investment in deals under $50m has already reached record levels despite a fall in deal activity
Despite InsurTech seeing a decline in funding YOY, prevention technology could open up a new host of opportunities, according to InsurTech Capital founder Minh Tran in a research interview with FinTech Global.
WealthTech companies globally raised $907m-worth of funding across 45 investments in the third quarter of the year
Only 40% of the total capital raised by InsurTech companies in 2017 came from deals over $100m, compared to 62% in 2015
The first three quarters of 2017 saw £2.1bn of investment in UK FinTech companies, almost double the total invested in the whole of 2016
A lack of financing opportunities and investor interest in capital markets FinTech at the Series A stage is contributing to a major gap in funding for the sector, according to Illuminate Financial founding partner Mark Whitcroft in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The Global RegTech Review released by FinTech Global highlights increased investments in AML and KYC solutions
Removing need for tenants to physically visit properties before buying/renting is leading real estate innovation, according to Spotahome CEO Alejandro Artacho in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The first three quarters of 2017 saw Indian FinTech companies receive $6.6bn worth of funding
FinTech is revolutionising lending for smaller businesses, according to British Business Investments director Marilena Ioannidou in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The first three quarters of this year saw $28.7bn committed to FinTech companies globally, 95% of last year’s total
ICOs are here to stay but an authority is needed to stamp out fraud, according to Astronaut Capital founder Matthew Gibb in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Total FinTech investments in Central and Eastern Europe hit a record in 2016 with FinTech companies receiving $218.3m, more than double 2015’s total funding
The record investments total from last year was mainly a result of a $1.2bn deal which made up 48% of funding to the sub-sector in 2016
Total investments fell by 32.2% QoQ in Q3 but remained higher than the total capital committed during the same quarter last year
Insurance firms are beginning to understand technology’s importance in back office processes, according to Aquiline Capital Partners Aquiline Technology Growth head Max Chee in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Brexit and changes in regulations could help balance out the European FinTech ecosystem, according to Breega Capital founding partner Ben Marrel in a research interview with FinTech Global.
In the first half of 2017, 87% of the total investment in Hong Kong FinTech went to one large deal
A total of $2.21bn was invested in Real Estate Tech companies last year – more than double the funding in 2015
Finland’s FinTech sector is gaining impressive traction, raising nearly $100m over 56 deals since 2014
Crowdfunding has moved on from being derided as a weakness by venture capital firms to instead becoming an emblem of confidence, according to Equityfor CEO Derek Weber in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Investments to the sector made a strong start to the year with 72% of last years’ total funding already committed
A convoluted and oversaturated space for new RegTech entrants and unexpected changes to regulations are the two main issues facing the sector, according to Precognitive SVP of Operations Chris Le in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The total amount invested in Infrastructure & Enterprise Software companies globally in Q2 2017 was over double the amount invested in the previous quarter and up 155.8% YoY.
Investments in Italian FinTech fell by 59.2% between 2015 and 2016 but look set to make a strong comeback in 2017
The first half of 2017 has seen the number of deals to FinTech companies in Latin America rocket with 63 deals already closed
The share of global FinTech investments valued under $1m has halved in the last 5 quarters.
FinTech’s irresistible rise has financial institutions scrambling over one another to take advantage of the sector – but a trio of major pitfalls are present to engulf unwary investors, FinTech author Paolo Sironi explained in a research interview with FinTech Global
FinTech funding in Singapore looks set to soar this year as H1 2017 sees over $150m worth of investment already.
If RegTech is to escape from FinTech’s shadow to fully flourish in its own right it needs a lot more support and funding from investors, Regit co-founder and CEO Cindy Nguyen said in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Global funding to PayTech companies declined in Q2 despite an uptick in deal activity.
Venture capital’s domination of FinTech could be under threat, according to Lovell Minnick Partners president Steven Pierson, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The FinTech sector saw nearly $9bn-worth of investment across 374 deals in Q2 2017 as the year’s funding picked up pace.
FinTech investments in the second quarter of 2017 were over three times the amounts seen in Q2 of last year.
Figures from the first half of the year suggest that 2017 is set to be a record year for FinTech Investments in the United Kingdom if election results don’t have a severe impact.
Financial services have lobbied hard to roll back regulatory burdens – but they may be backing the wrong horse according to VigilantCS founder and CEO Rob Kirwin, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The WealthTech sector saw $541m-worth of funding across 116 investments in the second quarter of the year.
Total FinTech Investment in Canada saw a 73% increase, from $44m in Q1 2017 to $76.2m in Q2 2017.
InsurTech companies raised over $800m-worth of funding in the second quarter of the year across 34 deals.
InsurTech companies could soon be helping customers by preventing them from being caught in a hurricane or tourists from being kidnapped, according to Axa Strategic Ventures general partner Imran Akram, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Irish FinTech companies raised $42.8m across 9 deals in Q1 2017, putting it on track to surpass last years’ total deal tally.
Latin America’s unique payments situation could be a major opportunity for investors and startups according to Mariano Belinky from Santander InnoVentures, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Infrastructure & Enterprise Software funding declined 19.8% YoY in the first quarter.
Nordic FinTech companies raised $122m in the first quarter of the year, more than 6-times the total funding in Q1 2016
Colin Hanna, associate at Balderton Capital, explains how advances in machine learning mean it has an exciting future in FinTech and how it might impact the various sub-sectors, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Over 1,600 angel investors have participated in FinTech funding rounds in the past three years.
Over 10% of FinTech deals globally in the last three years were backed by at least one of the top 10 investors.
Radboud Vlaar, partner at OGC, explains how the firm has become more selective with B2C deals as it looks to invest in new opportunities across subsectors and regions, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Israeli FinTech companies raised $52m in the first quarter of the year, more than twice the amount raised in Q4 2016.
Investments into Real Estate tech companies hit a five-quarter low in Q1 2017 with only $179.7m committed across 17 deals.
Startupbootcamp’s FinTech and cybersecurity accelerator the co-founder Michael Dooijes explained the race against cybercrime, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
London received more FinTech investments than the other major European cities combined since 2014.
Global InsurTech investments slumped to a five-quarter low in the opening quarter of the year.
The FinTech industry in France attracted $81.9m in total funding across 21 deals in the opening quarter of the year.
Richard Blakesley, a partner at Capital Pilot and blockchain lawyer Florian Glatz explained the exciting potential ICOs offer, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Investments into UK-based FinTech companies in Q1 grew over 80% compared to the first quarter of last year.
RegTech companies raised a combined total of $238m across across 34 deals, a record number of transactions, in the opening quarter of 2017.
Michael Lints, venture partner at Golden Gate Ventures, outlined the opportunities for FinTech investors in South-East Asia, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The Dutch FinTech sector rallied in Q1 2017 after a slump in the second half of last year, as companies received the most funding since Q1 2016.
Over 40% of FinTech deals in Q1 2017 were of deal size greater than $5m as companies in the sector look for increasing amount of capital.
The amount raised by Spanish FinTech startups in Q1 was equivalent to over 60% of the total raised in the whole of 2016.
Amy Neale, Global VP at Mastercard Start Path, explains the move away from the classic early-stage tech accelerator model, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Quarterly WealthTech investment retreated from a high at the end of last year, but still surpassed the levels of Q1 2016 in both total investments and number of deals.
Investment in Swiss FinTech companies has increased over four times in the past three years, raising record $63.6m last year.
If banks want to remain market leaders they need to start acquiring technology companies, according to Paul Cuatrecasas of Aquaa Partners, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Blockhain & Cryptocurrency startups raised over $0.5bn last year as Blockhain technology investment surges.
The Belgian FinTech sector is gaining impressive traction, raising nearly $90m over 32 deals in the last three years.
The landscape in Denmark already boasts over 120 active FinTech startups and is successfully generating increased interest from investors.
The information being circulated about the level of investment in unlisted UK FinTech companies is misleading – it materially underestimates the amount of money that was invested in the space last year.
Earlybird VC Christian Nagel told FinTech Global entrepreneurs with tech backgrounds build superior FinTech startups to those from traditional finance.
London still attracts over 82% of FinTech investment capital but a closer look at the data shows that other parts of the UK are making progress.
Research from FinTech Global shows London is playing a driving role in the development of new regulatory technology (“RegTech”) solutions
Some of the startups making the biggest impact are those simplifying the complex insurance industry.
Banks are more potentially vulnerable to disruption than ever before – and digital-first challengers are charging into the market.