FinTech funding fell 17 percent in Q3’16, according to the Pulse of FinTech, the quarterly report on global FinTech VC trends published by KPMG and CB Insights.
According to the quarterly report, overall global investment in FinTech companies across both venture-backed and non-venture-backed companies totalled US$2.9 billion in Q3'16. Q3'16 saw VC-backed FinTech funding drop 17 percent to US$2.4B, while deal activity fell 12 percent to 178 deals.
Commenting on the report, Anna Scally, Partner and FinTech leader at KPMG in Ireland, said: "It is interesting to watch global FinTech trends and observe the wave of investor interest move across the world. Payments were very hot in the US and then Europe in 2015. In 2016, we are seeing significant investment in payments in Asia."
Warren Mead, Global Co-Leader of FinTech, KPMG International said: "This quarter, Asia outpaced North America in terms of FinTech funding - a major shift from historical norms. The question is whether Asia will continue to set the pace headed into 2017. With the diversity of investments and widespread support for the growth of FinTech hubs in the region, it's a very distinct possibility."
"FinTech funding is down this quarter, but it in no way reflects a lack of interest among investors, particularly corporates who see FinTech as a way to leapfrog ahead of the competition. In Q3'16, corporate venture capital participation in global deals to VC-backed FinTech companies reached 30 percent for the second consecutive quarter," says Brian Hughes, Co-Leader, KPMG Enterprise Innovative Startups Network and Partner, KPMG in the US. "This interest will continue to grow as corporates are looking to take advantage of the opportunities FinTech provides."
KPMG in Ireland employs 2,400 people across its audit, tax and advisory services from offices in Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Galway. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. Anna Scally leads KPMG Ireland's FinTech practice.
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