Quarterly analysis of global venture capital trends in the fintech sector.
The Q1 report saw a big rebound in quarterly funding to the fintech sector, with total investment in fintech companies hitting US$5.7 billion. Globally, VC-backed fintech companies drew $4.9 billion in funding, rising from just $1.9 billion in Q4’15. Larger deals also spurred fintech funding growth in Q1’16. Q1’16 saw 13 $50 million+ rounds to VC-backed fintech companies, a slight rise from the 10 $50 million+ rounds in Q4’15.
This quarter, we examine key global trends along with what’s happening in fintech within key regions, as well as an investigation into robo advisory – a key area of fintech that has been gaining momentum in recent months.
We also examine the following questions:
Overall global investment in fintech companies across both venture-backed and non-venture-backed companies totaled US$9.4 billion in Q2’16, buoyed by Ant Financial’s US$4.5B financing. Investment directed to VC-backed fintech startups fell 49%, however, despite this decline, VC investment in fintech is on pace to exceed 2015 results.
The report also addresses the following trends: