The Pulse of Fintech Q2'16

The Pulse of Fintech Q2'16

In Q2’16, global funding to VC-backed fintech companies dropped substantially. Despite this quarter’s decline, funding is on pace to exceed 2015 investment levels.

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The Pulse of Fintech Q2'16

In this quarter’s The Pulse of Fintech Report we examine the key trends, diverse opportunities and challenges related to fintech in Asia, North America and Europe. As a part of our analysis, we explore answers to a number of questions,including:

  • What areas of fintech are gaining momentum around the world?
  • How is the definition of fintech continuing to evolve?
  • What are the recent developments around regulatory frameworks?
  • What is driving VC investment in InsurTech?

Globally Fintech Funding Drops 49% in Q2’16

Funding to VC-backed fintech companies hit $2.5B across 195deals in Q2’16. Total fintech funding, including activity by angels,PE firms, mutual funds and hedge funds, reached 374 deals and hit$9.4B, driven primarily by China’s Ant Financial deal, worth $4.5B.

Learn more about global VC FINTECH activity, download the full report – The Pulse of Fintech Q2’16

North America saw $1.3b across 97 deals to vc-backed companies in Q2’16

Fintech funding in North America declined in Q2’16 — from $1.8 billion to $1.3 billion — despite an uptick in overall VC funding in the regionduring the quarter. A lack of fintech mega-deals likely kept total deal value down in tandem with investor concerns regarding fintech business models and paths to profitability.

For more analysis of North America VC fintech activity, download the full report – The Pulse of Fintech Q2’16 North America

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