The Pulse of Fintech Q1 2017

The Pulse of Fintech Q1 2017

Fintech investment in the U.S. held steady with $1.5 billion invested across 124 deals.

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Pulse of Fintech

In this edition of The Pulse of Fintech -- a quarterly report exploring global and regional trends and deal activity within fintech -- we explore a number of questions permeating the fintech market today:

  • While Q1’17 was quiet, is the tide about to turn for fintechinvestment?
  • How is the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) driving fintech activity in Europe?
  • What is driving the proliferation of fintech hubs globally?
  • Is regtech ready to come into the investor spotlight?
     

>> Download the full report: The Pulse of Fintech Q1 2017

Modest start to Q1'17 global fintech investment

Combining venture and M&A investment, fintech deal value held relatively stable quarter-over-quarter at $3.2 billion invested globally across 260 deals. 

In terms of volume, venture financing is now seeming to oscillate around early 2014 or full-year 2013 levels, having fallen from the peaks of 2015. Global VC investment, however, remains on the historically high end at $2.3 billion.

U.S. fintech investment remains solid, with future growth expected

Fintech investment in the U.S. held steady in Q1’17 with $1.5 billion invested across 124 deals, despite uncertainty related to the change in administration. During the quarter, VC investment increased to $1.2 billion while deal activity also grew. The number of late-stage deals in particular increased, reaching the highest level since Q1’16.

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