How is the funding environment shaping up for financial technology in 2019? As we pass the mid-year mark, let's see how the year-to-date metrics compare to the historical trends. The graph below shows fintech total funding by year, stacked by quarters.
As the graphic demonstrates, fintech has amassed $18.8B through Q1 and Q2 of this year. This amount represents 45% of the total funding in 2018, and 71% of the funding through Q2 in 2018. The top three funding events in Q2 2019 include a $1B round into Figure, a $700M round into Kabbage, and a $500M round into SoFi.
A straight-line projection of the completed funding this year would result in $37.6B, which is 89% of the total 2018 funding. By the same token, a weighted quarterly average projection of 2019 funding would result in $30B, which falls short of the total 2018 funding by 29%. Therefore, based on the mid-year data, fintech funding in 2019 is projected to decline from the funding in 2018.