Regulatory Technology Funding in 2019 Projected To Exceed 2018

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How is the funding environment shaping up for regulatory 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 regtech total funding by year, stacked by quarters.

Regulatory Technology Funding Over Time

As the graphic demonstrates, regtech has amassed $2.9B through Q1 and Q2 of this year. This amount represents 138% of the total funding in 2018, and 322% of the funding through Q2 in 2018. The top three funding events in Q2 2019 include a $500M round into Kaseya, a $300M round into KnowBe4, and a $130M round into Druva.

A straight-line projection of the completed funding this year would result in $5.9B, which is 275% of the total 2018 funding. By the same token, a weighted quarterly average projection of 2019 funding would result in $6.9B, which exceeds the total 2018 funding by a whopping 222%. Therefore, based on the mid-year data, regtech funding in 2019 is projected to be significantly higher than the funding in 2018.

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