Financial Technology Startup Highlights  – Q1 2018

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Here is our Q1 2018 summary report on the Financial Technology startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

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Financial Technology Sector Summary

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Financial Technology Annual Funding Over Time

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Financial Technology Exit Events Over Time

Financial Technology Latest Activity

Financial Technology Funding Round Counts

Financial Technology Quarterly Category Funding

Financial Technology Recent Funding Events

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Financial Technology Category Funding Quartiles

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Payments Backend Companies with Largest Funding Amounts

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Payments Backend Leads Fintech Exit Activity

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Last quarter we reviewed fintech exit trends and found robust growth. This quarter we went one level deeper on our fintech research platform and conclude that the Payments Backend category leads fintech exit activity. Companies in this category include technologies impacting payment issuers and acquirers, as well as the infrastructure enabling payments.

This conclusion was derived from three takeaways:

  •      Payments Backend leads fintech in the number of exits
  •      Payments Backend leads fintech in the acquisition amount
  •      Payments Backend also leads fintech in the exit ratio

We’ll illustrate these takeaways with some graphics that show fintech exit activity by category.

To help set the stage, the graphic below shows fintech exit activity over time. As you can see, the sector is experiencing strong growth in exits.

FinTech Exits by Quarter Stacked

Payments Backend Leads Fintech in the Number of Exits

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Venture Scanner Sector Maps (Part 1 of 2)

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Our sector maps are snapshots of emerging technology sectors. They show what the different categories in a sector are and how many startups are within each category. They also present a small sampling of the current startups that are innovating in each category.

We will share our most up-to-date sector maps in a two-part series. Below you will find sector maps for the Blockchain Technology, Energy Technology, Financial Technology, Health Technology, Insurance Technology, Video Technology, and 3D Printing sectors.

You can see the other 8 updated sector maps for Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Marketing Technology, Real Estate Technology, Retail Technology, Security Technology, Transportation Technology, and Virtual Reality here

Blockchain Technology: 12 categories, 1007 companies, $6B in funding

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Energy Technology: 12 categories, 790 companies, $63B in funding

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Financial Technology: 16 categories, 2401 companies, $90B in funding

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Health Technology: 22...

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Financial Technology Sector Overview - Q4 2017

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As we’ve examined in our previous analyses, the overall funding trends in Financial Technology (fintech) are stable and its exit activity is seeing robust growth, indicating that the sector is maturing as a whole. Yet what are the different components of fintech and how do they make up this startup ecosystem? On our fintech research platform, we have classified the companies in the sector into functional categories. This blog post aims to examine these categories and how they compare with one another through a series of graphics.

Payments-Related Companies Form the Largest Fintech Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Logo Map for the fintech sector. As of January 2018, we have classified 2,285 fintech startups into 16 categories which collectively raised $80 billion in funding. The Logo Map highlights the number of companies in each category and a random sampling of these companies. Please note that, for the sake of brevity, certain related categories have been...

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Fintech Exit Activity Sees Robust Growth

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The Financial Technology (fintech) sector has seen a lot of exit activity over the past few years. How does the number of exit events trend over time? Based on our fintech research platform, we have analyzed the data through 2017 and can conclude that fintech exit activity is seeing continued robust growth. 

This observation was derived from two takeaways:

  •      Fintech exit events are demonstrating strong annual growth
  •      Fintech exit events are increasing at the quarterly level as well

We’ll illustrate these takeaways with two graphics that show the solid growth of fintech exit activity over time.

Fintech Exit Events Showing Strong Annual Growth

We’ll start off by examining the fintech exit events from 2011 to 2017. Exit events include both acquisitions and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs). The below graph shows the number of annual fintech exit events stacked by quarters.

Fintech exits by quarter stacked

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Financial Technology Startup Highlights  – Q4 2017

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Here is our Q4 2017 summary report on the financial technology startup sector. The following report includes an overview, recent activity, and a category deep dive.

Fintech Q4 2017 Startup Highlights

Fintech Q4 2017 Outline

Fintech Q4 2017 Sector Summary

Fintech Q4 2017 Stats

Fintech Q4 2017 Logo Map

FinTech Slideshare Innovation Quadrant

Fintech Q4 2017 Funding by Year

Fintech Q4 2017 Funding by Quarter

Fintech Q4 2017 Exits by Quarter

Fintech Q4 2017 Latest Actiity

Fintech Q4 2017 Recent Funding Counts

Fintech Q4 2017 Recent Category Funding

Fintech Q4 2017 Recent Funding Events

Fintech Q4 2017 Recent Exit Events

Fintech Q4 2017 Category Deep Dive

Fintech Q4 2017 Venture Investing

Fintech Q4 2017 Quartiles

Fintech Q4 2017 Category Funding

Fintech Q4 2017 Category Funding Amount by Round

Fintech Q4 2017 Category Top Funded

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Fintech Sector Maturing in 2017

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Financial Technology (fintech) has seen a lot of venture capital funding over the past few years. How have its funding trends evolved over time? Through the insights derived from our fintech research platform, we conclude that the fintech sector is maturing.

We have come to this conclusion from the following four takeaways:

  •      Overall fintech funding trends are stable
  •      Fintech investor interest is constant
  •      Fintech funding has shifted to mid- and late-stage events
  •      The average fintech funding size is growing

We will illustrate these takeaways with a series of graphics to show that the sector is maturing.

Fintech Funding Relatively Stable in 2017

We will start off by examining the fintech funding trends over the years. Let's look at the annual fintech funding amount stacked by quarter.

Fintech Funding Amount by Quarter

As we can see from the graphic, fintech funding in the first three quarters of 2017 is slightly down relative to 2016....

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Financial Technology Activity by Selected Investors - Q3 2017

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The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Financial Technology (Fintech) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through July 2017.

Financial Technology Activity by Selected Investors

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Fintech investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by those investors. Major investors into the space include Accel Partners, Sequoia Capital, YC, 500 Startups, and Index Ventures. 

We are currently tracking 2336 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $79.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology market report.

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Financial Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q3 2017

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The following two graphs show exit activity in the Financial Technology sector. The graphics include data through July 2017.

Financial Technology Exit Activity by Category

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Financial Technology category. The Payments Backend category is leading the sector with 39 acquisitions and 8 IPOs. The Personal Finance category follows behind with 35 acquisitions and 2 IPOs.

Financial Technology Exit Activity by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Financial Technology by year. 2016 leads the sector with 56 acquisitions and 7 IPOs. 2017 follows behind with 48 acquisitions and 1 IPO.

We are currently tracking 2330 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $78 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Financial Technology market report.

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Venture Investing in Financial Technology - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Financial Technology sector. The graphics include data through July 2017.

Venture Investing by Category in Financial Technology

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Fintech category to the number of companies in the category. The Consumer Lending category leads both metrics, with around $22B in funding and about 300 startups.

Financial Technology Average Funding by Category

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Fintech category. The Consumer Lending category leads the sector with around $104M in average funding per company, followed by the Consumer Payments category with around $100M in average funding per company.

We are currently tracking 2323 Fintech companies in 16 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $77.6B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology market report.

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Age by Category in Financial Technology - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Financial Technology sector. The graphic includes data through July 2017.

Financial Technology Age by Category

The above graph summarizes the average and median age of companies in each Financial Technology category. The Payments Backend category has the highest average age at around 10 years, and the Banking Infrastructure category is the runner-up with an average age of around 9 years. Both the Payments Backend and Banking Infrastructure categories have the highest median age at around 8.5 years. On the other hand, Retail Investing is the youngest Financial Technology category with an average age of around 6 years and a median age of around 5.5 years.

We are currently tracking 2307 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $75.4B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology market report. 

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Where in the world are Financial Technology startups? Q3 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Financial Technology (Fintech) innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through July 2017.

Fintech Company Count by Country Q3 2017

The above map shows the number of Fintech companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 1125 companies.

Fintech VC Funding by Country Q3 2017

The above map shows the amount of total Fintech startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $35B.

We are currently tracking 2,305 Fintech companies in 16 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $75B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology startup market report. 

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Financial Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Financial Technology sector. The graphic includes data through July 2017.

Financial Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Financial Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2012 ranks at the top with around 307 companies founded in that year alone. 2013 is the runner-up with 286 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 2296 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $73.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology market report.

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Financial Technology Funding by Round - Q3 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Financial Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through July 2017.

Financial Technology Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. In 2016, Series B funding has accounted for a substantial amount of total funding, with Series C and Late Stage funding coming in at second. In 2015, all types of VC funding accounted for approximately the same amount, with the exception of Seed funding.

Financial Technology Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. The general trend over the past few years has been a larger number of early stage funding events, such as Seed, Series A, and Series B funding events--and a diminishing number of events in the later stages.

We are currently tracking 2286 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 63 countries, with a total of $73.2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology market...

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Financial Technology Funding Trends - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in Financial Technology (fintech) startup funding activity. The graphics include data through July 2017.

Fintech Funding by Year Q3 2017

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Fintech startups for each year. 2016 has the most funding to date at around $19B.

Fintech Funding by Vintage Year Q3 2017 

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Fintech companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2011 have raised the most funding just under $9B.

We are currently tracking 2,283 Fintech companies in 16 categories across 63 countries, with a total of $73 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology market report.

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Financial Technology Startup Market Trends and Insights  – Q3 2017

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Here is our Q3 2017 summary report on the Financial Technology (fintech) startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends with insights, and recent funding and exit events.

Fintech Q3 2017 Report

Fintech Q3 2017 Report Outline

Fintech Q3 2017 Sector Description

Fintech Q3 2017 Logo Map

Fintech Q3 2017 Innovation Quadrant

Fintech Q3 2017 Categories 1

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Fintech Q3 2017 Sector Trends

Fintech Q3 2017 Venture Investing

Fintech Q3 2017 Funding Over Time

Fintech Q3 2017 Funding Amount by Round

Fintech Q3 2017 Funding by Vintage Year

Fintech Q3 2017 Company Count by Country

Fintech Q3 2017 Investor Activity

Fintech Q3 2017 Exits by Year

Fintech Q3 2017 Quarterly Update

Fintech Q3 2017 Recent Funding Stats

Fintech Q3 2017 Recent Funding Events

Fintech Q3 2017 Recent Exit Events

Fintech Q3 2017 About Venture Scanner

Fintech Q3 2017 Venture Scanner Value

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We are currently tracking 2,277 Fintech companies in 16 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $73 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology market report.

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Financial Technology Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant - Q3 2017

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The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Financial Technology (Fintech) startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through July 2017.

Fintech Logo Map Q3 2017

The above sector map organizes the sector into 16 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Fintech Innovation Quadrant Q3 2017

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Fintech categories and how they compare with one another.

Heavyweights: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with significant financing.
Established: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with less financing.
Disruptors: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with significant financing.
Pioneers: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with earlier stages of financing.

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Financial Technology Activity by Selected Investors - Q3 2017

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The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Financial Technology (Fintech) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through April 2017.

Fintech Investor Activity Q3 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Fintech investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by those investors. Major investors into the space include Accel Partners, Sequoia Capital, YC, 500 Startups, and Index Ventures. 

We are currently tracking 2,276 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $72 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology market report.

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Financial Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q3 2017

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The following two graphs show exit activity in the Financial Technology sector. The graphics include data through April 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in Financial Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Financial Technology category. The Payments Backend category is leading the sector with 30 acquisitions and 9 IPOs. The Personal Finance category follows behind with 33 acquisitions and 2 IPOs.

Exit Activity by Year in Financial Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Financial Technology by year. 2016 leads the sector with 55 acquisitions and 7 IPOs. 2015 follows behind with 40 acquisitions and 3 IPOs.

We are currently tracking 2271 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $71.9 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Financial Technology market report.

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Venture Investing in Financial Technology through Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Financial Technology sector. The graphics include data through April 2017.

Fintech Venture Investing Q3 2017

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Fintech category to the number of companies in the category. The Consumer Lending category leads both metrics, with around $18B in funding and about 300 startups.

Fintech Average Funding by Category

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Fintech category. The Consumer Lending category leads the sector with just over $95M in average funding per company, followed by the Payments Backend and Business Lending categories.

We are currently tracking 2,261 Fintech companies in 16 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $71B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology market report.

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