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