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The below chart summarizes fintech year-to-date funding compared to last year. As you can see, Q1 2020 funding closed at $5.7B, which is a 28% drop from Q1 2019. A quarter of the way through 2020, and we are at 15% of the 2019 full-year funding amount.Read More
As part of our research process, we track and analyze exit developments within the sector. The below chart shows fintech exit activity over time. As you can see, fintech exit activity achieved a historic high in 2017 and 2018, and then dipped in 2019 to 70 exits.Read More
Our Innovation Quadrants are a framework to guide you in the startup scouting process. The Innovation Quadrant organizes emerging technology categories into four states of innovation by plotting the categories on two axes. One axis uses average age to show maturity. The other uses average funding to give a sense of traction.Read More
Our sector maps are snapshots of our emerging technology reports. We show the categories that make up a sector and a random sampling of the startups that are innovating in each category. In this post we share our most up-to-date sector maps for all of our 17 sector reports. They are all available for download.Read More
To give you a view into our research, here is an excerpt from our Fintech Quarterly Review. Our Quarterly Reviews summarize startup activity in technology sectors, provide key analyst takeaways, and profile notable startups.Read More
In this post we examine the different components of the financial technology (fintech) ecosystem. We will illustrate what the categories of innovation are and how they compare with one another.Read More
The financial technology (fintech) industry has seen $161B in all-time funding through Q3 2019. Let's examine the graphic below and analyze which of the 16 fintech categories are leading the sector in total funding amounts.Read More
How do the different financial technology (fintech) categories compare in terms of exit activity? Let’s find out in the graph below, which shows the number of all-time fintech acquisitions and IPOs by category through Q3 2019.Read More
Our Innovation Quadrants act as a framework to guide you in the startup scouting process. The Innovation Quadrant organizes categories into four states of innovation by plotting the sector categories on two axes. One axis uses average age to show maturity. The other uses average funding to give a sense of traction. Knowing which quadrant each category sits will help in developing your scouting strategy.Read More
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