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Financial Technology
Startup Landscape Trends...
Financial technology report outline
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This report provides an overview of the Financial Technology sector and is
broken do...
Financial Technology
Sector Description
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Fintech startups are creating new businesses and disrupting old ones
The graphic above shows a sampling of companies in ea...
Innovation quadrant for financial technology
AVERAGE FUNDING ($M)
AVERAGEAGE(YEARS)
ESTABLISHED HEAVYWEIGHTS
PIONEERS DISR...
Fintech startups play in many different categories (1 of 3)
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Banking Infrastructure
129 Startups, $1.8B Total Funding
Com...
Fintech startups play in many different categories (2 of 3)
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Equity Financing
140 Startups, $750M Total Funding
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Fintech startups play in many different categories (3 of 3)
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Personal Finance
205 Startups, $3B Total Funding
Companies t...
Financial Technology
Funding Information & Trends
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Venture investing into the space is dominated by lending and payments
The payments and lending categories account for 7...
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VC funding into fintech has grown substantially in recent years
Overall fintech VC funding grew at a CAGR of 47% from 2...
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Fintech startups continue to show traction
Financial Technology Funding Amount by Type
2016 saw an expansion in Series ...
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Fintech startups founded in 2011 lead in VC funding
Startups founded in 2011 account for 17% of the sector funding over...
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Fintech startups are a global phenomenon
Financial Technology Startup Count by Country
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Top VC investors are making bets into fintech
Selected Investor Activity in Financial Technology
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Fintech exit activity is healthy and growing
Exit events within the fintech sector grew by 850% between 2011 and 2016
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Financial Technology
Quarterly Notable Events
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Recent fintech funding events
There have been 278 fintech funding events in the past 90 days
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Recent fintech funding amounts
Notable Recent Financial Technology Funding Events
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Notable recent fintech funding events
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Venture Scanner Fintech Report Q1 2017

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A report providing an overview of the Financial Technology startup landscape, graphical trends and insights, and recent funding and exit events. Contact info@venturescanner.com to learn more!

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Venture Scanner Fintech Report Q1 2017

  1. 1. Venture Scanner is your analyst and technology-powered startup research firm Financial Technology Startup Landscape Trends and Insights January, 2017
  2. 2. Financial technology report outline 2 This report provides an overview of the Financial Technology sector and is broken down into three sections Sector Description High-level sector metrics with sub-category definitions Trends & Insights Infographics and data points for the Financial Technology sector Quarterly Activity Major funding and exit events from the previous 90 days Venture Scanner reports are built by analysts utilizing our startup database and landscaping platform
  3. 3. Financial Technology Sector Description 3
  4. 4. Fintech startups are creating new businesses and disrupting old ones The graphic above shows a sampling of companies in each category, stats as of January 2017 4 Financial Technology Learn about our full 2,051 company report with $58B in funding Lending Personal Finance Payments Equity Financing Remittances Retail Investing Institutional Investing Security Online Banking Research & DataCrowdfundingBusiness ToolsInfrastructure
  5. 5. Innovation quadrant for financial technology AVERAGE FUNDING ($M) AVERAGEAGE(YEARS) ESTABLISHED HEAVYWEIGHTS PIONEERS DISRUPTORS This quadrant shows a relative segmentation of the categories with respect to one another 5 Payments Backend Banking Infrastructure Financial Security Remittance Institutional Investing Research and Data Consumer Payments SMB Tools POS Payments Personal Finance Consumer Lending Business Lending Digital Banking Equity Finance Crowdfunding Retail Investing
  6. 6. Fintech startups play in many different categories (1 of 3) 6 Banking Infrastructure 129 Startups, $1.8B Total Funding Companies that improve the operation of financial institutions, including banking API services and big data analytics. Category stats as of January 2017 Consumer and Commercial Banking 71 Startups, $2.3B Total Funding Companies that provide digital banking services, such as internet-only banking institutions and virtual credit cards. Consumer Payments 192 Startups, $10B Total Funding Companies centered around issuers and consumers, including mobile wallets, credit card aggregators, and peer-to-peer payments. Business Lending 200 Startups, $11B Total Funding Companies that offer new ways for businesses to obtain business loans and have their credit risk assessed. Consumer Lending 275 Startups, $18B Total Funding Companies that offer new ways for consumers to obtain personal loans and have their credit risk assessed. Crowdfunding 75 Startups, $512M Total Funding Companies that help users raise non-equity and non-debt financing, such as platforms for products, social causes, and creative projects.
  7. 7. Fintech startups play in many different categories (2 of 3) 7 Equity Financing 140 Startups, $750M Total Funding Companies that help businesses raise capital in exchange for equity, includes crowdsourcing platforms and secondary markets. Category stats as of January 2017 Financial Transaction Security 103 Startups, $1.6B Total Funding Companies that help secure transactions, authenticate users, and prevent fraud, using tools like algorithms and big data. International Money Transfer 66 Startups, $1.5B Total Funding Companies that allow for the sending of money abroad easily and cheaply, such as digital remittances, mobile top-off, and gift cards. Financial Research and Data 79 Startups, $831M Total Funding Companies that provide information services that enable investors to make better decisions, includes API and custom research sources. Institutional Investing 157 Startups, $1B Total Funding Companies that help professional traders and wealth managers manage their portfolios and optimize their returns. Payments Backend and Infrastructure 189 Startups, $11B Total Funding Companies centered around the infrastructure enabling payments, such as online payment gateways and back-ends for web/mobile apps.
  8. 8. Fintech startups play in many different categories (3 of 3) 8 Personal Finance 205 Startups, $3B Total Funding Companies that help consumers manage their finances, such as tracking expenses, managing a budget, and optimizing reward points. Category stats as of January 2017 Retail Investing 156 Startups, $1.8B Total Funding Companies that provide new ways for consumers to invest in securities, including robo-investors and social investing networks. Point of Sale Payments 176 Startups, $8B Total Funding Companies centered around acquirers, includes mobile POS terminals and streamlined POS methods (palm scanners, etc). Small and Medium Business Tools 199 Startups, $7.3B Total Funding Companies that help business manage their finances, including tools for payroll, invoicing and accounting.
  9. 9. Financial Technology Funding Information & Trends 9
  10. 10. 10 Venture investing into the space is dominated by lending and payments The payments and lending categories account for 72% of all venture funding and 43% of total companies in the fintech startup sector Venture Investing in Financial Technology Companies are categorized by function, and therefore can exist in multiple categories - 50 100 150 200 250 300 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 10.0 12.0 14.0 16.0 18.0 20.0 CompanyCount TotalFunding($B) VC Funding Count
  11. 11. 11 VC funding into fintech has grown substantially in recent years Overall fintech VC funding grew at a CAGR of 47% from 2011-2016 Financial Technology Funding Over Time 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 TotalFunding($B)
  12. 12. 12 Fintech startups continue to show traction Financial Technology Funding Amount by Type 2016 saw an expansion in Series B funding, implying new ideas are bearing fruit and convincing VCs to provide additional funding Graph shows only the funding types listed therein - 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Funding($B) Late Stage Series D Series C Series B Series A Seed
  13. 13. 13 Fintech startups founded in 2011 lead in VC funding Startups founded in 2011 account for 17% of the sector funding over the last decade, and includes companies like Lufax, SoFi, and CommonBond Financial Technology Funding By Vintage Year 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 TotalFunding($B) Year Founded
  14. 14. 14 Fintech startups are a global phenomenon Financial Technology Startup Count by Country 0 1,040 Companies
  15. 15. 15 Top VC investors are making bets into fintech Selected Investor Activity in Financial Technology The above count represents a subset of overall investor activity 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 NumberofInvestments Number of Investments Number of Companies Backed
  16. 16. 16 Fintech exit activity is healthy and growing Exit events within the fintech sector grew by 850% between 2011 and 2016 Financial Technology M&A and IPO Events 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 NumberofExits Public Acquired
  17. 17. Financial Technology Quarterly Notable Events 17
  18. 18. 18 Recent fintech funding events There have been 278 fintech funding events in the past 90 days Financial Technology Funding Type Counts from Previous 90 Days Graph shows only the funding types listed therein 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 Seed Series A Series B Series C Series D Late Stage FundingEventCount
  19. 19. 19 Recent fintech funding amounts Notable Recent Financial Technology Funding Events Company Funding Type Amount Date Debt Financing $200,000,000 Dec 9, 2016 Series E $180,000,000 Oct 5, 2016 Series D $150,000,000 Nov 25, 2016 Series F $100,000,000 Jan 11, 2016 Debt Financing $100,000,000 Dec 16, 2016 Fintech startups raised $2.9 billion in the past 90 days
  20. 20. 20 Notable recent fintech funding events Notable Recent Financial Technology Acquisitions Company Acquirer Amount Date $2,700,000,000 Oct 23, 2016 $460,000,000 Oct 3, 2016 $180,000,000 Oct 14, 2016 $20,000,000 Jan 9, 2017 Unknown Jan 10, 2017 There have been 16 exit events in the past 90 days, consisting of 14 acquisitions and 2 IPOs
  21. 21. About Venture Scanner 21
  22. 22. Venture Scanner is the foundation of your startup research 22 Our research and data keep you ahead of the fintech innovation curve Save Time and Money Get immediate access to years of startup research Leverage Technology Realize the power of our landscaping technology Stay Current See all updates and developments Many international Fortune 500 companies trust Venture Scanner to help them with their startup landscaping and reporting needs
  23. 23. Venture Scanner is your analyst and technology-powered startup research firm Want to learn more about our fintech report and database? Click here or contact info@venturescanner.com to learn more

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