Financial Technology Funding by Round – Q2 2017

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

Financial Technology Funding Amount by Round
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
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 2207 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 63 countries, with a total of $67.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology market report.

Financial Technology Exits by Category and by Year – Q2 2017

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
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
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 2177 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 63 countries, with a total of $64.4 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Financial Technology market report.

Average and Median Age by Financial Technology Category – Q1 2017

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

Average and Median Age by FinTech Category
Average and Median Age by FinTech 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 years.

We are currently tracking 2152 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 61 countries, with a total of $63.9B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology market report.

Financial Technology Companies Founded by Year – Q1 2017

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

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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 287 companies founded in that year alone. 2013 is the runner-up with 264 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 2126 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 61 countries, with a total of $63.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology report and database.

Financial Technology Funding by Round – Q1 2017

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

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FinTech 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.

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FinTech 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 2102 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 60 countries, with a total of $61.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology landscape report and database.

Financial Technology Funding Trends – Q4 2016

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Total Financial Technology Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Financial Technology startups for each year. 2015 is the best year so far with over $15.6B in funding. 2016 comes in at second place with around $15.2B raised to date.

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Financial Technology Funding by Vintage Year
The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Financial Technology companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2011 have raised the most funding at around $7.3B, followed by those founded in 2012 which have raised about $6.1B.

We are currently tracking 2015 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 59 countries, with a total of $56.1B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology landscape report and database.

Financial Technology Category Innovation Quadrant – Q4

FinTech Category Innovation Quadrant
FinTech Category Innovation Quadrant

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: Categories with high average funding and high average age. These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with significant financing.
  • Established: Categories with low average funding and high average age. These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with less financing.
  • Disruptors: Categories with high average funding and low average age. These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with significant financing.
  • Pioneers: Categories with low average funding and low average age. These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with earlier stages of financing.

The definitions of the FinTech categories represented in the above Innovation Quadrant are as follows:

Banking Infrastructure: Solutions that improve the operations of financial institutions. Examples include API integration with banks, white-label mobile solutions, and big-data analytics.

Business Lending: New ways for companies to raise debt financing and have their credit risk assessed. Examples Include peer-to-peer lending platforms, asset-based lines of credit, micro-financing, and big data risk analytics.

Consumer and Commercial Banking: New ways for consumers and SMBs to interface with banking services. Examples include Internet-only banking services and virtual credit cards.

Consumer Lending: New ways for consumers to obtain personal loans and have their credit risk assessed. Examples includes peer-to-peer lending, micro-financing, big data analytics, and consumer credit scoring services.

Consumer Payments: Payment companies centered around issuers and consumers. Examples include mobile wallets, credit card aggregators, prepaid card innovations, and peer-to-peer payments.

Crowdfunding: New ways for companies to raise non-equity and non-debt financing. Examples include crowdfunding platforms for products, social causes, and creative projects.

Equity Financing: News ways for private companies to raise capital in exchange for equity and for investors to participate in private securities markets. Examples include crowdsourcing platforms and secondary market solutions.

Financial Research and Data: Information services that enable investors to make better investment decisions. Examples include news, research, and data sources.

Financial Transaction Security: New ways for companies to secure transactions, authenticate users, and prevent fraud. Examples include identify verification, big data analytics, and fraud detection algorithms.

Institutional Investing: New ways for wealth managers, hedge fund managers, and professional traders to manage their portfolios and optimize returns. Examples include tools for stock sentiment analysis, alternative investment platforms, and algorithmic trading tools.

International Money Transfer: Companies that allow businesses and individuals to send money abroad easily and cheaply. Examples include digital-only remittances, mobile top-off services, and gift cards.

Payments Backend and Infrastructure: Payment companies centered around issuers/acquirers and the infrastructure enabling payments. Examples include payment solutions for e-commerce merchants, online payment gateways, ACH, direct deposits, and payment back-ends for mobile apps.

Personal Finance: New ways for consumers to manage their personal finances. Examples include tools for tracking expenses, managing a budget, addressing wrongful credit card charges, and optimizing credit card rewards.

Point of Sale Payments: Payment companies centered around acquirers, providing physical payment solutions for brick-and-mortar businesses and organizations. Examples include mobile point-of-sales (POS) systems and POS innovations (e.g. QR code, palm scanners).

Retail Investing: New ways for consumers to invest in various securities. Examples include theme-based investments, crowdsourced investment expertise, unbiased algorithmic investment advice, and investment social networks.

Small and Medium Business Tools: Tools that help small and medium sized businesses manage their finances. Examples include tools for taxes, payroll, invoicing, and accounting.

We are currently tracking 1998 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 59 countries, with a total of $54.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology landscape report and database.