Where in the world are Financial Technology startups? Q1 2017

The analyses below summarize where Financial Technology innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through January 2017.

Financial Technology Q1 2017 Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Financial Technology companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 1,040 companies.

Financial Technology Q1 2017 VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Financial Technology startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $31.5B.

We are currently tracking 2,140 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 61 countries, with a total of $64B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology landscape report and database.

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 Trends – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in Financial Technology startup funding activity. The graphics include data through early January 2017.

Financial Technology Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Fintech startups for each year. 2016 is the best year with just under $18B in funding. 2015 comes in at second place at around $16B in funding.

Financial Technology Vintage Year Funding

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 at around $7.5B.

We are currently tracking 2,112 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 60 countries, with a total of $62 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 Activity by Selected Investors – Q1 2017

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

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The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Financial Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Accel Partners takes the lead in total number of investments into the space at around 70. Y Combinator has backed the highest number of companies, at just over 60.

We are currently tracking 2,082 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 60 countries, with a total of $61 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology landscape report and database.

Financial Technology Startup Exit Activity – Q1 2017

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

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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 34 exits. The Personal Finance category follows behind with 33 exits.

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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 58 exits. 2015 follows behind with 45 exits.

We are currently tracking 2063 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 59 countries, with a total of $59.3 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Financial Technology landscape report and data.

Financial Technology Startup Landscape Trends and Insights – Q1 2017

Here is our Q1 2017 summary report on the Financial Technology (fintech) startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends and insights, and recent funding and exit events.

We are currently tracking 2,056 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 59 countries, with a total of $58 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology landscape report and database.