Financial Technology Exits by Category and by Year – Q3 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 2271 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $71.9 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Financial Technology market report.

Venture Investing in Financial Technology through Q3 2017

The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Financial Technology sector. The graphics include data through April 2017.

Fintech Venture Investing Q3 2017

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Fintech category to the number of companies in the category. The Consumer Lending category leads both metrics, with around $18B in funding and about 300 startups.

Fintech Category Average Funding Q3 2017

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Fintech category. The Consumer Lending category leads the sector with just over $95M in average funding per company, followed by the Payments Backend and Business Lending categories.

We are currently tracking 2,261 Fintech companies in 16 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $71B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology market report.

Average and Median Age by Financial Technology Category – Q2 2017

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

Average/Median Age by FinTech Category
Average/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 2252 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $71.3B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology market report.

Where in the world are Financial Technology startups? Q2 2017

The analyses below summarize where Financial Technology (Fintech) innovations are occurring. The graphic includes data through April 2017.

Fintech Q2 2017 Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Fintech companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 1100 companies.

Fintech Q2 2017 VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total Fintech startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $34B.

We are currently tracking 2,237 Finech companies in 16 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $71B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology market report.

Financial Technology Companies Founded by Year – Q2 2017

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

Financial Technology Companies Founded by Year
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 301 companies founded in that year alone. 2013 is the runner-up with 277 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 2230 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 61 countries, with a total of $69.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology market report.

Financial Technology Funding Trends through Q2 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in the Financial Technology (fintech) startup funding activity. The graphics include data through April 2017.

Fintech Q2 2017 Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Fintech startups for each year. 2016 has the most funding to date at just over $18B.

Fintech Q2 2017 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 $8.5B.

We are currently tracking 2,215 Financial Technology companies in 16 categories across 63 countries, with a total of $68 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Financial Technology report.

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.