Tracxn, a global SaaS-based market intelligence platform, has released its Geo Quarterly Report: FinTech US – Q3 2023.
The report, based on Tracxn’s extensive database, provides insights into the US FinTech space.
The US Fintech sector continues to be the highest-funded Fintech startup ecosystem “on a global scale in Q3 2023, similar to the overall trends.” The Fintech space has “been the second-highest funded sector in the US startup ecosystem based on the funding till date.”
The US Fintech startup ecosystem witnessed its peak funding “in 2021, after which the funding started to decline rapidly.” Q2 2023 witnessed an uptick “in funding, after which the funding again started to follow a similar downward trend. September was the least funded month in Q3 2023 and the second-lowest funded month in 2023 after February.”
This decline in funding can be “attributed to the global economic slowdown, increasing interest rates and the after-effects of the banking crisis among others, making it difficult for investors to make investment decisions.”
The US Fintech startup ecosystem “witnessed total funding of $2.7 billion in Q3 2023, a 74% decline compared with $10.2 billion raised in Q2 2023 and a 51% decline from $5.5 billion in Q3 2022.”
This drop in funding is largely “due to the decline in late-stage investments. Late-stage funding stood at $1.3 billion in Q3 2023, an 84% decline compared with $8.1 billion raised in the previous quarter (Q2 2023) and a decline of 34% compared with $2.1 billion raised in the corresponding quarter last year (Q3 2022).”
Early-stage funding worth $1.2 billion “was observed in Q3 2023, a drop of 37% compared with $1.9 billion raised in Q2 2023, and also a drop of 56% compared to $2.75 billion in Q3 2022.”
This sector secured seed-stage funding “worth $187 million in Q3 2023, a 37% drop compared with $297 million raised in Q2 2023 and a similar drop compared with $632 million raised in Q3 2022.”
Only one new Unicorn emerged “in the third quarter of 2023, similar to Q2 2023.”
Further, seven companies “raised $100M+ funding rounds, out of which one raised $300 million.”
No IPOs from this space were witnessed “in Q3 2023, similar to the corresponding quarter last year, but a dip from one IPO in the previous quarter.” However, 45 acquisitions “took place, a dip from 46 in Q2 2023 and a sharp contrast from 71 in Q3 2022.”
Among the cities, San Francisco took the lead in terms of funding, “followed by Boston and Miami.”
FiTech companies based “in San Francisco raised $586 million in Q3 2023, while those headquartered in Boston and Miami raised $356 million and $326 million, respectively.”