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Mentions of “Blockchain” in Corporate Earnings Calls Sharply Down in 2019

CB Insights, a company that provides a technology market intelligence platform that, “analyzes millions of data points on venture capital, startups, patents, partnerships and news mentions,” has noted a stark decline in mentions of the term “blockchain” in quarterly earnings calls. According to the firm,… Read More

Q3 Fintech Deals Near $9 Billion, Year to Date $24.6 Billion Has Been Raised Topping All of 2017

Fintech funding for the 3rd quarter of 2019 surpassed $8.9 billion – a new quarterly record if you factor out Ant Financial’s whopping $14. billion investment in Q2 of 2018. Fintech, and its various subcategories remains a hot sector of venture financing as the year… Read More

Report: US VC Funding Declines in Q3, Fintech Deals Decline Too

US venture capital funding fell in the third quarter of 2019 as both funding levels and the number of deals both declined. As funding dips, the Unicorn herd has hit a new record as there are currently 180 private companies valued at over $1 billion…. Read More

Report: Fintech Deals Top $39 Billion During 2018 for Record Year of Investment

Fintech deals backed by VCs hit a record during 2018. According to a report by CB Insight, Fintech rocketed 15% year over year raising $39.57 billion for 1,707 different deals globally. This number was helped by the good number of “mega-deals” or funding rounds in… Read More

Lendio Named to the 2018 CB Insights Fintech 250 List of Fastest-Growing Fintech Startups

U.S.-based online lending platform Lendio announced on Wednesday it was named to the 2018 CB Insights Fintech 250 List of Fast-Growing Fintech Startups. This news comes after the online lender reported it has facilitated more than $1 billion in financing to more than 51,000 small businesses… Read More

Real Estate Platform PeerStreet Recognized as Fast Growing Fintech Startup

PeerStreet, a crowdfunding platform for real estate loans, has been recognized as one of the fastest growing Fintech startups in the US. The 2nd annual CB Insights Fintech 25o list has included PeerStreet for the 2nd year in a row. PeerStreet was founded in 2013 and… Read More

P2P Lender CreditEase’s Fintech Investment Fund Ranked 3rd Globally

CreditEase, a China based peer to peer lending platform, has been recognized for its Fintech venture fund by a CB Insights report. According to the report, the CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund is number three in the world when it comes to ranking the most active… Read More

Report Says that 2018 is on Track for Record Investment into Fintech

Last week, CB Insights published their quarterly report on global investment into Fintech and following the numbers from Q1 the authors are making a bullish prediction. They expect global Fintech investment to hit a new high during 2018. The first quarter of 2018 saw 323… Read More

FinTech Australia Points to Strengths & Opportunities as Outlined in Two Recent Reports

FinTech Australia is out with a statement saying that two recent independent reports bode well for the underlying strength of Australia’s Fintech industry and further opportunities for growth. Earlier this week, the Reserve Bank of Australia released a discussion paper on consumer payment methods.  On… Read More

CB Insights: Global VC Investment in Fintech on Track for Record Year

CBInsights is out with their Q2 report on global Fintech investment and according to their tally Fintech investment in 2017 is on pace for a record breaking year. While 2016 saw a dip in VC Fintech investment, 2017 has regained its mojo with a current… Read More

CreditEase Fintech Fund Backs 13 CB Insights Global Fintech 250 Companies

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CreditEase announced on Friday its CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund (CEFIF) has backed 13 fintech startups that were selected to join CB Insights’ Fintech 250 list. This list was revealed during the Future of Fintech conference, which took place in New York City on June 27th…. Read More

Europe On Pace for Record Year in Fintech Deals

Despite a quiet start to Fintech deals on a global level this year, Europe looks like it’s on pace to break records, according to CB Insights’ recent Q1 report. CB Insights reported that European fintech firms raised over $667 million over the first three months of the year… Read More

KPMG & CB Insights Report Suggest FinTech Growth is Slowing

During the first half of 2016, regulators feared that Fintech would become all too powerful.  Then, in November, they concluded that the Fintech sector was not threatening.  At the cusp of 2017, it also appears that other observers have concluded that the FIintech boom is… Read More

Fintech Investment Totaled $2.5 Billion in Q2 as North America Deals Slow

KPMG / CB Fintech Pulse report is out on Fintech and according to the authors overall Fintech investment dipped in Q2. While Asia and Europe saw VC-backed Fintech deals remain nearly level, North American deals dipped versus same quarter last year and prior quarter. The… Read More

Fintech Rocks: KPMG / CB Insights Report Says Global Investments in Fintech Jump in Q1

  Following a bit of slump in the final quarter of 2015, Fintech investment “roared” back in Q1 of 2016 squelching any discussion of Fintech’s imminent demise. This is according to a report authored by KPMG and CB Insights.  While the P2P / Marketplace Lending… Read More

Singapore’s Temasek Holdings in Talks with India’s Zomato: New Funding Needed for Expansion of Online Restaurant Review and Food Ordering Platform

It’s meal time, a time when Zomato’s site is likely swarmed with hits.  If you are not yet familiar with Zomato, click here to see if the platform services your city. From Vancouver to Auckland, Zomato is used by millions of hungry people every day to decide… Read More

KPMG: VC Funding Rockets as Unicorn Population Booms

KPMG and CB Insights have released a quarterly report on global VC funding and according to their data VC backed companies are booming.  In Q2 alone over $32 billion went toward 1819 deals.  This pushed VC funding globally to almost $60 billion. If you compare… Read More

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