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Fintech Deals and Dollars Could See Decline this Year from 2019 Despite Q4 2020 Recovery: Report

Fintech-focused venture capital mega-rounds ($100 million+) reached a record high this year, according to a report from research firm CBInsights. With just a couple of weeks left in Q4 2020, the CBInsights team took an early look at the global Fintech investment trends taking place… Read More

Netherlands based Firms Made Several Important Fintech Acquistions in 2020 in Order to Diversify and Strengthen Business Operations: Report

The Fintech sector has been growing rapidly across the globe, especially following the COVID-19 outbreak which has accelerated the shift towards digital financial services. Although the Coronavirus crisis has negatively impacted certain business sectors in Europe like travel and the hospitality industry, the European Fintech… Read More

Fintech Startups are “Unbundling” Bank of America’s Front Office, as Lender’s Profits Decline 16% YoY: Report

Research firm CBInsights has released a new report titled, Unbundling Bank Of America: How The Traditional Bank Is Being Disrupted. The report looks at mortgages, Robo-advisors, trading software, and also examines how Fintech firms have been trying to “unbundle” Bank of America’s front office. According… Read More

Fintech Funding Represented by Mega $100 Million+ Rounds Up 24% in Q3 2020 to $6.4 Billion: Report

CBInsights has released a new report titled, The State Of Fintech Q3 2020: Investment and Sector Trends To Watch. The research company’s report features key data-driven insights from its emerging tech (EmTech) insights platform. The CBInsights team examines global Fintech investment trends in several different… Read More

Global Fintech Funding Declined during COVID-19, Investors Now Focused on Mature Fintechs like Robinhood and Stripe: Report

  The global Fintech industry is being transformed by the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting socio-economic problems and challenges, according to a recent report from CB Insights. As mentioned in the report, the first quarter of this year was quite difficult for the financial services sector… Read More

Brace for Impact: VC Funding of Fintechs Has Terrible Q1

This should come as no surprise but Q1 was horrible for VC-backed Fintechs as the Coronavirus pounded private capital markets and crash-landed the once robust market. According to CBInsights, the first quarter of 2020 was one of the worst quarters for Fintech funding in years…. Read More

Startup Funding Predicted to Take Coronavirus Induced Hit in Q1

The Coronavirus is not only impacting the literal health of the world but it is poised to clobber startup funding – along with the rest of the global economy. According to a report by CBInsights, startup funding may tank more than 16% during Q1. You… Read More

$34.5 Billion in Fintech Deals During 2019, a Dip in Number of Deals from Year Prior but Deals Get Supersized

In 2019, there were $34.5 billion in 1,913 Fintech deals around the world a decline of 15% versus 2018 – a year that benefited from Ant Financial’s huge $14 billion deal.  If you choose to ignore Ant, part of Alibaba, then 2019 would be a… Read More

Old Banks Continue to Invest in Fintech Led by Goldman Sachs, Citi & JP Morgan Chase

Old finance continues to leverage one of its most valuable assets: lots of money. While traditional banks may struggle to innovate and adapt they continue to do what they do best which is to spend money on emerging tech to hedge against a sectorial shift…. Read More

What’s Going On? VC Fintech Deals Fall to 10 Quarter Low But Sector Still Hot as Fintech Unicorn Herd Now Numbers 48 at $187 Billion Valuation

Digital Banks are the New Shiny Global Fintech deals tallied 838 rounds worth $15.1 billion in the first six months of 2019 but the number VC backed Fintech deals dropped to the lowest number since Q4 of 2016, according to CBInsights quarterly Fintech report. While… Read More

Fintech Report: VC Backed Fintech Funding Declines in Q1, US is Top Market for Deals, India Rises as China Declines

This past week CBInsights published their quarterly report on Fintech investment. As a sector, Fintech investment remains robust but there was a bit of a market shuffle when it came to deal volume. According to the report, during Q1 2019 Fintech deals were up slightly… Read More

Are You Stoned? More People are Interested in Investing in Cannabis than Crypto

This is an interesting perspective courtesy of CBInsights. A very unscientific Twitter poll by CBInsights, asks the question if you had a $10 million to invest would you put it in crypto or Cannabis? Well, perhaps if you had asked the same question at this… Read More

Global Fintech Report Q3: VC-backed Fintech companies raise $4 Billion

CBInsights has published their Q3 report on the global Fintech sector. According to their research, VC backed Fintech firms raised $4 billion into 278 deals during the quarter. While the number of deals held steady, the funding amount dipped from Q2 2017 which was a… Read More

Report: Initial Coin Offerings have raised Over $2 Billion in 2017 as More VCs Invest

CBInsights is out with an interesting report on Blockchain and associated trends which tackles the booming Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market.  According to the report, ICOs have raised more than $2 billion in 2017 and the upward trajectory shows no signs of slowing as long… Read More

Report: There are 214 Unicorns in the World. A Good Number of them are Fintech

The wild herd of Unicorns, private businesses that are valued at $1 billion or more, continues to multiply.  The valuations rise as private money hunts for the next big investment trophy. Today, investing is borderless and services looking to scale tend to be country agnostic…. Read More

Fintech Deals in South East Asia Hit Record Numbers in 2016

The total number of venture-backed deals to fintech companies in South East Asia (i.e. Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) reached record highs in 2016 according to data released by CB Insights recently. Deals Up, Dollars Down 2016 saw 71 total deals in the… Read More

PwC / CBInsights: US VC Backed Deals Tank in Q4 of 2016

In a discouraging sign, investment in venture capital backed companies tanked in Q4 of 2016. This is according to the PwC / CBInsights MoneyTree Report. Both deals and dollars sagged, 16% and 20% respectively. The report said the global market experienced a similar decline with… Read More

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