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Fintech Report: Financial Tech Firms Raised $24.1B in VC Funding Across 1,103 Deals in Q2 2022

In Q2 2022, Fintech companies globally “raised $24.1 billion in venture capital (VC) across 1,103 deals, representing a 17.8% decrease in quarter-over-quarter deal value,” according to a report from Pitchbook. This is “the largest percentage drop in deal value since Q3 2018,” the team at… Read More

AI and Machine Learning VC Investment Slumped, but Retained Relatively “Resilient” Valuations: Report

AI and machine learning (ML) focused VC investment slumped in line or consistent with the market but retained “resilient valuations” as the market sorts through the fallout from the recent technology crash. As noted in an update shared by Pitchbook, funding “slumped 21.1% QoQ to… Read More

Majority of Private Market Funds Pivoted to Handle Challenges from COVID-19 Crisis: Research Report

Hilary Wiek, CFA, CAIA Lead Analyst, Fund Strategies & Sustainable Investing, notes that when Pitchbook last reported their benchmark returns, performance “was through June 2021.” The research report also mentioned that vaccines “were available, masks were coming off, and many office workers had resumed their… Read More

VC Investment in Crypto-Blockchain Firms Continues – Miami Went Hyperbolic in 2021

Even while the Chairman of the SEC pounds the enforcement drums on digital assets and the firms that trade, them venture capital funding in these firms continue to be robust. According to recent data from Pitchbook, 2021 was a blowout year as capital flowed into… Read More

Private Debt Managers Secured Over $191B Last Year, Pitchbook Report Reveals

Private debt managers secured $191.2 billion last year, representing a 12.1% YoY gain and the second-highest annual tally on record, according to an update from Pitchbook. As noted in a report from Pitchbook, investors continued piling into these funds “despite the puzzling macroeconomic environment.” This… Read More

Pitchbook Researchers Say We’re at Potential Inflection Point in VC and Financial Markets, as Rising Interest Rates Continue

The early stage continues to resemble the “late stage of years past.” Last year, the median early-stage valuation surged 50% YoY to $45.0 million. This value represents a greater median than the late stage only a few years ago “and illustrates the tsunami of capital… Read More

Q3 Global Fintech Investments Set Record Pace: Research

The transformation of analog finance to digital finance is ongoing but the onset of the global health crisis of COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation for all. For Fintech, this has meant a boom in digital (neo) banking, investing platforms, and a host of other financial… Read More

9th Year in a Row: Online Investment Platform OurCrowd Named Most Active VC Investor in Israel

OurCrowd has been recognized as the leading VC investor in Israel for the 9th year in a row. OurCrowd is a global investment crowdfunding platform matching investors with promising private deals around the world. Israel is one of the hottest startup markets anywhere and OurCrowd… Read More

Pitchbook Shows How Big Investors are Jumping Ahead of the Queue to Benefit from Pre-IPO Firms

The decline in publicly traded firms has been well-documented. A result of the excessive cost and reporting requirements combined with an ocean of private capital has compelled many successful firms to stay private as long as possible. Back in the day, an initial public offering… Read More

Real Assets Fundraising has been Lagging, but Digital Infrastructure Emerges as Red-Hot Sub Strategy: Report

Real asset fundraising figures have “lagged recently,” with fundraising during the past 4 quarters reaching its lowest levels since “late 2012,” according to a new report from Pitchbook. As noted in the report from Pitchbook, infrastructure has managed to continue attracting considerable funding, meanwhile, the… Read More

Numerous Late Stage, Outsized VC Deals in Q1 in the US Boosted Average Pre-Money Valuations to Record Highs: Report

Early- and late-stage venture capital experienced “sharp expansions” in pre-money valuations as the “rapid cadence” of VC deal-making from 2020 spilled over into Q1 2021, according to the latest US VC Valuations Report 2021 from Pitchbook. The report notes that for the early stage, both… Read More

Fintech Assets Experiencing Increased Demand as Big Data, AI, Data Analytics, Automation “Aggressively Disrupt” Sector: Report

As the world economy continued to rebound during the first quarter of 2021 (after the COVID-19 induced lockdowns across the globe), so too did international mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity, according to a new report released by Pitchbook. Wylie Fernyhough, Senior Analyst, PE Lead, Pitchbook,… Read More

In 2020 Fintechs Raised $44.4 Billion Venture Funding, A Record Amount Excluding Ant Group’s Big Raise in 2018: Research

In the midst of a global health crisis, Fintech appears to be one of the big winners, according to a recent research report. As outlined by Pitchbook, Fintechs raised $44.4 billion in venture funding across 2,581 deals during 2020. This is a year-over-year increase of … Read More

Contactless Payments Adoption to Increase 6-8% Globally Compared to Pre-COVID Projections: Report

Like many aspects of our daily lives in the 21st century, the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting consumers’ spending habits. The Coronavirus crisis may have led to permanent changes in consumer behavior, including the manner in which we acquire the products and services we need. When… Read More

Consumer focused Fintech Apps have Acquired More Funding from European Investors, compared to Other Market Segments: Report

European Fintech firms have managed to secure substantial funding, even during the lockdown period that came after the COVID-19 outbreak. They’ve acquired about €2.86 billion (appr. $3.4 billion) in capital between March and mid-August 2020, according to the latest data from Dealroom. There was a… Read More

OurCrowd Recognized as Most Active Venture Investor in Israel for 2nd Year

For the second year in a row, investment crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has been recognized as the most active venture investor in Israel. The ranking was provided by venture data tracking company Pitchbook.. OurCrowd recently held its annual investor summit which drew over 18,000 registrations as… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Platform OurCrowd Recognized as Most Active VC in Israel

OurCrowd, one of the largest equity crowdfunding platforms in the world, has been named the most active venture capital investor in Israel. The accolade comes courtesy of Seattle-based market research company PitchBook Data. PitchBook reviewed the number of VC deals in Israel since 2016 and… Read More

Brexit Fallout? Report Says VC Activity Declined to Lowest Level in Years

What we do know about the Brexit is that uncertainty equals risk. And additional risk compels investors to become more cautious in their actions. With so many unknowns regarding the ramifications of the Brexit decision, it is going to take some time to sort things… Read More

Brief: Investment In UK FinTech Soared In 2015 By 35% To $901M, Reveals Innovate Finance

UK investment for financial technology (FinTech) firms increased by 35 percent to $901M across 72 deals, according to statistics compiled through PitchBook by Innovate Finance, the not-for-profit membership association for global FinTech. The rise in UK investment was led by large funding rounds from Funding… Read More

Brief: Most Active Regions for Private Equity Investments

As should come as no surprise California leads the charge in private equity deals over 2013 according to a report in PitchBook.  California saw 272 PE deals through 2013 and has in fact led over the past 6 of the 7 years.  The state of… Read More

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