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A comprehensive, data-driven look at global financial technology investment trends, top deals, active investors, and corporate activity.

The Global Fintech Report Q1 2017

22 FINTECH UNICORNS GLOBALLY VALUED AT $77B

US FINTECH IS ON PACE TO SEE DEALS, DOLLARS DROP IN 2017

Q1’17 saw the second most highly valued fintech unicorn in the US, SoFi, raise $500M at a $4.5B valuation. China Rapid Finance, valued at $1B, filed for IPO on the last day of Q1’17.

EUROPE FINTECH INVESTMENT SPIKES IN Q1’17

Report Highlights


Investment dollars to VC-backed fintech companies in

2017 is on pace to drop 18% from 2016, at the current run rate.Global fintech deal activity could surpass 2016’s all-time high if the rest of the year sustains Q1’17’s deal pace.


Europe saw a burst of fintech investment in the first three months of 2017, putting total funding dollars on pace to surpass $2.6B at the current run rate. Europe fintech deal activity is on pace to top 2016’s total by 57% if the current pace persists.


If the pace of investment in Q1’17 continues, funding to VC-backed

fintech funding would drop 20% from 2016’s dollar total. US

fintech deal activity is on pace to fall below 2013 levels at the

current run rate.

VC-BACKED FINTECH COMPANIES RAISE $2.7B ACROSS 226 DEALS IN Q1’17

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