Investment dollars to VC-backed fintech companies in 2017 is on pace to rise 16% from 2016 at the current run rate. Global fintech deals could surpass 2016’s all-time high if the rest of the year sustains H1’17’s deal pace.
Q2’17 saw new fintech unicorns birthed including Robinhood, Clover Health, Symphony and AvidXchange as well as a quarterly high for fintech mega-rounds at or over $50M.
We’ll cover all this and more:
- The latest fintech data and trends
- The most active fintech investors
- Which fintech themes are trending up in 2017
- Which banks and insurers are actively doing deals
- How blockchain VC funding compares to token sales
Matthew Wong is a research analyst at CB Insights, where he produces data-driven analysis and research reports on private company financing, exit and performance trends across emerging industries, geographies and investors. He launched and manages CB Insights Insurance Tech newsletter, which reaches 10K+ insurance executives, investors and founders.
Before CB Insights, Matt completed short stints covering startups and venture capital at Dow Jones Venture Wire, and Inc.com. Matt's published industry research and analysis have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, CNBC and Reuters. He has appeared on Bloomberg TV, Al-Jazeera and Business News Network. Matthew is a graduate of Northwestern University.