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4 charts on fintech investments moving to lending, expectations for more M&A

  • 2020 has already been a turbulent year for financial services during the pandemic.
  • While not a record year, 2019 was the second best year in history for fintech investing.
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4 charts on fintech investments moving to lending, expectations for more M&A

Venture capital frequently is a leading indicator of where things are headed in financial services markets. New research from Crunchbase examines venture investments over the last 10 years. The data firm explores what sectors were the benefits of rising amounts of and which countries were the recipients of these inflows.

For example, Crunchbase’s data shows that more funding money is flowing into financial services companies, with them making up 16% of total venture dollars in 2019. Yet liquidity remains a top concern for many fintechs, with 177 fintech companies acquired for a total of $6.1 billion in the same year.

Here’s how early stage investing in fintech is changing:

 


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