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A Fine Year for FinTech: Global Trends from a UK Perspective

September 30, 2019 | FinTech
A Fine Year for FinTech:  Global Trends from a UK Perspective

This report explores the FinTech VC investment landscape, comparing countries and cities in terms of deal value, deal count and sources of investment.

The top countries for FinTech VC investment as of August 2019* are the US, UK and Germany, with China falling to fourth place from the top spot in 2018. The US demonstrates the most mature market with $9.37bn invested across 477 deals. The UK takes second spot globally and leads in Europe, with $2.29bn across 142 deals.

London’s FinTech sector has consistently attracted more VC investment deals than any other city in the world. The UK capital also comes second globally in terms of FinTech deal value after San Francisco.

On a global comparison, London attracts a more international investor mix than North American cities with nearly 39% of investors coming from outside Europe. Only 11% of investors in San Francisco come from outside of North America, and 15% in New York.

The report focuses on 2019 and includes:

  • A country comparison of global FinTech investment.
  • Top five countries by deal value and deal count.
  • A city comparison of global FinTech investment.
  • European comparison of FinTech investment.
  • The top 10 European VC investments in FinTech.
  • Investor HQ analysis.

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