#UEF FinTech VC Rapidfire
European FinTech Deal Map + Briefing
By the end of May 2017, European FinTech funding YTD crossed $1.2Bn - more than the total for 2016!
As part of our research for the section #UEF FinTech VC Rapidfire, we quiz leading investors and M&A specialists on their takeaways from the last 3 years in European FinTech, and what to expect in the next 6-18 months Register here for weekly updates.
FinTech VC Rapidfire with Ragnar Jongen, DN Capital
1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your focus area(s) within FinTech?
Dutch, lived across Europe. Done academic research on blockchain and crowdfunding. DN investments in remittances, instalment loans, factoring.
2. What are your three key takeaways from the last 3 years in the European FinTech space?
Things always go slower than you think
3. What trends or opportunities should we watch out for in the next 6-18 months?
Blockchain, insurances, banks
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Research: Unbundling European Finance 2017
We were invited to present the key results from the report at Europe’s biggest FinTech event, Money2020 Europe, Copenhagen, on 28th June 2017 in the session "Unbundling European Finance - who is buying and investing in whom in FinTech? "
The 75-page report analyses 300+ funding rounds and M&A transactions in 2016 and 2017 YTD to provide a zeitgeist of FinTech in Europe.
The report is based on disclosed deals and publicly available information that we track regularly.
Table of Contents: Unbundling European Finance 2017
European FinTech in 2016 + 2017 YTD
- European FinTech Funding Map
- Funding and M&A Trend
- Top 10 Funding Rounds
- Top 10 Most Active Investors
Notable M&A Transactions
Country-level Deal Maps
- Deals by Country along with FinTech Type
- including deal value (where disclosed)
#UEF FinTech VC / M&A Rapidfire
Short, pointed Q&As with VCs, investment or innovation arms of financial institutions and corporates on what they have seen in the last 3 years, and emerging trends and opportunities in European FinTech.
Appendix: Startup Profiles
Which are the companies attracting investments or acquisition? With crisp, one-slide profiles of over 300 startups mentioned in the report, get up to speed on the burgeoning European FinTech scene.
Our initiative Unbundling European Finance helps decision-makers at top financial institutions and venture capital firms make sense of the FinTech startup launches, funding rounds, M&A and partnerships.
We track the deals unbundling European financial services and present it in a simple, visual format:
Disclaimer: this is an experimental map based on publicly available data on disclosed deals. We are not responsible for the completeness or accuracy of the data or the visual representation.
Your deal is not on the map, or have corrections, comments or questions? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FinTech Forum On Tour
FinTech Forum On Tour helps financial institutions, technology firms and investors connect to the most promising startups relevant to their strategy (new product launch, business development, market entry etc.), and objectives (partnerships, investments, M&A etc.) via tailored, research-driven internal or external events.
How this works:
In addition, FinTech Forum's newsletter, online and social media presence can help you get visibility among our community of 12000+ financial institutions, investors, startups etc. creating the financial services of the future in Europe.
Interested? Email: email@example.com
Selection of Completed FTF On Tour Events
FTF On Tour | InvestTech 2: 28th Apr. 2017 | EY Auditorium, Canary Wharf, London
A recent market survey by TechFluence identified more than 64 robo advisors in Europe (see map below). However, that is just a part of the innovation in the digital investment and wealth management. The second edition of our FTF On Tour | InvestTech event (read about the first event held in Sep. 2015), brings together Europe’s leading startups and hidden champions in this space with investors and financial institutions. Register here: ftfinvesttech2.eventbrite.com
Further reading: 64 robo advisors in Europe – five cracked the €100m euro mark
FTF On Tour | FinTech meets Telecom, Airport Club, Frankfurt am Main: 23rd Mar. 2017
An invitation-only initiative run in collaboration with respective sector experts, FTF On Tour | FinTech meets Telecom, is the first to bring together FinTech startups with investors, telecoms and financial institutions looking to tap into these emerging opportunities in Europe.
Fifteen startups with the most compelling propositions in this space will be selected to present on 23rd Mar. 2016 at the Airport Club, Frankfurt Airport.
8th FinTech Forum, Airport Club, Frankfurt am Main: 10th Nov. 2016
Twice a year we select ca. 15 of the most promising startups in Continental Europe and bring them on stage with investors, financial institutions and corporates. Don't miss the 8th FinTech Forum (10th Nov. in Frankfurt), the 3rd anniversary of the event series started in Nov. 2013.
FTF On Tour | FinTech meets Travel (invitation only): 6th Sep. 2016 / 09:30 – 17:00 | Lufthansa AirPlus International, Dornhofstraße 10, 63263 Neu-Isenburg (Frankfurt).
The Travel & Tourism business is a $8tn market accounting for nearly 10% of the global GDP (Source: WTTC). The corporate travel sector alone is a $1tn behemoth, with over 200 mn travelers making nearly 4 bn business trips. New technologies and the „sharing economy“ are transforming the way travelers book and pay for travel and hotels, taxis and restaurants, as well as the associated insurance and reimbursement. This inaugural FTF On Tour | FinTech meets Travel event brings together the most promising startups and „hidden champions“ at the intersection of travel and finance with leading investors, financial institutions and corporates.
More information: http://fintechmeetstravel.eventbrite.com | Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
FinTech Forum On Tour | Robo Advice (invitation only): 08th Jun. 2016 / 08:30 – 17:00 | Deloitte Greenhouse, Kurfürstendamm 23, 10719 Berlin.
FinTech Forum On Tour | Robo Advice is the first pitch event focused on European Robo Advice startups and hidden champions. Coined under the term „Robo Advice“, a growing number of startups are transforming the asset and wealth management industry via automated advisory and portfolio management, hybrid models, as retail services in competition with incumbents or partners for traditional firms, such as banks, asset or wealth managers, but also players from the non-finance segment, the event will bring together twenty startups in with leading investors and financial institutions.
More information: http://ftfrobo.eventbrite.com | Contact: email@example.com
FinTech Forum On Tour | BNP Paribas (closed / invitation only event): 22nd April, 2016 /10:00 – 16:30 | Schloß Löwenstein, Schloßpark 1, 63924 Kleinheubach, Germany
A closed, invitation-only event that brought together some promising startups in Continental Europe with the BNP Paribas’ innovation and management teams in Germany. The selected startups came from Switzerland, Netherlands and Germany, showcasing innovations across corporate payments and blockchain, treasury, leasing, social media compliance and risk management. Startups had the chance to pitch to an audience of 60+, followed by deep-dive break-out sessions to select the “Most Relevant”, “Most Innovative” and “Hidden Champion” startups.
FinTech Forum On Tour | InvestTech: 25th Sep. 2015 / 10:00 – 17:30 | EY Auditorium, 25 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5RB.
InvestTech startups are transforming the asset and wealth management sector via automated advisory, digital / social trading, digital investment management, analytics etc. The first success stories are in the US, and emerging in the UK. However, several promising (Continental) European players are still under the radar. FTF On Tour | InvestTech is an invitation-only event run by our sector experts to accelerate promising “InvestTech” Startups in (Continental) Europe, together with leading investors, financial institutions, mentors etc. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or connect to Samarth Shekhar or Michael Mellinghoff.
FinTech Deal Highlights
FinTech Deal Highlights is the 10-minute round-up of deals in European FinTech we present at the start of every FinTech Forum event:
Further reading from our archives:
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