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The Pulse of Fintech, 2015 in Review - Global Analysis of Fintech Venture Funding

Mar 07, 2016
From the Global Enterprise Institute

Pulse of Fintech

’The Pulse of Fintech’ is a quarterly report created by KPMG Enterprise and KPMG Fintech along with CB Insights. The series analyzes the latest global trends in venture capital investment data on the fintech sector and was created as the sister report to the Venture Pulse Report.

Given the significant interest in fintech globally, and its ongoing evolution in terms of market drivers, technologies and potential use-cases, KPMG and CB Insights are partnering to bring you the pulse of fintech investment globally. Each quarter, we’ll highlight key fintech deals, issues and challenges around the world, in addition to key trends and insights related to fintech in key regions, including the North America, Asia and Europe.

The first report provides an overview of fintech venture funding in 2015, showing $13.8 billion in VC investment across 653 deals around the globe. This figure represents a doubling of total investment in fintech from 2014. We also investigate Blockchain in this report – the technology many believe will be the key to the future to banking – to see whether it’s worth all the hype.

For more details on the global venture capital trends in the fintech sector,

For an in-depth look at the trends in North America,

About the Venture Capital Practice

KPMG’s Venture Capital (VC) practice offers a range of audit, tax and advisory services tailored to help venture-backed companies navigate each stage of development–from idea through exit. We use our knowledge of the VC ecosystem to help entrepreneurial ventures simplify the complex challenges of creating the technologies of tomorrow in highly competitive industries, while also meeting diverse regulatory, compliance, and financial reporting requirements. Our VC clients collaborate with a global network of KPMG professionals who understand the marketplace challenges facing start-ups and growth companies. Our passion and mindset matches the companies we serve: entrepreneurial, hands-on, proactive, visionary, and dedicated.

For more information about the reports or KPMG's Venture Capital Practice, contact:

Brian Hughes
National Venture Capital Practice

Conor Moore
National Venture Capital Practice

Francois Chadwick
Tax Lead Partner
National Venture Capital Practice

Fiona Grandi
National Fintech Practice