’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.