By CB Insights.
In 2016, there were 831 investments to VC-backed fintech startups, just shy of 2015′s record 848 investments. Top VC investors in the category participated in 187 deals worth approximately $5.97B from 2015-2016.
Though overall investment pace slowed down in 2016, smart money VCs are still finding new opportunities in the space beyond traditional fintech areas such as personal insurance, payments, and alternative lending. One way to help separate signal from noise is to follow where smart VC investors are placing bets on emerging business models and technologies.
We used the CB Insights database to identify trends among smart money investors and categorized these investments from 2015-2016. Some of these emerging categories include blockchain, point-of-sale credit, and alternatives for institutional investors.
This brief includes:
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