To complement PitchBook's 2019 Private Equity Outlook
and 2019 Venture Capital Outlook
, our emerging technology analysts introduce the first annual Emerging Technology Outlook. The first edition specifically forecasts trends that will shape the mobility and fintech verticals in the coming year.
- We expect a secular shift away from pure-play shared mobility applications toward bundled mobility-as-a-service (MaaS).
- Autonomous vehicle partnerships and M&A activity will remain elevated.
- The consumer fintech trend of product unbundling in North America and Europe will change course and move toward bundling to mirror trends seen in Asia.
- We expect technology conglomerates to make a grand entrance into the financial services sector via introduction of large-scale financial products, major acquisitions or profound partnerships.