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PitchBook Analyst Note: 2020 Emerging Technology Outlook

4Q 2019

PitchBook Analyst Note: 2020 Emerging Technology Outlook

December 6, 2019

Our Emerging Technology Outlook forecasts trends that will shape the mobility, fintech, infosec and IoT verticals in 2020 and reviews predictions from 2019.

2020 predictions:
  • We expect electric air taxi startups to receive a record level of VC investment in 2020.
  • Autonomous vehicle startups are prime acquisition targets for tech companies and automakers in 2020.
  • Bank fees and deposit interest rates will be the next battleground between incumbent banks and fintech companies for retail financial services.
  • Large insurance corporations will fuel a record year of insurtech M&A.
  • Container security startups will see additional M&A and a mega-deal in 2020.
  • Cellular low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) will continue to grow rapidly and gain the upper hand in the IoT protocol wars.