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PitchBook Analyst Note: 2020 Emerging Technology Outlook

4Q 2019

PitchBook Analyst Note: 2020 Emerging Technology Outlook

December 6, 2019

PitchBook Analyst Note: 2020 Emerging Technology Outlook
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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.