As the years go by and the tides of what’s hot in tech ebb and flow accordingly, we see new industries rise to prominence and past ones fade into the distance. One industry that has seen a quick uptick of activity in recent years is fintech. The term is often thrown around loosely, which can make it hard to understand what fits within the vertical, but fintech is generally used to describe a company that is utilizing technology to improve or innovate a sector of the financial industry. This definition gives birth to a range of enterprises that may be defined as fintech, such as peer-to-peer lending services, payment processors and innovative insurance companies.
To help everyone process the activity around fintech, we’ve created a datagraphic overview of VC investment within the vertical. Highlights include notable fintech investors, deals and exits, as well as a dive into 2015 investment by quarter. Click here to check it out.