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Fintech startups attracted record-breaking investments in 2021

The first quarter of 2021 was a record for the volume of investments in private fintech companies, according to the FT Partners report.

  • For 3 months, venture funds and corporations invested $29.1 billion in fintech startups. For comparison: for the whole of 2020, funding amounted to $45.3 billion, for 2017 — $27 billion.
  • The quarter also became a record for the number of mega-rounds from $100 million — 77 rounds.
  • In the first quarter of 2021, 372 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) of fintech companies were carried out. The number of deals has also broken the record.
  • 7 fintech companies have gone public, and even more, have filled for IPOs (including Robinhood and Blend Labs In)
  • More than half of investments in fintech (63%) were in the North American market. The second most active region is Europe (22%).

The Global Technologies Private Portfolio currently has 7 fintech companies: Robinhood, Revolut, Klarna, Kraken, Blend, Nerdwallet, and Better Mortgage.

4 of them — Blend, Klarna, Kraken, and Robinhood — are featured in Forbes’ 50 Most Innovative Fintech Companies 2021 rating.