F-Prime releases the 2024 State of Fintech Report


The enterprise capital agency F-Prime launched their 2024 State of Fintech report immediately. It makes for some very fascinating studying.

It takes us by the state of fintech immediately with a deal with valuations and funding rounds. The graphic beneath exhibits the correction in public fintech valuations throughout totally different segments. Whereas we’re a great distance away from the height of Q3 2021, we’re above the trough of This autumn 2022 in all fintech segments.

This correction has probably not made it to the personal markets but the place valuations are down and variety of funding rounds are additionally down throughout all levels besides seed.

Essentially the most fascinating chart of all is the one beneath. This exhibits 819 fintech firms elevating a collective $14 billion in Sequence A funding in 2021. Solely 250 of those firms raised a Sequence B in 2022 or 2023. Some raised a bridge spherical, some have shut down however nearly half have but to announce any type of comply with on spherical. This portends a number of motion in M&A and sure shutdowns in 2024, with hopefully a couple of profitable Sequence B rounds.

If your organization was in the marketplace in 2023 you have been seemingly out of luck with the least quantity of M&A exercise of the final 5 years. In 2023 M&A quantity was down a staggering 72% from 2021.

F-Prime additionally checked out fintech disruption throughout verticals breaking every down into how a lot disruption has taken place. It selected cell banking, enterprise banking and open finance because the three areas the place disruption has been embraced by each fintechs and incumbents. We’re nonetheless ready for significant disruption to occur in crypto, real-time funds and generative AI.

The six main fintech tendencies that F-Prime is monitoring for 2024 are:

  1. Funds tooling
  2. Vertical APIs
  3. Digitization of the wealth tech stack
  4. AI for skilled providers
  5. Rising markets fintech
  6. Stablecoins

F-Prime can be the creator the F-Prime Fintech Index, the main index for publicly traded fintech firms. The index covers 49 world fintech firms with a complete market cap of $561 billion. Whereas the index is understandably beneath its peak of late 2021, it noticed a rebound in 2023, with the index up 114% for the 12 months.

Now we have not seen a serious fintech IPO within the final two years however the tide might be turning with many giant fintechs contemplating an IPO within the close to future.

You’ll be able to obtain the complete report by offering your electronic mail tackle right here.

  • Peter Renton

    Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of Fintech Nexus, the world’s largest digital media firm centered on fintech. Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he’s the writer and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the primary and longest-running fintech interview collection.


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