Call Levels, a financial monitoring and notification service that provides users with the critical information necessary for a successful investment strategy, has recently published an infographic presenting an overarching view of the innovations and key players expanding the FinTech landscape. The infographic was designed by Savvy Beaver Canada.
The infographic shows that the FinTech’s growth is seen in the massive rise of investment. In just one year between 2013 and 2014 the industry grew by roughly 400 percent, from $3 billion to more than $12 billion. The total global investment from 2010 to 2015 is $49.7B; with $12.7B, that is 25%, invested in first and second quarters of financial year 2015.
The investment in the US has doubled from $4.05B in 2013 to $9.89B in 2014 and skyrocketed up to $31.6B in June 2015. The $4.4B investment in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) is experiencing the highest growth with 215% year-over-year. Meanwhile, the investment deal values in Asia skyrocketed from $880M to about $3.5B in the first three quarters of 2015.
The largest area of investment is in payment processing and lending solutions (40 percent), however emerging technology such as the P2P blockchain popularized by Bitcoin and cloud based technologies that add speed and security to financial networks are also strongly supported.
The most attractive ecosystems for FinTech startups are said to be in the US with four top cities – Silicon Valley, NYC, LA, Boston; Israel; and the UK. The countries with the highest number of FinTech startups are the US, compounding 4.7M FinTech startups, India – 1.91M1 startups, and the UK – 0.82M startups. Surprisingly enough, every 11th startup comes from Zug Valley, Switzerland.
There is no doubt that the US is the country where the largest percentage of capital comes from. Existing giants like Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and JP Morgan continue to invest millions every year, while wealthy individuals like Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn and Marc Andreessen who made money with Netscape are also heavily invested in emerging FinTech. The EU and Asia are the second largest backers of the industry.
FinTech is everywhere: with the delivery of products and services that are actively disrupting and innovating the global economy as we know it. Spanning across verticals, be it from payments, lending, research or equity financing, FinTech continues to transform the world of finance. With earnings across financial institutional companies like UBS, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup underperforming analyst projections, focus has been on FinTech players & influencers to continue transforming the global economy.