The famous American Venture Capital is the investor with the most companies invested in the FinTech sector, no less than 235 companies. Techstars is a global platform that offers investment and innovation thanks to its more than 3,200 investments. Its mission is to change the world through the thousands of entrepreneurs in its many markets. In addition, they work closely with their clients because they believe that collaboration leads to innovation.
As you have seen, Techstars has made more than 200 Fintech investments in companies in the sector, a market that we at BakerTilly have analyzed through the 2021 FinTech Investment Report. In this report you will be able to see unpublished information completely free of charge about the most active investors, acquisitions, sector trends, etc.
The FinTech sector could be defined as the combination of technology and finance, which has led it to be one of the markets with the highest number of transactions in terms of investments and acquisitions. In this way, it has managed to make the market completely bullish and to surpass itself year after year.
Techstars did not want to be left behind and has proved it by being the leading Venture Capital in the sector, making in the last 5 years almost all the FinTech investments that have occurred in the sector. In fact, last year, 2020, it has made 25% of the total investments, and this year it seems that it will surpass it since so far it has invested in 40 companies.
The graph shows the great growth that Techstars' investments in the sector have undergone, and the company expects to improve year after year. In the last year it has been investing in FinTech companies focused on different segments:
In conclusion, it can be said that the trend of this Top 1 Venture Capital is to look for purely innovative FinTech companies, either dedicated to new trends such as cryptocurrencies or companies seeking innovation in processes as common as a transfer, as we have seen with Facenote.