As you may know, at Altar, we’ve been operating in the fintech sector for the last couple of years. In the early days, we struggled to understand who we should contact at which funding stage.
That is why I’m glad to share with you our public list of over 150 Fintech investors, we’ve met, with all the information you need to create your wishlist and then go to battle.
But before I get to the list and provide you with some aggregations; I want to first talk about the impact of COVID-19 on the fintech sector and its investors
The Impact of COVID-19 on Fintech Investments
When the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic hit, investment on a global scale was thrown into disarray.
In Q1’20 there was a noticeable impact on fintech investments, especially at the seed stage, from Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors and Private Equity.
CBInsights’ Q1 Fintech Report stated that “Q1’20 was one of the worst quarters in 2 years for VC-backed fintech.”
Fast forward a year, to Q1’21, however, and the story couldn’t be more different.
“Q1’21 was the largest quarter for fintech funding on record.”
CBInsights observed that in Q1’21:
“Across 614 deals, VC-backed fintech companies raised $22.8B. This represents 15% and 98% year-over-year (YoY) growth, respectively.”
CBInsights’ also found that mega-rounds (rounds of $100M+) were the driver behind this funding boom.
It’s safe to say that fintech investment has rebounded since the outbreak of COVID. Now, let’s move on to the list of the most active fintech investors.
The List of Most Active 150 Fintech Investors
The list, comprising of Venture Capital Firms, Angel Investors & Private Equity Firms, contains:
- Investor type
- Investment stage
- Founding year
- No. of Exits
- No. of Investments
- Link on Crunchbase
- Fintech portfolio
Sure, you know, nothing replaces personal intros from people that can vouch for you. So take your time doing due diligence on potential connections of associates and partners at the best fintech investment firms. Then ask the strongest connector for the introduction.
Otherwise, feel free to contact them directly using our list of the most active 150 investors in fintech. Full disclosure: as you can understand we cannot share personal contacts, so the list has general contacts only.
Also bear in mind that, according to a DocSend survey, you need to contact an average of just 58 investors, make 40 meetings, and take just 12.5 weeks to close your funding round, so get ready for some work ahead of you.
Related: Raising Capital For A Startup: First Steps To a Great Deal
With that being said access the list here: > 150 Angel Investors, VCs and Private Equity Funds.
Hopefully, this might save you time in the cumbersome process of browsing the net to figure out who can be a good source of funding for your prominent venture in the Finance sector.
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Fintech Investors: Geographical Presence
In the Global Picture and as expected, most of the Institutional Investors are based in the US and UK. However, the EMEA Region (Europe, Middle East and North Africa), Germany, Switzerland and Sweden are worth mentioning, with 5%, 3%, 3% of the Fintech Institutional Investors respectively.
In the APAC Region (Asia Pacific), Singapore stands up with 4.5% of Fintech Investors.
Fintech Investors: Stage Focus
The majority of the Fintech Institutional Investors covers both the Early and Late Stage investment rounds (68%).
Performance (in terms of n. Exits over n. of total Investments)
This statistic, for obvious reasons, has been performed on UK and US Fintech Institutional Investors only.
Good performances have been achieved in both of the Countries, with US standing one step ahead compared to the UK.
Here below you have a breakdown of the Fintech Investors with their statistical position in terms of performance.
There are many challenges when it comes to startup funding. Although the recent pandemic caused a flux in the status quo, the same “rule” still applies – persistence is the key to success.
Target investors most suited to your business needs, be proactive when communicating with potential investors and look out for the hidden details when funding your startup.
Finally, when using this comprehensive list of active fintech investors, research their networks. Try to find a mutual connection who can help you get your foot in the door via a warm introduction.
Good luck and thanks for reading!
Paolo started working in banking in Milan and London. After the financial career, he created a startup and then joined Altar where he mainly deals with business development and fintech projects.