The List of Most Active 150 Fintech Investors [2020 Update]

I wonder why no one has ever shared a comprehensive list of Fintech investors.

At Altar, we’ve been operating in the fintech sector helping both startup founders and business managers build their digital products. In the early days, we noticed entrepreneurs struggled to understand who they should contact, at which funding stage, as they sought out fintech investment. That is why we pulled up our sleeves and curated this public list of c. 150 Fintech investors, who we’ve met, with all the meaningful information for you 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 for Fintech Investments

Knowing where to find the right investors has become more important than ever. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the global economy has been thrown into disarray. There has been a noticeable impact to fintech investments, especially at the seed stage, from Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors and Private Equity.

The List of Most Active 150 Fintech Investors [2020 Update] - Q1 Fintech Investment Drops

CBInsights’ Q1 Fintech Report states that “Q1’20 was one of the worst quarters in 2 years for VC-backed fintech.” As companies brace themselves for the long-term impacts of Covid-19 by accelerating product development, investors have reduced their early-stage bets. They are instead focusing on strengthening their portfolios.

The List of Most Active 150 Fintech Investors [2020 Update] - Investors Pull Back on Early-Stage Bets

Not only have the number of investments reduced but the amount invested has also taken a hit. Venture Capital-backed Fintech investments have hit “2017 levels” and Q1 saw only 3 new “fintech unicorn births”.

The List of Most Active 150 Fintech Investors [2020 Update] - Fintech Funding Dropped to 2017 Levels in Q1'20

You can access the full report here; we will keep this section updated with new information as reports on Q2 come to light.

The List of Most Active 150 Fintech Investors

The list, comprising of Venture Capital Firms, Angel Investors & Private Equity Firms, contains:

  • Name
  • Link
  • Investor type
  • Investment stage
  • Location
  • Country
  • Founding year
  • No. of Exits
  • No. of Investments
  • Email
  • Phone
  • 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.

Quick tip: look at your 1st or 2nd connections on Linkedin and ask for intros to firms that list specialized investors in Fintech. And remember: best introductions come from people who have brought them good deals in the past.

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.

The List of Most Active 150 Fintech Investors [2020 Update] - The List

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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Some Aggregations

Fintech Investors: Geographical Presence

In the Global Picture and as expected, most of the Institutional Investors are based in 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.

The List of Most Active 150 Fintech Investors [2020 Update] - Investor Presence Geographically

Fintech Investors: Stage Focus

The majority of the Fintech Institutional Investors covers both the Early and Late Stage investment rounds (68%).

The List of Most Active 150 Fintech Investors [2020 Update] - Investor Focus at Funding Stages

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.

The List of Most Active 150 Fintech Investors [2020 Update] - Investor Performance in the US vs the UK

Final Thoughts

There are many challenges when it comes to startup funding. Although the situation has been made worse by the recent pandemic, 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!