Despite falling tech stocks and concerns about an economic downturn, global fintech venture capital (VC) dealmaking remained strong in 2022.
In H1 2022, fintech startups collected a total of US$53.5 billion, a that sum falls behind 2021’s figure but which surpasses 2020’s totals, according to Pitchbook data, showcasing that fintech startups have continued to attract strong venture investment.
Using data from CB Insights and Pitchbook, we’ve compiled a list of the top 12 most active fintech investors of Q2 2022, looking at the number of deals they participated in during the quarter and their most notable fintech investments.
Global Founders Capital (24 deals)
Founded in 2013, Global Founders Capital is a globally oriented, stage agnostic VC firm based in Germany. The firm backs companies across all stages and throughout the lifecycle, and offers founders all the support they need to scale.
Global Founders Capital seeks to invest in business products and services, consumer products and services, financial services, information technology, mobile, Internet-of-things (IoT), software-as-a-service (SaaS), e-commerce, big data, and technology sectors.
Global Founders Capital’s notable fintech investments include Revolut, Next Insurance and Brex.
In Q2 2022, Global Founders Capital participated in 24 fintech funding rounds. It has made 199 VC fintech investments since 2017.
Tiger Global Management (22 deals)
Tiger Global Management is an investment firm focused on public and private companies in the global Internet, software, consumer, and fintech industries. The firm has two strategies: a public equity business, which uses equity strategies to invest in publicly traded companies, and a private equity strategy, which targets growth-oriented private companies from early to late stages, with an emphasis on businesses based in the US, China and India.
Tiger Global Management’s notable fintech investments include Nubank, Chime and Stripe.
In Q2 2022, Tiger Global Management participated in 22 fintech funding rounds. It has made 192 VC fintech investments since 2017.
Andreessen Horowitz (17 deals)
Founded in Silicon Valley in 2009, Andreessen Horowitz (known as a16z) is a VC firm that backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology. The firm is stage agnostic, and invests in seed to venture to late-stage technology companies across bio + healthcare, consumer, crypto, enterprise, fintech, games, and companies building toward American dynamism. a16z has US$35 billion in assets under management across multiple funds.
A16z’s Notable fintech investments include Robinhood, Affirm and Stripe.
In Q2 2022, the firm participated in 17 fintech funding rounds. It has made 168 VC fintech investments since 2017.
Gaingels (16 deals)
Founded in 2014 and based in the US, Gaingels is a leading venture investment syndicate in support of and representing the LGBTQIA+ community and allies in the VC space. The firm seeks to invest in seed to growth/pre-IPO companies operating in technology to business-to-business (B2B), healthcare, and consumer sectors.
Gaingels’ notable fintech investments include Brex, BlockFi, Binance US and Flutterwave.
In Q2 2022, Gaingels participated in 16 fintech funding rounds. The firm has 91 fintech companies in its portfolio, including Brex, BlockFi, Binance US and Flutterwave, according to Dealroom.
Coinbase Ventures (15 deals)
Founded in 2018, Coinbase Ventures is a corporate venture capital (CVC) of Coinbase based in San Francisco. The firm seeks to invest in early-stage companies operating in the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology sectors.
Coinbase Ventures’ notable fintech investments include Paxos, Pintu and Amber Group.
In Q2 2022, the firm participated in 15 fintech funding rounds. According to its website, it currently has more than 200 companies in its portfolio.
Soma Capital (13 deals)
Founded in 2015, Soma Capital is a VC firm headquartered in San Francisco. It’s a fund built by founders for founders, focused on software.
Since its inception, Soma Capital has invested seed money in hundreds of software companies valued at more than US$60 billion combined, including 17 unicorns. The firm invests early in software to “automate the world”, across any region and in any sector that can touch billions of people and “push humanity forward.”
In Q2 2022, Soma Capital participated in 13 fintech funding rounds. According to Dealroom, the firm has 80 fintech companies in its portfolio, including Razorpay, Flutterwave, Swipe and Paymongo.
Accel (10 deals)
Accel, formerly known as Accel Partners, is an American VC firm. It works with startups in seed, early and growth-stage investments, and concentrates on technology sectors such as consumer, infrastructure, SaaS and enterprise software.
Accel has funded technology companies including Facebook, Slack, Dropbox, and Flipkart, and has offices in California, with additional operating funds in London, India and China.
Accel’s notable fintech investments include Monzo, Trade Republic and Zepz.
In Q2 2022, Accel participated in 10 fintech funding rounds. Since 2017, it has made 149 VC fintech investments.
Index Ventures (10 deals)
Index Ventures is a VC firm based in San Francisco, London and Geneva, investing in technology-enabled companies with a focus on e-commerce, fintech, mobility, gaming, infrastructure/artificial intelligence (AI), and security. Index Ventures covers every investment stage, from earliest seed through to explosive growth.
Index Ventures’ notable fintech investments include Adyen, Alan and Robinhood.
In Q2 2022, the firm participated in 10 fintech funding rounds. According to its website, it currently has 46 fintech companies in its portfolio, including Auxmoney, Swile, formerly Lunchr, and Fonoa Technologies.
Jump Crypto (10 deals)
Jump Crypto is a division of Jump Trading Group, a research-driven quantitative trading firm and one of the largest traders, by volume, across traditional asset classes.
Jump Crypto focuses on building and standing up critical infrastructure needed to catalyze the growth of the crypto ecosystem. It brings together builders, partners, and traders, taking a long-term view of crypto’s prospects and operating to unlock the full potential of open, community-driven networks.
In Q2 2022, Jump Crypto participated in 10 fintech funding rounds. According to Dealroom, the firm has 23 fintech companies in its portfolio, including 0x, Coinhako, Kucoin, Solana and the Near Protocol.
Insight Partners (9 deals)
Insight Partners, previously Insight Venture Partners, is an American VC and private equity firm headquartered in New York City focusing on growth-stage technology, software and Internet businesses.
Insight Partners has invested in more than 600 companies worldwide and has seen over 55 portfolio companies achieve an IPO. The firm has over US$90 billion in assets under management (AUM) and participated in nine fintech funding rounds in Q2 2022.
According to its website, it currently has 60 fintech companies in its portfolio, including Checkout.com, Spenmo, Xendit and Flutterwave.
Pantera Capital (9 deals)
Founded in 2013, Pantera Capital is an institutional investment firm focused exclusively on bitcoin, other digital currencies, and companies in the blockchain technology ecosystem. Pantera Capital manages US$5.6 billion across three strategies – passive, hedge, and venture – and is said to be operating the largest crypto hedge fund in the world by AUM.
In Q2 2022, Pantera Capital participated in nine fintech funding rounds. Since 2013, the firm has backed more than 90 blockchain companies and 100 early-stage token deals.
Portfolio companies include Amber Group, Bakkt, BitGo, Bitstamp, Circle, Coinbase and FTX.
QED Investors (9 deals)
Founded in 2007, QED Investors is a VC firm based in the US. The firm seeks to invest in early-stage companies operating in the financial services, and fintech sectors across the US, the UK and Latin America.
QED Investors focuses on investing in early stage, disruptive financial services companies and is dedicated to building great businesses using a unique, hands-on approach that leverages its partners’ decades of entrepreneurial and operational experience.
QED Investors’ notable investments include Credit Karma, ClearScore, SoFi, Avant, Nubank, Remitly, GreenSky and LendUp.
In Q2 2022, the firm participated in nine fintech funding rounds. According to its website, it has more than 130 fintech companies in its portfolio including Creditas, Knip, Flywire, Nubank, FPL Technologies, Remitly and Zopa.
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