Tag "CB Insights"

SPAC Deals Drive Fintech Exit Activity to New High

In Q1 2021, fintech exit activity hit a new high driven by blank check transactions. 11 initial public offerings (IPOs) and 67 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals were announced and/or completed this past quarter – many of which through special

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4 Swiss Startups Make CB Insights’ 2020 Top 50 Blockchain Companies List

SEBA Bank, Bitcoin Suisse, Metaco and GuardTime are the four Swiss companies that made CB Insights’ inaugural Blockchain 50, making Switzerland the second most represented country in the list. The annual Blockchain 50 list recognizes the 50 most promising companies

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CB Insights Acquires European Blockchain Data Platform

Data provider CB Insights has acquired Blockdata, a Netherlands-based market intelligence platform for blockchain and other distributed ledger technology. As a result of the acquisition, CB Insights will also be opening an office in Amsterdam. Meanwhile, Blockdata will remain a stand-alone

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CB Insights Report: Embedded Fintech Gaining Traction

Around the world, non-financial companies are increasingly integrating financial products into their service offerings. This emerging trend, referred to as embedded fintech, is becoming more and more apparent, according to a CB Insights report. In its State of Fintech Q2’20

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Which Fintech Sectors Will Gain From COVID-19?

Like other sectors, fintech funding has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic turmoil, with investment down during the first months of 2020. However, the long-term impact of COVID-19 will differ across segments, with sectors including

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18 Blockchain Trends to Watch out For

Blockchain has been one of the most talked about technologies and trends of the past years, promising to transform business processes by improving efficiency and saving cost. As the technology moves towards greater maturity, CB Insights’ recent report, titled What’s

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Meet 7 Newest Fintechs to Join the Unicorn Club in 2019

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, fintech funding topped US$8.3 billion, bringing the first half 0f 2019 global fintech funding to US$15.1 billion, according to CB Insights’ Global Fintech Report Q2’2019 report. The quarter saw a record of 25 mega-rounds

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Global Venture Capital-backed Fintech Funding Declines In Q3’16: KPMG And CB Insights

Investors continued to take a much more cautious approach to fintech investments this year. Venture capital (VC)-backed global fintech deal activity fell for the second consecutive quarter, marking its lowest level since Q2’14, according to the Pulse of Fintech, the

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BLOCKCHAIN – The Internet of Value

Let’s get serious about this hyped technology: the momentum is now The buzz surrounding Blockchain is comparable to that surrounding the internet in the early 1990s Do you remember the nineties? Everyone was talking about the internet and its potential,

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Global Investment in Fintech Companies Totaled US$19.1 Billion in 2015

In 2015, VC-backed fintech companies raised US$13.8 billion – an increase of more than 100% compared with last year – across 653 deals. VC-backed fintech companies took 73% of the overall fintech funding in 2015, which reached a record of

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