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2nd Best Quarter – Barkow Consulting FinTech Money Map Q2 Update

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FinTech VC Q2 2017 in Germany: 2nd Best Quarter on Record

The state of global FinTech VC has been subject to controversial debate for a while. While first data points for 2017 are not encouraging, Germany is still on the fast lane, but accelration keeps slowing:

  • Number of equity deals in Q2 came in strong again at 35, nevertheless deals are slightly down yoy and qoq
  • Number of equity deals for H1 are up 5% yoy to 75, growth is therefore slowing, but the year ago period is a tough comparable
  • Equity funding volume in Q2 came in at a strong €245m up 10% qoq, but down 7% yoy on the record Q2 2016; with that Q2 2016 was the 2nd best quarter on record!
  • Equity funding volume for H1 came in at €468m up 7% yoy, again growth is on a tough comparable
  • We count 7 large deals in Q2 with a funding volume of  €10m or more
  • Top 5 Deals in Q2: Kreditech, Scalable Capital, McMakler, riskmethods, OTTOnova
  • Kreditech announced the largest ever FinTech equity round in Germany at €110m

Other Things Worth Mentioning in Q2

  • Ferratum tapped its bonds by €15m (not included)
  • Finlab raised €5.9m on the stock exchange (not included)
  • We have seen two FinTech startups investing in startups (WeFox/One & Billfront/fyber, the latter not included)