German FinTech VC With a Bit of a Comeback
After the almost complete collapse in Q4 2022, the German FinTech VC market picked up significantly in Q1 2023 with 21 new deals. Some of these deals could potentially have been closed in Q4 2022, but were delayed into Q1 2023 due to adverse market conditions. In addition, there are still no triple-digit million financing rounds in Q1 2023, so the financing volume remains subdued at EUR 253 million in Q1 2023, almost half the number in the same period last year, but much higher than the EUR 80 million of Q4 2022.
In general, however, it should also be noted that not all deals are likely to be made public anymore. Both the financing volume and the valuation are often lower than in previous rounds. The positive effect of a press release can therefore not always be achieved.