By Bernard Lunn
13 Fintech companies out of a batch of 50 (26%) is more than 2x any other year (2005 with 13% is not statistically significant because only 8 companies in the batch).
Here are the ventures that we categorize as Fintech in this batch (using our broad definition of Fintech and breaking them further into the Fintech domains that we track on Daily Fintech).
Notable for absence – InsuranceTech.
Techcrunch noted hardware as a theme. Apart from Fintech, I noted emphasis on Food, Healthcare and Legal. Noted for absence are – Edtech and Bitcoin. Where Bitcoin/Blockchain appears it is as an enabling tool which makes sense. In 10 years saying “we use Bitcoin/Blockchain” will be as meaningless as saying “we use Internet” today.
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