Great post from Rob Moffat at Balderton outlining his view that 2016 will be another strong year for fintech. Expect to see more opportunities in insurance tech, compliance, advice and payments.
2015 was another big year for fintech in Europe. The frenzy of activity in London has continued, with some great companies getting funded (such as Balderton’s new investments Credit Benchmark and Revolut) and also with conference overload and occasional premature back-slapping. The rest of Europe (Germany in particular) has really hit the accelerator pedal, with big funding rounds for the likes of Number26, SavingGlobal and iZettle. Finleap, the ‘Rocket Internet of fintech’, started only a year ago and has already grown to more than 100 employees across 6–8 fintech businesses.