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High-speed evolution of finance

Driven by technological advancements, regulatory shifts, and innovative financial solutions, the FinTech industry is rapidly evolving. These transformations lead to better services and wider access, making finance more adaptable, sustainable, and accessible than ever before.

The FinTech market size is anticipated to surge by an impressive 500% over the next 8 years, showcasing the immense potential of the industry.


2x increase
In the past two years, the number of FinTech companies has doubled, reaching a total of 26,000+.

Fueled by regulatory support and technological advancements

93% of Chinese citizens use FinTech technologies, utilizing banking, payment, and financial management solutions in their daily lives.


The UK’s 2016 mandate for the 9 biggest banks to share data with startups fueled FinTech innovation, resulting in a 10% global market share and highlighting policy-driven growth.


Of financial services firms attribute better customer retention to fintech’s user-friendliness and speed, highlighting its role in driving growth.


Fintech startups funding surpassed $84 billion in 2022

With the largest deals going to:

  • Payment systems
  • Fintech banking
  • Financial services

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Overcoming barriers in fintech fundraising

The fintech industry has experienced remarkable growth and demonstrated immense potential in revolutionizing the way financial services are provided. Yet, to maintain their momentum and ensure sustainable success, fintech companies must remain sharp-eyed in addressing emerging challenges and potential risks.

Regulatory challenges

Regulatory uncertainty can create a challenging environment for fintech startups and investors alike, making it difficult to anticipate changes and potential impacts on the market. This can lead to delays in funding and investment decisions, as well as increased risk for both parties.

Cybersecurity threats

Companies are often targeted by cybercriminals due to the sensitive financial data they handle. This poses a risk to their customers’ funds, reputation, and legal liabilities. Investors must ensure that companies have robust cybersecurity measures in place before investing.

Crowded market

Fintech venture capital firms often face the challenge of selecting the most promising startups from a sea of new entrants. On top of that, established financial institutions are also competing for the best investments, making it harder for startups to stand out and attract funding.

How we can help

Investment material support

From diligent business analysis to a sound fintech pitch deck and financial forecasts, we’re consulting founders on how to crystallize and structure key business fundamentals and translate them into a compelling investment opportunity.

Due diligence and portfolio support

Evaluating potential fintech investments, conducting thorough due diligence, and supporting portfolio companies on their new fundraising rounds with compelling investment materials.

Established companies
Strategic support

Helping reach your company’s full potential by crafting scalable growth strategies in line with the deep fintech market research and identifying new entry opportunities, while making key decisions for your core business.


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