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Fintech funding is down 49% in 2022

Data: FT Partners; Chart: Axios Visuals

Fintech investors slowed their pace of funding for the seventh month in a row in August, according to data from investment bank FT Partners.

Why it matters: The slowdown affects all aspects of growth across the space, including startups and public players, and raises the question of when, and at what level, will the bottom of the investing drop arrive.

Details: Fintech funding is down 49%, to $74.2 billion, so far this year through August, compared to the year-ago period, FT Partners says.

  • Funding in August hit its lowest monthly level since November 2020, with $3.6 billion announced across 258 financing deals.

Bottom line: As equity funding dries up, expect to see more venture debt rounds, creative term sheets, and cheap(er) M&A.

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