Fintech Innovation Report – Key Trends, Most-Important Deals And Leading Innovators

Think fintech’s peaked? You’re not even close. Whether it’s money transfers, health insurance, bitcoin or entirely new banks, the fintech space continues to drive innovation and attract investors. With this momentum showing no signs of slowing...

Read More13 May 16
Free Report – ‘Whose Business Is It Anyway? – Disruptive Trends 2016’

Technology continues to fundamentally change every industry. For some sectors this disruption is really only just beginning, while other industries have already experienced huge amounts of disruption and are continuing to be overhauled. In this report...

Read More12 May 16
Quarterly Deal Book – VC Funding Steady At USD18bn, But Cracks Appearing

There’s a lot of talk among investors and global tech communities about a slowdown in the levels of VC funding and massive valuation rises seen over the past couple of years. However, the first quarter of 2016 saw funding levels remain flat from the...

Read More12 Apr 16
INSIGHT REPORT: The Future Of Fintech

The disruption of finance by fintech startups is well under way. Young companies are finding new ways of rethinking everything from mortgages to insurance to currency conversions. This is a transformation that is shaking up the businesses of some of the...

Read More17 Mar 16
February Deal Book – Funding Slows 64% As Mega Deals Dry Up

After soaring to USD12bn in January venture capital investment in February fell sharply to USD4.2bn. This was a fall of 64% compared to January and a year-on-year fall of 20%. It’s a sign that those that speculated January’s surge represented a last...

Read More15 Mar 16
January Deal Book - Global Investment Rockets 244% For Strong Start To 2016

After December suggested a marked slowdown in venture capital investment January experienced a surge in funding. Total global investment reached almost USD12bn, the largest total for a single month tracked in recent years. It represents a year-on-year...

Read More16 Feb 16
Quarterly Deal Book - Investment Falls 30% As Late-Stage Funding Slows

Tech investment in the first half of 2015 was defined by billion-plus rounds and ever-inflating valuations, as well as the underlying sense that this was simply not sustainable. As a result, the second half of the year saw the amount of capital pumping...

Read More18 Jan 16
December Deal Book - VC Investment Falls 42%

December’s venture capital investment numbers are in and they show a marked slowdown in the funding, with companies raising USD3.4bn across 215 deals. That puts it down 42% compared to November's total. It’s also down 63% from December in 2014. That...

Read More12 Jan 16
November Deal Book - VC Investment Up More Than 70% As Mega Deals Surge

Investment rebounded in November, up 71% from October to reach USD5.8bn. A lot of this was down to a surge in huge funding rounds, headed up by the USD500m for India’s Ola. Overall, November had seven rounds bigger than the USD160m Rong360 deal that...

Read More15 Dec 15
OCTOBER DEAL BOOK: Investment Falls In Mega Deal Vacuum, M&A Hits USD88bn

Investment continues to fluctuate at a global level, falling 47% month on month to USD3.4bn in October. With September this year including big rounds such as SoFi's USD1bn, that's not too surprising and it's likely that investment levels will pick up...

Read More10 Nov 15
INSIGHT REPORT: The Future Of Travel

Travel has experienced digital innovation for some time with online bookings largely displacing brick-and-mortar travel agents some time ago. However, the space continues to undergo change with mobile devices allowing consumers to book, plan and...

Read More13 Oct 15
QUARTERLY DEAL BOOK: VC Investment Slows For First Time In Five Quarters

The third quarter of 2015 saw VC investment in digital media shrink quarter on quarter for the first time in five quarters, with the traditionally quieter summer months impacting the total figure. Overall, USD17.8bn was raised by companies in the...

Read More12 Oct 15
MONTHLY DEAL BOOK: Major Fintech Deals Drive VC Investment Up 80% To USD6.4bn

After an unexpected dip in August, venture capital investment returned to growth up 35% month on month to USD6.4bn in September, with a total of 295 venture capital deals across September compared to the 216 in August. September’s total is also up a...

Read More07 Oct 15
MONTHLY DEAL BOOK: Investment Falls For First Time In Four Months To USD4.7bn

After a surprisingly active July for investors, the summer slowdown truly hit in August with VC investment down 33% month on month to USD4.7bn. This was the first month-on-month fall since April and the lowest amount tracked by StrategyEye since last...

Read More15 Sep 15
INSIGHT REPORT: European Investment Report

Investment in European tech is on the rise as startups increasingly find venture capitalists willing to bet on local ideas and talent. Our latest snapshot of the European tech ecosystem looks at the data from the first two thirds of the year and...

Read More14 Sep 15
INSIGHT REPORT: The Future Of Fashion

The fashion technology space is only going to get bigger, brighter and more ambitious. Our latest snapshot of the haute-tech market indicates that as consumer confidence and spend increases, investors are getting bolder with their portfolios, beginning...

Read More21 Aug 15
MONTHLY DEAL BOOK: Investment Increases For Fourth Month In A Row And Passes USD7bn

The summer months normally see the pace of VC investment slow down as investors and founders trade in board rooms for beach towels. However, this year is bucking the trend and July saw venture capital investment in the digital sector grow for the fourth...

Read More07 Aug 15
INSIGHT REPORT: The Future Of Music

The music industry is still in a state of flux. Digital revenues rise, but continue to fail to offset the loss of physical revenues. Streaming services continue to struggle to post profits despite their growth and many artists continue to mistrust these...

Read More28 Jul 15
QUARTERLY DEAL BOOK: Global Funding Hits USD19bn As Inventors Pump Cash Into Late-Stage Winners

With massive rounds for later-stage companies, such as Snapchat and Spotify as well as ride-calling players, like Ola and Lyft, the second quarter of the year saw venture capital funding continue to soar. For the second consecutive quarter, a total of...

Read More16 Jul 15
MONTHLY DEAL BOOK: Satellites & Music Streaming Drive Investment To USD6bn In June

Satellites, music streaming and shopping topped the biggest investments in June, with OneWeb, Spotify and Wish all securing rounds worth around half a billion dollars in the past month to push total investment to USD6bn across 302 deals. Sweden’s...

Read More10 Jul 15
INSIGHT REPORT: The Future Of Payments

After numerous false starts, the digital payments industry is at the most exciting point in its evolution. Card-based solutions are driving mobile payments adoption among merchants and consumers, Apple Pay’s launch has spurred new life in the mobile...

Read More12 Jun 15
MONTHLY DEAL BOOK: US Dominates As USD5.6bn Invested Across 262 Deals

Big bets on companies like Snapchat, Pinterest and Lyft helped drive overall VC investment in  tech companies to USD5.6bn in May, up slightly from USD5.4bn in April and means that monthly global tech investment in the space has now surpassed USD5bn...

Read More03 Jun 15
INSIGHT REPORT: The Future Of Marketplaces & The Sharing Economy

Year after year online marketplaces continues to be one of the hottest investment areas across the tech sector. But while the volume of investment in the space continues to grow, so too does the breadth of businesses and models that are defined as...

Read More02 Jun 15
Quarterly Deal Book - 900+ Deals: Monster Rounds Drive Funding To USD18bn

A glut of super rounds in the first three months of the year helped drive venture capital investments to new heights, reaching USD17.8bn globally across 901 deals in the first quarter of the year. This figure is up 84% from the same period last year and...

Read More16 Apr 15
INSIGHT REPORT: The Future Of Wearable Tech

The wearable tech sector faces a pivotal year in 2015. As consumer awareness grows, thanks to the increasing penetration of fitness trackers, an explosion is predicted following Apple’s entry to the market with the launch of the Apple Watch. The device...

Read More25 Feb 15