61 FinTech VC Firms to Consider If You Are A FinTech Startup Raising Money

A research study by Accenture and CB Insights stated the fact that global investment in FinTech ventures tripled to $12.21 billion in 2014 in one year. The emerging trends for FinTech include lending, money transfer, APIs, machine learning, blockchain, bitcoin, risk & security, biometrics authentication, payment processing and more. FinTech is evolving rapidly not only in the US but also in countries like China, India, Singapore, UK and Israel. Investors are continuously looking for the next big thing in the financial industry. While there are VC firms like Green Visor Capital and BBVA Ventures who are exclusively focused on investing in FinTech startups, there are big players like Accel Partners and KPCB who are increasingly investing in FinTech startups. We have compiled a list of 61 FinTech VC firms below, in no particular order of ranking, who either have FinTech as one of their focus areas or who invest exclusively in FinTech. Needless to say, while we have researched investments carefully, this list may still not be exhaustive, so any feedback on inadvertent omissions or additions is always appreciated.

General Atlantic

Location: Palo Alto, Mexico, New York, Greenwich, Amsterdam, London, Munich, Mumbai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing

Portfolio of payments companies: Adyen, Avant, Klarna

In their own words: General Atlantic is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. Established in 1980, General Atlantic combines a collaborative global approach, sector-specific expertise, long-term investment horizon, and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great management and build exceptional businesses worldwide.

Stage/Size of Investments: Early Stage Venture, Later Stage Venture, and Private Equity Investments

Segments: Financial services, Business Services, Retail and Consumer, Healthcare, Internet and Technology

Accion

Location: Massachusetts, Washington, Ghana, Beijing, Bangalore, Bogota

Portfolio of payments companies: Payclip, Coda, Neogrowth, Zoona, GKN Peru

In their own words: Accion is a global nonprofit dedicated to building a financially inclusive world with economic opportunity for all, by giving people the financial tools they need to improve their lives. We are building the next generation of top-tier microfinance institutions, and over the last 50 years have helped create 64 such institutions in 32 countries on four continents that today reach millions of clients. Our impact investing initiatives are pushing beyond microfinance to catalyze more than 20 innovative start-ups dedicated to improving the efficiency, reach and scope of financial services for the poor. And our Center for Financial Inclusion is helping to build a stronger industry with high standards. Currently, our work spans nearly two dozen countries, including the U.S., where we are the nation’s largest nonprofit microfinance network.

Stage/Size of Investments: Early-stage equity, quasi-equity financing and loan guarantees

Segments: FinTech, Financial Services

Village Ventures

Location: Massachusetts

Portfolio of payments companies: Dwolla, Simple, Swift Capital, OnDeck, iSend, Trefis

In their own words: Village Ventures is a seed and early stage venture capital firm focusing on the media and financial services sectors. We partner with outstanding entrepreneurs creating innovative products and solving complicated problems in those industries. In 2012, Village Ventures made its final investment. The partner group at Village continues to manage the portfolio through to exit.

Stage/Size of Investments: Seed, Early Stage Venture, Later Stage Venture, and Private Equity Investments

Segments: Financial Services, Media

TTV Capital

Location: Atlanta

Portfolio of payments companies: MX, PayGo, Green Dot, Bill.com, eWise, Cardlytics, Bitpay

In their own words: TTV Capital was founded in 2000 as one of the few venture firms focused exclusively on investing in technology-enabled financial services companies. Our partners have over 100 years of collective experience working with and building technology-enabled financial services business. TTV Capital invests in technology-enabled financial services companies with sustainable business models and innovative products. Ultimately though, it’s the people in which we invest.

Stage/Size of Investments: Venture Capital that does Early Stage Venture and Later Stage Venture Investments

Segments: Financial Technology, Financial Services

Anthemis Group

Location: London, Luxembourg

Portfolio of payments companies: Moven, Simple, Vericash, Fidor Bank

In their own words: Anthemis Group is the venture investment and advisory firm at the center of a vibrant ecosystem of startups and financial institutions dedicated to reinventing financial services for the digital world. We are committed investors, thoughtful advisors, active conveners, and dedicated problem solvers who share a passion for technology and a belief in the transformative power of digital financial services.

Stage/Size of Investments: Seed, Early Stage Venture, and Later Stage Venture Investments

Segments: Retail banking & consumer finance, Business & corporate banking, Payments, Wealth & asset management, Capital markets & trading, Insurance & risk management, Data, technology & infrastructure

First Round Capital

Location: San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia

Portfolio of payments companies: Abra, Axial, Fundera, Better Finance, Simple, FundersClub

In their own words: We are laser-focused on helping seed stage companies become the next big thing. By connecting entrepreneurs with the tech, resources and community they need on Day 1, we aim to make a lasting impact.

Stage/Size of Investments: Seed stage funding

Segments: FinTech, Adtech, Ecommerce, Hardware, Consumer web, Enterprise

Spark Capital

Location: Back Bay in Boston, Astor Place in New York City, and SoMA in San Francisco.

Portfolio of payments companies: Affirm, Behalf, Bond Street, Plaid, Covestor

In their own words: We are a venture capital firm that invests in startups led by creative thinkers. We partner with entrepreneurs who make products and services for consumers as well as business people. We believe the world can never get enough of magical products and experiences. Making them requires a balance of art and technology, as well as a maniacal focus on delivering joy to the people who use them. When a product is truly special, it leaves an indelible mark. You feel it. It changes you. At Spark Capital market and model be damned — we take risks on visionary people and products that move us. We look for three things: Founder, Product, and Vision. The traditional VC approach (Market/Model/Team) doesn’t work for us.

Stage/Size of Investments: Seed, Early Stage Venture, and Later Stage Venture Investments

Segments: Financial Services, Media & Advertising, Hardware & Infrastructure, Commerce & Marketplaces, Social, Mobile, Software & Services

Bessemer Venture Partners

Location: New York, Silicon Valley, Boston, Bangalore and Herzliya

Portfolio of payments companies: NetAmbit, United Capital Financial Advisers, Intacct, BillGuard

In their own words: BVP manages more than $4 billion of venture capital invested in over 160 companies around the world. BVP focuses investment activity around several well-developed thematic "roadmaps", seeking out entrepreneurial opportunities that align with these themes across a wide mix of industries, geographies, and stages - many of our portfolio companies, like Ungermann Bass and Verisign, have been incubated in our offices based on ideas arising from these roadmaps.

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