Fintech captures the most attention of top VCs in Q2
Our Emerging Tech Indicator report provides a quarterly overview of startups receiving seed and early-stage investments from a select group of top-performing VC firms, and is meant to offer a perspective on the products and technologies driving growth opportunities.
In the second quarter of 2021, our analysts tracked 211 such deals involving the top 15 VC firms.
- The top five areas of technology investment in Q2 included fintech at $920 million, followed by enterprise SaaS, health and wellness tech, decentralized finance, and ecommerce.
- ETI deals collectively reached $5 billion across 211 deals in Q2 2021, compared with the $6 billion raised across 197 deals in Q1.
- Our analysts recorded eight ETI deals of more than $100 million in Q2, compared with 12 in the previous quarter. The largest deal in Q2 was a $185 million Series A for Forte, which is developing a blockchain-based economic platform.