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Emerging Tech Indicator

Q2 2021

Emerging Tech Indicator

August 13, 2021

Emerging Tech Indicator
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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.

Key takeaways

  • 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.