Fintech Trends 2020

January 15, 2020

Investment into Fintechs has grown exponentially and the expectation is that this boom will continue in 2020, if at a slightly slower pace. Venture capital (VC) poured about $40 billion into Fintechs in 2018 – an increase of 120% on 2017, an up from just $1.8 billion in 2011.1 Almost a third of survey respondents believe that investment in 2020 will be at least 50% higher than in 2019, and just under half predict it will be somewhat higher.

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Mekong Capital is a Vietnam-focused Private Equity firm, specializing in consumer driven businesses. Mekong Capital’s investee companies are typically among the fastest growing and market leading companies in Vietnam’s consumer-driven sectors such as retail, restaurants, consumer products and distribution.

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