Fintechs Thrive and Die During the Pandemic

The current pandemic has shaken our world in ways most of us could not even imagine and fintech companies have felt that pain as much as any market; digital banks and payments companies have seen a boost since March, while online lenders and some other firms are struggling to survive; Jillian Williams, Investment Principal at Anthemis, says that venture capital funding of fintechs has been a bubble; “You might say there’s been a bubble,” she said to American Banker. “There are hundreds of fintech companies that I expect will run out of money in the next year or so.”; on the other side of the equation you have firms like Square, PayPal, Marqeta and Chime who have been well positioned to succeed during this time; embedded finance could also see a big jump in the next year, all types of firms are looking to add payments or other financial services to their offerings to make processes more seamless across our everyday lives. American Banker.

  • Todd is the host of PitchIt: the fintech startups podcast, a weekly interview show featuring emerging fintech founders and leading venture capitalists. He is responsible for leading the content team which covers fintech through daily & weekly email newsletters, editorial, virtual events, and in-person conferences. He has been covering fintech, banking, and venture capital for more than 15 years, including speaking regularly at industry events.

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