In our continued effort to add value to our investors and startups, we are conducting sector-focused roundtables. The objective is to help investors understand the trending sectors better and be able to make informed investment decisions. The first sector roundtable was focussed on Fintech. We also launched our Fintech sector report which is included here
In our continued effort to add value to our investors and startups, we are conducting sector-focused roundtables. Our objective is to help investors understand the trending sectors better and be able to make informed investment decisions. Our first sector roundtable focussed on Fintech. We also launched our Fintech sector report during the roundtable, that was received with tremendous response from the investors who attended.
Based on extensive primary and secondary research, we segregated the Fintech space in four segments as listed below.
- Business/Personal Finance: Ongoing series of exchanges, before/during/after making a financial transaction. Services include investment advisory, robe-advisory, business finance advisory, personal finance platforms/aggregators, P2P and B2B lending, etc.
- Payments: POS players (IoT in Fintech), wallets, billing and transaction platforms, remittances and transfer platforms, alternate currencies, etc.
- Marketing Tech: Technology enabling a broader access to consumers; Lead generation platforms for financial instruments such as insurance, loans and investment packages.
- Social Tech: Technology enabling social factors to make financial decisions; Crowdfunding platforms, social platforms for equity investments, platforms for social due-diligence for finance, etc.
Interestingly, each of these segments covers B2C and B2B space.
In the report, we also look at the differences between the US and India Fintech space. We saw many differences. For e.g. Lending, which is active in the US hasn’t full taken off in India yet. Similarly, owing to several factors such as regulations etc., Crowdfunding is still nascent in India.
There are many process innovations around Loans, Insurance, etc. The result is efficiency in documentation, score generation, etc.
We are also hoping to see innovations in the B2C space with the growth of electronic payments, IoT/NFC based improvements as well as value additions through the lowering of cost and increase in RoI.
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