Fintech Investors

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Fintech Investors Rows 2-11

Stripe was valued at $22.5 billion as of January 29, 2019. The requested information has been compiled in rows 2-11 of the attached spreadsheet. A brief overview of the findings and methodology can be found below:

RESEARCH STRATEGY

To find the amount invested by each lead investor in the assigned companies, we scoured through the official websites of each of the lead investment companies. However, most of the investment companies do not reveal the exact amount they invested in a company and only list the names and/or descriptions of their portfolio companies. Hence, we were able to find the investment amount for only one lead investment company, General Catalyst, using this method. We then looked into the Crunchbase profiles of the assigned companies and their lead investment companies. In addition to that, we also ran a press scan and explored the websites of Reuters, CNBC, Forbes, Bloomberg, WSJ, and TechCrunch, among others to find any news reports or press releases that indicate the amount invested by lead investors. However, these methods only uncovered the investment amounts for some of the lead investors and in most cases, only the total sum of money raised by all investors in a funding round was given without a breakdown of the amount invested by each investment company.
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Fintech Investors Rows 12-21

Coinbase was valued at $8 billion as of October 30, 2018. The requested information has been compiled in rows 12-21 of the attached spreadsheet. A brief overview of the findings and methodology can be found below:
  • Robinhood was valued at $7.6 billion as of July 22, 2019.
  • Crunchbase doesn't list any investment company as a lead investor in Kraken. However, according to various press releases, Kraken raised $5 million in a Series A funding round led by Hummingbird Ventures in participation with two other investment companies.
  • Gusto was valued at $3.8 billion as of July 24, 2019.

RESEARCH STRATEGY

To find the amount invested by each lead investor in the assigned companies, we scoured through the official websites of each of the lead investment companies. However, most of the investors do not reveal the exact amount they invested in a company and only list the names and/or descriptions of their portfolio companies. We also looked into the Crunchbase profiles of the assigned companies and their lead investment companies. In addition to that, we also looked into news reports and press releases by Reuters, CNBC, PR Newswire, Financial Times, Forbes, Bloomberg, WSJ, and TechCrunch, among others to find the amount invested by lead investors. However, these methods only uncovered the investment amounts for some of the lead investors and in most cases, only the total sum of money raised by all investors in a funding round was given without a breakdown of the amount invested by each investment company. We were unable to check the investment portfolios on the official websites of Tiger Global Management and DST Global as their websites did not load.
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Fintech Investors Rows 22-25

53 lead investment companies have invested in the top 20 fintech companies as well as Revolut, Monzo, Oaknorth, and Kakao Bank. The requested information has been compiled in the attached spreadsheet. A brief overview of the findings can be found below:

LEAD INVESTMENT COMPANIES

  • GIC invested in 2 of the assigned fintech companies.
  • General Catalyst invested in 2 of the assigned fintech companies.
  • Index Ventures invested in 2 of the assigned fintech companies.
  • SoftBank Vision Fund invested in 2 of the assigned fintech companies.
  • Tiger Global Management invested in 2 of the assigned fintech companies.
  • DST Global invested in 2 of the assigned fintech companies.
  • Silver Lake Partners invested in 2 of the assigned fintech companies.
  • Y Combinator invested in 2 of the assigned fintech companies.
  • Tencent Holdings invested in 2 of the assigned fintech companies.
  • COFCO invested in 2 of the assigned fintech companies.
  • CapitalG invested in 2 of the assigned fintech companies.
  • The following lead investment companies have invested in only one of the assigned fintech companies:
    • Primavera Capital Group
    • Andreessen Horowitz
    • ICONIQ Capital
    • APOFCO
    • Crimson Ventures
    • TCV
    • One97 Communications
    • Qatar Investment Authority
    • Hummingbird Ventures
    • Fidelity Management and Research Company
    • Insight Partners
    • Lead Edge Capital
    • Alphabet
    • Bitmain
    • Temasek Holdings
    • Kleiner Perkins
    • General Atlantic
    • CICC
    • Sequoia Capital China
    • Vijay Shekhar Sharma
    • IVP (Institutional Venture Partners)
    • New Enterprise Associates
    • SBI Investment
    • SV Angel
    • Generation Investment Management
    • Allianz X
    • Lone Pine Capital
    • IDG Capital
    • Accel
    • EDBI
    • China Investment Corporation
    • BlackPine
    • Sequoia Capital
    • Sinovation Ventures
    • Goldman Sachs
    • Bank Of Tokyo — Mitsubishi UFJ
    • East West Bank
    • Vitruvian Partners
    • Founders Fund
    • Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic Investments
    • TriplePoint Capital
    • NIBC Bank N.V.

RESEARCH STRATEGY

To find the amount invested by each lead investor in the assigned companies, we scoured through the official websites of each of the lead investment companies. However, most of the investors do not reveal the exact amount they invested in a company and only list the names and/or descriptions of their portfolio companies. We also looked into the Crunchbase profiles of the assigned companies and their lead investment companies. In addition to that, we also looked into news reports and press releases by Reuters, CNBC, PR Newswire, Financial Times, Forbes, Bloomberg, WSJ, and TechCrunch, among others to find the amount invested by lead investors. However, these methods only uncovered the investment amounts for a couple of lead investors and in most cases, only the total sum of money raised by all investors in a funding round was given without a breakdown of the amount invested by each investment company. After an extensive search, the Crunchbase profile or any of the investment or valuation details of Kakao Bank could not be located in the public domain.
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