Nice momentum in our investment focus areas! Among the segments, InsurTech led the funding race in May 2018 with $422.6 million in funding across only 22 deals. There was a 98% MoM growth in the funding in this space from April 2018. India-based aggregator PolicyBazaar raised the largest funding ($200 million) in this segment, followed by US-based Datavant ($40.5 million) and Germany-based SimpleSurance ($24 million) and than Dutch Based Digital Insurance Group with ($20 million) .The segment that held the second place in the funding race was B2B FinTech with $275 million raised across five funding deals. The US-based business commerce and supply chain marketplace company Tradeshift raised $250 million in a series E funding round led by incumbents such as HSBC, American Express, and Goldman Sachs. With this funding round, TradeShift became the latest FinTech unicorn.
In May 2018, FinTech startups across the globe raised $1.75 billion worth of VC investments across 113 deals. In terms of MoM growth, in May 2018, global FinTech funding witnessed a decline of 19.8% from the $2.18 billion raised in April 2018. The US continued to dominate the funding charts with $1.06 billion raised across 51 deals, contributing to 60% of the global FinTech funding (by value) in May. India was the distant second with a 14% ($249.8 million raised across 20 deals) contribution, with China, the UK, and Israel contributing 10% ($173.3 million), 8% ($134.4 million), and 2% ($33 million) respectively.