- Fintech and insurance startups in Europe have raised $17 billion in a record year for investment.
- Insider has reported extensively on both sectors as investor appetite soared.
- These pitch decks reveal how 14 different startups pitched their visions and products to investors.
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Financial services and insurance startups are the crown jewels of European tech right now.
A host of regulatory and market changes have meant that the sector in Europe has grown rapidly in recent years, bringing in higher round sizes, valuations, and bigger investors than ever. 2021 has already been a record year for the industries with a combined $17 billion being poured in by investors already.
Beyond the initial wave of payments disruptors and challenger banks, a set of nuanced solutions to complex consumer and business issues are emerging across the continent.
Both insurance tech and fintech have seen mega deals this year. Swedish buy now, pay later giant Klarna raised from SoftBank at a $45.6 billion valuation, cementing its status as Europe’s most valuable private company. Similarly, Germany’s Wefox hit a $3 billion valuation after raising the continent’s largest ever insurance tech round at $650 million.
Below are 14 pitch decks from fast-growing European tech startups in the fintech and insurance spaces.
Insurance is having a real moment in Europe. In 2021, European insurance tech startups have already raised more than in the entirety of 2020 with $1.9 billion invested over 52 deals, per Pitchbook. Here are six notable raises from the past 12 months:
- Check out the pitch deck the Black founders of fintech Marshmallow used to raise $30 million
- We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck Belgian insurance startup Qover used to raise $25 million
- We got an exclusive look at the monster pitch deck French insurance startup Alan used to raise $223 million
- Here’s the pitch deck finance startup Clark used to persuade Chinese tech giant Tencent to lead its $85 million round
- Check out the pitch deck that insurance startup Luko used to raise $61 million, bucking a wider slowdown in funding
- We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck climate change insurance startup Descartes Underwriting used to raise $18.5 million for its US expansion
Fintech has been on a growth tear in Europe for a number of years and has shown few signs of slowing down. Everything from anti-money laundering to cloud infrastructure for banking is covered below with a number of unicorn businesses sharing their secrets to investment success.
Like insurance, fintech funding in 2021 has broken past 2020’s total and has already surpassed 2019 – a record year for the sector in Europe – this year, per Dealroom data. Fintech startups drew €8.6 billion ($10.2 billion) last year but have already topped €12.7 billion in 2021.
- This is the pitch deck fintech startup ComplyAdvantage used to persuade Goldman Sachs to back its funding extension
- We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck UK startup FintechOS used to raise $60 million from Draper Esprit
- We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck UK fintech Payhawk used to raise $20 million from Klarna backer QED
- We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck that French fintech Libeo used to raise $24 million from DST Global partners
- We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck buzzy fintech PrimaryBid used to raise $50 million
- We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck Dutch payments startup Mollie used to raise $106 million to become Europe’s latest fintech unicorn
- We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck VC disruptor Wayflyer used to raise $76 million from Left Lane Capital
- Uncapped is disrupting startup finance. We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck it used to raise a fresh $80 million from Spotify investor Lakestar.