Direct private investment platform Capitama has concluded that FinTech is the most popular sector among high net worth and professional investors.
The platform has analysed the preferences of the registered investors of Capitama, which includes more than 300 individuals, family offices, PE firms and investment offices.
It shows that Fintech and technology investment opportunities more generally are the two most popular sectors among investors
Around 70% of Capitama investors are interested in FinTech investment opportunities and 67% want to see software and technology deals. Of the nine different investment types available on Capitama, Growth Funding is the most popular, with 83% of Capitama registered investors interested in this area, followed by Early stage investments (72%), Buy-outs (63%), and Real Estate (47%).
Co-Founder and CEO at Capitama Simon Ramery said: “FinTech is a sector that has seen huge growth in the past three years and evidence suggests it’s just the start. Our data shows that investors see real value in the companies operating in this space, and that they see a strong future for the UK FinTech scene despite Brexit.
“We’re also really excited about the commitment of investors to look at philanthropic and social impact investing. £300m is a considerable total of investable capital and we hope to be able to help put this to good use.”
Co-Founder and Managing Director at Capitama Brett de Bank added: “Over half of our registered investors are individuals, showing that private investment is a thriving and growing trend. This community is interested in a diverse range of investment opportunities, from buy-out, to growth and philanthropic opportunities but principally having more control and choice over where they invest their capital.
“We launched Capitama with the aim to help businesses raise capital and scale their businesses efficiently. As we continue to grow and introduce more Investors to the platform we hope to help more companies reach their potential.”