Thank you for joining the Ross Republic podcast. In our sixteenth episode, your host Adrian Klee is joined by Olga Shikhantsova, Principal at Speedinvest, to talk about the current state of venture capital and fintech in Europe.

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With 2,3x year-on-year growth and more than €264 billion invested, global venture capital investments are reaching record highs in 2021. Europe is now becoming one of the fastest growing regions for VC investment, specifically within the fintech sector: In the second quarter, over €8 billion have already been invested in European fintech startups, the highest quarterly amount invested across the UK & Europe ever.

Fintech funding amount every 12 months. Source: Dealroom

As the fintech sector is on track to become the most funded area in European tech, we invited Olga Shikhantsova, Principal at Speedinvest, to talk about the recent blizzard of fintech deals and listings across Europe, what makes the fintech sector attractive to investors in the first place and how a new generation of fintech companies disrupts the banking industry.

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