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2014/3/26
Global investment in financial-technology ventures has more than tripled from $928 million in 2008 to $2.97 billion in 2013 and, over the past three years, such investment increased at more than four times the rate of overall venture-capital investment, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE:ACN). Although the United States remains the dominant market for so-called “fintech” investment, the fastest growing region is now the United Kingdom and Ireland (UKI). Deal-volume, mostly related to London, has been growing at an annualized rate of 74 percent since 2008, compared with 27 percent globally and 13 percent in Silicon Valley.
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