Fintech has hit a bottom after plunge in valuations and squeeze on funding, execs and VCs say

AMSTERDAM — The financial technology industry is embracing a new normal — with some industry executives and investors believing the sector has reached a “bottom.”

Executives and investors at the Money20/20 event in Amsterdam last week told CNBC that valuations have corrected from unsustainable highs from the industry’s heyday in 2020 and 2021.

Long gone are the days when venture capital was flowing into startups with bold ideas and little to show in terms of business metrics and fundamentals.

Iana Dimitrova, CEO of embedded finance startup OpenPayd, told CNBC in an interview at the firm’s booth that the market has “recalibrated.”