H2 Ventures and KPMG’s 2015 ‘Fintech 100’ Companies List Released

H2 Ventures and KPMG published their Fintech 100 list announcing the world’s leading innovators in the industry.

Photo: H2 Ventures

Photo: H2 Ventures

Investment firm H2 Ventures in collaboration with KPMG published the second annual ‘Fintech 100’ list naming the world’s most successful new firms optimizing the financial services industry via innovations. The report was split into two halves: the world’s leading 50 fintech companies and 50 ‘emerging stars’.

“The speed and energy with which fintech innovation is impacting financial services is gathering global momentum on many measures. This year’s report underscores the international nature of fintech, with the broad geographic diversity of the fintech companies featured.

It is the Fintech 100 companies that are pushing the frontier of new products, services, technology and business models in financial services. Those within the financial services sector who ignore the innovations of the Fintech 100 cohort do so at their peril,” said Warren Mead, global co-lead of KPMG’s Fintech practice.

“In an industry that will soon be irrevocably changed by the disruptive effect of innovation, the companies doing fintech best are those most likely to succeed. Already, some of the world’s major financial centres are equally becoming known as centres for fintech innovation: London and New York, and more recently Sydney,” commented Toby Heap, founding partner at H2 Ventures.

“This year’s Fintech 100 highlights the truly global nature of fintech innovation,with startups from 20 countries on the list. Many of these companies have an X-factor that has captured our attention – exciting new fintechs with bold,disruptive and potentially game-changing ideas,” he added.

The Fintech 100 list was created according to such factors as total capital raised, rate of capital raising, consumer and marketplace traction, geographic and sector diversity. The report includes 40 companies from the Americas (40%), 20 companies from the EMEA (20%), 18 companies from the UK (18%), and 22 companies from the Asia-Pacific region (22%), including 10 from Australia and NZ, reads PRWire.

The Top 10 companies in this list are:

  1. ZhongAn
  2. Oscar
  3. Wealthfront
  4. Qufenqi
  5. Funding Circle
  6. Kreditech
  7. Avant
  8. Atom Bank
  9. Klarna
  10. OurCrowd

This ten fintech companies will be invited to attend a KPMG & Matchi Fintech Summit in London on February 10-11th to pitch their ideas to some of the world’s leading financial institutions, venture capital funds and investors, reads Crowdfund Insider. Moreover, the above-mentioned firms will receive professional services support from KPMG, plus membership and discounted deal-success rates with Matchi, the online fintech match-making platform.

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