The Fintech 100 showcases the world's leading 50 ‘Established’ fintech companies as well as the most captivating 50 ‘Emerging Stars’.
A collaboration between KPMG Fintech and Fintech investment firm, H2 Ventures, the 2017 Fintech 100 features the leading 50 'Established' fintech companies across the globe, as well as the most captivating 50 'Emerging Stars' – exciting new fintechs with bold, disruptive and potentially game-changing ideas.
The Fintech 100 demonstrates the acceleration of the disruption taking place in the global financial services industry, with more capital being invested around the world in startups and established ventures that are creating new financial products and solutions.
While China fintech continues to dominate with first, second and third place held by Chinese tech firms, global adoption of fintech innovation continues to accelerate, with 29 different countries represented, up from 22 countries in 2016. This year, we see the financial services industry becoming an interconnected ecosystem, with innovators working with global financial institutions.
The fintech companies were selected following extensive global research and analysis based on data relating to five factors: total capital raised, rate of capital raising, geographic and sector diversity, consumer and marketplace traction, and X-factor (degree of product, service and business model innovation) – a subjective measure that is applied only with respect to companies appearing on the 50 Emerging Stars list.