Nominations have opened for highly coveted inclusion on the list of the world’s top fintech innovators – known as the ‘Fintech100’. Fintech companies from around the world are invited to apply at the Fintech Innovators website. The Fintech100 incorporates both the leading 50 established fintechs, and the most intriguing 50 ‘emerging stars’.
Through the Fintech Innovators website, H2 Ventures, in collaboration with KPMG Fintech, produces the Fintech100 Report to highlight the world’s most successful, exciting and high impact new companies reshaping the financial services industry using new technologies. The Fintech100 list will be curated by a judging panel with members based in financial centers across the world.
The 2016 Fintech100 follows on the highly successful 2015 Report, which included 40 US companies, 20 from EMEA, 18 from the UK and 22 from ASPAC. Companies topping the list included ZhongAn, Oscar, Wealthfront, Qufenqi and Funding Circle.
Ben Heap, Co-Founder of H2 Ventures said “We are excited to be continuing the Fintech100 for the next 3 years and to be doing so in partnership with KPMG. In 2015, more than 1,000 fintech innovators globally were considered for the Fintech100 list. With the rapid growth of fintech, we expect an even greater number of companies to be nominated this year.”
Ian Pollari, Co-Lead of KPMG’s Global Fintech Practice added “Fintech innovation continues to impact financial services in every market in which KPMG operates, indeed every market around the world. With the Fintech100, we are pleased to collaborate with H2 Ventures to shine a spotlight on those companies that are pushing the frontier of new products, services, technology and business models in financial services.”
The Fintech100 can be found at Fintech Innovators.
How to nominate and the judging process
Simply visit the Fintech Innovators website and nominate your company, or any fintech you think should be considered for the lists.
The process for selecting the 50 top mature fintechs involves a universal search plus nominations for innovative fintech companies. A comprehensive list is then created, with companies ranked based on four factors: total capital raised, rate of capital raising, location and degree of sub industry disruption and the judging panel's subjective rating of the degree of product, service, customer experience and business model innovation.
The process for selecting the 50 emerging stars includes an X factor – as the judges search for largely ‘undiscovered’ fintech companies. The judges are looking for the players of the future – a diversity of companies from all over the world with fresh, new, disruptive ideas and industry solutions.
Nominations open on 4 August and close on 9 September 2016.
The Fintech100 will be announced in late October.
The Fintech Innovators website publishes information on the world’s most successful, exciting and high impact new companies reshaping the financial services industry using new technologies.
The Fintech100 includes the leading 50 established fintech companies across the globe, and the most intriguing 50 ‘Emerging Stars’ – exciting new fintech ventures with bold, disruptive and potentially game-changing ideas. These companies are using technology to drive disruption within the financial services industry, as well as enabling incumbent financial institutions to capitalise on new technology to deliver an enhanced customer experience, launch new products and services to generate growth, allow them to better manage risks and to improve their operating efficiency. The Fintech100 is 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 an X-factor.
H2 Ventures is one of the emerging thought leaders in fintech venture capital investment around the world. Founded by brothers Ben and Toby Heap, and based in Sydney, Australia, it invests alongside entrepreneurs and other investors in early stage fintech ventures. H2 Ventures is the manager of the H2 Accelerator – Australia's only dedicated fintech accelerator – and operates out of Sydney's dynamic new fintech hub, Stone & Chalk.
KPMG’s Global Fintech Practice brings together and leverages investment activity and capability development in fintech across KPMG member firms globally. Warren Mead and Ian Pollari, partners with KPMG in the UK and KPMG in Australia respectively, are global co-leads of the practice, along with a leadership team including partners from member firms including the US, UK, Israel, China & Hong Kong, India and Australia.
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