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The 50 most innovative FinTech firms, 2015

So the FinTech50 were announced last night. These are the 50 most innovative fintech start-ups, as voted for by a panel that included yours truly.  

The process is quite rigorous with the organisers – Julie Lake and Nicky Cotter – bringing together over 700 global contenders for a range of specialist panels to review.  The panels comprise those focused upon payments, retail banking, capital markets, insurance and so on.  These panels select around 20-30 companies to go forward to a final review, at which point the final 50 are selected.

The results were announced last night at a star-studded (?) affair in the City, so here are the 50 companies that are viewed as the best FinTech leaders 2015:  

  1. Adyen
  2. Algomi
  3. BehavioSec
  4. Blockchain
  5. BUX
  6. Byhiras
  7. Calastone
  8. Commuter Club
  9. Credit Benchmark
  10. Crowdcube
  11. Currency Cloud
  12. Cybertill
  13. Darwinex
  14. Duedil
  15. Earthport
  16. Ebury
  17. eToro
  19. Fidor Group
  20. Five Degrees
  21. Fund Apps
  22. Funding Circle
  23. GoCardless
  24. Guidants
  25. Holvi
  26. insly
  27. Invoice Sharing
  28. Ixaris
  29. Klarna
  30. Kreditech
  31. LendInvest
  32. Mambu
  33. mBank with efigence
  34. Merit Software
  35. Nutmeg
  36. OpenGamma
  37. Osper
  38. Parmenion Capital Partners
  39. Squirrel
  40. Stockomendation
  41. Sybenetix
  42. Symetrics
  43. Synerscope
  44. Tink
  45. TransferWise
  46. Traxpay
  47. Trunomi
  48. Trustly
  49. Wora Pay
  50. Zooz

The selection panel included:

  • Alex Batlin, UBS
  • Alex MacPherson, Octopus Ventures
  • Alex McCracken , Silicon Valley Bank
  • Andrew Vorster
  • Christian Erlandson, Dun & Bradstreet
  • Conny Dorrestijn, Shiraz Partners
  • Dave Birch , Consult Hyperion
  • Debu Purkayastha, Octopus Ventures
  • Eddie Harding, ICON Corporate Finance
  • Fearghus Barkley, FinTech50 Research
  • Gareth Lodge , Celent
  • Ian Morgan , Google
  • James Cameron , Accel Partners
  • James Le Broq, Ensygnia
  • John Chaplin, Ixaris
  • Jon Barrett ,  Silicon Valley Bank
  • Julie Lake , The FInTech50 / FinTechCity
  • Nasir Zubairi, FinLeap
  • Nicky Cotter, The FinTech50 / ICON
  • Richard Peers, Microsoft
  • Roy Vella, V2 Ltd
  • Santiago Tenorio, American Express
  • Travers Clarke-Walker, Fiserv      

You can find out more and the full report at FinTech City and you can see these companies live in action at Finovate Europe next month (get a 20% discount by entering 'FSClub20' when registering).



About Chris M Skinner

Chris M Skinner
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, TheFinanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

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