This week KPMG and H2 Ventures released their third annual Fintech 100 list. This list is actually two lists of 50. The first list called the Leading 50 highlights those established fintech companies that are true leaders in their field. The second list is called Emerging Stars and as the name implies features those newer companies that have a great deal of promise.
The researchers ranked the companies on the Fintech100 by considering the following five factors:
- Total capital raised
- Rate of capital raising
- Geographic diversity
- Sectorial diversity
- 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)
The list covers many areas of fintech with lending leading the way. Here is a breakdown of the categories for every company: [Read more…]