H2 Ventures and KPMG call for established and emerging startups to nominate for the FinTech 100 list – Startup Daily
Australian FinTech-focused investment firm H2 Ventures and KPMG are calling on local fintech startups to nominate themselves for the global FinTech 100 list, which will celebrate 50 established startups and 50 ’emerging stars’, or undiscovered companies.
The established startups will be ranked according to criteria including total capital raised, rate of capital raising, and location and degree of sub-industry disruption, as well as the judging panel’s ratings on the degree of product, service, customer experience, and business model innovation.
Given global fintech investment tripled in 2014, it’s clear there’s a huge number of startups doing interesting things in the space. Last year’s inaugural 50 Best FinTech Innovators of 2014 list recognised companies including Square, Xero, Wealthfront, and Kabbage.
The decision to expand the list to include emerging startups in 2015 was made to recognise “exciting new fintechs with bold, disruptive, and potentially game-changing ideas” and help them build up a profile, said Ben Heap of H2 Ventures.
“The top FinTech Innovators list was initially envisaged as a platform to uncover and track the leading fintech startups from all over the world, but much like the industry, it has come a long way in 12 months,” he said.