Prospa co-founders Beau Bertoli and Greg Moshal – an Australian fintech success story. Photo: supplied
Global advisory firm KPMG is on the hunt for the best fintech startups in the world to compile its annual Fintech100.
Nominations close on July 31, with the final list for the 2019 KPMG & H2 Ventures Fintech100 being released in London in September.
Previous editions of the Fintech100 are available here. The list is compiled by fintech investment firm, H2 Ventures in collaboration with KPMG’s Global Fintech practice and includes both the leading 50 established fintechs, and the most intriguing 50 “emerging stars.”
Some of Australia’s more prominent fintech startups have featured in the Global Top 50 including Afterpay (2018 and 2017), Airwallex (2018), Prospa (2017 and 2016) and Society One (2016).
Companies will be ranked based on: 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 50 emerging fintech stars will recognise largely undiscovered fintech companies, with the judges looking for the players of the future – companies with fresh, new, disruptive ideas and industry solutions.
H2 Ventures co-founder Ben Heap said The Fintech100 revealed the high levels of investment pouring into the sector since we first launched the list five years ago.
“Last year, the top 50 companies on the list had raised an aggregate AU$50 billion in the previous 12 months,” he said.
“This increased investment is leading to new financial technologies and business models that have the potential to transform financial services markets across the globe – and we hope to shine a light on the best and brightest in the 2019 Fintech100.”
To nominate your company or another fintech you think should be considered, head to fintechinnovators.com by Wednesday, July 31 and fill in the online nomination form.