About the list
The Fintech100 is a collaborative effort between H2 Ventures and KPMG and analyses the fintech space globally. The annual report highlights those companies globally that are taking advantage of technology and driving disruption within the financial services industry. A judging panel comprised of H2 Ventures and KPMG was used to decide on the final composition of the Fintech100 list.
The Fintech 100 consists of two separate lists: Top 50 Established Fintech List, and the 50 Emerging Stars. The process for selecting the Top 50 Established Fintech List involves a universal search for the most innovative fintech companies. A comprehensive list is then created, with companies ranked based on four groups of 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 is necessarily subjective, and involves a 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. The evaluation is far less about size and capital raisings than it is about having an "X factor".
About H2 Ventures
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 fintech hub, Stone & Chalk.
About KPMG Fintech
The Financial Services industry is transforming with the emergence of new digital products, solutions and delivery mechanisms. This wave of innovation is also driven by evolving customer preferences, continued regulatory change and infrastructure cost pressures. KPMG is passionate about this transformation, working directly with emerging fintechs through 30 global fintech hubs. KPMG also brings its global fintech insight to established financial institutions, helping them fully realise the potential fintech has to grow their business, enhance their efficiency, address new customer demands and ultimately, help them to stay relevant and competitive in a fast-changing world. KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. We operate in 155 countries and have 174,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. KPMG’s Financial Services practice has launched the global fintech practice in order to leverage international investment activity and capability development in fintech across KPMG member firms. Warren Mead and Ian Pollari, partners with KPMG in the UK and KPMG in Australia respectively, have been appointed as global co-leads of the practice, along with a leadership team including partners from countries including the U.S., U.K., Israel, China & Hong Kong, India and Australia.