World’s Top FinTech Companies in 2016

Financial software development

We have prepared for you a comprehensive list of over 200 world’s top fintech companies and startups in 2016. We are extending and updating the list regulary. If your company is not yet here, please let us know!

We divided FinTech space into following categories:


  • Accelerators and Incubators
  • Venture Capital firms
  • Financial institutions aquiring FinTechs
  • Corporate investors

Description of FinTech categories

Here is how we characterise different categories in FinTech space:


Lending companies on the list includes primarily peer-to-peer lending platforms as well as underwriter and lending platforms using machine learning technologies and algorithms to assess creditworthiness.

Personal Finance

Private tech companies that help individuals manage their personal bills, accounts and/or credit as well as manage their personal assets and investments.


Payments and billing tech companies span from solutions to facilitate payments processing to payment card developers to subscription billing software tools.

Retail Investments

Tech companies that help individuals manage their personal assets and investments.

Institutional Investments

Tech companies that help financial institutions, such as banks, hedge funds, mutual funds or other institutional investors, to manage their assets and investments.

Crypto Currenciesand Blockchain

Companies here span key software or technology firms in the digital currency space ranging from bitcoin wallets to security providers to sidechains.

Money Transfers

Money transfer companies include primarily peer-to-peer platforms to transfer money between individuals across countries.

Business tools

Companies either providing tools to other businesses. These range from accounting tools, CRMs to financial modeling and analysis software.


Platforms that allow a collection of individuals to provide monetary contributions for projects or companies provisioned in the form of equity.

Retail Banking

Companies providing banking services to individual consumers, rather than to companies, corporations or other banks. Services offered include savings and transactional accounts, mortgages, personal loans, debit cards, and credit cards.

Financial Research

Companies providing services that help to investigate and analyse financial situation of other companies or the overall market or economy. Financial research tools and services are used by investment banks, mutual funds, security firms and other businesses who are offering financial products or investment services.

Banking Infrastructure

Banking infrastructure category refers to comapnies providing the fundamental hardware, software and services to bank for its core business to function.


Venture Capital Firms

Venture capital firms included make venture equity investments across the stage spectrum and geographies focusing on Fin Tech companies. The VC firm category spans both micro VCs and large multi-stage firms with LP commitments ranging from $25M to well over $1B+.

Corporate Investors

Corporate investors into Fin Tech include both corporations making direct investments and separately identifiable corporate venture units such as Citi Ventures or BBVA Ventures.

Angel Investors

Fin Tech angel investors listed are individual angel investors who offer early-stage capital, advice and networks to startups in exchange for equity or convertible debt.


Accelerators and startup incubators typically offer some combination of equity investment, mentorship and resources around company development. Those on the Fin Tech periodic table have either funded a number of Fin Tech portfolio companies or have a specific focus on Fin Tech i.e., FinTech Innovation Lab.

Fin Tech Acquirers

Key public corporations that have acquired private FinTech companies in the last five years.