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2015 ‘FINTECH 100’ LIST RELEASED –
ISRAEL’S OURCROWD NAMED ONE OF THE GLOBAL TOP TEN MOST INNOVATIVE FINTECH COMPANIES
Only equity crowdfunding platform in top ten
Sydney, Australia / Jerusalem, Israel. December, 15, 2015 – OurCrowd has been voted the 10th most innovative Fintech company worldwide in the second annual ‘Fintech 100’ list, the leading Global Fintech innovators report published by investment firm, H2 Ventures and KPMG. OurCrowd was the only crowdfunding platform and the only Israeli company named in the top ten. This represented a significant leap from last year, where OurCrowd was ranked #22.
The Top 10 companies in the Fintech 100 for 2015 are:
- ZhongAn (China)
- Oscar (USA)
- Wealthfront (USA)
- Qufenqi (China)
- Funding Circle (UK)
- Kreditech (Germany)
- Avant (USA)
- Atom Bank (UK)
- Klarna (Sweden)
- OurCrowd (Israel)
The ‘Fintech 100′ includes the leading 50 established Fintech companies across the globe, and the most intriguing 50 ‘Emerging Stars.’ Though OurCrowd is the only crowdfunding platform in the top ten, the report identifies two other equity crowdfunding platforms in the top 50: CircleUp (#31) and AngelList (#50).
The ‘Fintech 100’ report includes 40 companies from the Americas (40%), 20 companies from the EMEA (20%), 18 companies from the UK (18%), and 22 companies from the Asia-Pacific region (22%), including 10 from Australia and NZ. Among the 8 Israeli companies represented on the list is OurCrowd’s portfolio company BioCatch, the leading provider of Behavioral Biometric solutions for mobile and web applications.
According to the report, the list highlights the exciting new Fintech companies with bold, disruptive and potentially game-changing ideas. The report also states that globally, Fintech financing has jumped six-fold over the past three years with over $20B estimated to be invested in 2015, a 66% increase over 2014 ($12B).
OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved said, “It is truly an honor to be a part of such a prestigious list of Fintech innovators two years in a row. We are proud to be recognized as the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platform. Fintech is now a global sector and we are glad to be leading an Israeli contingent of 8 companies on the list.”
Ian Pollari, Global co-lead of KPMG’s Fintech practice said, “The speed and energy with which Fintech innovation is impacting financial services is gathering global momentum on many measures. This year’s report underscores the international nature of Fintech, with the broad geographic diversity of the Fintech companies featured. It is the ‘Fintech 100’ companies that are pushing the frontier of new products, services, technology, and business models in financial services. Those within the financial services sector who ignore the innovations of the ‘Fintech 100’ cohort do so at their peril.”
The full report can be found at www.fintechinnovators.com
About OurCrowd: OurCrowd is one of the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platforms for accredited investors to invest in Israeli and global companies. Managed by a team of seasoned investment professionals and led by serial entrepreneur Jon Medved, OurCrowd vets and selects opportunities, invests its own capital, and brings startups to its accredited membership of 10,000 global investors. OurCrowd investors must meet stringent accreditation criteria and invest a minimum of $10,000 per deal of their choice. OurCrowd provides post-investment support to its portfolio companies, assigning industry experts as mentors and taking board seats. OurCrowd has raised over $180M in equity crowdfunding for its 80 portfolio companies, which include leading companies, such as mPrest, Enverid, Surgical Theater, Borro, Zebra, Consumer Physics (SCiO), BioCatch, and ReWalk, OurCrowd’s first portfolio company to complete a successful IPO on the NASDAQ. Visit us online at: www.ourcrowd.com
About Fintech Innovators: Fintech Innovators was formed by H2 Ventures, in collaboration with KPMG Fintech, and publishes information on the world’s most successful, exciting and high impact new companies reshaping the financial services industry using new technologies.
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