We’re off to a good start this week! KPMG announced its Top 100 Fintech innovators yesterday, and SyndicateRoom has been highlighted as one of the global industry’s ‘Emerging Stars’.
The report is a collaborative effort between H2 Ventures and KPMG to shine a spotlight on ‘the most exciting startups and organisations taking advantage of technology to revolutionise the industry’ worldwide. The Top 100 is split into two sections: the Top 50 Established Fintech List and the 50 Emerging Stars.
‘The financial services industry is facing a wave of digital disruption that is starting to reshape the sector. The Fintech 100 celebrates the top companies in this bold new space: the 50 leading established players creating change within financial services, and 50 of the emerging fintech stars of tomorrow.’ – KPMG
‘We couldn’t be happier that our effort and commitment to investors, fairness and transparency is being recognised on an international level by industry leaders like KPMG and H2 Ventures,’ says SyndicateRoom CEO Gonçalo de Vasconcelos.
‘As always, the credit goes to the tireless efforts of our team, to our committed investors, to the companies that have entrusted us with their fundraise and to the many, many people who have given us support along the way. Thank you; we will keep striving to exceed your expectations.’
The full report, Fintech 100: Leading Global Fintech Innovators 2015, can be downloaded as a PDF here.
So how do judges determine the 50 ‘Emerging Stars’ of Fintech?
‘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”.’ – KPMG
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