What are the largest Fintech companies?

A live and updated ranking of the largest Fintech companies

The table below references the largest Fintech companies in the world. It is designed to help those who want an updated overview of the Fintech industry through the lens of market valuations. 

For listed companies, real-time market capitalisations are fed from Google Finance. For private companies, a reference to the source is attached. 

An explanation of the methodology can be found at the bottom of the page. 

Largest Fintech companies by market capitalisation

What is Fintech?

At CFTE, our definition of Fintech is “the impact that technology has in transforming the financial industry”. It’s a very broad definition that includes early stage Fintech startups, established startups such as Stripe, large tech companies such as Ant Financial, but also financial institutions such as Citi or Prudential. In the table below, we have decided to exclude the financial institutions, but included the payment companies, where the role of technology is more predominant.

What is market capitalisation?

For listed companies, we use Google Finance as the market capitalisation. For private companies, we use articles, press releases, etc., which we reference. This has to be taken with a grain of salt since private valuations are not easily comparable (preferential rights, etc.) and disclosed numbers can’t always be trusted. Some companies are not present because no valuations were public.

Is it a comprehensive list?

Not by a long way. There are companies missing and figures change on a daily basis. We have decided to only list the companies with a valuation in excess of $1bn (the “unicorns” in startup speak). We are constantly updating this table, so don’t hesitate to send us names of companies we have missed and flag inaccurate information. Thanks a lot for your help!

Latest updates

Coinbase now moved from Private to Listed after its direct stock listing. (April 2021)
Plaid added with a valuation of $13.5bn from $425m Series D raise (April 2021)
UIPath added with a valuation of $35bn, apparently preparing for IPO at $60bn (March 2021)
Blockfi added with a valuation of $3bn from recent $350m raise (March 2021)
Kraken added with a valuation of $4bn from 2019 raise (March 2021)
Ovo added with a valuation of $2.9bn from 2020 merger discussion with Dana (March 2021)
Waterdrop added with valuation of $2bn of 2020 (March 2021)
Tradeshift added with $1.1bn valuation – old valuation from 2018 (March 2021)
Toss added with a valuation of $2.6bn from 2020 raise of $173m (March 2021)
Rapyd added with $2.5bn valuation from January 2021 $300m raise (March 2021)
Bill.com added as listed company (March 2021)
Policybazaar added at $2.4bn valuation from $45m funding round (March 2021)
AvidXchange added at $2bn (March 2021)
Mambu added at $2bn from $135m fundraise (March 2021)
Better.com added with a valuation of $4bn from its $200m Series D raise in November 2020 (March 2021)
Blend added with a valuation of $3.3bn from its $300m raise in January 2021 (March 2021)
Brex added with a valuation of $8bn (March 2021)
Checkout added after its raise of $450m at a valuation of $15bn in February (March 2021)
Toast added at a valuation of $8bn – secondary purchase in November 2020 (March 2021)
Marqeta added at valuation of $4.3bn – $150m raise in May 2020 (March 2021)
Feedzai added to the list after its raise of $200m and a valuation of $1.3bn (March 2021)
Blockchain added to the list after a fundraise of $300m at a valuation of $5.2nbn (March 2021)
Oscar added after its IPO (March 2021). At the moment, there is no “Insurtech” category (everything is in Fintech), might be changed in the future. 
Upstart added after its IPO (March 2021)
Dataminr added with a valuation of $4.1bn (March 2021)
Affirm corrected status from private to listed (March 2021)
Sofi update with Spac for Q2 2021 (March 2021)
Klarna valuation updated to $31bn (March 2021)
StoneCo corrected status from private to listed (March 2021)
Robinhood valuation added at $40bn (March 2021)
Chime valuation updated to $14.5bn. Previous valuation from Yahoo was wrong. (March 2021)
Stripe valuation reported at $95bn after new funding round of $600m. Was previously rumoured at $115bn (March 2021)
Starling Bank valuation reported at $1.9bn (post) after raising Series D of £272m (March 2021)

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