The Forbes Fintech 50 List For 2018, 1 Swiss Fintech selected

The Forbes Fintech 50 List For 2018, 1 Swiss Fintech selected

by February 15, 2018

Forbes have selected their Top 50 Fintech List for 2018. With Shapeshift also one Swiss Fintech made it into the list.


Acorns, Irvine CA

acornsCategory: Investing, Personal Finance, Consumers


Funding: $101 million

Acorns is the first company to offer micro investing to the world. The proprietary financial engine allows customers to roundup spare change from everyday purchases and invest these sub-dollar amounts into a professionally managed portfolio of index funds.


Addepar, Mountain View, CA

addeparCategory: Investing, Data & Analytics, Wall Street

Funding: $215 million

Cloud-based software that allows financial advisors to track and analyze all of a client’s holdings and more easily bring new ones on board. Extended its range last year with acquisition of AltX, a data provider covering more than 17,000 hedge funds.


Adyen, Amsterdam

adyenCategory: Consumers, Small Business, Payments

Funding: $266 million

global payments platform that allows businesses to accept payments from major credit and debit cards, as well as mobile apps, Apple Pay and Google Pay. Expanded its services last year through a partnership with China’s Alipay.



Affirm, San Francisco

affirmCategory: Consumers, Small Business, Payments, Lending

Funding: $450 million

At Affirm, we’re using today’s technology to bring significant disruptive innovation to the financial industry. We focus on improving the lives of consumers by delivering simple, honest and transparent financial products.



Ayasdi, Menlo Park, CA

ayasdiCategory: Data & Analytics, Wall Street

Funding: $106 million

Ayasdi is a machine intelligence software company that offers a software platform and applications to organizations looking to analyze and build predictive models using big data or highly dimensional data sets.



Betterment, New York City

bettermentCategory: Investing, Personal Finance, Consumers

Funding: $275 million

Betterment is an online investment company based in New York City, registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.



Better Mortgage, New York City

better mortrageCategory: Consumers, Lending

Funding: $65 million

Better is a direct lender dedicated to providing a fast, transparent, and online mortgage experience backed by superior customer support.




The Bitfury Group, Amsterdam

bitfuryCategory: Wall Street, Blockchain & Bitcoin

Funding: $90 million

The Bitfury Group is the leading full service Blockchain technology company and one of the largest private infrastructure providers in the Blockchain ecosystem.



Blend, San Francisco

blendCategory: Consumers, Wall Street, Lending

Funding: $160 million

At Blend, we’re dedicated to improving consumer lending. We partner with banks and lenders to power frictionless, compliant, and more accessible lending— starting with mortgages.



Blockchain, London

blockchainCategory: Blockchain & Bitcoin, Investing, Consumers

Funding: $70 million

Blockchain is the world’s leading software platform for digital assets. Offering the largest production blockchain platform in the world, we are using new technology to build a radically better financial system.



Cadre, New York City

cadreCategory: Investing, Consumers, Wall Street

Funding: $130 million

Cadre is a technology-enabled real estate investment platform that provides qualified individuals and institutions access to fully vetted commercial real estate opportunities.



Chain, San Francisco

chainCategory: Blockchain & Bitcoin, Wall Street

Funding: $43.7 million

Chain is an infrastructure technology company that enables its partners to issue and transfer financial assets on permissioned blockchain networks.



Chainalysis, New York City

ChainalysisCategory: Data & Analytics, Wall Street, Blockchain & Bitcoin

Funding: $1.6 million

Chainalysis is the leading provider of investigation software and financial data for digital currencies.



CircleUp, San Francisco

circleupCategory: Investing, Small Business, Consumers, Lending

Funding: $53 million

CircleUp is the investment platform providing capital and resources to innovative, early-stage consumer brands with a modern, scalable approach to private markets.



Coinbase, San Francisco

coinbaseCategory: Blockchain & Bitcoin, Investing, Consumers

Funding: $217 million

Coinbase is a digital currency wallet and platform where merchants and consumers can transact with new digital currencies like bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin.



CommonBond, New York City

commonbondCategory: Consumers, Wall Street, Lending

Funding: $86.2 million

CommonBond is a marketplace lender that lowers the cost of student loans for borrowers and provides financial returns to investors.



Credit Karma, San Francisco

creditkarmaCategory: Personal Finance, Consumers, Data & Analytics, Lending

Funding: $368.5 million

Credit Karma provides truly free credit scores to consumers direct from the credit bureau. Your scores are retrieved securely with no hidden fees.



Digital Reasoning, Nashville

digital reasoningCategory: Investing, Data & Analytics, Wall Street

Funding: $76 million

Digital Reasoning is a leader in cognitive computing. We build software that understands human communication – in many languages, across many domains, and at enormous scale. We help people see the world more clearly so they can make a positive difference for humanity.



Earnin, Palo Alto, CA

earninCategory: Personal Finance, Consumers

Funding: $65 million

Access your pay any time you want for the hours you work. You don’t have to wait a week or two for your direct deposit. Get the pay you already earned instantly in your bank account.



Ellevest, New York City

ellevestCategory: Investing, Personal Finance, Consumers

Funding: $44.5 million

We’re on a mission to close the gender-investing gap. Join the movement and get in financial control today.



Enigma, New York City

enigmaCategory: Investing, Data & Analytics, Wall Street

Funding: $34.6 million

Enigma is an operational data management and intelligence company. We place data into the context of the real world and make it connected, open, and actionable.



Feedzai, San Mateo, CA

feedzaiCategory: Consumers, Data & Analytics, Wall Street, Payments

Funding: $82 million

Feedzai is a data science company that detects fraud in omnichannel commerce. The company uses real-time, machine-based learning to analyze big data to identify fraudulent payment transactions and minimize risk in the financial industry.


Forter, New York City

forterCategory: Consumers, Data & Analytics, Small Business, Payments

Funding: $50 million

Forter is a company that helps retailers prevent identity fraud, internet fraud and phone fraud.



Fundrise, Washington, D.C.

fundriseCategory: Investing, Consumers

Funding: $50 million

Fundrise was born from the belief that everyone deserves a simpler, smarter, more reliable way to invest. Using technology, Fundrise has created the first low-cost, direct private market investment platform built for you.



GreenSky, Atlanta

greenskyCategory: Consumers, Wall Street, Small Business, Lending

Funding: $560 million

Greensky provides technology to banks and merchants to make loans to consumers for home improvement, solar, healthcare and other purposes.



Guideline, San Mateo, CA

guidelineCategory: Investing, Personal Finance, Consumers, Small Business

Funding: $24 million

Guideline is the only 401(k) provider that doesn’t charge participants any fees on investments, regardless of the value of their assets or retirement account balance. And for employers, Guideline charges a low, flat rate fee per participant, in contrast to the asset-based fee model predominant in the industry.


Gusto, San Francisco

gustoCategory: Consumers, Small Business, Payments

Funding: $176 million

Gusto is a company that provides a cloud-based payroll, benefits, and human resource management solution for businesses based in the United States.



iCapital Network, New York City

iCapitalCategory: Investing, Consumers, Wall Street, Data & Analytics

Funding: $55 million

iCapital Network is a powerful financial technology platform that provides modular alternative investment solutions for registered investment advisors, broker-dealers, private banks, family offices and other sophisticated investors.



IEX, New York City

IEXCategory: Investing, Wall Street, Data & Analytics

Funding: $100 million

IEX is a fair, simple, transparent stock exchange dedicated to investor protection.



Kabbage, Atlanta

KabbageCategory: Data & Analytics, Small Business, Lending

Funding: $500 million

Kabbage Inc. has pioneered the first financial services data and technology platform to provide fully automated funding to small businesses in minutes.



Kensho, Cambridge, MA

kenshoCategory: Investing, Wall Street, Data & Analytics

Funding: $150 million

Kensho deploys scalable machine learning and analytics systems across the most critical government and commercial institutions in the world to solve some of the hardest analytical problems of our time.



Lemonade, New York City

lemonadeCategory: Personal Finance, Consumers, Data & Analytics

Funding: $180 million

Lemonade Insurance Company is a licensed insurance carrier, offering homeowners and renters insurance powered by artificial intelligence and behavioral economics.



LendingHome, San Francisco

lendinghomeCategory: Investing, Consumers, Small Business, Lending

Funding: $166 million

LendingHome is a modern mortgage lender. We offer short-term hard money loans and home mortgage loans, and easy access to a portfolio of high-return real estate investments.



Metromile, San Francisco

metromileCategory: Personal Finance, Consumers, Data & Analytics

Funding: $205.5 million

Metromile is a car insurance startup that offers pay-per-mile insurance and a driving app.



Plaid, San Francisco

plaidCategory: Consumers, Data & Analytics, Wall Street

Funding: $60 million

Plaid powers innovation in financial services with technology that provides access to and analytics for financial data.



Qapital, New York City

qapitalCategory: Investing, Personal Finance, Consumers, Data & Analytics

Funding: $17.3 million

Qapital is building a new way to bank as an app designed to help people achieve their unique financial goals. Combining behavioral economics and technology—across Android and iOS—allows Qapital to not only help people better understand their spending and saving habits but put their money towards things that make them truly happy.



Quandl, Toronto

quandlCategory: Investing, Wall Street, Consumers, Data & Analytics

Funding: $20 million

Designed for professional investors, Quandl delivers financial and economic data to over 250,000 users, including analysts from the world’s top hedge funds and investment banks.



Remitly, Seattle

remitlyCategory: Consumers, Payments

Funding: $200 million

Remitly is the largest independent digital remittance company headquartered in the United States, transferring over $4 billion in annualized volume from its customers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada to loved ones throughout the world.



Ripple, San Francisco

rippleCategory: Wall Street, Payments, Blockchain & Bitcoin

Funding: $93.6 million

Ripple provides one frictionless experience to send money globally using the power of blockchain.




Robinhood, Palo Alto, CA

robinhoodCategory: Investing, Consumers, Blockchain & Bitcoin

Funding: $176 million

Robinhood, is a U.S. based financial services company.The company offers the Robinhood smartphone mobile app, which allows individuals to invest in publicly traded companies and exchange-traded funds listed on U.S. stock exchanges without paying a commission.



Shapeshift, Zug, Switzerland

shapeshiftCategory: Investing, Consumers, Blockchain & Bitcoin

Funding: $12.2 million is the leading instant digital asset exchange, supporting dozens of blockchain tokens including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, Zcash, Dash, Dogecoin and many more!


Stripe, San Francisco

stripeCategory: Consumers, Wall Street, Small Business, Payments

Funding: $450 million

The complete toolkit for internet businessStripe builds the most powerful and flexible tools for internet commerce.



Symbiont, New York City

symbiontCategory: Wall Street, Investing, Blockchain & Bitcoin

Funding: $15.4 million

Symbiont is the market-leading smart contracts platform for institutional applications of blockchain technology



Symphony, Palo Alto, CA

symphonyCategory: Investing, Data & Analytics, Wall Street

Funding: $234 million

Symphony is the cloud-based messaging and collaboration platform that connects markets, organizations and individuals, securely.



Tala, Santa Monica, CA

talaCategory: Consumers, Data & Analytics, Lending

Funding: $44 million

Tala is a mission-driven mobile technology and data science company that’s opening up financial access for underserved people globally.



TransferWise, London

transferwiseCategory: Consumers, Small Business, Payments

Funding: $397 million

TransferWise is the clever new alternative to banks and brokers, that allows people to transfer money abroad at a lower cost than ever before.



Trumid, New York City

trumidCategory: Investing, Data & Analytics, Wall Street

Funding: $82 million

Trumid is a financial technology company bringing efficiency to credit trading through data, technology and beautifully simple products.



Upstart, San Carlos, CA

upstartCategory: Consumers, Data & Analytics, Wall Street, Lending

Funding: $110 million

Upstart is the first lending platform to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to price credit and automate the borrowing process. Upstart has demonstrated unparalleled credit performance and the industry’s highest consumer ratings.


Veem, San Francisco

veemCategory: Consumers, Small Business, Payments, Blockchain & Bitcoin

Funding: $40 million

Veem is a next generation platform for business to business payments. We enable businesses to send and receive payments in local currency via a simple and inexpensive manner by using our unique multi-rail technology across several global networks.



Xapo, Palo Alto, CA

xapoCategory: Investing, Consumers, Blockchain & Bitcoin

Funding: $41 million

Xapo is the world’s most secure bitcoin wallet. Buy bitcoins, make purchases and send money anywhere around the world with Xapo’s convenient, secure bitcoin wallet.


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