The FinTech Billion: Who are the 10 fastest FinTech unicorns?

Posted on March 15, 2021 by Jonathan Symcox

FinTech

The rapid rise of financial technology has revolutionised how we spend, save and receive money in the 21st Century. 

Many of the FinTech startups which have popped up in the last couple of decades have hit the coveted billion-dollar valuation mark. 

For some, it’s been a long journey to unicorn status; but for others, the rise has been meteoric. 

New research from Traders of Crypto has examined the rise of 100 of the biggest FinTech companies in the world, revealing just how long these global disrupters took to become unicorns. 

The UK has 11 companies in the fastest 100 global FinTech unicorns, behind only the US (46) and China (13). 

With an average-time-to-unicorn-status of 8.7 years, the UK is eighth in the list in terms of speed. Australia, China and Brazil lead the way. 

Read on to see the fastest 10 global FinTech unicorns, plus other UK firms in the top 100.

The FinTech Billion

1. Brex

United States, Lending 

2017-2018 – 1 year

2. Figure Technologies

United States, Lending 

2018-2019 – 1 year 

3. Linklogis

China, Lending 

2016-2018 – 2 years 

4. Ualá

Argentina, Banking 

2017-2019 – 2 years

5. Zenefits

United States, Insurance 

2013-2015 – 2 years 

6. ZhongAn

China, Insurance 

2013-2015 – 2 years

7. Avant

United States, Lending 

2012-2015 – 3 years

8. Dave

United States, Banking 

2016-2019 – 3 years

9. Monzo

United Kingdom, Banking 

2015-2018 – 3 years 

10. Rapyd

United Kingdom, Payments 

2016-2019 – 3 years 

11. Revolut

United Kingdom, Multi 

2015-2018 – 3 years

16. Atom Bank

United Kingdom, Banking 

2014-2018 – 4 years 

27. OakNorth

United Kingdom, Lending 

2013-2017 – 4 years 

47. Transferwise (Now Wise)

United Kingdom, Payments 

2010-2015 – 5 years

60. Checkout.com

United Kingdom, Payments 

2012-2019 – 7 years 

64. Greensill

United Kingdom, Lending 

2011-2018 – 7 years

73. Funding Circle

United Kingdom, Lending 

2010-2018 – 8 years

99. BGL Group

United Kingdom, Insurance 

1992-2017 – 25 years

100. Radius Payment Solutions

United Kingdom, Payments 

1990 -2017 – 27 years 

For a further detailed breakdown of the FinTech Billion, visit Traders of Crypto 

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