Top European fintech startups to follow in 2020



Financial technology is by a long way the hottest startup sector in Europe in terms of money raised, with €23bn of venture money flowing into fintechs since 2015.

Here, Sifted’s reporters — in partnership with Dealroom.co — dig into the data, strategy and challenges behind the most important European fintech startups.

We have picked companies based on the money they have raised, how quickly they are hiring and how formative they have been to the startup ecosystems around them.

(If there is anyone missing from this list, or anything is wrong in the numbers, please let us know by email at [email protected])

Please check out our jobs board to see some of the compamies hiring from this list.

Please check out our jobs board to see some of the compamies hiring from this list.

NB The Dealroom data about employee growth is mainly from LinkedIn, and so is not perfect (people may not always update their profiles when they move jobs, for instance). But it gives some idea about the rate of change from 2018 to 2019. We have classed 0%-20% growth as “staying level”, 20%-100% growth as “growth” and 100% plus growth as “hyper-growth”.

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