\The European fintechs to watch in 2021

\The European fintechs to watch in 2021

2021's shaping up to be another record year for European fintech but what are the startups to watch?

Financial technology is, by a long way, the hottest startup sector in Europe in terms of money raised.

But which are the most exciting startups and scaleups? Which are the ones to watch in 2021?

Our team of experts at Sifted have chosen a list of more than 100 exciting companies we think you need to know about, with an added “Sifted take” to provide an extra layer of insight on the most interesting.

It's a mixture of the big and the small, the well known and the under the radar. But all are making waves. Keep reading below and stay informed about Europe’s new economy!

(P.S The data is from European Startups with valuation estimates from Dealroom. If there is anyone missing from this list, or anything is wrong, please let us know by email at [email protected]).

Key

Year founded

Amount raised

Last funding round

Valuation

Employees

Klarna's logo

Klarna

Payment solutions for online stores and 'Buy Now Pay Later' provider

Stockholm, Sweden

2005

€3,100m

GROWTH EQUITY

€9.6bn

1000-5000

Revolut's logo

Revolut

Mobile banking app that allows you to hold, exchange and transfer without fees in 25+ currencies

London, UK

2015

€2m

SERIES E

€5bn

1000-5000

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Checkout.com's logo

Checkout.com

Offers credit card and alternative payment methods

London, UK

2012

€755m

SERIES C

€13.6bn

500-1000

N26 Group's logo

N26 Group

Bank account that can be managed entirely from a smartphone

Berlin, Germany

2013

€744m

SERIES D

€3.2bn

1000-5000

Monzo's logo

Monzo

London-based digital-only bank platform

London, UK

2015

€622m

SERIES H

€1.5bn

1000-5000

Starling Bank's logo

Starling Bank

Mobile-app based bank

London, UK

2014

€876m

LATE VC

€540m

500-1000

Rapyd's logo

Rapyd

A fintech-as-a-service platform makes it simple to integrate local payment and fintech capabilities into any application

London, UK

2016

€427m

SERIES D

€2.3bn

100-500

WorldRemit's logo

WorldRemit

Online money transfer business.

London, UK

2010

€330m

SERIES D

€818m

500-1000

wefox's logo

wefox

Insurtech broker for insurers and end-customers

marketplace & ecommerce / insurance

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Berlin, Germany

2015

€837m

SERIES C

€1.5bn

100-500

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GoCardless's logo

GoCardless

Simple and cheap way to take payments online: no merchant account, no credit card fees, no hassle

London, UK

2011

€198m

SERIES F

€882m

100-500

Auxmoney's logo

Auxmoney

Peer-to-peer loan marketplace

marketplace & ecommerce / mortgages & lending

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Düsseldorf, Germany

2007

€175m

GROWTH EQUITY

€750m

100-500

Primary Bid's logo

Primary Bid

Automates the aggregation of retail demand

investing / legal

primarybid.com

London, UK

2012

€57m

SERIES B

€182-273m

50-100

Satispay's logo

Satispay

Mobile payments for consumers and businesses

payments / fintech

satispay.com

Milan, Italy

2013

€155m

SERIES C

€248m

100-500

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Solarisbank

Enables other companies to perform banking services

banking / payments

solarisbank.com

Berlin, Germany

2016

€345m

LATE VC

€1.4b

100-500

Tide's logo

Tide

The leading provider of UK SME business accounts and one of the fastest-growing FinTechs in the UK

banking / fintech

tide.co

London, UK

2015

€247m

SERIES C

€591m

500-1000

Curve's logo

Curve

Allows users to consolidate all of their bank cards into a single card

fintech / payments

curve.com

London, UK

2015

€161m

LATE VC

€710m

100-500

Lydia's logo

Lydia

All your payment needs - in one app

Paris, France

2011

€142m

SERIES B

€313-469m

Alan's logo

Alan

Reshaping health insurance

insurance / health

alan.eu

Paris, France

2016

€310m

SERIES D

€1.4b

100-500

Thought Machine's logo

Thought Machine

Building Technology to Revolutionise Banking

London, UK

2014

€139m

SERIES B

€139m

100-500

Smava's logo

Smava

Germany's largest online credit market

marketplace & ecommerce / lending

smava.de

Berlin, Germany

2007

€138m

DEBT

€1bn

100-500

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