\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

ANNA Money's logo

ANNA Money

Business current account for startups and small businesses

banking / mobile app

anna.money

Cardiff, UK

2017

€40m

EARLY VC

€100m

50-100

Ohpen's logo

Ohpen

Cloud-based core banking software

banking / fintech

ohpen.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2009

€40m

GROWTH EQUITY

€100-150m

100-500

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Penta's logo

Penta

Free online business bank account for startups and SMEs

banking / fintech

getpenta.com

Berlin, Germany

2017

€47m

SERIES B

€30-45m

100-500

Scalapay's logo

Scalapay

Third-party payment solution that enables customers to buy now and pay later

payments / fintech

scalapay.com

Milan, Italy

2019

€40m

SEED

€160-240m

10-50

Anyfin's logo

Anyfin

Helps consumers to refinance existing loans at a better price

marketplace & ecommerce / lending

anyfin.com

Stockholm, Sweden

2017

€40m

SERIES B

€109-164m

50-100

SumUp's logo

SumUp

Mobile payments company

London, UK

2011

€39m

DEBT

€1b

Coya's logo

Coya

Protecting people, pets, and planet with transparent, hassle-free and affordable digital insurance

insurance / fintech

coya.com

Berlin, Germany

2016

€36m

CONVERTIBLE

€109-164m

50-100

Zilch's logo

Zilch

Buy now pay later product that allows its customers to shop and save money

payments / BNPL

payzilch.com

London, UK

2018

€109m

SERIES B

€400-600m

10-50

BUX's logo

BUX

Stock trading app

investing / financial management solutions

getbux.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014

€100m

LATE VC

€291-436m

100-500

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Mollie's logo

Mollie

Payment methods in your website and app

saas / fintech

mollie.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2004

€849m

SERIES C

€5.9b

100-500

Nuri's logo

Nuri

Building a blockchain banking experience that merges the crypto and fiat world

cryptocurrency / blockchain

nuri.com

Berlin, Germany

2015

€43m

LATE VC

€36-54m

50-100

Elliptic's logo

Elliptic

We identify illicit activity on the bitcoin blockchain and provide actionable intelligence to financial institutions and law enforcement agencies to reduce bitcoin transaction risk

cryptocurrrency / security

elliptic.co

London, UK

2013

€32m

SERIES B

€100m

50-100

Orderbird's logo

Orderbird

Provides a stable, easy-to-use POS system that takes restaurateurs into the Digital World

restaurant and retail / financial management solutions

orderbird.com

Berlin, Germany

2011

€32m

SERIES D

€55m

50-100

Allica Bank's logo

Allica Bank

Empowers small and medium businesses to succeed built on tailored expertise, local relationships, and modern tools

banking / enterprise software

allica.bank

London, UK

2017

€31m

EARLY VC

€125-187m

100-500

Freetrade's logo

Freetrade

Mobile app designed to let users invest in stock markets around the world, with zero commissions or fees

investing / fintech

freetrade.io

London, UK

2016

€70m

SECONDARY

€300m

100-500

Dreams's logo

Dreams

Neo-bank that makes saving, spending, and lending money easy, engaging, and social

banking / mobile app

getdreams.com

Stockholm, Sweden

2013

€27m

EARLY VC

€36-54m

100-500

Libeo's logo

Libeo

Cash flow management tool

enterprise software / fintech

libeo.io

Paris, France

2019

€26m

SERIES A

€80-120m

10-50

Memo Bank's logo

Memo Bank

New bank for businesses

banking /

memo.bank

Paris, France

2017

€39m

LATE VC

€100m

50-100

By Miles's logo

By Miles

Car insurance you pay by the mile

insurance / transportation

bymiles.co.uk

London, UK

2016

€26m

SERIES B

€72-108m

50-100

Trustly 's logo

Trustly

Provides a simplified Internet solution for online payments through a bank

payments / fintech

trustly.net

Stockholm, Sweden

2008

€23m

GROWTH EQUITY

€1bn

500-1000

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