\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

Primer's logo

Primer

Primer consolidates your payments stack with a unified API, and supercharges your checkout with data driven insights

payments / SaaS

primer.io

London, UK

2020

€22m

SERIES A

€67-101m

10-50

Minna Technologies's logo

Minna Technologies

A smart open banking platform for retail banks

banking / open banking

minnatechnologies.com

Gothenburg, Sweden

2016

€21m

SERIES B

€62-93m

50-100

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Cuvva's logo

Cuvva

Flexible short-term insurance to suit our on-demand lifestyles

insurance / transportation

cuvva.com

London, UK

2016

€21m

SERIES A

€72-108m

50-100

Bud's logo

Bud

Banking app and website that aggregates financial services

banking / open banking

thisisbud.com

London, UK

2015

€20m

EARLY VC

€73-109m

100-500

Pennylane's logo

Pennylane

Accounting and reporting solution management

enterprise software / fintech

pennylane.tech

Paris, France

2020

€34m

LATE VC

€60-90m

50-100

Dreamquark's logo

Dreamquark

Develops cognitive and AI-based technologies for insurance and healthcare

enterprise software / insurance

dreamquark.com

Paris, France

2014

€18m

EARLY VC

€57-85m

10-50

Yapily's logo

Yapily

Enterprise connectivity platform that allows companies to share financial data and access payment infrastructure

banking / payments

yapily.com

London, UK

2017

€63m

SERIES B

€185-278m

50-100

Neufund's logo

Neufund

Building a blockchain-based and investor-directed platform which bridges the worlds of blockchain and venture capital

investing / cryptocurrency

neufund.org

Berlin, Germany

2016

€16m

SERIES A

€16-24m

10-50

Leveris's logo

Leveris

A completely modern, modular and non-legacy core banking platform.

banking / open banking

leveris.com

Dublin, Ireland

2014

€15m

SEED

€60-90m

100-500

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Vivid's logo

Vivid

Offers a unique mobile banking app at fingertips

banking / mobile app

vivid.money

Berlin, Germany

2020

€75m

SERIES B

€360m

100-500

Bokio's logo

Bokio

Helps businesses manage their payroll administration system easily

enterprise software / financial management solutions

bokio.se

Göteborg, Sweden

2012

€15m

LATE VC

€30-44m

50-100

Nordic API Gateway's logo

Nordic API Gateway

Empowers banks, payment providers, ERP/accounting systems and other businesses to build next-level financial services with access to financial data and real-time account-to-account payments

banking / open banking

nordicapigateway.com

Copenhagen, Denmark

2011

€13m

EARLY VC

€18-28m

10-50

Upvest's logo

Upvest

Upvest provides the first pan-European Investment API enabling businesses to offer investment experiences such as wealth or brokerage products in their applications.

enterprise software / banking

upvest.co

Berlin, Germany

2017

€17m

SERIES A

€16-24m

10-50

Flatfair's logo

Flatfair

Deposit-free renting

real estate / lending

flatfair.co.uk

London, UK

2016

€12m

SERIES A

€40-60m

50-100

Tomorrow's logo

Tomorrow

Mobile banking goes sustainable

banking / fintech

tomorrow.one

Hamburg, Germany

2017

€12m

SEED

€11.5m

50-100

Joko's logo

Joko

A mobile app that rewards the user every time they spend using their bank card

payments / mobile app

hellojoko.com

Paris, France

2018

€12m

SERIES A

€40-60m

50-100

Pixpay's logo

Pixpay

Offers digital bank card for 10-18 year old teenagers that is managed by their parents

banking / mobile app

pixpay.fr

Paris, France

2019

€11m

EARLY VC

€32-48m

10-50

Griffin's logo

Griffin

Seeking regulatory approval from the PRA and FCA to become the UK's first platform bank

banking / platform banking

griffin.sh

London, UK

2017

€11m

EARLY VC

€31-47m

10-50

Belvo's logo

Belvo

An open banking platform that enables any company or developer to access and interpret their end-user’s financial information

banking / open banking

belvo.com

Barcelona, Spain

2019

€50m

SERIES A

€156-235m

50-100

ViaBill's logo

ViaBill

ViaBill allows customers to pay for their purchases over time, interest-free

payments / fintech

viabill.com

Copenhagen, Denmark

2014

€11m

SERIES A

€36-55m

50-100

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