KPMG, H2 Ventures Unveil Fintech 100 for 2017

It’s that time of the year once again: KPMG and H2 Ventures have teamed up to introduce their Leading Global Fintech Innovators roster, the Fintech 100 for 2017. The judges for this year’s Fintech 100 included more than 20 professionals from KPMG and other organizations with expertise in IT, data analytics, capital markets, financial services, and more.

This year 11 Finovate/FinDEVr alums made the Leading 50, with another 12 alums making the Emerging 50. New entrants to the KPMG/H2 Ventures roster include SoFi and Revolut among the Leading 50. All 12 the alums on the Emerging 50 are making their first appearance. See the full list.

Some of the highlights from the 2017 Fintech 100 include the observation that five of the roster’s top 10 companies are from China, as are the top three companies on the list: Ant Financial, ZhongAn, and Qudian (Qufenqi). The U.S. has a pair of companies in the top five: Oscar and Avant, and Europe and the U.K. each have one company in the top ten: Kreditech and Atom Bank, respectively.

Speaking of Asia, the Asia-Pacific region has 30 fintech companies in the top 100. The United States has 19 companies – the most from any single country – and the U.K. and EMEA areas have 41 companies in the list. The U.K. and EMEA region are also responsible for the highest number of companies on KPMG/H2 Ventures’ Emerging 50 list with 26.

With regard to sectors within fintech, the Fintech 100 breaks down as follows:

  • 32 lending companies
  • 21 payments companies
  • 14 transaction and capital markets companies
  • 12 insurance/insurtech companies
  • 7 wealth management/wealthtech companies
  • 6 cybersecurity/regtech companies
  • 4 blockchain/digital currency companies
  • 3 data and analytics companies

Alums from the Leading 50

Alums from the Emerging Stars

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AutoGravity Partners with Global Lending Services

Citing the strong “alignment between car shopper and car dealer motivation,” Global Lending Services has forged a partnership with auto financing innovator and Best of Show winner, AutoGravity. The partnership will enable the auto finance company, based out of South Carolina, to make financing offers through AutoGravity’s platform.

Bill Nemecek, Global Lending Services SVP of Marketing and Sales, said the partnership with AutoGravity would help the firm reach prospective car buyers who increasingly “look to technology to provide easier and convenient car purchasing options.” He added that the solution would also help car dealers, who want to both streamline the auto buying process as well as get cars into the hands of customers faster. “Our partnership with AutoGravity positions us to reach these shoppers, help them with financing, and guide them to dealerships who can deliver on this value proposition through state-of-the-art technology,” Nemecek said.

AutoGravity CTO Martin Prescher during his FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016 presentation “A Digital Marketplace for the Auto Financing Space.”

AutoGravity leverages smartphone technology to make buying and financing a car faster, easier and more transparent. The company partners with leading banks and financial services companies to give auto shoppers control over their financing options and access to a nationwide network of trusted car dealerships. “Every month, over 100,000 new users download the AutoGravity app so they can buy and finance their next car with smartphone simplicity,” AutoGravity CEO and founder Andy Hinrichs said. “Our partnership with Global Lending Services helps ensure that car buyers across the nation have access to multiple finance offers in minutes, anytime and anywhere they want.”

Headquartered in Irvine, California and founded in 2015, AutoGravity demonstrated its platform at FinovateFall 2016, winning Best of Show. The company has enjoyed a busy and productive 2017, beginning the year with a “multi-million Euro” investment from Daimler Financial Services, and picking up further investment capital from VW Credit in July. AutoGravity teamed up with Fletcher Jones Auto Group in June and  forged a partnership with Hyundai Capital America in September, the same month the company announced surpassing $1 billion in financing requested via its platform. A member of CBInsights Fintech 250, AutoGravity presented A Digital Marketplace for the Auto Financing Space at our developer’s conference, FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016.

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AutoGravity Teams Up with Hyundai Capital America

Thanks to a new partnership between Finovate Best of Show winner AutoGravity and Hyundai Capital America, California car buyers using AutoGravity have new financing options when looking to buy a Hyundai, Kia, or Genesis vehicle. “With the growing number of consumers embracing AutoGravity, as well as the seamless integration of AutoGravity with dealer process, we felt that this was the perfect opportunity to test the platform,” Hyundai Capital America President and CEO Ross Williams said.

AutoGravity founder and CEO Andreas Hinrichs said the partnership with Hyundai Capital America – which does business as Hyundai Motor Finance, Kia Motors Finance, and Genesis Finance – will give users of the auto buying and financing app a greater range of financing options. “AutoGravity brings the car financing experience into the digital age where today’s consumer wants to find it: in the palm of their hand,” Hinrichs added.

Available in at both the Apple App Store and at Google Play, AutoGravity’s free app digitally connects prospective car buyers and leasers with lenders and dealers. Partnerships with leading banks and captive lenders like Hyundai Capital America enable car shoppers to arrive at the dealership with everything from vehicle selection to financing already ready-to-go. Since its launch in 2016, more than 700,000 consumers have downloaded AutoGravity’s app.

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Irvine, California, AutoGravity demonstrated its app at FinovateFall 2016, winning Best of Show. Last month, the company was highlighted by GoBankingRates as one of the best personal finance apps and featured by AutoFinance News as one out of 10 auto finance and mobility companies leveraging AI. AutoGravity announced an investment from VW Credit, Volkswagen’s finance division in July, a partnership with Fletcher Jones Auto Group in June, and won the 2017 North American Frost & Sullivan Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award in May.

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