- We asked some of the top fintech investors to recommend up-and-coming fintechs going direct to the consumer.
- Investors could nominate their own portfolio companies, as well as fintechs they haven’t backed, with the caveat nominees couldn’t have raised beyond a Series B round of funding.
- Investors’ picks varied, but a central theme was personal finance, be it through automated saving, investing, or debt management.
- Here are the 22 up-and-coming consumer fintechs investors are watching.
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Early stage investing is a risky market, especially when it comes to the startups going direct to the consumer, where customer acquisition is everything.
But for all the risks the market poses, the rewards are high, too. Some of the biggest winners in the wake of the coronavirus have been fintechs addressing people’s needs. Robinhood, which has seen massive growth as market volatility continues, is now valued at $8.3 billion after its most recent funding round in May. Meanwhile, other personal finance apps like Chime and Stash have also seen record sign-up numbers recently.
In an effort to keep track of the next big consumer fintech, Business Insider asked 27 fintech investors to pitch us on up-and-coming startups.
While investors could nominate both their own portfolio companies and those they haven’t backed, we set a fundraising limit of companies who had not raised more than a Series B.
While responses were wide-ranging, a major theme was a tech-forward spin on personal finance, be it through automated saving, investing, or paying down debt.
Here are the 22 up-and-coming fintechs going direct to consumers.
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