Italy, the motherland of the 'modern' banking system, is sprouting with innovative fintech startups. StartupItalia! has highlighted 9 fintech startups in Italy to lookout for in 2015, from an alternative payments platform taking over an island's entire credit system to a data analytics company enabling you to assess any European company's financial position from the comfort of your phone.
While the report by KPMG Australia, AWI, and Financial Service Council (read our analysis here) lists the best international fintechs, with the United States and Great Britain reaffirming themselves as the most fertile ground, StartupItalia! has concentrated, instead, on the Italian ecosystem. As StartupItalia! editor Riccardo Luna explains in the presentation of the free e-book on the top 100 best Italian startups, “we started with the numbers to create this list: we reviewed all of the investments and the few exits of 2014; we considered all of those that had won in the many startup competitions; we evaluated the potential of the ideas of those that had just started and, finally, we drew a line”. There are 9 fintechs on the list, two of which (Sardex and S-peek) are within the top ten.