Outsell’s Fintech Rankings: Identifying the Winners and Those at Risk

Author: William Jan

Date: December 15, 2016


In 2015, financial technology, or fintech, received nearly $15 billion in global investments. In 2016, funding slowed due to uncertainties around Brexit and the US presidential election. The economy, however, remains robust heading into 2017, and fintech development is likely to regain steam.

Outsell’s Fintech Rankings: Identifying the Winners and Those at Risk report looks at key areas of fintech development, including advanced data analytics/artificial intelligence (AI), the blockchain, and robo financial advisory. The impact these three areas of innovation have on the greater information industry is significant, prompting the importance of better understanding the fintech market and what new opportunities lie ahead.

This report covers both the emerging and “veteran” companies driving these technologies as well as the investors and management teams backing research and development efforts. Outsell also identifies the key performance metrics among these companies, uncovers their degree of disruption on the financial services industry, as well as the challenges they face.


Outsell applied its proven mix of expertise and proprietary data to establish its view of this market. It conducted a series of 37 interviews with investors who have an interest in the fintech space and with fintech entrepreneurs. Outsell supplemented this primary research with data collected from a variety of online sources, including investor websites. Finally, Outsell’s recipe included a healthy dose of the unparalleled insight its gained through daily conversations with thought leaders and executives throughout the information industry.

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