Fintech startups had quite the showing in this year's INC 500 ranking.  Financial tech companies claimed 2 of the top 10 spots, 6 of the top 45, and 12 of top 104. In comparison, last year the highest-ranked fintech was #46 Yieldstreet and there were only 2 other fintech startups in the top 100. Interestingly, none of last year's highest-ranking 18 startups repeated this year. Statistically, with a ranking based on 3-year overall growth, it's difficult to repeat in the list.

Here they are by INC ranking of 3-year growth rate.*

Rank Company Type 3-yr Growth* Employees
3 Dave Neobank 290x 151
7 Varo Bank Neobank 250x 561
30 Greenlight Youth PFM 96x 216
32 Numerated Lending software 93x 95
36 DealMachine Real estate investing 84x 40
45 Vizypay Card processing 75x 34
60 CoinFlip Bitcoin ATMs 60x
63 Pilot SMB accounting 59x 150
64 Bolt Online POS 59x 152
92 RateForce Auto insurance 43x 17
101 Sales Boomerang Mortgage software 39x 36
104 Attune SMB insuretch 39x 116

Source: INC Magazine, Aug 2021


*To qualify for the 2020 Inc. 500, the company must:

  • Be privately-owned
  • Based in the United States
  • Independent entity (not a subsidiary or division of another company)
  • Have started earning revenue by March 31st, 2016
  • Had revenue no less than $100,000 in 2016
  • Had revenue no less than $2,000,000 in 2019
  • Revenue in 2019 exceeds revenue in 2016