For the ‘top European fintech start-ups’ list, Sifted reporters dived into the data, strategy and challenges behind the most important fintech companies in what Sifted describes as “the hottest start-up sector in Europe in terms of money raised”. It reports that approximately €23 billion of venture capital has flowed into fintechs since 2015.
Sifted chose companies based on fundraising, how quickly they are hiring and how formative they have been to the start-up ecosystems around them.
Meanwhile, the ‘top Irish start-ups’ list identifies Irish-found companies that are making a mark in their respective sectors and helping boost the start-up ecosystem in Ireland.
Almost 23,000 start-ups were founded in Ireland in 2019, according to a report from company intelligence firm CRIF Vision-net. That’s up 1.2 per cent on 2018 – a sign that the current landscape for starting a business in Ireland is positive.
Responding to the news of being listed, Conor Fennelly, founder and CEO of LEVERIS, commented:
“We’re thrilled to be included in both Sifted lists. Being recognised by reputable publications is always welcome. For now, we are focused on fulfilling our clients’ needs and are working harder than ever to create and deploy technology that makes banking better.”
Sifted is a Financial Times-backed new media site that takes a fresh look at Europe’s start-up and tech world, building a readership of founders, investors, innovators and thinkers.
Sifted’s start-ups lists were compiled in conjunction with dealroom.co, a company focused on discovering and tracking innovative companies before everyone else.