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Palo Alto’s 101 Fastest Growing FinTech Startups

At Fintech Energy we track over 200,000 fintech startups and over 1,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and organisations we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.

We’ve ranked the top 101 FinTech companies in Palo Alto. The companies, startups and institutions listed in this article are all exceptional companies, well worth a follow. We have included links to their websites, socials and CrunchBase (if you’re interested in their financials).

We selected the organisations listed in this article based on:

  • Track record
  • Executive leadership
  • Market share
  • Innovation
  • ESG rating

Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as CrunchbaseSemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.

Top FinTech Companies & Startups (Palo Alto)


Electric Capital

FoundersAvichal Garg, Curtis Spencer
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Electric Capital is a venture capital firm that focuses on the cryptocurrency, blockchain, fintech, and marketplaces industries.


Deserve

FoundersKalpesh Kapadia, Michael Hallinan
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Deserve offers fair credit products for young people and a cloud-based credit card platform for businesses.


Ladder

FoundersJack Dubie, Jamie Hale, Jeff Merkel, Laura Hale
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Ladder is a digital life insurance company that offers flexible term coverage in minutes saving policyholders up to 40%.


Drip Capital

FoundersNeil Kothari, Pushkar Mukewar
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Drip Capital offers trade financing product targeted towards SMEs in developing markets.


Ulu Ventures

FoundersClint Korver, Miriam Rivera
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Ulu Ventures provides early-stage investments to enterprise cloud and smart data companies.


Olivia

FoundersCristiano Oliveira, Lucas Moraes
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Olivia is an AI financial assistant that learns your spending patterns, predict your purchases and recommend ways to get more for your money


Highland Capital Partners

FoundersBob Higgins, Paul Maeder
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Highland Capital Partners is a venture capital firm that offers seed, early, and growth-stage funding solutions.


HashCash Consultants

FoundersRaj Chowdhury
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HashCash Consultants is a software company offering Blockchain, AI, Big Data and IoT products, platforms and services.


Hourly

FoundersShay Litvak, Tom Sagi
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Hourly, is a insurtech/fintech that simplifies workers’ comp insurance, payroll, and time tracking for small business owners.


SVB Capital

FoundersAaron Gershenberg
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SVB Capital is the investment platform of SVB Financial Group.


Costanoa Ventures

FoundersGreg Sands
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Costanoa Ventures leads seed and series A investments in companies that change the way business is done.


MovoCash

FoundersEric Solis
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MovoCash is a financial services company that specializes in P2P Payments, Mobile Banking, Fintech, and Finserv.


Graph Ventures

FoundersJulio Vasconcellos, Matt Wyndowe, Omar Siddiqui, Razmig Hovaghimian, Sarah Smith, Sebastien de Halleux, Serkan Piantino
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Early stage investment group of operators/founders with experience starting and scaling technology companies globally. 200+ investments.


Simplee

FoundersRoberto Rabinovich, Tom Tsarfati, Tomer Shoval
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Simplee specializes in developing payment software intended for the health care industry.


Propy

FoundersDenitza Tyufekchieva, Maria Angelova, Natalia Karayaneva
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Propy is an end-to-end real estate transaction management platform that facilitates real estate transactions online.


Hippo Insurance

FoundersAssaf Wand, Eyal Navon
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Hippo Insurance is an InsurTech company that uses technology to help homeowners maintain their properties.


SignalRank Corporation

FoundersJonathan Gottehrer, Kayvan Baroumand, Keith Teare, Matt Melkonian, Rob Hodgkinson, Shawn Purcell
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SignalRank is a FinTech that allocates capital to seed stage managers leveraging data analytics


Fintor

FoundersFarshad Yousefi, Masoud Jalali
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Fintor is a platform for buying and selling fractional equity shares in real estate properties.


Streetbeat

FoundersDamian Scavo, Darren Voges
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StreetBeat offers a solution that is a combination of online brokerage and hybrid Robo-advisor.


Step

FoundersAlexey Kalinichenko, CJ MacDonald
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Step is a financial services company that builds mobile-based banking for teenagers.


String Labs

FoundersDominic Williams, Tom Ding
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Crypto Protocol Studio / Incubator / Investor in Decentralized Internet


Maicoin

FoundersAlex Liu, Danny Yang
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MaiCoin is a Bitcoin platform providing trading and payment services.


GLMX

FoundersGlenn Havlicek
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GLMX is an electronic securities financing trading platform that offers integrated trading solutions designed for money market participants.


Swarm Fund

FoundersPhilipp Pieper, Timo Lehes
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Swarm Fund is the blockchain for private equity, opening up access to the new digital economy.


Pledge Finance

FoundersUnknown
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Pledge Finance provides a lending platform for decentralized & open finance allowing crypto holders and investors to take a fixed-rate loan.


9th Gear

FoundersMaryanne Morrow
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9th Gear offers an innovative engine powering foreign exchange (FX) trades with intraday lending and the benefits of same day settlement.


Avidbank

FoundersWilliam W Phillips
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Avidbank specializes in commercial, industrial, corporate finance, real estate construction, and bridge financing.


GSR Ventures

FoundersRichard Lim, Sonny Wu
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GSR Ventures focuses on early-stage technology companies developing AI-enabled technology.


EMX

FoundersCraig Austin, Jim Bai
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EMX: The Future of Derivatives Trading


Citizen VC

FoundersEmilio DiSanluciano, Jared Carmel, Venu Javarappa, Zain Khan
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Citizen.VC is a principal investor in seed and Series A venture investments focusing on FinTech, AI analytics and health tech.


StakerDAO

FoundersJonas Lamis
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StakerDAO is a platform for governing financial assets in a decentralized, secure, and compliant manner.


RealCrowd

FoundersAdam Hooper, Andy Norborg, JD Conley, Roman Rosario
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RealCrowd builds relationships with commercial real estate companies and invests directly in their investment opportunities.


Boom Financial

FoundersBill Barhydt
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Boom Financial is a smartphone app that provides its users with financial services.


Zeni

FoundersSnehal Shinde, Swapnil Shinde
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Zeni is an AI-powered finance concierge for startups and small businesses.


Mirror Contracts

FoundersAvish Bhama, Daniel Mattio, Sean Lavine
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Mirror is a financial contracts platform that provides hedging instruments to OTC markets


Maven Ventures

FoundersJim Scheinman
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Maven Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in seed-stage consumer software companies.


CRV

FoundersDave Salvant, Rick Burnes, Songe LaRon
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CRV is a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage investments in technology companies.


Lemon

FoundersMatthew Murphy, Meyer Malka
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Lemon offers a digital wallet that organizes and stores IDs, credit cards, loyalty cards, receipts, coupons, and more.


Foundation Capital

FoundersBill Elmore, Kathryn Gould
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Foundation Capital is a venture capital firm made up of former entrepreneurs and helps companies and businesses grow.


Poynt

FoundersOsama Bedier
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Poynt is a technology company that builds hardware and software tools for businesses.


Moneytis

FoundersChristophe Lassuyt, Etienne Tatur
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Moneytis compares the cheapest ways to send money between 2 countries, and let the user transfer easily.


CRiskCo

FoundersAmit Eisenthal, Erez Saf
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CRiskCo provide fraud detection and credit management platform for vendors and FI’s using Artificial Intelligence and behavior analyses


JC2 Ventures

FoundersJohn Chambers
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JC2 Ventures is a venture firm that helps global startups scale, grow, and create inclusive jobs for the digital future.


Amberdata

FoundersShawn Douglass, TongTong Gong
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Amberdata is a blockchain and cryptoasset data company that offers tools for exchanges, wallets, traders, and developers.


Plastc

FoundersCal Leeming
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Plastc is dedicated to re-inventing the way you pay and re-imagining the traditional wallet.


SafetyWing

FoundersHans Nyvold Kjellby, Sarah Beyahte Sandnes, Sondre Rasch
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SafetyWing is a startup that provides travel medical insurance solutions to remote and gig economy workers.


FinSight Ventures

FoundersAlexey Garyunov
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FinSight focuses on FinTech & Enterprise Software companies bringing digital transformation to Banking/Finance/Insurance & related sectors.


LEAP Global Partners

FoundersDaniel Coppel Garcia, Leticia Jáuregui Casanueva, Lorenzo Barrera, Roberto Aguayo, Roman Leal
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Catalyzing the next wave of global innovation by investing in underrepresented founders across the Americas.


Pureloan

FoundersUnknown
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Fintech


SecuredTouch

FoundersRan Shulkind, Yair Finzi
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SecuredTouch is a platform that provides bot attack prevention, identity risk, and fraud intelligence services.


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

FoundersLarry Sonsini
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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati provides legal services for technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises.


Sageview Capital

FoundersEdward Gilhuly, Scott Stuart
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Sageview provides growth capital to small and mid-sized companies in the business services, financial services and technology sectors.


Ribbit Capital

FoundersMeyer Malka
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Ribbit Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage companies.


SOTE

FoundersFelix Orwa, Meka Este-McDonald, Scott Yacko
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Sote is building the digital logistics infrastructure and largest B2B marketplace for Africa.


Moomoo

FoundersLeaf Li
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Moomoo is a free-commission online trading platform. With moomoo, you can trade stocks, options, and ETFs without paying any commissions.


HODL Media

FoundersJustus Ohlhaver
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HODL Media is the publisher of the popular HODL app, a real-time crypto & stock market tracker.


Ubiquity Ventures

FoundersSunil Nagaraj
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Ubiquity Ventures is a “nerdy and early” venture capital firm that invests in “software beyond the screen” (typically ML or smart hardware).


Centana Growth Partners

FoundersBen Cukier, Eric Byunn
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Centana Growth Partners is a growth equity firm that invests in companies within the fintech and related enterprise software eco-systems.


Engineering Capital

FoundersAshmeet Sidana
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Engineering Capital partners with great entrepreneurs driven by technical insights—before traditional venture firms are willing.


Wolfpack

FoundersGeorge Parthimos
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Fintech, Mobile, SaaS


Aeldra

FoundersAnil Kumar NS, Sukeert Shanker, Venkat Gopalakrishnan
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Aeldra is a silicon valley neo-bank fintech with a mission to become the world’s first truly global consumer bank.


The Hive

FoundersSumant Mandal, T.M. Ravi
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The Hive is an online startup data forum that provides information to help with funding and networking.


Capricorn Investment Group

FoundersIon Yadigaroglu, Stephen George
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Capricorn Investment Group invests in the public equity, fixed income, private equity, and real assets markets.


PocketGuard

FoundersArtem Seredyuk, Igor Kuznetsov
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PocketGuard allows users to create budgets, track bills, categorize and organize expenses, and detect recurring charges and billing errors.


Founder Friendly Labs

FoundersMendel Chuang, Samantha Quist
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Founder Friendly Labs (FFL) is the equity-free startup accelerator for experienced professionals.


Carbonbase

FoundersMax Song
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Carbonbase is building a fintech platform to facilitate sustainable investments for a global audience


RealtyBits

FoundersOla Wiberg, Umed Latifov
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RealtyBits is a digital marketplace to for real asset offerings.


Next47

FoundersLak Ananth
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Next47 invests in groundbreaking enterprise entrepreneurs and accelerates revenue growth by opening doors to customers around the world.


Versai

FoundersNishitha Viswanathan, Soham Tikekar, Tobel Thomas
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The world’s first all-in-one solution to bring the creator economy confidently into the future of work, with the best online experience yet.


Tracti.on

FoundersFred Tanada
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Tracti-on is a Palo Alto-based company that aggregates startup and company information for accredited and institutional investors


Knomsy Inc.

FoundersArtur Prokopenko, Denis Kozminykh, Ivan Gusev, Konstantin Eliseev, Oleg Gushul
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An advanced ecosystem for the startup industry. The largest data platform of Startups.


Splitsub

FoundersAnkur Solanki, Dhruv Goel
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Splitsub is an app to share online subscriptions with friends, family and others.


Race Capital

FoundersAlfred Chuang, Chris McCann, Edith Yeung, Phil Chen
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Race Capital is an early stage venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley.


IncomeClub

FoundersSergey Sanko, Vlad Kozlov
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Reliable Investing For Smart People


obiwon

FoundersFred Tanada, M.G. Dockery, Sung Wu
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obiwon is a web and mobile financial platform for iOS and Android that allows startups and companies to manage their financial information.


Zyudly Labs

FoundersPrasath Venkatramanan, Suhas Ghante, Vivek Ganesan
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Zyudly Labs provides deep learning powered fraud and cybersecurity solutions for the financial services industry.


iwallet.com

FoundersDmitriy (Jim) Kolchin
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Simple & secure mobile payment


GrowthPoint Technology Partners

FoundersBob Horstmeyer, John Cromwell, John Savage, Michael Shepherd
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Provide M&A for technology companies


Rebalance

FoundersMitch Tuchman, Scott Puritz
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Rebalance is an investment firm that provides its clients with access to a fundamentally different and better set of investment options.


Excelsior Dynamic

FoundersUnknown
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PE/VC Firm focused on FinTech, PropTech, LegalTech, and MAdTech. Provides active support in data science, applied analytics, and marketing.


InvestorFlow

FoundersTodd E. Glasson
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Fundraising and Investor Reporting Platform for Private Equity and Hedge Funds


TangoTrade

FoundersDiego Sabaris, Sam Hayes, Scott Reynolds
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TangoTrade is a B2B fintech company that expands global trade for SMBs by providing payment assurance and trade finance.


WGD Partners, LLC

FoundersUnknown
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Investor & advisor to emerging growth and middle-market technology companies


Trustlab

FoundersUnknown
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Trustlab, formerly known as 9Needs, is a South African homegrown venture studio focused on blockchain applications for social development.


Zeuss Technologies

FoundersMei Chuong, Patrick Chung
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Zeuss Technologies Blockchain-based KYC and AML solution for cash intensive industries.


Whillet

FoundersDmitry Panov
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Baas, SaaS, Financial solution


Finfox

FoundersArmand Mignot, Dmitry Zhdankin
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Finfox takes care of finance functions for startups and SMBs saving them time and money.


Bitleague

FoundersUnknown
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Bitleague is the world’s first and only one-stop crypto financial services platform.


Claimly

FoundersDana Buchbut
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Claimly helps healthcare providers accept out-of-network clients by instantly reducing their bills.


Data Simply

FoundersJohn Sawers, Michelle Bonat
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Data Simply helps people and firms align their beliefs with their investments by automating research for sustainable investing (ESG).


VEVA

FoundersYann Ngongang
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Decentralized Token Ratings


Merlyn.AI

FoundersUnknown
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Merlyn.AI is a Palo Alto-based exchange-traded fund sponsor.


Ripe Hub

FoundersAnup Basrurkar
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Global Technology Platform & Payment Transformation Solutions for B2B segment and Banks


American Credit, Inc

FoundersLei Li
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Silicon Valley based fintech secure business loan provider, focusing on equipment financing and invoice financing.


Motif

FoundersAllan Jiang
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This startup aims to let customer service reps easily and immediately take over the screen of a user who needs help.


minMax Optimization Inc.

FoundersFrida Yu, Jack Wang, John Gunnar Carlsson, Yinyu Ye, Yinyu Ye
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Geo-spatial and financial optimization solvers.


PoundWise

FoundersClinton Brownley, Kevin Shaw, Ryan Kruger
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PoundWise is a Big Data, FinTech solution that helps individuals to feel less anxiety about money.


MarketRiders, Inc.

FoundersMitch Tuchman, Ryan Pfenninger, Stephen Beck
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MarketRiders is an online robo-advisor.


WOA

FoundersUnknown
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A cognitive computing Quantum Ai Trading System – fusing Machine Learning with Quantum Computing based in Silicon Valley and London


CapsicoHealth

FoundersDan Riskin, Laurent Hasson, Ramesh Sairamesh, Ravi Nemana
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CapsicoHealth offers a web-based AI & risk technology platform to manage payments, design bundles for care, and forecast revenue.


SmartStops.net

FoundersUnknown
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Smartstops.net is a next-gen risk management service that helps stock market participants protect profits and minimize losses.

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