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Santa Monica’s 43 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 43 FinTech companies in Santa Monica. 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 (Santa Monica)


Rain

FoundersAlex Bradford, Gilberto Garcia, Jennifer Terrell
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Rain offers early wage access and financial wellness benefit for mid market to enterprise employers.


Carpay

FoundersBrandon Cavalier, Nick Swezey
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Lending enablement platform for BHPH


Domuso

FoundersDamian Langere, Keith Wasserman, Michael Lightfoot
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Domuso is a next-gen financial services platform offering comprehensive payment processing solutions for multifamily properties.


Earny

FoundersDori Yona, Ilan Zerbib, Oded Vakrat
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Earny is your personal assistant who automatically gets you money back on almost every item you buy.


Swell

FoundersDave Fanger
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Swell is an impact investing platform that aims to deliver profit as well as purpose.


DreamTeam

FoundersAlexander Kokhanovskyy, Vlad Panchenko
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DreamTeam – Infrastructure platform and payment gateway for Esports and Gaming


Ivella

FoundersEric Wang, Kahlil Lalji, Vishal Dubey
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Building the best banking products for couples.


Upfront Ventures

FoundersSteve Lebow, Steven Dietz, Yves Sisteron
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Upfront Ventures is the venture capital firm focusing on early-stage technology companies.


HMBradley

FoundersDmitry Gritskevich, Germain Cassiere, Zach Bruhnke
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HMBradley is a digital banking platform that develops programs to reward savers.


CHER®

FoundersEric Chebil
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CHER® is a marketplace that makes sharing homeownership simple and flexible.


Epics.gg

FoundersGavin Weeks, Jerod King, Mark Donovan
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A digital trading card platform.


Kindest

FoundersDavid Semerad, Holly McKay, Martin Stava, Pavel Zeifart
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SaaS, Crowdfunding, Events, FinTech, Non Profit


Mucker Capital

FoundersErik Rannala, William Hsu
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MuckerLab is a venture capital firm specializing in incubation, pre-seed, seed, startup, early-stage, and Series A investments.


Zassy | By Creators. For Creators.

FoundersDavid Wilmot, Meysam Moradpour
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Full-Service eCommerce, NFT, and Blockchain IPO Solution for Creators.


INAMO

FoundersPeter Colbert
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INAMO’s video-messaging payment platform enables companies to provide a more personal and unique experience for their employees, sales prospects & clients while reinforcing their brand & core message.


Kuapay

FoundersCatalina Mayorga, Fernando Avila, Joaquin Ayuso, Sebastian Vidal, Virginia Masa
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Kuapay is a mobile payment technology provider enabling users to make payments in any store that is Kuapay-enabled.


Givelist

FoundersJonathan Beck
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One app for all your giving. Discover the charities (1.9m) doing the best job for any cause you care about, give easily, and see your impact


DMarket

FoundersAlexander Kokhanovskyy, Tamara Slanova, Vlad Panchenko
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DMarket is a marketplace for NFTs trading and technology for building metaverses.


Stockr

FoundersBryce Knight, Tim Symington, Vinny Jindal
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Stockr is a social media platform for the financial world, connecting investors directly to the people and companies they want to follow.


TokenBot®

FoundersShaun Newsum
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TokenBot® provides secure and trusted chat bots for the cryptocurrency industry.


Optimal Financial Systems

FoundersUnknown
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Optimal Financial Systems offers access to agile technology and first-hand expertise through one monthly subscription.


Clocktower Technology Ventures

FoundersSteve Drobny
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Clocktower Technology Ventures invests in the insurance, payments, personal finance, lending, credit, and asset management sectors.


Iris

FoundersBrian Schardt, Christopher Josephs
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Iris is a social trading stock app which allows users to connect a brokerage account and follow friends’ trades/portfolios in real time.


Reasi

FoundersBriana Feng, John Kang, Mike McGranahan
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Reasi is a digital clearinghouse that provides a secure and seamless home closing experience.


Coin Market

FoundersTravis Skweres
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US-Based Cryptocurrency Exchange


Canyon Creek Capital

FoundersBuck Jordan, Ken Hayes
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Canyon Creek Capital is an early-stage venture fund focusing on series A investments.


Spout

FoundersHolden Penney, Kuldeep Singh, Zach Bruhnke
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Spout, a technology company, provides its users with API to assist them in the obtaining of level three data.


xCoins.io

FoundersSergey Nikitin
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xCoins is a peer-to-peer bitcoin lending platform.


Hugo Insurance

FoundersDavid Bergendahl
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Hugo Insurance builds cutting edge technology that makes insurance affordable, empowering millions of Americans.


CryptoBox

FoundersDavid Samuel
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Cryptocurrency in the cloud.


Autonomy

FoundersGeorg Bauer, Scott Painter
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Vehicle subscription platform


Fund3

FoundersUnknown
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Fund3 is a quantitative hedge fund applying predictive algorithms in digital asset markets


LendingApp

FoundersConnor Gustafson
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SaaS platform for lenders to speed up and simplify applications for commercial loans.


QuickPenny

FoundersAndrew Hendel
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QuickPenny is a digital wallet focused on reducing payment processing fees. QuickPenny makes paying with ACH user friendly.


ProspectWise

FoundersGeoffrey Michener, Jiake Liu, Joel Clay, Robin Liao, Terry Meacham, Vince Thompson
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Modernize and empower local small businesses by connecting them to the best technology vendors in the world through trusted relationships.


Metcalfe

FoundersMitch Kessler
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Funding for digital marketers


Los Angeles Syndicate of Technology

FoundersUnknown
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Publicly-traded Technology Incubator


FinanceDA

FoundersShaun Newsum
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FinanceDA is a financial toolset to provide data intelligence for the crypto market.


Return

FoundersUnknown
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Return provides a digital financial platform to provide users with financial freedom.


Value Coin Foundation

FoundersUnknown
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Blockchain, FinTech Blockchain, FinTech


Cloudbill

FoundersHolden Penney, Zach Bruhnke
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Cloudbill, a billing and subscription management solution, allowing users to pay their bills from one location using multiple accounts.


Direct Capital Markets

FoundersUnknown
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Direct Capital Markets.com operates through its subsidiary Direct Stock Market and DSM’s Web site


Private Stock Market

FoundersBryce Knight, Tim Symington
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Private Stock Marketplace launched as an online private stock marketplace powered by proprietary financial advertising technology in 2018.

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