This article showcases our top picks for the best Italy based Fintech (Financial Technology) companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Fintech (Financial Technology) industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Italy Fintech (Financial Technology) Companies
Satispay is a fintech company that provides a bank account enabled mobile payment platform. The consumer app is available for anybody with a bank account, while merchants both online and offline can accept payments using any kind of device and POS.
Satispay is able to process all payments with a structural cost advantage by connecting directly to the consumer and merchant bank accounts. As a result, consumers can pay friends and stores without any charges while merchants can finally accept payments with a cost-effective, convenient, and easy-to-use solution.
The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Milan, Lombardy.. .
Each year H-FARM runs industry-focused accelerators with the aim to select, support and invest in emerging early-stage and market-ready startups. All programs take place in H-Farm Campus, an innovation hub where selected startups experience an immersive 4-month program, surrounded by ventures at different stages, corporations, business leaders, mentors and investors.
H-FARM provides to each startup an all-inclusive investment package of seed investment, room&board, working facilities, acceleration services: mentorship, workshops & seminars, deals from tech partners, business network, Demo Day. Our Accelerators are supported by a world-class network of Industry Partners to give startups privileged access to these industry leaders: our objective is to reinforce the relationship between startups and corporates and provide mutual benefits for both parties.
Moreover, trough its Venture Capital Arm, H-FARM invest in European startups with global ambitions in the fields of SaaS and consumer internet.. .
Vite sicure is the first insurtech broker selling life insurance policies in Italy (soon in Europe) that transforms the policy purchase experience by making it simple and instant. ViteSicure offers insurance products that guarantee safe lives, because our mission is going straight to the heart of our customer, who with a great sense of responsibility are looking for financial security for the most difficult, unpredictable moments of life.
ViteSicure fill the protection gap by identifying trigger points in the life of the target and proposing specific solutions to guarantee safe lives in under-insured markets. With an innovative user experience based on growth hacking techniques, ViteSicure bridge the distance between customers and insurance through: • Digitization of the marketing funnel • Digital Customer onboarding • Online download of the Policy • Educational Online Systems • Protection Calculator • Comparison on the need • customer relationship API • Marketing Automation • Digital Customer Service The business model is based on removing the intermediation of insurance products and enabling clients to access to best tailormade insurance solutions based on the specific need..
Walliance is the first European investment platform where you can invest in real estate projects from your smartphone, worldwide. It was created to guarantee its investors some real estate investment opportunities starting from € 500, while offering to operators of the sector, the possibility to raise capitals in an alternative and transparent way.
Our project stems from a simple, but revolutionary concept: taming the technological and financial innovations that global economy is going through (first of all crowdfunding), and thus breaking down barriers to entry in an investment sector traditionally prohibitive for the small-medium saver. We have been operating in the Italian market since September 2017, but our history is deeply rooted.
Bertoldi Group, a family-owned company from which Walliance took its first steps, has positioned itself for years in the real estate sector, developing property management, consulting, and real estate investments. To these, were added numerous holdings in the Fintech, sector, among which the world leader for equity crowdfunding Crowdcube stands out.
We have closely observed the unfolding of Italian crowdfunding from its origins, assessing its potential for development. At the same time, we are aware of the historical performance of Real Estate sector, despite the decline of 2008: what better scope for crowdfunding than an investment sector that has historically proved to be among the best performing? Thus begins a long journey to tune that initial intuition to the strict Italian regulation, “awarded” by Consob with the authorization to operate on the national market as the first real estate crowdfunding platform in Italy.
The estimates of the Polytechnic of Milan speak of a global market for Real Estate crowdfunding of over 10 billion dollars, which according to Forbes estimates to 300 billion by 2025. The international climb has just begun with the AMF authorization to operate also in France..
Axyon AI leverages the most recent advancements in deep learning to create bespoke business applications for capital markets and asset management. The fintech has two core products.
SynFinance brings AI-powered analytics and prediction to loans syndication. IRIS provides asset managers with customised prediction feeds to improve their performance strategies.
Axyon AI has partnerships with Refinitiv/Thomson Reuters and IBM.. .
Moneymour provides instant loans for online purchases, allowing people to buy now and pay later in easy installments. The credit decision is traditionally manual and almost exclusively based on the customer’s credit history: this causes a slow process and imperfect results.
Moneymour enriches traditional data by connecting to the customer’s the bank account and social accounts, and our algorithm takes a more informed decision in a few seconds. This way we help customers prove their reliability, even if they do not have a credit history, through a simple and transparent UX..
MioAssicuratore helps customers in the harmful world of insurance, by guiding and assisting them step by step in an increasingly intuitive way. It also provides a complete user panel in order to manage all quotes required, active and expiring.
Furthermore, it gives users the opportunity to share their experience by leaving products and companies a review.. .
Criptalia uses blockchain technology to connect businesses that have projects to be funded with people and organizations who are looking for high-yield investments. We offer an online platform where companies publish their innovative ideas and industrial improvement projects.
Investors, people, and institutions can fund these projects by lending money in exchange for a higher interest rate.. .
Growish is an online platform that enables individuals to raise money for personal causes from their social networks. Its users can raise money for births, education, birthdays, travel, parties, weddings, and more.
We provive API and SaaS platform e-wallet based to enable sharing economy. Growish was founded by Claudio Cubito in December 2011 and is based in Milan, Italy..
FinScience developed a platform that gives a simple access to alternative data to people who work in financial industry. FinScience software, through AI algorithms, collects, classifies, analyzes and summarizes huge amount of digital data from different sources (social networks, web sites, blogs, etc.) to find signals potentially connected with financial assets price trends in the medium-long term.
We enable Asset Management, Wealth Management, Investor Relations, Family Offices, Credit Management and ESG Management to innovate investment models and strategies using Alternative Data. FinScience is part of Datrix group (datrix.it).
BorsadelCredito is a peer to peer lending platform for companies. On the platform, which in the first two years of life has managed the credit requests of over 10 thousand companies, companies can find hundreds of lenders who have decided to invest in the real economy.
With an advantage not just: if the request is successful, the company gets the money in 3 days.. .
Epiphany is a FinTech company that develops products and solutions to transform the digital banking world. Epiphany brings an open platform that allows companies to expose their services to the outside world and enable the collaboration between external partners and competitors to bring customers a greater user experience.
By connecting banks, fintechs, service providers, and developers; businesses can interconnect to form a true eco-system.. .
MDOTM they develop AI-driven investment strategies for the financial markets and they work closely with their clients – Banks, Family Offices, Wealth and Asset Management companies – providing them with their systematic models that support them in in their investment decision process. Their Artificial Intelligence algorithms analyze different asset classes with specific models for single-stock equity investing and multi-asset class allocation.
They believe that today the world of investments has become a “tech game”, the Internet has democratised access to traditional information and levelled out the asymmetries among the market players. The scientific method and state-of-the-art technology are the only way to extract significant information signals from the background noise of the markets – their algorithms analyse tens of millions of data points every month.
Thanks to their approach to research in the field of Artificial Intelligence they have been the only European fintech startup selected for the Silicon Valley acceleration program powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. At MDOTM data is where it all begins: they collect and clean the huge volume of noisy market data produced every day.
Then, using Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and advanced statistical techniques they analyse these large datasets, train their algorithms and develop actionable investment strategies that exploit known market inefficiencies. They specialise in establishing the real financial significance of the statistical research findings.
MDOTM was founded in London in late 2015 by Tommaso Migliore and Federico Mazzorin, graduates in finance and physics respectively and childhood friends. Today the team is based between London and Milan and composed of researchers and analysts with backgrounds ranging from finance and statistics, to computer science and structure of matter physics..
Easy investing in private companies. 200 Crowd (formerly known as Tip Ventures) is a Crowdfunding platform that connects entrepreneurs and investors.
Companies have a fully committed team of people working along with you, providing the best solution to get the attention of investors Investing through 200 Crowd is accessible to everybody.. .
Workinvoice is the first italian web-based marketplace dedicated to the trading of commercial receivables. Our revolutionary platform connects SMEs with qualified investors with a peer-to-peer approach, bringing a transparent and efficient short-term funding solution to the italian market.
In the last decade, due to the reduction in lending activity of the italian banks and to the increasing needs of working capital, the SMEs are thirsty of alternative sources of financing to keep up with their businesses. With our solution, in just a few clicks, the italian SMEs can access the marketplace and turn their receivables into cash within just a few hours.
The advantages compared to factoring are the possibility to access the market on a need basis, the abscence of obligations or guarantee, the speed of the procedures that are 100% online.. .
Credimi provides digital factoring solutions for companies of various sectors. It serves customers in Italy and Europe.
Edmondo Porcu, Francesca Todeschini, Gianmarco Molinari, Ignazio Rocco di Torrepadula, Jacopo Anselmi, Roberto Arnetoli, and Sabino Costanza founded Credimi in September 2015. Its headquarters is in Milan in Italy..
SplittyPay is an alternative payment platform designed for group reservations and purchases. Its tool aims to reduce cart abandonment rate, offering the customer to share the total amount is equal or customized shares and pay with more credit or debit cards.
The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Milano, Lombardia.. .
Fees is an innovative startup that provides an online expense management service through a mobile App & Desktop App for end-users and businesses worldwide. Fees empowers its users with an application that allows them to store, manage and digitalize expenses to keep them always organized in their own account.
Fees is used to track: expense reports, warranties, and deductions. Fees was founded by Matteo Mazzolari and Paolo Pavesi in February 2019.
It is based in Cremona, Italy.. .
CrescItalia is an independent fintech advisory company that aims to offer high added value services to those institutional and corporate entities that have decided to support the world of Italian SMEs by seizing various market opportunities, including through alternative instruments, in the short and medium term. From 2018 CrescItalia has added to its Advisory services, in addition to those relating to the activities related to Mini-Bonds, also those related to the evaluation and management of the purchase of trade receivables.
The CrescItaliaLab tool is able to support the investor in all the preparatory stages of the investment: from identification, selection and evaluation to execution and monitoring. Thanks to its highly customizable evaluation methodologies and the different software modularities proposed, CrescItaliaLab is able to offer access to an operation adequate to the regulations in force in a “turnkey” plu & play mode allowing the investor to devote himself serenely to the selection and evaluation of opportunities without worrying about all activities related to internal functions and outsourcers.
On the other hand, the CrescItaliaLab Digital Experience allows SMEs to be able to devote themselves to their core activities by interfacing, for problems relating to the management of trade receivables, with a streamlined system of new conception focused on a new logic of true enhancement of the commercial chain.. .
They know that it takes a lot to be self-employed and be fully responsible for your own future. With all the trouble on your mind to build your business, it seems like having a second job when you need to deal with the Italian bureaucracy.
That’s why they created Beesy – an easy way to manage your finances in one place. With banking, invoicing and digital accounting in a single tool, they aim to reduce the unnecessary complexity of running a business in today’s world.
With Beesy, they’d like you to be able to feel at ease when it comes to your finances so that you can focus your energy on what really matters.. .
AdviseOnly is a fintech firm specialized in personal finance that enables users to construct and share their own portfolios and investment ideas, which the platform then facilitates and supports with a number of easy-to-use investment tools. At the heart of the free service to registered users is a proprietary risk management system.
This tool performs state-of-the-art risk management and asset allocation calculations, delivering to everyday investors for free something that is typically only available to institutional investors. Social features enable users to access those portfolios shared by other users and discuss them within the community, which further allows access to professional investors such as financial advisors to share their insight, opinions and advices.
This bringing together of normal investors and professional investors in a web environment is central to the platform’s proposition.. .
Gooldie is a fintech company aiming at delivering innovative ways to protect our saving, mainly eliminating the counterparty risk in the investment process. Gooldie strongly believes that Gold is the ultimate mean for saving and payments within the legal framework in the digital world.
Gooldie provides investment and custodian services, making gold access easier for everyone.. .
Sinba is an application that, without the need of any additional in-store hardware, allows you to buy in physical stores autonomously. This means that our users don’t have to move through the cash desks and they can save time by not queuing.
Sinba answers to the need of reducing waiting times at the cash desks for payments. Furthermore Sinba is able to obtain a large number of additional statistical information about the purchasing habits of its users.
Sinba is a free downloadable app which, scanning instantaneously all the bar codes of the products with the smartphone camera, gives the possibility to create a virtual shopping cart just like a real one. Money is subtracted from the credit card or from the bank account, according to the user’s choice.
To print the receipt or the sale check it is sufficient to show to an optical reader, connected to the store’ cash registers and a receipt printer, the code that appears on the display of the smartphone once the user has placed the payment. .
Based in Rome, Italy, Equinvest is a venture capital firm that enables retail investors to fund through its equity crowdfunding platform. It is focused on investment opportunities in high-potential companies.
Founded in 2014, Equinvest is comprised of entrepreneurs and senior managers.. .
YouInvest – The School of Finance and Investing is an organization based in Milan (Italy) and Lugano (Switzerland), founded in 2011 by Marco Liera, former Financial Editor of the leading italian business daily Il Sole – 24 Ore. The company provides financial education, training and consulting to design and implement wealth management models for banks, financial advisors netoworks and insurance companies.
We are in the business of providing high – standard financial solutions for our clients: our mission is to deliver the best academic research studies for personal finance. The financial education courses we provide to professionals and private investors are entirely based on our proprietary research and learning materials.
Our areas of research include investing, insurance, estate planning and behavioral finance. YouInvest offers financial education through classroom sessions and e-learning.
A selection of our proprietary research and other articles are available free on the company website (www.youinvest.org). YouInvest offers also specific courses, and an online portfolio builder and tracker, to private investors (not heavy traders) who want to improve their financial literacy and become financially independent..
Auriga is a top international provider of cutting-edge software solutions to financial institutions, through its flexible, modular and secure WinWebServer (WWS) omnichannel banking suite. Thanks to its commitment to innovation and technical excellence, Auriga has a strong record and proven ability to help banks improve their efficiency and competiveness by optimising existing delivery channels such as self-service as well as exploiting new channels as they become available.
Auriga is 1. One of the main European suppliers of software and solutions for the retail banking industry 2.
The largest European independent software vendor for ATM, ASD/ASST applications 3. A leading supplier of cutting-edge solutions and innovative services for the management and integration of the different banking channels, namely: – Self-service (ATMs, deposit terminals, cash recycling terminals, kiosks, etc.), – Internet banking, mobile banking and mobile payments and POS networks.
Auriga’s commitment to innovation and technical excellence has culminated in the development of their omnichannel banking product WinWebServer (WWS). WWS is an integrated platform on a web-based architecture that can provide a ‘seamless banking experience’ of the highest level across all the different distribution channels.
WWS is currently deployed on over 67% of the Italian ATM network (more than 33,000 ATMs) and provides internet banking services to over 1 million customers.. .
WAVENURE is an AI-based investments’ and funds’ performance enhancer, which combines AI, quantitative methods, and financial analysis, to improve investment decision making and alpha generation. WAVENURE empowers professionals and financial institutions to achieve superior results in Asset Management and Trading, and is the high added value partner to optimize investment decisions, offer better advice, enrich the model of service and enhance the business, or simply invest reducing risks and improving returns.
Braino.AI is WAVENURE’s personal AI Investment Coach for everyone, which opens a new generation of innovative features and higher performances.. .
The Rock Trading
Our platform allows you to trade Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ether, Peercoin, Zcash, XRP (Ripples) and we are looking forward to increase our Virtual Currency Exchange capacity. Our trading fees starts at 0.20% and they go down to 0.02%, based on past 30 days volume.
Multiple options are available for your Euro and USD deposits and withdrawals! Margin trading is available too. Born in 2007 as a Second Life virtual company, The Rock has evolved in a full featured digital institution incorporated in Malta, with branch offices in Italy.
Founded by EU citizens, run by long-standing virtual worlds experts.. .
Sequitur Capital Srl
We are an independent firm focused on deep tech growth opportunities. We invest in scale-up candidates in the deep tech space in Europe and the United States and provide capital, international relations, along with industry, operating and investment expertise.
Our team combines a distinctive blend of experiences and competences – venture investment, general management, business development and technology – together with a stable presence in the United States.. .
Helperbit is an Italian startup that uses the Blockchain technology to allow people to donate digital and local currencies to charities and to people in need all over the world, trace their donation and the manner in which it is used, offering full transparency of economic flows. It even reverses the traditional insurance model for natural disasters, thanks to a service powered by blockchain that offers a fast, fair and transparent refund and empowers users to customize their premium, allowing also microinsurance.
Helperbit has been selected for the BlockChainSpace accelerator program, and has been featured on Nasdaq, Techcrunch, il Sole 24 Ore, Wired Italia and many more. Helperbit won many startup competition awards, such as at the D10e conference in Amsterdam, at the GTEC competition in Berlin, at Blockchain Hub in Graz and at ABI competition in Milan and was selected in the top 100 innovation projects at the World Humanitarian Summit, which was sponsored by the United Nations..
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SACE, a joint-stock company wholly owned by Cassa depositi e prestiti, offers a wide range of insurance and financial products: export credit, investment protection, financial guarantees, surety bonds and factoring. An offer that is enriched with SIMEST products, ranging from investments in equity capital of companies to subsidised loans and export credit.
It operates in 198 countries, ensuring more stable cash flows and transforming the insolvency risks of 25,000 business customers into development opportunities.. .
Widiba offers a fully customizable online platform and a network of 628 financial advisors throughout the country. He debuted on the market in September 2014, after a year of sharing with more than 150,000 users who have contributed positively to his birth: from concept and selecting the name (WISE-Dialog-Bank) to the proposed 3,500 ideas that were transformed into services and products that are offered to customers.
Today, Widiba is a 360 ° bank that combines a technology platform together with the Personal Advisor’s professional consulting, listening and attention in building profound and durable relationships.w. .
ICO, STO, IEO, IDO are the current acronyms which the projects that want to raise funds and operate in blockchain are presented by. It is not just about coins (crypto-coin), but much more: from useful and innovative startups to scams that pollute the market.
How to recognize one from the other? Where to invest to strengthen those who deserve it? We have built an answer for both questions. Confidence is a company that, through an investigative and intelligence-oriented approach, wants to see clearly by looking closely and in-depth at all the projects that apply to raise funds.
We are digital investigators, with decades of experience in the field. If the starting points are opaque, we will tell you clearly and directly, through the analysis of a plurality of information sources.
For this reason we attribute to each crypto-asset project three complementary and independent ratings assigned by funders, analysts and algorithms.. .
Fondo Strategico Italiano (FSI)
Fondo Strategico Italiano S.p.A. is a private equity firm specializing in investments in industry consolidations, growth capital, emerging growth, mature, convertible, and subordinated bonds, and preferred equity.
It seeks to invest in defense, security, infrastructure and public services, transportation, distribution and supply chain, communications, energy, insurance and financial intermediation, research, and high technology sectors. It seeks to invest in companies incorporated in Italy and operating worldwide.
The firm seeks to invest in companies with a minimum turnover of €240 million ($305.88 million) and an average of at least 200 employees. It prefers to acquire a minority stake and seeks an active involvement in the governance of its portfolio companies and a representation on the Board of Directors.
Fondo Strategico Italiano S.p.A. was founded in 2011 and is based in Milan, Italy..
eKuota is revolutionizing corporate finance by providing an entirely online platform dedicated to international companies trading with foreign countries and purchasing raw materials. eKuota enables customers to enter the expected company payments and receipts and calculate the risk involved in the transaction.
Customers will have the ability to evaluate alternative strategies and will be able to monitor daily the achievement of company objectives by using the platform and reading the frequent updates provided on price movements of currencies and commodities. eKuota is the embodiment of the “make it simple” principle: complex systems and instruments put within your reach and easy to use so you can carry out your firm’s corporate finance and risk management needs.
The concept of “openness” was the backbone of the eKuota project that inspired the team of economists, engineers and researchers involved.. .
Leanus is a cloud-based businesses analyzer leader in Italy now adapted by INFORMA D&B (our Partner) to Spanish companies. It is an easy to use artificial intelligence sophisticated tool for businesses, entrepreneurs and financial institutions.
It has a very lean and easy to use interface from which the client can either buy financial information on a company he is analyzing or use Leanus to analyze it saving time, money and with a better result. The market is full of data and reports on companies, the value added for clients is not just having the data but to be able to process and understand them in an economic way to take everyday’s decisions.
With Leanus the client can thoroughly analyse businesses’ balance sheets, carry out multi variant complex searches, make sectorial studies, group comparisons, simulations, high level business plans and presentations in an easy, quick and economic way – See more at: http://www.ilventure.co/leanus#sthash.UL31zE4V.dpuf. .
Money360.it operates as an online broker of retail financial and insurance products. It provides intermediary services for home and personal loans, and bank accounts, and insurance products offered by various institutions.
Money360.it began operation in 2010, with its headquarters in Milan in Italy. It operates as a subsidiary of Gruppo MutuiOnline..
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