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The Complete List of 39 Banking Unicorns

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Once a company crosses the $1 Billion mark, it becomes part of a rare and exclusive club: The Unicorn Club.

This next list contains 39 companies in the Banking industry that have achieved a valuation of more than $1 billion dollars; or in other words, have reached a so-called “Unicorn” status.

39 Banking Unicorns Companies

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Revolut

Revolut

Revolut is a financial services company that provides payment solutions to businesses and individuals.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $33.00

    B (

    April 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • City:

    London

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Nikolay Storonsky, Vlad Yatsenko

  • Industries:

    Banking, Financial Services, FinTech, Mobile Payments

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,715.98M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    15

  • Number of investors:

    41

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Chime

Chime

Chime is a financial technology company offering an online marketplace where members can find, select, compare financial products made specifically for them.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $25.00

    B (

    March 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Chris Britt, Ryan King

  • Industries:

    Banking, Debit Cards, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $3,396.75M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    30

here

Brex

Brex

Brex is an all-in-one business finance solution for growing companies.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $12.30

    B (

    October 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Draper

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Henrique Dubugras, Pedro Franceschi

  • Industries:

    Banking, Credit Cards, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,490.12M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    11

  • Number of investors:

    52

here

N26

N26

N26 is an online bank that offers mobile banking to customers within the European Union.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $9.23

    B (

    January 2019

    )

  • Country:

    Germany

  • City:

    Berlin

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Maximilian Tayenthal, Valentin Stalf

  • Industries:

    Banking, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,722.36M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    22

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Upgrade

Upgrade

Upgrade is the first ultralow-cost, transparent alternative to payday loans and other expensive forms of short-term credit.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $6.28

    B (

    February 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Adelina Grozdanova, Jeff Bogan, Matt Wierman, Renaud Laplanche, Soul Htite, Visar Nimani

  • Industries:

    Banking, Credit, Financial Services, FinTech, Mobile

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $562.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    27

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iCapital Network

iCapital Network

iCapital Network is an online platform for alternative investments and investors.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $6.00

    B (

    July 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Dan Vene, John Robertshaw, Nick Veronis, Phil Pool

  • Industries:

    Asset Management, Banking, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $181.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    11

  • Number of investors:

    27

here

Mambu

Mambu

Mambu offers a scalable, customizable, and versatile software solution that gives banks the power to create various lending and deposit services on their own with a level of customization never before possible.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.50

    B (

    January 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Netherlands

  • City:

    Amsterdam

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Eugene Danilkis, Frederik Pfisterer, Sofia Nunes

  • Industries:

    Banking, Financial Services, FinTech, Lending, SaaS

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $445.51M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    10

here

C6 Bank

C6 Bank

C6 Bank is a bank with no physical branches, but all the convenience of a traditional bank.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.05

    B (

    December 2020

    )

  • Country:

    Brazil

  • City:

    Sao Paulo

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Carlos Fonseca, Leandro Torres, Luiz Calicchio, Marcelo Kalim

  • Industries:

    Banking, Credit Cards, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $2,370.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    1

here

OakNorth Bank

OakNorth Bank

OakNorth develops and delivers intelligent decision-making tools that can transform and enhance the lending process.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.00

    B (

    October 2017

    )

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • City:

    London

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Joel Perlman, Rishi Khosla

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Banking, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Lending

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $990.52M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    9

here

Qonto

Qonto

Qonto is an online bank that provides financial tools for small and medium-sized businesses and freelancers.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.00

    B (

    January 2022

    )

  • Country:

    France

  • City:

    Paris

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Alexandre Prot, Steve Anavi

  • Industries:

    Banking, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $703.39M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    18

here

Creditas

Creditas

Creditas is a financial technology startup that connects creditworthy individuals with proprietary technology to obtain fast, simple, and competitive financing.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.80

    B (

    December 2020

    )

  • Country:

    Brazil

  • City:

    Sao Paulo

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Sergio Furio

  • Industries:

    Banking, Consumer Lending, FinTech, Personal Finance

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $867.44M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    25

here

Monzo

Monzo

Monzo is a digital-only bank that caters to users with busy lives. It is perfect for people who want a straightforward banking experience with affordable fees and full transparency.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.50

    B (

    October 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • City:

    London

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Gary Dolman, Jason Bates, Jonas Huckestein, Paul Rippon, Tom Blomfield

  • Industries:

    Banking, Financial Services, FinTech, Marketplace

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,240.65M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    21

  • Number of investors:

    37

here

Circle

Circle

Circle is the global crypto finance platform, making it possible for anyone to buy, sell, use, and accept crypto assets.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.00

    B (

    May 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Boston

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Jeremy Allaire, Sean Neville

  • Industries:

    Banking, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $3,497.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    39

here

Varo Bank

Varo Bank

Varo is a digital bank that offers innovative, premium banking services wrapped in inclusive design.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.50

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Assaf Guery, Colin Walsh, Mykola Klymenko, Roger Van Duinen

  • Industries:

    Apps, Banking, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $991.33M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    25

here

Uala

Uala

Ualá is a fintech company that offers a financial ecosystem through an app, linked to a free international Mastercard card.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.45

    B (

    August 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Argentina

  • City:

    Buenos Aires

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Pierpaolo Barbieri

  • Industries:

    Apps, Banking, Financial Services, FinTech, Personal Finance

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $608.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    22

here

Trumid

Trumid

Trumid helps to build data products to facilitate pricing and information discovery for the credit community.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.40

    B (

    July 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Ronnie Mateo

  • Industries:

    Banking, Electronics, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Trading Platform

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $711.73M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    25

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Current

Current

Current is a financial technology company that offers mobile payments, online banking, and financial services.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.20

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Stuart Sopp

  • Industries:

    Banking, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $383.41M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    18

here

Akulaku

Akulaku

Akulaku is Southeast Asia's premier banking and digital financial platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    February 2022

    )

  • Country:

    Indonesia

  • City:

    Jakarta

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Gordon Hu, William LI

  • Industries:

    Banking, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Insurance, Wealth Management

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $455.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    15

here

Bunq

Bunq

Bunq is a self-sufficient neobank dedicated to assisting users in saving time, money, and the environment.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    June 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Netherlands

  • City:

    Amsterdam

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Ali Niknam

  • Industries:

    Banking, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $228.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    2

here

Modern Treasury

Modern Treasury

Modern Treasury offers a payment operations platform used to simplify and modernize business payments.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    October 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Dimitri Dadiomov, Matthew Marcus, Sam Aarons

  • Industries:

    Banking, Finance, FinTech, Payments

  • Number of employees:

    10-50

  • Funding Amount:

    $133.12M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    10

here

Zilch

Zilch

Zilch is a buy now, pay later app that allows its customers to shop wherever Mastercard is accepted.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • City:

    London

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Philip Belamant

  • Industries:

    Banking, Financial Services, FinTech, Payments

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $339.20M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    6

here

Starling Bank

Starling Bank

Starling Bank is a mobile-only bank for personal and business current accounts.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.95

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • City:

    London

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Anne Boden

  • Industries:

    Banking, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $905.62M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    11

here

MX Technologies

MX Technologies

MX Technologies processes risk, identity and payment data to help fintech companies power new ways to manage money.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.90

    B (

    January 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Lehi

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    Brandon Dewitt, Ryan Caldwell

  • Industries:

    Banking, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $454.13M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    28

here

solarisBank

solarisBank

Solarisbank is a Banking-as-a-Service platform that enables other companies to offer their own financial services via APIs.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.65

    B (

    July 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Germany

  • City:

    Berlin

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Andreas Bittner, Marko Wenthin

  • Industries:

    Banking, Financial Services, FinTech, Information Technology

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $402.46M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    21

here

Mercury

Mercury

Mercury is a digital banking company that provides banking services and bank accounts designed specifically for startups.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.60

    B (

    July 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2019

  • Founders:

    Immad Akhund, Jason Zhang, Max Tagher

  • Industries:

    Banking, Financial Services, FinTech, Information Technology, InsurTech

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $462.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    39

here

Zeta

Zeta

Zeta is a modern banking tech company providing Modern Core and Processing for FIs and Embeddable Banking for fintechs and distributors.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.45

    B (

    May 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Bhavin Turakhia, Ramki Gaddipati

  • Industries:

    Banking, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $273.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    2

here

Five Star Business Finance

Five Star Business Finance

Five-Star is a Registered Non Banking Finance Company (NBFC) with Reserve Bank of India (RBI). They offer hassle free and fast loans for all your needs.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.40

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Chennai

  • Started in:

    1984

  • Founders:

    V K Ranganathan

  • Industries:

    Banking, Finance, Financial Services, Personal Finance

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $459.78M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    9

here

Stash

Stash

Stash is a personal finance app that combines banking, investing, and advice into one platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.40

    B (

    February 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    New York

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Brandon Krieg, David Ronick, Ed Robinson

  • Industries:

    Banking, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Personal Finance, Software, Wealth Management

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $439.25M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    12

here

Neon

Neon

Neon is a digital bank that offers credit cards, personal loans, and investment products, among other services.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.38

    B (

    February 2022

    )

  • Country:

    Brazil

  • City:

    Sao Paulo

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Pedro Conrade

  • Industries:

    Banking, Credit, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $720.42M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    13

here

The Bank of London

The Bank of London

The Bank of London is a global clearing, agency, and transaction bank advancing the economic infrastructure of the future.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.10

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • City:

    London

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Anthony Watson

  • Industries:

    Banking, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    10-50

  • Funding Amount:

    $90.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    3

here

Amount

Amount

Amount is a financial technology startup that speeds financial institutions' digital transformation.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    May 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Chicago

  • Started in:

    2019

  • Founders:

    Al Goldstein, Al Goldstein

  • Industries:

    Banking, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $187.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    10

here

Clara

Clara

Spend management from start to finish for Latin American businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    December 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Mexico

  • City:

    Mexico City

  • Started in:

    2020

  • Founders:

    Diego Garcia, Gerry Giacoman Colyer, Guilherme Penna

  • Industries:

    B2B, Banking, Credit Cards, Enterprise Software, Payments

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $108.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    43

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Lunar

Lunar

Lunar is a digital bank that offers a mobile-based banking app that helps consumers manage their personal finances.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    July 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Denmark

  • City:

    Aarhus

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Ken Villum Klausen

  • Industries:

    Banking, Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $371.29M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    13

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ONE

ONE

ONE is a global sports media platform with a global reach of more than 150 countries.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    December 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Singapore

  • City:

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Chatri Sityodtong

  • Industries:

    Art, eSports

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $486.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    2

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Numbrs

Numbrs

Numbrs is a customer-centric, innovative financial services company that embraces a digital solution to solve some of the biggest industry challenges.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    August 2019

    )

  • Country:

    Switzerland

  • City:

    Zurich

  • Started in:

    1999

  • Founders:

    Boris Manhart, Johannes Huebner, Martin Saidler

  • Industries:

    Apps, Banking, Finance, Financial Services, Information Technology, Lifestyle, Mobile

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $127.60M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    10

here

Thought Machine

Thought Machine

Thought Machine is a Fintech company that builds cloud-native technology to revolutionize core banking.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • City:

    London

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Paul Taylor

  • Industries:

    Banking, Enterprise Software, Financial Services, FinTech, IT Infrastructure

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $402.05M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    13

here

TrueLayer

TrueLayer

TrueLayer is a fintech platform utilized to build financial apps that connect to bank data, verify accounts, and access transactions.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • City:

    London

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Francesco Simoneschi, Luca Martinetti

  • Industries:

    Banking, Developer Tools, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $271.80M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    24

here

WeLab

WeLab

WeLab is a Hong Kong-based online bank and consumer finance platform. It offers a full suite of end-to-end technology solutions to help financial institutions manage risk and increase yield.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    November 2017

    )

  • Country:

    Hong Kong

  • City:

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Aananth Solaiyappan, Frances Kang, Kelly Wong, Simon Loong

  • Industries:

    Banking, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Personal Finance

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $896.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    11

  • Number of investors:

    19

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Xendit

Xendit

Xendit is fintech company that provides payment infrastructure across South East Asia.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Indonesia

  • City:

    Jakarta

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Bo Chen, Juan Gonzalez, Moses Lo, Tessa Wijaya

  • Industries:

    Banking, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech, Payments

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $215.01M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    9

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