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MX Named to the 2021 CB Insights Fintech 250 List of Fastest-Growing Fintech Startups

October 5, 2021 | 0 min read

Fast-growing financial data platform and leader in modern connectivity honored in prestigious list of top emerging private fintech companies

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NEW YORK, October 5, 2021 -- CB Insights today named MX to the fourth annual Fintech 250, a prestigious list of emerging private companies working on groundbreaking financial technology. This year’s list was unveiled on stage at CB Insights’ Future of Fintech conference in New York City. 

MX was named alongside 23 other fintechs in the Core Banking & Infrastructure category.

“This is the fourth class of the Fintech 250, and it’s also the most international, representing 26 countries,” said CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal. “These 250 fintech startups are attacking an incredibly diverse array of financial services opportunities across 19 sectors, including digital banking, insurance, payroll, retail investing, and more. After being named to the CB Insights Fintech 250 last year, the 2020 class saw 17 companies go public and 25 get acquired. They also went on to raise over $25B in additional financing and forged more than 380 new partnerships after being recognized. The Fintech 250 has a history of spotlighting the very best fintech companies, and this year is no different. We're excited to see how these fintech startups disrupt and transform financial services in the years ahead."

“We’re passionate about empowering the world financially as we continue to grow, nearly exponentially, under our premise that the proper utilization of transactional data will lead to massive changes in banking and fintech,” said Ryan Caldwell, founder and CEO of MX. “Our phenomenal employee base and thriving culture are helping us have a bigger impact than ever before. And with our industry-leading financial data platform and advancements in modern connectivity, the vision we mapped out 11 years ago to utilize the power of clean data to change the money experience for millions of people, through their financial institutions, is becoming a reality.”

Through an evidence-based approach, the CB Insights Intelligence Unit selected the Fintech 250 from a pool of over 17,000 companies, including applicants and nominees. They were chosen based on several factors, including data submitted by the companies, company business models and momentum in the market, and Mosaic scores, CB Insights’ proprietary algorithm that measures the overall health and growth potential of private companies.

Fintech 250 2021: Investment Highlights

  • Unicorns: 118 of the 250 companies (47%) are valued at or above $1B as of their latest funding round
  • Funding trends: In 2021 year-to-date (YTD), these 250 private companies have raised $40.3B in equity funding across 275 deals (as of 9/14/21)
  • Mega-rounds: Since 2020, there have been 178 mega-round ($100M+) equity investments to this year’s Fintech 250, with 138 of them in 2021 YTD
  • Global representation: 36% of the 2021 Fintech 250 are based outside the US. After the US, the UK is home to the most Fintech 250 companies (25), followed by India (12). This year’s winners are based in 26 countries, including France, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, and Nigeria.
  • Top VC investor: Ribbit Capital is the most active investor in this year’s Fintech 250 companies, having invested in 62 deals since 2016. Since 2019, Ribbit has participated in 41 deals with this cohort of companies, including to Nubank, Uala, Brex, Vouch, Razorpay, and BharatPe. Tiger Global Management and Accel were close behind with 57 and 55 deals, respectively.

Click here to see the full 2021 Fintech 250 chart.

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About MX

MX, the financial data platform and leader in modern connectivity, helps organizations everywhere connect to the world’s financial data and turn raw, unstructured data into their most valuable asset to deliver intelligent and personalized money experiences. MX connects more than 16,000 financial institutions and fintechs providing the industry’s most reliable and secure data connectivity network. Additionally, MX powers 85% of digital banking providers, as well as thousands of banks, credit unions, and fintechs, with a combined reach of over 200 million consumers. To learn more, follow us on Twitter @MX or visit www.mx.com.

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