CB Insights named CreditMantri to the Fintech 250, a select group of emerging private companies working on groundbreaking financial technology. CB Insights CEO and co-founder, Anand Sanwal, revealed the Fintech 250 companies during The Future of Fintech, a gathering of the world’s largest financial institutions, best fintech startups, and most active venture investors.
CB Insights aggregate and analyze massive amounts of data and use machine learning, algorithms and data visualization to help corporations replace the three Gs (Google searches, gut instinct and guys with MBAs*) so they can answer massive strategic questions using probability not punditry.
With backing from the National Science Foundation and venture capital investors, they mine terabytes of data and knowledge contained in patents, venture capital financing, M&A transactions, hiring, startup and investor websites, news sentiment, social media chatter, and more.
The CB Insights research team selected the Fintech 250 companies based on several factors including data submitted by the companies and the company’s Mosaic Score. The Mosaic Score, based on CB Insights’ National Science Foundation-funded algorithm, measures the overall health and growth potential of private companies. Through this evidence-based, statistically-driven approach, the Mosaic Score can help predict a company’s momentum, market health and financial viability.
Commenting on the development, CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal, said, “The financial services industry will see more change in the next 10 years than it has in the last 100. And that transformation is being driven by a group of smart insurgent startup companies. The Fintech 250 are the most promising of these insurgents. They are bringing emerging technologies and business models to financial services that will permanently change the way we handle money and do business.”
Quick facts on the Fintech 250:
- These 250 emerging private companies have raised $14 Bn across 240 deals in 2016.
- Applications of their technology include breakthroughs in insurance, lending, payments, human resources, real estate, and much more.
- More than 2,000 companies were nominated or applied for the Fintech 250 (only 8% were selected).
- Ribbit Capital has backed 17 of the Fintech 250 companies, while Andreesen Horowitz and Goldman Sachs backed 9.
- Twenty-three Fintech 250 companies have reached a valuation of $1B or more.
- 23 countries are represented among the Fintech 250 companies.
CreditMantri is a Chennai-based fintech startup focused on enabling efficient credit decisions for borrowers and lenders. It was created by a team of 3 ex-bankers with the intent to change the way credit is delivered in India by leveraging the power of technology and the digital medium – Ranjit Punja, R Sudarshan and Gowri Mukherjee.
Startup aims to empower consumers to know their Credit potential and benefit from this knowledge. On the CreditMantri site, customers can access their Credit Scores, learn how they can improve their Credit health, resolve past issues, reduce current borrowing costs and in the process discover products best matched to their credit profile. The website provides the borrowers better control over their credit health by educating and hand-holding them to create or improve their credit scores and eventually discover relevant lender products.
“At CreditMantri, we have always aspired to become India’s largest and most inclusive credit facilitator and this acknowledgment validates the fact that we are headed in the right direction. India stands at the precipice of immense data infusion given the current digital shift. Digitalization of banking & finance, along with the surge in first-time borrowers is a great enabler for efficient credit decision making for lenders and borrowers,” said Ranjit Punja, CEO and Co-founder, CreditMantri.
Companies such as Paytm, Capital Float, Lending Kart, Indifi and Perfios, from India joined CreditMantri in being recognized for their innovative technology in front of an audience of 1000 senior executives from around the world.