Eight Israeli companies are among the world’s most innovative and exciting fintech startups reshaping the financial services industry, according to a new list published by KPMG and investment firm H2 Ventures.

OurCrowd, one of the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platforms for accredited investors to invest in Israeli and global companies, was the only blue-and-white representative in the Top 10.

“It is truly an honor to be a part of such a prestigious list of Fintech innovators two years in a row. We are proud to be recognized as the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platform. Fintech is now a global sector and we are glad to be leading an Israeli contingent of eight companies on the list,” said OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved.

“It’s unique for us to be leading this global market from Jerusalem,” Medved tells ISRAEL21c. “Jerusalem is taking a rightful place in Israel’s tech environment as a source of great startups.”

The second annual ‘Fintech 100’ list  includes 40 companies from the Americas (40%), 20 companies from the EMEA (20%), 18 companies from the UK (18%), and 22 companies from the Asia-Pacific region (22%), including 10 from Australia and NZ.

The eight Israeli companies on the list are OurCrowd, BioCatch, eToro, BLender, Colu, Credit Hood, Credorax, and Personetics.

“The speed and energy with which Fintech innovation is impacting financial services is gathering global momentum on many measures. This year’s report underscores the international nature of Fintech, with the broad geographic diversity of the Fintech companies featured. It is the ‘Fintech 100’ companies that are pushing the frontier of new products, services, technology, and business models in financial services. Those within the financial services sector who ignore the innovations of the ‘Fintech 100’ cohort do so at their peril,” said Ian Pollari, Global co-lead of KPMG’s Fintech practice.