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Fintech Report 2021

An open call to all Portuguese fintechs

The Portugal Fintech Report is the best source of information on the Portuguese ecosystem for its inner center: the Fintechs.

Build with the aim of bringing information to all stakeholders, and fostering the growth of Fintech in Portugal, each year the report tries to overcome itself.

Ever more. Ever better.

As could only be expected, we are calling out all Portuguese Fintechs to take part in this publication and apply to be featured.

If you are a founder, don't miss out:

Information on the Selection Process
  • Who can apply?
    Any Fintech that is either Portuguese or has operations in Portugal can apply. There are different categories of applications, which will be triaged after the application. Anyone from the company can submit the application, preferably the founder.
  • When Can I Apply?
    Applications are open until the 18th of September. On October 4th, the results will be realeased individually to each startup that applied. The Portugal Fintech Report 2023 will be out on November 9th.
  • How is the application process?
    Applications are made through the submission of an online questionnaire that will collect different types of information, from the startup profile to data that will be used for statistical matters. We understand that sometimes information can be sensitive, which is why most questions, besides the startup profile, are optional and you don't need to answer everything. Nevertheless, we will state which type of information will be displayed and which won't. Please keep in mind that there will be criteria for the selection process which may encompass the analysis of that information. After the closing of applications, the selected Fintechs will be noticed and its Startup Profile will be added to the Portugal Fintech Report 2023 with the information provided like it's written on the Application Form.
  • How does Portugal Fintech select the top Fintechs?
    To be 100% transparent, we share with you the criteria that we use to select the top Fintechs. Each criteria is measured as a weighted average of scores from 0 to 5 which are attributed to individual indicators that make up that criteria, and the final score is also a weighted average of those criteria. The startups with the highest scores will be on the report. Criteria used: (i) Team - Quality of the team - Diversity - Commitment - Employees (ii) Innovative character - Potential of disrupting the status quo - Low competition - Diversification - Sophistication (iii) Speed to market & Traction - Well materialized idea - Having a regulation-ready solution - Revenue - Clients - Relevant use-cases and projects (iv) Benefits to consumers and contribution to the Financial Sector's efficiency - Contributing to the efficiency of the Sector - Mitigation of risks- Benefits to the consumer (v) External validation - partners & investors - Relevant backers (investors & partners) - Awards and recognitions - Amount raised Please note that Portugal Fintech has a wide network of experts, whose opinion is considered in the selection process.

Innovation never stops. Neither do we.

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