British women do fintech too
Of 743 fintech companies in the UK, just 88 – or 12% – have a female founder or co-founder, according to Beauhurst.
That’s a pretty poor metric, though Beauhurst reckons these entrepreneurs are having a big impact on the UK fintech sector. British female fintech movers and shakers closed 56 deals worth a total of £226.9m in 2017, up from 45 deals and £125.5m in 2016.
And heading up of Beauhurst’s female fintech entrepreneurs ranking is Anne Boden, founder and CEO of Starling, a challenger bank helping users manage their money via an ‘insight-generating’ mobile app. Plus there’s Catherine Wines, founder of WorldRemit, an online transfer platform enabling workers operating abroad to send remittances to family and friends in their country of origin – its revenues put the company among the top 10 earners in Britain’s fintech sector.