"Traditional banking is being challenged as Fintech entrepreneurs and start-ups take matters into their own hands. This emerging market has seen a burst of activity over the last 5 years, global investment in Fintech tripled to $12.21B in 2014. We analysed the Fintech discussion in a previous blog and we wanted to continue with these reports to show how influencer trends map out over time. It was interesting to see how the rankings have changed since last time, as well as seeing new influencers entering and driving engagement within the fintech community on social media.
WHAT ARE THE EXPERTS SAYING?
We reached out to some of the top 20 influencers to ask them for their views on Fintech. We spoke to Jim Marous (#2), Spiros Margaris (#5), David Brear (#9), Oscar Williams-Grut (#10), Alex Jimenez (#11) and Gary Reader (#19).
TOP 100 INDIVIDUALS
We looked at all the individuals engaging on Twitter to bring you a list of the top 100 influencers in Fintech.
TOP 100 BRANDS
With all the discussion and resources available online, our analysis produced a great set of independent information resources and communities. It was interesting to see influential brands such as DNotes, Fintechna, Bitcoin Garden and Hedgeable leading the debate."