Copenhagen based fintech, Inpay, has been named the fastest-growing company in Denmark in the annual FT1000 business rankings.
The Financial Times, a British business publication, completed months of database research and directly contacted tens of thousands of European enterprises.
Thomas Jul, CEO, said: “The team at Inpay works tirelessly to democratise payments and provide fast, easy and affordable payments across borders. Through that, we make our small contribution to the financial inclusion of the many who live in countries less equipped with the digital infrastructure that the rest of us have grown accustomed to.
“The position is based on results from 2017 to 2020, but the agile nature and resilience to change of both Inpay’s employees and its products means that we look forward for continued growth in the coming years.”
A recognised fintech company
Established in 2008 and headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Inpay is an authorised payments institution, regulated by the Danish FSA, with license passported across the EEA (European Economic Area).
Not only did Inpay rank as the fastest-growing company in Denmark, but it was also recognised as the sixth fastest-growing fintech in Europe. It also entered the ranking as the 87th fastest growing company in Europe, the highest position a Danish company has ever reached.
Inpay, which provides low-cost, secure and real-time cross-border payments for businesses, financial institutions and postal operators, saw a 1,299% increase in revenue between 2017 and 2020.
Providing real-time cross border payments
The Danish fintech was formed after its founder Jacob Tackmann Thomsen realised that the money he wanted to donate to help orphaned children in Myanmar after 2008’s Cyclone Nargis would lose 5% to fees and take days to arrive. Frustrated by this, he swore to create a solution that made cross-border payments as cheap, fast, easy and secure as domestic transactions: and so Inpay was born.
Fast forward 14 years and the company now employs more than 120 people of more than 33 nationalities and processes millions of transactions each year. But while the company has seen successful commercial growth, its core mission remains the same, to financially include 100 million within the next ten years.
Through its partnership with global postal organisations Inpay’s customers can also make payments to postal offices in rural, hard to reach and cash-heavy regions in countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Bhutan. And while Nordic fintechs received US$4.8bn in investments in the same half-year period last year, Inpay remains privately held.