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Announcing the first set of startups & partners for FinTech Forum #5YFTF

We are pleased to announce the first set of startups selected to present at #5YFTF, FinTech Forum’s 5th Anniversary Edition taking place on 22nd Nov. 2018 (scroll down for further info).

We are proud to welcome InvestHK, HK FinTechBörsen Zeitung (media partner), advinda Investor CloudLH Miles & MoreBe Think, Solve, Execute and Innogy Innovation Hub to the FinTech Forum partner community!

Here are the startups who will be on stage, “in a Tweet”:

  • advinda is disrupting how the Alternative Investment industry raises institutional capital- a simple CRM solution combined with proprietary investor intelligence on more than $68 trillion AUM in the cloud.
  • XTECH is a German cryptocurrency exchange, enabling access to the hottest coins in the cryptocurrency ecosystem to both professional and amateur traders.
  • Fractal offers on-boarding and payment software for Token Launches (ICOs) – a multidisciplinary, international endeavour- with a focus on compliance and usability.
  • RYSKEX is the next level of RISK EXchange, offering a hedging platform for insurance risks embedded in a B2B ecosystem. It brings together risk management units and institutional investors via a blockchain-based P2P approach supported by AI and an own token.
  • finbc is the P2P receivables exchange and financing platform for SME on the blockchain, enabling international invoicing and payments- both regular or cryptocurrency- right out of the ERP system.
  • <Startup in stealth-mode> is building the first fully regulated index replication mechanism for ETF crypto investing based in Germany.
  • Growney is a digital Investment Advice company with a transparent, cost- effective and simple product for retail customers in Germany. They recently signed a cooperation with Signal Iduna, and receives high ratings from the independent non-profit consumer website
  • AAZZUR is an intelligent account aggregator with a functionality layer, where customers connect their accounts thanks to PSD2 and OpenBanking, tailored to international customers. They have acquired live Alpha customers already, and were part of the TechStars Berlin program (2018).
  • ForexFix offers easy and fast hedging against currency fluctuations for small and medium businesses who are doing business internationally and have costs or revenues in foreign currencies. Unlike traditional banks, Ebury or Kantox, our service is easy to use and less expensive.
  • BITA, as a recent article describes them- is “the S&P of crypto indices“- the first professional index and data provider in the digital asset space. They develop, calculate and disseminate real-time indexes and proprietary datafeeds covering the digital asset universe (cryptocurrencies and digital tokens)- or, .
  • CrowdDesk offers “full-service Fundrasing-as-a-Service: digitised and standardised issuing and investment processes for SMEs, startups or public agencies who need to raise capital through the crowd”. Cooperation with GLS Bank on Europe’s first crowd-investing platform of a bank.
  • Imburse Payments is “the first end-to-end platform to solve customer value challenges at transaction level using AI/ML to optimise the offer/transaction technology combination”.  With 3 committed PoCs, they have won “Best Pitch” at Swiss Fintech event and accepted to the Plug n Play Europe Batch 0 (Insurtech).
  • Neon Banking is Switzerland’s 1st independent #mobile bank–free banking, offering simple, mobile and free everyday banking – free current account linked with Debit MasterCard and variety of third party products. They recently announced a cooperation with Hypothekarbank Lenzburg.

We are looking forward to welcoming them on stage!

Financial Institutions and Investors may register here: Eventbrite - 10th FinTech Forum | 5th Anniversary Edition


10:00 – 10:30  Event Registration

10:30 – 10:40  Welcome Note: Frank Schwab, Co-Founder, FinTech Forum)

10:40 – 10:50  5 Years FTF + Deal Highlights (Samarth Shekhar, Co-Founder, FinTech Forum)

10:50 – 11:50  Startup Pitches I

11:50 – 12:30  Guest Presentations

Thorsten Terweiden, InvestHK

                           (further speakers TBA)

12:30 – 13:30  Buffet & Networking

13:30 – 14:30  Startup Pitches II

14:30 – 15:00  Guest Presentations

                          Essential lessons from Germany’s first FinTech: Laurens Mauquoi, Smava

                          (further speakers TBA)

15:00 – 15:30  Panel Discussion: German FinTech, Outside Backers- Fast Forward 2023

                          Dr. Christian Nagel, Earlybird Venture Capital

                          (further panelists TBA)

15:30+             Coffee & Networking

Participating Companies (updated weekly)


advinda Investor Cloud

Be Think, Solve, Execute

Bita Data


DC Placement Advisors

Earlybird Venture Capital


First Momentum Ventures


Fractal Blockchain


Hasso Plattner Institute

Imburse Payments

Innogy Innovation Hub


Lufthansa AirPlus

Miles & More


Neon Banking



Wüstenrot Bank


yabeo Management

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