Author: Samarth Shekhar

Final Agenda & Line-Up: 11th FinTech Forum

Two days to go for the 11th FinTech Forum this Thursday- check out the final line-up of startups and register here for the last few places:   Looking forward to the sessions from our guest speakers: Assaf Shamia (G+D Ventures) on trends in digital currencies (Libra & Co.), M2M payments and tokenisation Jens Jennissen (’) […]

Announcing the second set of startups & investors: 11th FinTech Forum (21st Nov. / Frankfurt)

We are proud to announce that BizBot (Norway), iCEIBA (UK), Remipay (Germany), Trality  and Nodeventure (both Austria) are joining the exciting line-up of startups and investors presenting at the 11th FinTech Forum (21st Nov. 2019 in Frankfurt): Nodeventure (Austria): stores digital assets safely and profitably by reducing the entry barriers for blockchain systems. Trality (Austria): Making the tools of Wall […]

Announcing the first set of startups & investors at 11th FinTech Forum

The first set of startups selected for the 11th FinTech Forum include: Ybanking (Poland)- a virtual bank offering multiple products via a Platform-as-a-Service Lingua Custodia (France)- AI for high-end translations in finance e.g. fund prospectus, equity research etc. BizBot (Norway)- helps entrepreneurs and investors manage their cap tables, via an easy-to-use use and connected platform We are also […]

The European FinTech Zeitgeist: FinTech Forum @Money2020 Europe

Now in the fourth year of our media partnership, FinTech Forum was at Money2020 Europe, 3-5 June in Amsterdam.  Apart from bumping into friends and acquaintances, FinTech Forum Co-Founder Samarth Shekhar talked to some of the participants to get a pulse of European FinTech and financial services trends, as well as tips and learnings for other founders. Whether digital banking (Georg […]

Newsletter 25 March 2019

Barcelona-based fintech Pagantis raises €65 million for its e-commerce financing platform Barcelona-based startup Pagantis, which offers financing for e-commerce customers, has raised €65 million Series B in one of the biggest fintech rounds in Spain to date. The investment came from Prime Ventures, SPF Investment Management, and Rinkelberg Capital Group, and will be used to […]

Newsletter: 10 Dec 2018

Regtech startup Alyne raises €3 million to help organisations manage their data privacy and compliance Regtech startup Alyne has raised €3 million in a Series A financing round led by Alstin Capital, with participation from Hannover Digital Investments GmbH. Founded by Karl Viertel, Stefan Sulistyo, Manuel Reil, and Matthias Danner in 2015, Alyne is headquartered […]


10th FinTech Forum shows the next wave of FinTechs, investments, partnerships and M&A is here

Check out the 10th FinTech Forum in pictures, and save the date/ register for the 11th FinTech Forum on 21st Nov. 2019:! The 5th anniversary event at The Airport Club, Frankfurt, kicked off to a full house, with FinTech Forum co-founder Frank Schwab reflecting on the first event in 2013- and how the event series […]

Announcing the final line-up of startups: FinTech Forum’s 5th Anniversary Edition

After an application and selection process that started in May, we are pleased to announce the 15 startups selected to present at FinTech Forum’s 5th Anniversary Edition, taking place on 22nd Nov. 2018 at the Airport Club, Frankfurt.  Reading through the “startups in tweets” below, we are amazed to see how far the FinTech scene has come […]

Newsletter: 27 Aug 2018

FinLab investment AUTHADA secures well-known FinTech investor main incubator and finalizes seven-digit financing round AUTHADA GmbH, a portfolio company of FinLab AG, is a technology company based in Darmstadt that offers BSI certified products for secure and user-friendly identity verification…The technology underlying the software uses the features of the electronic identity card, as the data […]

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 FinTech, Börsen Zeitung (media partner), advinda Investor Cloud, LH Miles & More, Be Think, Solve, Execute and Innogy Innovation Hub to the FinTech Forum partner community! Here […]

Newsletter: 4th June 2018

Meet FinTech Forum at Money2020 Europe! Money20/20 Europe has landed in Amsterdam with AI, collaboration and open banking high on the agenda over the next three days. Interested to connect to the German / D-A-CH FinTech scene? Connect to FinTech Forum’s Samarth Shekhar (Day 1) and Michael Mellinghoff (Day 1-3): do reach out to us […]

7 Questions with Victor Hugo Gomez, Founder of BITA

BITA is one of the startups selected to present at the 5th Anniversary Edition of FinTech Forum on 22nd Nov. 2018- more information for startups is here. Registration for investors / financial institutions is here. 1.     Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. A Venezuelan native, I’m one of those perhaps “irrational […]

Register / Apply for the 10th FinTech Forum

The 5th Anniversary Edition of the event that kicked-off the FinTech scene in Germany / D-A-CH takes place at The Airport Club, Frankfurt on 22nd Nov. 2018, exactly 5 years since the inaugural FinTech Forum held on 22nd Nov. 2013. The event series puts the most promising startups from D-A-CH/ Continental Europe on stage, and has become a reflection of the region’s […]

Newsletter: 12th Jan. 2018

Best wishes from Team FinTech Forum for a successful 2018! FinTech deals were alive and kicking in the last few weeks in Continental Europe, so we are back from the break with a round up of the key news you may have missed. Also note: Money2020 Europe, Europe’s biggest #FinTech event is moving to #Amsterdam […]

Newsletter: 15th Dec. 2017

Ngdata Raises $19M in Series C Funding Ngdata, a Gent, Belgium-based customer experience management solutions company, raised over $19m in Series C funding. Led by Luc Burgelman, CEO, and Michel Akkermans, chairman, Ngdata provides data-rich companies in financial services, telecom, utilities, hospitality, etc., with a customer data platform, called Lily™…The round was led by HPE Growth […]

Journey to Exit: with Mathias Wegmüller of Qumram

Our new series “European FinTech Journeys” showcases European FinTechs’ journey to a funding, exit or closure – and the blood, sweat and tears in between! We are proud to launch this series with Qumram, a FinTech Forum alumnus which was acquired last week by Dynatrace. Qumram was selected to present at the FTF On Tour | InvestTech event in London (Sep. 2015), […]

Newsletter: 11th Nov. 2017

FTF alumnus Qumram acquired by Dynatrace, Monzo raises $93M, N26 announces expansion to US and UK, WeWork Frankfurt exclusive offer etc. Check out the latest German FinTech Scorecard (status: 31st Oct. 2017) Digital performance firm Dynatrace acquires Qumram Digital performance management company Dynatrace has acquired Qumram, a digital interaction audit solutions provider, for an undisclosed […]

German FinTech Scorecard: 31.10.17.

German FinTech scorecard Our Scorecard (BETA) has been tracking FinTech funding rounds and M&A deals across Europe since 2013. Below is the scorecard for Germany for 2017 YTD, based on disclosed deals only – we do not take any liability for incomplete or incorrect data. Your deal is missing? Email FinTech Forum alumni scorecard Alumni […]

Newsletter: 3rd Nov. 2017

TransferWise raises $280M, ING launches €300M fund, Natixis takes 50% in Dalenys, FinTech Forum alumni shine: BondIT raises $14.25M, LiqEase wins Slush Shanghai etc. TransferWise announces whopping $280M investment as early shareholders cash in TransferWise, the international money transfer company and one of Europe’s better-known unicorns, has announced $280 million in new investment today. The […]

Newsletter: 27th Oct. 2017

Shift Technology raises another $28 million to prevent fraudulent insurance claims Shift Technology is raising a Series B round of $28 million from Accel and General Catalyst. Accel had already led the company’s previous round. Existing investors Elaia Partners and Iris Capital are also participating in today’s round. App-driven trading startup BUX raises EUR10.6 million in Series C funding BUX […]