Author: Samarth Shekhar

B2B Fintech Radar: September 5, 2022

On the radar this week: Q&A with Marcus Börner of OptioPay BigPanda, a service for responding to security incidents at financial institutions, raised strategic funding from UBS. Belvo, a Latin American embedded banking and open finance provider, raised strategic funding from Citi. Finexos, a UK credit-scoring provider, raised £695,000. Bookkeeper360, a provider of accounting tool […]

B2B Fintech Radar: August 26, 2022

On the radar this week: Q&A with Daniel Andres and Dr. Teddy Amberg of Spicehouse Partners ClaimLogiq, a healthcare payment integrity platform, raised funding as part of a recap. BankiFi, a UK embedded small business banking platform, raised £4 million to expand into the US. Ansible, a startup building a blockchain-based payments platform, raised $7 […]

Q&A with Aisot and Iconic Holding; European Fintech Deals this week include Unstoppable Finance, Griffin, Super Payments and Ageras Group

European FinTech deal this week include Unstoppable Finance, Griffin, Super Payments and Ageras Group We feature Q&As with Stefan Klauser of Aisot and Max Lautenschläger of Iconic Holding If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to us: Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Check out […]

B2B Fintech Radar: August 4, 2022

On the radar this week: Video Q&A with with Maximilian Schausberger of Elevator Ventures FinLync, a corporate finance and treasury provider, raised strategic investment from Workday. Copper, a crypto custody solution for institutions, raised strategic funding from Barclays Bank. Atato, a digital asset custodian, raised a $6 million Series A. Quasar Finance, a decentralized finance […]

Q&As with Alex Mifsud of Weavr.io and Semih Kacan of Swisscom Ventures; European FinTech deals this week include Bunch, Wallife, Element

European FinTech deal this week include Bunch, Wallife, Element We feature Q&As with Weavr.io and Swisscom Ventures If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to us: Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Check out the B2B FinTech Radar, our microsite focused on SaaS / Enterprise […]

B2B Fintech Radar: July 27, 2022

On the radar this week: Q&A with Christoph Bourguignat of Zelros Ride Capital, a German wealth structuring software for private investors, raised €3 million. Resolve, a medical billing and payments startup, raised a $3.3 million seed round. Fairplay, a software to tackle bias in lending decisions, raised a $10 million Series A. Hero, a French […]

B2B Fintech Radar: July 22, 2022

On the radar this week: Q&A with Sandipan Chakraborty of SONECT WiseWorks AI, a bank communications platform, raised $1.2 million Peakflo, building Bill.com for Southeast Asia, raised around $3 million. Quiltt, a low-code business-focused infrastructure provider, raised $4 million. Finli, a business payment management service, raised $6 million in seed funding. Supy, a restaurant payment […]

Q&As with Brian Nolan and Zbi Czapran of Finteum and Christian Knott, Capnamic Ventures; European FinTech deal this week include Asset Class, Griffin, Oxbury Bank, Zilch, Cleo, YuLife, ArK Kapital, WeFox

European FinTech deal this week include Asset Class, Griffin, Oxbury Bank, Zilch, Cleo, YuLife, ArK Kapital, WeFox We feature Q&As with Brian Nolan and Zbi Czapran of Finteum and Christian Knott, Capnamic Ventures If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to us: Frank Schwab […]

B2B Fintech Radar: July 14, 2022

On the radar this week: Q&A with Michael Mueller of Form3 Financial Cloud pfs, a financial software risk lifecycle management provider, raised funding. Xelix, a UK-based accounts payable solutions provider, raised a $5 million Series A. OpenFin, an enterprise bank operating platform, raised around $10 million from ING. Tesorio, an automated payment collection and accounts […]

B2B Fintech Radar: July 5, 2022

On the radar this week: Q&A with David Putts of Billon Fung, a crypto payments infrastructure provider, raised a $2.7 million pre-seed. System 9, a digital currency market-maker, raised a $5.7 million round. Dynamic, an infrastructure builder for decentralized digital wallets, raised a $7.5 million round. Flowdesk, a French digital asset manager, raised $30 million. […]

Q&As with Capnamic Ventures and Shane Elucidate; Early Stage European FinTech deal this week include Flowdesk,Hokodo, SumUp

European FinTech deal this week include Flowdesk, Hokodo, SumUp We feature Q&As with Christian Knott of Capnamic Ventures and Shane Riedel of Elucidate If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to us: Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Check out the B2B FinTech Radar, our […]

B2B Fintech Radar: June 27,2022

On the radar this week: Q&A with with Paul Christensen of Previse Formance, a French payments orchestration provider, raised $3.1 million. Rivet, a healthcare billing and payments platform, raised a $20.5 million Series B. ESG Book, a provider of sustainability data to investors, raised a $35 million Series B. Ledger Investing, a platform to connect […]

B2B Fintech Radar: June 20, 2022

On the radar this week: Q&A with Oliver Werneyer, CEO of Imburse Payments Mast, a UK mortgage origination provider, raised £1.2 million. Nume Crypto, a crypto payments processing startup, raised $2 million. Webio, a conversational AI builder for the debt collection and repayment industry, raised €3.84 million. Bits of Stock, a rewards platform that lets […]

Q&As with Railsbank and Elevator Ventures; Early Stage European FinTech deal this week include Factris, Defacto, Bud, Juni

European FinTech deal this week include Factris, Defacto, Bud, Juni We feature Q&As with Nigel Verdon of Railsbank and Maximilian Schausberger of Elevator Ventures. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to us: Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Check out the B2B FinTech Radar, […]

B2B FinTech Radar: June 14, 2022

On the radar this week: Q&A with David Putts, Chief Growth Officer, Billon Digiseq, a tokenized wearable payments receiver, raised strategic funding. Lumiant, a wealth manager client advice and engagement platform, raised $3 million. Datia, an ESG data workflow solution for investing, raised $3.4 million. Cryptio, a digital asset back-office platform, raised a $10 million […]

Q&As with DIGISEQ and SeedX Liechtenstein; Early Stage European FinTech deal this week include Getquin, Urban Jungle, Mondu, Trade Republic

European FinTech deal this week include Getquin, Urban Jungle, Mondu, Trade Republic We feature Q&As with Terrie Smith of DIGISEQ and Cynthia Nadal of SeedX Liechtenstein If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to us: Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Check out the B2B […]

B2B FinTech Radar: 7 June 2022

On the radar this week: Q&A with Viktor Stensson, CEO of Bokio Citi invests in document management spin out Arteria AI Debbie, a behavioral savings product builder, raised $1.2 million. Edge, the builder of an unbiased payments operating system for high-risk industries, raised a $2.4 million pre-seed. Alloy, a German decentralized finance platform for institutional […]

B2B FinTech Radar: 3rd June 2022

On the radar this week: Q&A with Bernd Richter of FIS Impact Ventures Jupiter Exchange Raises $5 Million in Seed Funding for First Publicly Available Alternative Asset Exchange Fintech Startup equipifi Raises $12 Million to Power Financial Institutions with Buy Now, Pay Later Banks and exchanges invest in digital securities market ADDX-The pre-series B funding […]

Q&As with Dmitry Tsymber of MultiPass and Karim Rabbani of RGAX; Early Stage European FinTech deal this week include TransferMate, Elwood Technologies, in3, MarketFinance, Modulr and Thought Machine

European FinTech deal this week include TransferMate, Elwood Technologies, in3, MarketFinance, Modulr and Thought Machine We feature Q&As with Dmitry Tsymber of MultiPass and Karim Rabbani of RGAX If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to us: Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. 7 Questions […]

7 Questions with Dmitry Tsymber of MultiPass

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company. I’m Dmitry Tsymber, a Co-Founder of Dyninno Group and a founder of the group’s latest venture in the neo-banking space – MultiPass. I can describe myself as a seasoned CEO with 25 years of experience in retail banking and consumer finance. My expertise and interests […]

B2B FinTech Radar: 25th May 2022

On the radar this week: Q&A with Teo Blidarus of FintechOS Quantifeed, an Asian wealth management software provider, raised a Series C. Former regulators join $45 million round in crypto risk platform Solidus Labs Elwood, a UK digital asset platform for financial institutions, raised $70 million from investors including Barclays and Goldman Sachs. Unit, a […]

Q&As with Multiverse Computing and AB Accelerator; Early stage European FinTech deals this week include Stanhope, Scalapay, Argent, Kevin, Starling Bank, Paddle

European FinTech deal this week includes Stanhope, Scalapay, Argent, Kevin, Starling Bank, Paddle We feature Q&As with Enrique Lizaso Olmos of Multiverse Computing and Hala Zahran of AB Accelerator If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to us: Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. 7 […]

B2B FinTech Radar: 11th May 2022

On the radar this week: Q&A with Virginia Bassano of Eight Roads Estonian financial services outfit LHV Group has invested €1 million in Tuum, its core banking platform provider Fintech startup Cheq raises $2 million to bring crypto to the masses Insurtech startup Turtlemint bags $120 million as valuation tops $900 million Tactic wants to […]

Q&As with Previse and Margaris Ventures;FinTech deals this week include Leatherback, Zevoy, Stenn,Wagestream and Capital on Tap

European FinTech deals this week include Leatherback, Zevoy, Stenn,Wagestream and Capital on Tap We feature Q&As with Paul Christensen of Previse and  Spiros Margaris of Margaris Ventures If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to us: Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Scaling Enterprise FinTech: […]

Q&As with Bokio and Universal-Investment; European FinTech deals this week include Express Group, Carmoola, Fidel API and RITMO

European FinTech deals this week include Express Group, Carmoola, Fidel API and RITMO We feature Q&As with Viktor Stensson of Bokio and Daniel Andemeskel of Universal-Investment If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to us: Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with […]

Q&As with Eight Roads and Elevator Ventures; European FinTech deals this week include Lemon Markets, Yonder, Budget Insight and Money Box

European FinTech deals this week include Lemon Markets, Yonder, Budget Insight and Money Box We feature Q&As with Virginia Bassano of Eight Roads and Maximilian Schausberger of Elevator Ventures If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to us: Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Scaling […]

Q&As with Billender and SeedX Liechtenstein; European FinTech deals this week include in3, Insurely, Encompass, Xempus, Lunar, +Simple, ClearBank and Lendable

European FinTech deals this week include in3, Insurely, Encompass, Xempus, Lunar, +Simple, ClearBank and Lendable We feature Q&As with Harald Axelius of Billender and Cynthia Nadal of SeedX Liechtenstein If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to us: Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. 7 […]

Q&As with Eight Roads and FintechOS; European FinTech deals this week include Floodflash, Insify, Banked, Rewire, Vitesse and Seyna

I am Italian, I studied in a French Business School and I live in London since 2017. I was previously working in Investment Banking at Citi covering the FinTech sector. I co-founded an HR tech startup named DailyInternship, a talent recruiting platform with over 100k students subscribed. That experience led me very close to the […]

Q&As with Cooler Future and Swisscom Ventures; European FinTech deals this week include Billhop, Vivid, Silvr and Selina Finance

European FinTech deals this week include Billhop, Vivid, Silvr and Selina Finance We feature Q&As with Matti Rönkkö of Cooler Future and Semih Kacan of Swisscom Ventures If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to us: Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar.  7 Questions with […]

Q&As with AAZZUR and Arab Bank; Early stage European FinTech deals this week include Laka, Circula, Tumm, PennyLane, Moss, Descartes Underwriting and Wayflyer

European FinTech deals this week include Laka, Circula, Tumm, PennyLane, Moss, Descartes Underwriting and Wayflyer We feature Q&As with Philipp Buschmann of AAZZUR and Hala Zahran of Arab Bank If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to us: Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar.  7 […]

Q&As with 9fin and RGAX; Early stage European FinTech deals this week include Banxware and Global Processing Service

European FinTech deals this week include Banxware and Global Processing Service We feature Q&As with Hussam EL-Sheikh of 9fin and Karim Rabbani of RGAX If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to us: Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar.  7 Questions with Hussam EL-Sheikh, 9fin […]

Q&As with Universal-Investment and Hufsy; Early stage European FinTech deals this week include Sygnum and PrimaryBid

European FinTech deals this week include Sygnum and PrimaryBid We feature Q&As with Daniel Andemeskel of Universal-Investment and Kristoffer Borg Petersen of Hufsy If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to us: Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar.  7 Questions with Daniel Andemeskel of Universal-Investment […]

Q&As with Margaris Ventures and Soehnholz ESG GmbH; Early stage European FinTech deal this week include Ibancar

European FinTech deals this week include Ibancar We feature Q&As with Spiros Margaris of Margaris Ventures and Dirk Soehnholz of Soehnholz ESG GmbH If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to us: Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar  7 Questions with Spiros Margaris, Margaris Ventures  […]

Q&As with Multiverse Computing and InnoCells; Early stage European FinTech deals this week include Numeral, Silverflow, Pliant, Re:cap and Modifi

European FinTech deals this week include Numeral, Silverflow, Pliant, Re:cap and Modifi We feature Q&As with Enrique Lizaso Olmos of Multiverse Computing and Paula Blazquez Solano of InnoCells (Banco Sabadell) If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar FinTech Rising Stars 2021 – nicht verpassen Der […]

7 Questions with Enrique Lizaso Olmos of Multiverse Computing

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company. Multiverse Computing. Largest European Quantum Software Company. Backed by the European Investment Council and large VC. Third largest in the world after two American not-so-much-larger competitors. Delivering solutions to financial problems in optimization, machine-learning and pricing that are not correctly answered (or even not answered) […]

FinTech Rising Stars 2021 – nicht verpassen

Der jährliche Online-Report der Szene. Junge FinTech- & InsurTech-Startups aus Deutschland und Österreich, die aktuell den Markt erobern. Rising Stars kommt 2021 das erste Mal heraus. Und ab sofort jährlich im Herbst. Jedes Jahr die neuesten FinTechs/InsurTechs zu entdecken, die im aktuellen Jahr auf den Markt kamen. Und die Trends und Entwicklungen der anderen jungen […]

Q&As with Insaas.ai and Swisscom Ventures; Early stage European FinTech deals this week include Timeless, Pomelo and Thought Machine

European FinTech deals this week include Timeless, Pomelo and Thought Machine. We feature Q&As with Korbinian Spann of Insaas.ai and Semih Kacan of Swisscom Ventures. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar 7 Questions with Korbinian Spann of Insaas.ai 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, […]

FinTech Forum wraps up Hybrid Edition-Q&As with Fin VC and Aisot; Early stage European FinTech deals this week include Payhawk

Early stage European FinTech deals this week include Payhawk We feature Q&As with May Wang of Fin VC and Stefan Klauser of Aisot. Check out the 2nd edition of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in partnership with Money20/20 and SixThirty Ventures is out: http://www.fintechforum.de/sef/ If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank […]

Q&As with IDA Ireland and AAZZUR; Early stage European FinTech deals this week include Zilch

Early stage European FinTech deals this week include Zilch We feature Q&As with Daragh Hanratty of IDA Ireland and Philipp Buschmann of AAZZUR Check out the 2nd edition of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in partnership with Money20/20 and SixThirty Ventures is out: http://www.fintechforum.de/sef/ If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank […]

FinTech Forum concludes its 13th (and first hybrid) edition at the Airport Club, Frankfurt

Kicking off with a networking lunch, the event – streamed digitally to participants who could not make it in person – started with Samarth Shekhar, Co-Founder of FinTech Forum, summarising the European FinTech scene’s record funding volumes and deals of note this year. This was followed by the first round of startup presentations (Aazzur, aisot, […]

Register for FinTech Forum: 18-Nov-2021; Q&As with RGAX,9fin; funding for Moralis and Viceversa

Meet and hear from the startups, investors and financial institutions behind “what’s next in European FinTech” – on 18th November, FinTech Forum returns to the Airport Club, Frankfurt. Check out the line-up and register here. Early stage European FinTech deals this week include Moralis and Viceversa We feature Q&As with Karim Rabbani of RGAX and […]

Register for FinTech Forum: 18-Nov-2021; Q&As with SeedX, Allindex; funding for Yokoy and Moonfare

Meet and hear from the startups, investors and financial institutions behind “what’s next in European FinTech” – on 18th November, FinTech Forum returns to the Airport Club, Frankfurt. Check out the line-up and register here. Early stage European FinTech deals this week include Yokoy and Moonfare. We feature Q&As with Cynthia Nadal of SeedX Liechtenstein and Christian Kronseder […]

Register for FinTech Forum: 18-Nov-2021; Q&As with SeedX Liechtenstein, AAZZUR, and Billender; funding for Kevin., Multiverse Computing, Resistant AI, Primer,Billie

Meet and hear from the startups, investors and financial institutions behind “what’s next in European FinTech” – on 18th November, FinTech Forum returns to the Airport Club, Frankfurt. Check out the line-up and register Early stage European FinTech deals this week include  Kevin., Multiverse Computing, Resistant AI, Primer,Billie. We feature Q&As with Cynthia Nadal of SeedX […]

7 Questions with Harald Axelius of Billender

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company. Billender is the first buy now-pay later solution for paying bills. You simply snap a pic, you can pay any bill in seconds with a variety of flexible payment options. Billender simplifies payment of bills while giving the user a better overview of their personal finance. […]

Register for FinTech Forum: 18-Nov-2021; Q&As with IDA Ireland and Billon; funding for ilumoni, Weecover, 9fin, Humn, N26, Zopa, Juni

Reconnect with and hear from the startups, investors and financial institutions behind “what’s next in European FinTech” – on 18th November, FinTech Forum returns to the Airport Club, Frankfurt here. Early stage European FinTech deals this week include  ilumoni, Weecover, 9fin, Humn, N26, Zopa and Juni. We feature Q&As with Daragh Hanratty of IDA Ireland and David Putts of Billon. Seen the 2nd […]

Apply / register for the FinTech Forum 2021. We feature Q&As with FinTechOS and Eight Roads

Apply / register for the FinTech Forum 2021 on 18th Nov. at the Airport Club, Frankfurt) here. The 2nd edition of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook in partnership with Money20/20 and SixThirty Ventures is out: http://www.fintechforum.de/sef/ Check out our Q&As with Teo Blidarus of FintechOS and Virginia Bassano of Eight Roads. Early stage European FinTech deals this week include CoinShares International Limited (Flow Bank) and Abacon Capital (Getsafe). If you are an […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Virginia Bassano of Eight Roads

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Sep. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Money2020 Europe. Whether you are a founder with an idea, an early stage startup looking for inspiration and learnings, or an investor or financial institution looking to understand the difficult but rewarding journey to building a world-class Enterprise FinTech […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Teo Blidarus of FintechOS

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Sep. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Money2020 Europe. Whether you are a founder with an idea, an early stage startup looking for inspiration and learnings, or an investor or financial institution looking to understand the difficult but rewarding journey to building a world-class Enterprise FinTech […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Bernd Richter of FIS Impact Ventures

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Sep. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Money2020 Europe. Whether you are a founder with an idea, an early stage startup looking for inspiration and learnings, or an investor or financial institution looking to understand the difficult but rewarding journey to building a world-class Enterprise FinTech […]

The first set of startups and investors at FinTech Forum 2021 on 18th Nov. at the Airport Club, Frankfurt) have been announced! Early stage European FinTech deals this week include Zilliqa Capital (Coinrule), Charles Delingpole (Comply Advantage), Illuminate Financial (Profian)

The first set of startups and investors at FinTech Forum 2021 on 18th Nov. at the Airport Club, Frankfurt) have been announced- check them out here. We feature Q&As with Gerrit Sindermann of F10 Global and Alex Mifsud of Weavr.io. Early stage European FinTech deals this week include Zilliqa Capital (Coinrule), Charles Delingpole (Comply Advantage), Illuminate Financial (Profian). If you are an early […]

The first set of startups and investors at FinTech Forum 2021 on 18th Nov. at the Airport Club, Frankfurt) have been announced! European FinTech deals this week include Ace Capital Partners (JScrambler), Hearst Ventures (Vyne), Re-Pie Asset Management (Colendi) etc.

The first set of startups and investors at FinTech Forum 2021 on 18th Nov. at the Airport Club, Frankfurt) have been announced- check them out here. We feature Q&As with our new event partner, Daragh Hanratty of IDA Ireland, and with Korbinian Spann of Insaas.ai, one of the startups selected to present at the event. Early stage European FinTech deals this week include Ace […]

Featured Investors: Octopus Ventures, SIX FinTech Ventures, Mosaic Ventures etc. We feature Q&As with Viktor Stensson, CEO of Bokio and May Wang of Fin VC

Early stage European FinTech deals this week include Octopus Ventures (Integrated Finance), SIX FinTech Ventures (RegTech), Mosaic Ventures (Lightyear) etc. We feature Q&As with Viktor Stensson, CEO of Bokio and May Wang of Fin VC (who is among the investors on stage at the FinTech Forum 2021 on 18th Nov. in Frankfurt). If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Viktor Stensson, CEO of Bokio

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Sep. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Money2020 Europe. Whether you are a founder with an idea, an early stage startup looking for inspiration and learnings, or an investor or financial institution looking to understand the difficult but rewarding journey to building a world-class Enterprise FinTech […]

Featured Investors: Cysero, Volta Ventures, Haerlem Capital etc. Q&As: Gabriel (Wequity), David Putts (Billon) and Semih (Swisscom Ventures)

Early stage European FinTech deals this week include Cysero (4Securitas), Volta Ventures (Sprinque), Haerlem Capital (Peaks) etc. We feature Q&As with Gabriel Levie of Wequity, David Putts of Billon and Semih Kacan of Swisscom Ventures (who is among the investors on stage at the FinTech Forum 2021 on 18th Nov. in Frankfurt). If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with David Putts, Chief Growth Officer, Billon

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Sep. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Money2020 Europe. Whether you are a founder with an idea, an early stage startup looking for inspiration and learnings, or an investor or financial institution looking to understand the difficult but rewarding journey to building a world-class Enterprise FinTech […]

7 Questions with Gabriel Levie of Wequity

Wequity is among the startups selected to present at the FinTech Forum 2021 – 18th Nov. 2021 at the Airport Club, Frankfurt Airport/ hybrid. Check out the agenda and apply / register here: http://ftf2021.eventbrite.com  1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. I was born and raised in Belgium and was lucky […]

Featured Investors this week: Praetura Ventures (BankiFi), Nauta Capital (trustshare), Anthemis Group (Balance Re) etc. We feature Q&As with Korbinian Spann of Insaas.ai and Semih Kacan of Swisscom Ventures

Early stage European FinTech deals this week include Praetura Ventures (BankiFi), Nauta Capital (trustshare), Anthemis Group (Balance Re) etc.  We feature Q&As with Korbinian Spann of Insaas.ai and Semih Kacan of Swisscom Ventures (who is among the investors on stage at the FinTech Forum 2021 on 18th Nov. in Frankfurt). If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in […]

Featured Investors: Index Ventures, Requr, Benson Capital Partners. We feature Q&As with Aisot, Fin VC, Imburse Payments

Early stage European FinTech deals this week include Index Ventures (Taktile), Requr, Benson Capital Partners (Prepaid2Cash). We feature Q&As with Stefan Klauser of Aisot and May Wang of Fin VC (who is among the investors on stage at the FinTech Forum 2021 on 18th Nov. in Frankfurt) and Oliver Werneyer of Imburse Payments (who is among the scale-up founders featured in our upcoming publication: Scaling […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Oliver Werneyer, CEO of Imburse Payments

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Sep. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Money2020 Europe. Whether you are a founder with an idea, an early stage startup looking for inspiration and learnings, or an investor or financial institution looking to understand the difficult but rewarding journey to building a world-class Enterprise FinTech […]

Featured Investors: Global Brain (Xayn), CommerzVentures(Afilio), Karlani Capital (Kroo) etc. We feature Q&As with with Marcus Börner of OptioPay and Daniel Andres and Dr. Teddy Amberg of Spicehouse Partners.

Investors in early stage European FinTech deals this week include Global Brain (Xayn), CommerzVentures(Afilio), Karlani Capital (Kroo) etc. We feature Q&As with with Marcus Börner of OptioPay and Daniel Andres and Dr. Teddy Amberg of Spicehouse Partners. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Scaling Enterprise FinTech: […]

Featured Investors:Manuel Neuer (Votebase),LocalGlobe (Vira Health),Pinorena Capital (Darwinex)etc. We feature Q&As with Akur8 and BiG Start Ventures.

Investors in early stage European FinTech deals this week include Manuel Neuer (Votebase), LocalGlobe (Vira Health), Pinorena Capital (Darwinex).etc. We feature Q&As with Samuel Falmagne of Akur8 and Matilde Limbert of BiG Start Ventures. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Scaling Enterprise FinTech: […]

European FinTech Deals: Adevinta Ventures (Lovys.fr), Cavalry and Stride (WhenThen), Felix Capital (Peppy) etc. We feature Q&As with Artur Banach of Movens Venture Capital and Dr. Christopher Oster of Clark.

Investors in early stage European FinTech deals this week include Adevinta Ventures (Lovys.fr), Cavalry and Stride (WhenThen), Felix Capital (Peppy) etc. We feature Q&As with Artur Banach of Movens Venture Capital and Dr. Christopher Oster of Clark. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Scaling Enterprise […]

European FinTech deals: Industrifonden (Limina), NFX (Collective Benefits), Frog Capital (Caspar Health).etc. We feature Q&As with Nico Blanchard of Apiax and Mark Whitcroft of Illuminate Financial.

Investors in early stage European FinTech deals this week include Nordic venture capital firm Industrifonden (Limina), NFX (Collective Benefits), Frog Capital (Caspar Health).etc. We feature Q&As with Nico Blanchard of Apiax and Mark Whitcroft of Illuminate Financial. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Scaling […]

Featured Investors: TriplePoint Ventures, Atlantic Labs, MiddleGame Ventures etc. We feature Q&As with Element Insurance AG and Maschmeyer Group.

Investors in early stage European FinTech deals this week include TriplePoint Ventures (StepEx), Atlantic Labs (Helu), MiddleGame Ventures (Blockpit) etc. We feature Q&As with Christian Macht of Element Insurance AG and Stefan Lemper of Maschmeyer Group. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Scaling Enterprise […]

Funding for FinTech deals include StepEx, Foros, Dyme etc. We feature Q&As with Nigel Verdon of Railsbank and Maximilian Schausberger of Elevator Ventures.

Early stage European FinTech deals include StepEx, Foros, Dyme etc. We feature Q&As with Nigel Verdon of Railsbank and Maximilian Schausberger of Elevator Ventures. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Nigel Verdon of Railsbank 1.​ Tell us a bit about yourself and your company. […]

Funding for: Aveni Detect, Emma, Relai etc. We feature Q&As with Sheila Kagan of Paykey and Maximilian Schausberger of Elevator Ventures.

Early stage European FinTech deals include Aveni Detect, Emma, Relai etc. We feature Q&As with Sheila Kagan of Paykey and Maximilian Schausberger of Elevator Ventures. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Sheila Kagan of Paykey 1.​Tell us a bit about yourself and your company. […]

Funding for: ShareVision, Threatray, Airbank etc. We feature Q&As with Paul Christensen of Previse and Javier Correa of PostFinance AG.

Early stage European FinTech deals include ShareVision, Threatray, Airbank etc. We feature Q&As with Paul Christensen of Previse and Javier Correa of PostFinance AG. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Paul Christensen of Previse 1.​ Tell us a bit about yourself […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Paul Christensen of Previse

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Mar. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe. The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, […]

LemonEdge, Cyber Guru, wajve etc. We feature Q&As with Michael Mueller of Form3 Financial Cloud and Stefan Lemper of Maschmeyer Group. 

Early stage European FinTech deals include LemonEdge, Cyber Guru, wajve etc. We feature Q&As with Michael Mueller of Form3 Financial Cloud and Stefan Lemper of Maschmeyer Group. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Scaling Enterprise FinTech: Stefan Lemper of Maschmeyer Group 1. ​A year since the […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Michael Mueller of Form3 Financial Cloud

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Mar. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe. The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, […]

Funding for: Stableton, Lightyear, Clim8 etc. We feature Q&As with Matilde Limbert of BiG Start Ventures and Mark Watters​ and ​Dinos Daborn​ of AxeTrading.

Early stage European FinTech deals include Stableton, Lightyear, Clim8 etc. We feature Q&As with Matilde Limbert of BiG Start Ventures and Mark Watters​ and ​Dinos Daborn​ of AxeTrading. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Matilde Limbert of BiG Start Ventures 1. ​A year […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Mark Watters​ and ​Dinos Daborn​ of AxeTrading

Mark Watters, CCO & Co-Founder (LEFT) Dinos Daborn, COO & Co-Founder (RIGHT)   This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Mar. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe. The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights […]

Funding for: re:cap, Asset Class, FQX etc. We feature Q&As with Miriam Wohlfarth of Banxware, Artur Banach of Movens Venture Capital and Sandipan Chakraborty of SONECT.

Early stage European FinTech deals include re:cap, Asset Class, FQX etc. We feature Q&As with Miriam Wohlfarth of Banxware, Artur Banach of Movens Venture Capital and Sandipan Chakraborty of SONECT. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. 7 Questions – Interview video with Miriam Wohlfarth of Banxware https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czgqTSVGOY8 Banxware’s […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Sandipan Chakraborty of SONECT

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Mar. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe. The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, […]

Funding for: CoinBurp, StudentFinance, Pentoetc. We feature Q&As with Elevator Ventures, Zelros, Maschmeyer Group.

Early stage European FinTech deals include CoinBurp, StudentFinance, Pento etc. We feature Q&As with Stefan Lemper of Maschmeyer Group, Christoph Bourguignat of Zelros and Maximilian Schausberger of Elevator Ventures. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar.   Scaling Enterprise FinTech: Stefan Lemper of Maschmeyer Group 1. ​A year […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Christoph Bourguignat of Zelros

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Mar. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe. The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, […]

Funding for: ScaleXP, Finary, Wrisk etc. We feature Q&As with Marcus Börner of OptioPay, Daniel Andres and Dr. Teddy Amberg of Spicehouse Partners.

Early stage European FinTech deals include ScaleXP, Finary, Wrisk etc. We feature Q&As with Marcus Börner of OptioPay and Daniel Andres and Dr. Teddy Amberg of Spicehouse Partners. Congratulations to OptioPay, who contributed to our recent publication Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, sharing their journey to scale, lessons learnt etc.  Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Marcus Börner of OptioPay […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Daniel Andres and Dr. Teddy Amberg of Spicehouse Partners

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Mar. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe. The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Marcus Börner of OptioPay

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Mar. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe. The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, […]

Funding for Oneplanetcrowd, Upvest, CrowdSec etc. We feature Q&As with Samuel Falmagne of Akur8 and Matilde Limbert of BiG Start Ventures.

Early stage European FinTech deals include Oneplanetcrowd, Upvest, CrowdSec etc. We feature Q&As with Samuel Falmagne of Akur8 and Matilde Limbert of BiG Start Ventures. Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook is out! Launched in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe, The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in #Europe, Q&As with 16 founders who have “been there and done […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Matilde Limbert of BiG Start Ventures

 This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Mar. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe. The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Samuel Falmagne of Akur8

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Mar. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe. The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Dr. Christopher Oster of Clark

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Mar. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe. The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Artur Banach of Movens Venture Capital

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Mar. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe. The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, […]

Funding for Spoko, Abacum, Clim8 etc. We feature Q&As with Mark Whitcroft of Illuminate Financial and Nico Blanchard of Apiax.

Early stage European FinTech deals include Spoko, Abacum, Clim8 etc. We feature Q&As with Mark Whitcroft of Illuminate Financial and Nico Blanchard of Apiax. Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook is out! Launched in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe, The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in #Europe, Q&As with 16 founders who have “been there and done […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Mark Whitcroft of Illuminate Financial

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, which includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, an early stage startup looking for inspiration and learnings, or an investor […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Nico Blanchard of Apiax

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, which includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, an early stage startup looking for inspiration and learnings, or an investor […]

Payments: Benefits & convenience score

Oversupply of payment options Paying is not a problem these days – one would think. Often you have the choice of more than five payment methods when checking out an online shop, often more than ten (PayPal, paydirekt, instant transfer, on account, direct debit, Visa or Mastercard, …). A wide range of payment options have […]

Payments: Nutzen & Bequemlichkeit punkten

Überangebot von Bezahlmöglichkeiten Bezahlen ist heutzutage kein Problem – sollte man meinen. Oft hat man die Wahl von mehr als fünf Bezahlarten beim Checkout eines Onlineshops, nicht selten mehr als zehn (PayPal, paydirekt, Sofortüberweisung, auf Rechnung, Lastschrift, Visa- oder Mastercard, …). Und auch an der Kasse im Supermarkt sind vielfältige Möglichkeiten der Bezahlung inzwischen die […]

Funding for Monavate, Butter. Q&As with Stefan Lemper of Maschmeyer Group, Christian Macht of Element Insurance AG and Simone Mancini and Matthias Trusheim of Scalapay.

Early stage European FinTech deals include Monavate, Butter. We feature Q&As with Stefan Lemper of Maschmeyer Group, Christian Macht of Element Insurance AG and Simone Mancini and Matthias Trusheim of Scalapay. Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook is out! Launched in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe, The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in #Europe, Q&As with 16 […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: Stefan Lemper of Maschmeyer Group

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Mar. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe. The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: Christian Macht of Element Insurance AG

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Mar. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe. The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, […]

Funding for Osu, Finway, Vega. We feature Q&As with Richard Olsen from Lykke, Nigel Verdon of Railsbank and Maximilian Schausberger of Elevator Ventures.

Early stage European FinTech deals include Osu, Finway, Vega. We feature Q&As with Richard Olsen from Lykke, Nigel Verdon of Railsbank and Maximilian Schausberger of Elevator Ventures. Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook is out! Launched in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe, The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in #Europe, Q&As with 16 founders who […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Maximilian Schausberger of Elevator Ventures

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Mar. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe. The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Nigel Verdon of Railsbank

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Mar. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe. The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, […]

Funding for: STOKR, Zaver, Enfuce etc. We feature Q&As with Henri de Jong of Quantoz, Sheila Kagan of Paykey and Javier Correa of PostFinance AG. Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook is out!

Early stage European FinTech deals include STOKR, Zaver, Enfuce etc. We feature Q&As with Henri de Jong of Quantoz, Sheila Kagan of Paykey and Javier Correa of PostFinance AG. Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook is out! Launched in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe, The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in #Europe, Q&As with 16 founders who have “been there and […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech with Javier Correa of PostFinance AG

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Mar. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe. The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Sheila Kagan of PayKey

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, launched in Mar. 2021 in partnership with SixThirty Ventures and Finovate Europe. The Handbook includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, […]

Funding for TerminusDB, DIEM, Concordium etc. We feature Q&As with Stefan Klauser of Aisot and Max Lautenschläger of Iconic Holding etc.

Early stage European FinTech deals include TerminusDB, DIEM, Concordium etc. We feature Q&As with Stefan Klauser of Aisot and Max Lautenschläger of Iconic Holding. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. 7 Questions with Max Lautenschläger of Iconic Holding 1. Please tell us a bit about […]

7 Questions with Stefan Klauser of Aisot

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. Hi, I am Stefan, Co-Founder & CEO at Aisot Technologies. We are a leading provider of real-time insights for trading and asset management. I always had a passion for both entrepreneurial work and predictive tools. The Oracle of Delphi was by far the […]

Funding for Monite, Unslashed Finance, Elucidate, etc. We feature Q&As with Andrea Girasole of Billte etc. FinTech Forum On Tour | US X EMEA on 18th March

  Early stage European FinTech deals include Monite, Unslashed Finance, Elucidate etc. We feature Q&As with Andrea Girasole of Billte and Matthias Klein of Opportunity Network. FinTech Forum On Tour | US X EMEA on 18th Mar. 2021 (15:00 – 16:30 CET): hear from leading US- & EMEA-based investors and financial institutions on their changing investment and innovation priorities – and the opportunities […]

Funding for Zelf, Maslife, TreeCard etc. We feature Q&As with Alex Schlicher of My Football Space and Marcus Polke of signals Venture Capital

Early stage European FinTech deals include Zelf, Maslife, TreeCard etc. We feature Q&As with Alex Schlicher of My Football Space and Marcus Polke of signals Venture Capital. FinTech Forum goes on tour across the Atlantic: check out FTF On Tour | US X EMEA on 18th Mar. 2021. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in […]

Funding for Insurely, AccountsIQ, Katana etc. We feature Q&As with Matti Rönkkö of Cooler Future and Daniel Andemeskel of Universal-Investment

Early stage European FinTech deals include Insurely, AccountsIQ, Katana etc. We feature Q&As with Matti Rönkkö of Cooler Future and Daniel Andemeskel of Universal-Investment. FinTech Forum goes on tour across the Atlantic: check out FTF On Tour | US X EMEA on 18th Mar. 2021. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank […]

Funding for Playter Pay, Ubamarket, Billhop etc. We feature Q&As with Alex Schlicher of My Football Space and Paula Blazquez Solano of InnoCells (Banco Sabadell).

Early stage European FinTech deals include Playter Pay, Ubamarket, Billhop etc. We feature Q&As with Alex Schlicher of My Football Space and Paula Blazquez Solano of InnoCells (Banco Sabadell). If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar.   7 Questions with Alex Schlicher of My Football Space Interviewed by FinTech […]

Funding for Retraced, Wombat, Tickr etc. We feature Q&As with Andrea Girasole of Billte and Matthias Klein of Opportunity Network

Early stage European FinTech deals include Retraced, Wombat, Tickr etc. We feature Q&As with Andrea Girasole of Billte and Matthias Klein of Opportunity Network. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. 7 Questions with Andrea Girasole of Billte 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. […]

Funding for:INZMO, We.trade, CybSafe etc. We feature Q&As with Matti Rönkkö of Cooler Future and Max Lautenschläger of Iconic Holding.

Early stage European FinTech deals include INZMO, We.trade, CybSafe etc. We feature Q&As with Matti Rönkkö of Cooler Future and Max Lautenschläger of Iconic Holding. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. 7 Questions with Matti Rönkkö of Cooler Future  1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, […]

Naqoda goes live with cutting-edge low-code development platform for banking

Innovative core banking platform now live with Britain’s new dedicated agriculture lender, Oxbury Bank Agile, low-code platform offers seamless and secure operating environment designed to let banks focus on proposition development Cutting-edge cloud-based platform designed to offer bank clients unparalleled systems development capabilities Naqoda development platform the brainchild of leading software engineer Erik Bogaerts – […]

Funding for Quirk, Datavillage, Nayms etc. We feature Q&As with Ralf Heim, Fincite & Fincite Ventures and Morgan Deane, Board Member & Strategic Advisor at Spherium Labs.

Early stage European FinTech deals include Quirk, Datavillage, Nayms etc. We feature Q&As with Ralf Heim of Fincite & Fincite Ventures and Morgan Deane, Board Member & Strategic Advisor at Spherium Labs. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. 7 Questions with Morgan Deane, Board Member & Strategic Advisor […]

Funding for Quendoo, Perenna, Leocare etc. We feature Q&As with Terrie Smith of DIGISEQ and Christian Knott of Capnamic Ventures.

Early stage European FinTech deals include Quendoo, Perenna, Leocare etc. We feature Q&As with Terrie Smith of DIGISEQ and Christian Knott of Capnamic Ventures. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. 7 Questions with Terrie Smith of DIGISEQ 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work […]

Funding for: DRUID, Filestage, Pennylane etc. We feature Q&As with Eugene Danilkis of Mambu and Daniel Andemeskel of Universal-Investment.

Early stage European FinTech deals include DRUID, Filestage, Pennylane etc. We feature Q&As with Eugene Danilkis of Mambu (whose latest $135m financing round makes them Europe’s newest unicorn – congratulations!) and Daniel Andemeskel of Universal-Investment. If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Scaling Enterprise FinTech with Eugene Danilkis, Co-Founder and CEO of […]

Funding for:Barbara IoT, Coinrule, InvestSuite etc. We feature Q&As with Hans De Back of Finch Capital and Steve Toland of TransFICC.

Early stage European FinTech deals include Barbara IoT, Coinrule, InvestSuite etc. We feature Q&As with Hans de Back of Finch Capital and Steve Toland of TransFICC. The 12th FinTech Forum is a wrap- check out the event in tweets.  If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Scaling Enterprise FinTech: […]

Funding for limbiq, Minima, SMEO etc. We feature Q&As with Marcus Polke of signals Venture Capital and Konstantin Stiskin of Finom.

Early stage European FinTech deals include limbiq, Minima, SMEO, Urbantz etc. We feature Q&As with Marcus Polke of signals Venture Capital and Konstantin Stiskin of Finom. The 12th FinTech Forum is a wrap- check out the event in tweets.  If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Scaling Enterprise […]

Funding for Salv, eXate, Valuedesk etc. We feature Q&As with Daniel Andemeskel of Universal-Investment and Christian Nentwich of Duco etc.

Early stage European FinTech deals include Salv, eXate, Valuedesk, Cledara etc. We feature Q&As with Christian Nentwich of Duco and Daniel Andemeskel of Universal-Investment. The 12th FinTech Forum is a wrap- check out the event in tweets.  If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with […]

Funding for ReceiptHero, Payout, Asistensi etc.We feature Q&As with Marcus Polke of signals Venture Capital, Nicolas Christiaen of Cashforce and Konstantin Stiskin of Finom.

Early stage European FinTech deals include ReceiptHero, Payout, Asistensi etc. We feature Q&As with Marcus Polke of signals Venture Capital, Nicolas Christiaen of Cashforce and Konstantin Stiskin of Finom. The 12th FinTech Forum is a wrap- check out the event in tweets.  If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Scaling […]

Funding for Vauban, Pomelo Pay, Guru etc. We featureQ&As with Marcus Polke of signals Venture Capital, Nicolas Christiaen of Cashforce and Konstantin Stiskin of Finom.

Early stage European FinTech deals include Vauban, Pomelo Pay, Guuru etc. We feature Q&As with Marcus Polke of signals Venture Capital, Nicolas Christiaen of Cashforce and Konstantin Stiskin of Finom. The 12th FinTech Forum is a wrap- check out the event in tweets.  If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. Scaling […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Marcus Polke, signals Venture Capital

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, which includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, an early stage startup looking for inspiration and learnings, or an investor […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: Nicolas Christiaen of Cashforce

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, which includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, an early stage startup looking for inspiration and learnings, or an investor […]

Funding for Deine Studienfinanzierung, Juni, Smart Protection etc.We feature Q&As with Matthias Klein of Opportunity Network and Christian Nentwich of Duco.

Early stage European FinTech deals include Deine Studienfinanzierung, Juni, Smart Protection etc. We feature Q&As with Matthias Klein of Opportunity Network and Christian Nentwich of Duco. The 12th FinTech Forum is a wrap- check out the event in tweets.  If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. 7 […]

12th FinTech Forum in Tweets

Like every year, here is our “event in Tweets”- tweets and pictures counting down to the 12th FinTech Forum, as well as selected tweets of the day. Hope you enjoy the recap. If you would like to stay in touch with “what’s next in European FinTech” through the year, register here for our weekly newsletter covering FinTech […]

Funding for Quantev, Incuto, Objective Platform etc. We feature Q&As with Steve Toland of TransFICC, Daniel Andemeskel of Universal-Investment and Christian Rokitta of QUIN.

Early stage European FinTech deals include Quantev, Incuto, Objective Platform etc. We feature Q&As with Steve Toland of TransFICC, Daniel Andemeskel of Universal-Investment and Christian Rokitta of QUIN. The 12th FinTech Forum is a wrap- watch this space for a summary of the event in tweets next week! If you are an early stage startup in Europe building the next big thing in FinTech, reach […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Steve Toland of TransFICC

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, which includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, an early stage startup looking for inspiration and learnings, or an investor […]

Find your next deal with the right connections

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Funding for Cooler Future, Purple Dot etc. One week to 12th FinTech Forum: Q&As with Matthias Klein of Opportunity Networkand more..

Early stage European FinTech deals include Cooler Future, Purple Dot, Cado Security etc. We feature Q&As and Christian Rokitta of QUIN and Christian Nentwich of Duco, as well as the investors who will be sharing their insights at the 12th FinTech Forum’s digital edition on 19th Nov. 2020. Check out the near-final line-up and agenda, and register here: http://ftf12.eventbrite.com. If you have any questions, reach […]

7 Questions with Matthias Klein of Opportunity Network

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. Throughout my professional career I have always been focussed on simplifying complicated processes. As an investment banker I have helped medium sized corporates using standardized derivative solutions in their hedging programs. And I have also helped many startups, especially Fintechs, especially in […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Christian Nentwich of Duco

This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, which includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, an early stage startup looking for inspiration and learnings, or an investor […]

Funding for vlot, SugarCap, Automata etc. Two weeks to 12th FinTech Forum: Q&As with Daniel Andemeskel Universal Investment and more…

Early stage European FinTech deals include vlot, SugarCap, Automata, Keyrock etc. We feature Q&As with Morgan Deane of Spherium Labs, Daniel Andemeskel of Universal-Investment and other investors who will be sharing their insights at the 12th FinTech Forum’s digital edition on 19th Nov. 2020. Check out the near-final line-up and agenda, and register here: http://ftf12.eventbrite.com. If you have any questions, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth […]

Funding for Insha, Mindlabs, RaiseNow etc. Q&As with Morgan Deane of Spherium Labs etc.

Early stage European FinTech deals include Insha, MindLabs, RaiseNow etc. We feature Q&As with Morgan Deane of Spherium Labs as well as with four investors who will be sharing their insights at the 12th FinTech Forum’s digital edition on 19th Nov. 2020. Check out the near-final line-up and agenda, and register here: http://ftf12.eventbrite.com. If you have any questions, reach out to Frank Schwab or Samarth Shekhar. As […]

Funding for B-North, Lightyear, Crux etc. Q&As with Daniel Andemeskel of Universal-Investment, Martin Kreitmaier of Tangany etc.

Early stage European FinTech deals include B-North, Lightyear, Crux, FTF alumnus Trality etc. We feature Q&As with Daniel Andemeskel of Universal-Investment and Martin Kreitmair of Tangany, both of whom will be “on stage” at the 12th FinTech Forum’s digital edition on 19th Nov. 2020. Check out the line-up of selected startups, investors and guest speakers: http://ftf12.eventbrite.com. If you have any questions, reach out […]

7 Questions with Daniel Andemeskel of Universal-Investment

7 Questions with Daniel of Universal-Investment 1.  Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. Hello, I am Daniel Andemeskel, Director and Head of Innovation Management at Universal-Investment. I am currently responsible for the Group’s innovation agenda while at the same time developing the next generation investment platform for digital assets, leveraging […]

Funding for Sparq, ID-Pal, QUIN, Riskbook etc. Q&As with Martin Kreitmair of Tangany, Manuel Silva Martinez of Mouro Capital, MoneyFest, FTF12 etc.

Early stage European FinTech deals include Sparq, ID-Pal, QUIN, Riskbook etc. We feature Q&As with Martin Kreitmair of Tangany, and Manuel Silva Martinez of Mouro Capital (earlier Santander InnoVentures). As media partners of Money2020 Europe we are proud to announce MoneyFest (26-29 Oct.):  100+ of money’s greatest minds delivering razor-sharp insights on navigating tomorrow’s digital-first future. Register your free place now: https://bit.ly/33cOsAe Also […]

Funding for KodyPay, Nemuru, Exabel etc., announcing MoneyFest 2020, Q&As with Gustas Germanavicius of EVOESTATE, 12th FinTech Forum Online etc.

Early stage European FinTech deals include KodyPay, Nemuru, Exabel etc. We feature Q&As with Gustas Germanavicius of EVOESTATE and Balakrishna Dubey of Nagarro. As media partners of Money2020 Europe we are proud to announce MoneyFest (26-29 Oct.):  100+ of money’s greatest minds delivering razor-sharp insights on navigating tomorrow’s digital-first future. Register your free place now: https://bit.ly/33cOsAe Check out the updated set of startups and investors who will be […]

7 Fragen an André M. Bajorat, Harald Brock und Simon Oberle, die Herausgeber von „Köpfe der digitalen Finanzwelt: Persönliches, Meinungen, Utopien“

1 FTF: Wer seid ihr? Bitte stellt Euch kurz vor … André M. Bajorat, 48 Jahre verheiratet 2 Kinder. Ich bin seit fast 25 Jahren in der deutschen Digitalwirtschaft zu Hause. Über die Stationen SK Online, Star Finanz, giropay und Number Four kam ich 2012 als Business Angel zu figo. Das Unternehmen führte ich von […]

Funding for i2invest, neon, GRID etc. Q&As with Gustas Germanavicius of EVOESTATE and with André M. Bajorat, Harald Brock und Simon Oberle

European FinTech deals this week include i2invest, neon, Monidor etc. We feature Q&As with Gustas Germanavicius of EVOESTATE and with André M. Bajorat, Harald Brock und Simon Oberle, the editors of the newly published book „Köpfe der digitalen Finanzwelt: Persönliches, Meinungen, Utopien“. Check out the first set of startups and investors who will be on stage at the 12th FinTech Forum, on 19th Nov. […]

Funding for Offr, Open payments, Cobalt etc. Q&As with Hans de Back of Finch Capital, Balkrishna Dubey of Nagarro, Simon Dingle of Lettuce etc.

European FinTech deals this week include Offr, Open Payments, Cobalt etc. We feature an interview with Hans de Back of Finch Capital as part of our new series Scaling Enterprise FinTech, as well as Q&As with Balkrishna Dubey of Nagarro Germany and Simon Dingle of Lettuce. Check out the first set of startups and investors who will be on stage at the 12th […]

Funding for EvoState, Movewise, Nude etc. Q&As with Hans de Back of Finch Capital, Balkrishna Dubey of Nagarro and Martin Kreitmair of Tangany.

The early stage European FinTech deals this week include EvoState, Movewise, Nude etc. We feature an interview with Hans de Back of Finch Capital as part of our new series Scaling Enterprise FinTech, as well as Q&As with Balkrishna Dubey of Nagarro Germany and Martin Kreitmair of Tangany. Check out the first set of startups and investors who will be on stage at the […]

Form3 raises $33 million in strategic investment round with new investors Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide Building Society and VC 83North. 

London, 18 August 2020. Form3, the leading cloud-native payment technology provider for banks and regulated fintechs is moving into its next phase of growth and development with the completion of a strategic equity investment round of $33m. Following its Series B funding round in November 2018, Form3 has trebled in size and increased its annual […]

Q&A with Hans de Back of Finch Capital and Martin Kreitmair of Tangany, funding for Log my Care, Keyless, Nude etc.

The early stage European FinTech deals this week include Log my Care, Keyless, Nude etc. We feature an interview with Hans de Back of Finch Capital as part of our new series Scaling Enterprise FinTech, as well as Q&As with Martin Kreitmair of Tangany. Check out the first set of startups and investors who will be on stage at the 12th FinTech Forum, […]

Hans De Back, Finch Capital

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Hans de Back, Finch Capital

 Hans de Back, Managing Partner of Finch Capital | Photo by Gina Bullwinkel. — This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, which includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with […]

Q&As with Simon Dingle of Lettuce, Eugene Danilkis of Mambu, Ben Shaw of ITHM, Funding for Fido, Voices of Wealth, TaxScouts etc.

The early stage European FinTech deals this week include Fido, Voices of Wealth, Tax Scout etc. We feature check out our Q&As with Eugene Danilkis of Mambu as part of our new series Scaling Enterprise FinTech, as well as with Simon Dingle of Lettuce and Ben Shaw of InsurTech Hub Munich. Check out the first set of startups and investors who will be on […]

7 Questions with Simon Dingle of Lettuce

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. I am a fintech entrepreneur and worked on the founding teams at 22seven, Luno, and Curve. My obsessions with broadcasting, computers and network science led me through a career in  journalism and into the intersection of money and technology. I authored a […]

Q&As with Eugene Danilkis of Mambu, James Varga of DirectID, Manuel Silva Martinez of Santander InnoVentures; Funding for Payflow, Plum, Metaco etc.

The early stage European FinTech deals this week include Payflow, Plum, Metaco etc. We are excited to announce a new interview series, Scaling Enterprise FinTech- in Europe & Beyond, in the countdown to Money2020 Europe, 22-24 Sep. 2020 in Amsterdam. Offering insights on nailing sales, go-to-market and fund-raising from the founders, investors and financial institutions behind Europe’s leading B2B FinTech scale-ups, our first interview features Eugene […]

Scaling Enterprise FinTech- in Europe & Beyond

With our first Q&A dating back to 2013, we are excited to launch a new interview series: Scaling Enterprise FinTech- in Europe & Beyond.  Why do we need another interview series, and why now? Over the last few years, several “disruptive” B2C FinTech players are moving to (or adding) a B2B or B2B2C model. SaaS offerings inspired by or […]

7 Questions with James Varga of DirectID

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. I founded DirectID in 2011 with a mission to create convenience, offering new products and services for business and consumers alike using the identity and data that we have with our bank accounts to make our lives, in a digital context, easier. […]

Eugene Danilkis, Co-Founder & CEO of Mambu.

Scaling Enterprise FinTech: with Eugene Danilkis of Mambu

Eugene Danilkis, Co-Founder & CEO of Mambu | Photo by Gina Bullwinkel. This interview is part of Scaling Enterprise FinTech | The Handbook, which includes proprietary research on ca. 65 Enterprise FinTech scaleups in Europe, Q&As with 16 founders on their journey to scale, as well as insights from 10 leading investors and financial institutions. Whether you are a founder with an idea, an early […]

Q&A with Paula Blazquez Solano of InnoCells (Banco Sabadell) and Bernadette Wijnings of Blanco Services,Sherpany, Lifted, Radix DLT etc.

The early stage players raising funding this week include Sherpany, Lifted, Radix DLT etc. We also feature Q&As with Paula Blazquez Solano of InnoCells (Banco Sabadell) and Bernadette Wijnings of Blanco Services Meet the first set of startups and investors who will be on stage at the 12th FinTech Forum, on 19th Nov. 2020 in Frankfurt- click on their names to […]

7 Questions with Til Klein of Vantik

1.    Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. I am Til Klein, founder of Berlin-based retirement saving start-up Vantik (www.vantik.com). Before I became an entrepreneur I was a partner at BCG and a banker with UBS. After 15 years working for traditional banks, I was frustrated by their inability to […]

Q&A with Christian Knott of Capnamic Ventures and Shane Riedel of Elucidate, Handcash, Barion, StrategyBox, Friendsurance etc.

The early stage players raising funding this week include Handcash, Barion, StrategyBox, Friendsurance etc. We also feature Q&As with Christian Knott of Capnamic Ventures, and Shane Riedel of Elucidate. Meet the first set of startups and investors who will be on stage at the 12th FinTech Forum, on 19th Nov. 2020 in Frankfurt- click on their names to read our Q&A […]

Q&A with Ben Shaw, Director of Programs at the InsurTech Hub Munich and Shane Riedel of Elucidate,Peppy, Planet24, Likvido, Doctorly etc.

The early stage players raising funding this week include Peppy, Planet24, Likvido, Doctorly etc. We also feature a Q&A with Ben Shaw, Director of Programs at the InsurTech Hub Munich and Shane Riedel of Elucidate. Meet the first set of startups and investors who will be on stage at the 12th FinTech Forum, on 19th Nov. 2020 in Frankfurt- click […]

Q&A with Paula Blazquez of InnoCells and Bernadette Wijnings of Blanco Services, EstateGuru, Taimer, Iiwari, Ambler etc.

The early stage players raising funding this week include EstateGuru, Taimer, Iiwari, Ambler etc. We also feature a Q&A with Paula Blazquez Solano of InnoCells (Banco Sabadell) and Bernadette Wijnings of Blanco Services. Meet the first set of startups and investors who will be on stage at the 12th FinTech Forum, on 19th Nov. 2020 in Frankfurt: (Click on the […]

Q&A with Astrid Freier of Vidici Ventures and Terrie Smith of DIGISEQ, Ondato, SatoshiPay, Xenon, Sympatient etc.

The early stage players raising funding this week include Ondato, SatoshiPay, Xenon, Sympatient etc. We also feature a Q&A with Astrid Freier of Vidici Ventures and Terrie Smith of DIGISEQ. Meet the first set of startups and investors who will be on stage at the 12th FinTech Forum, on 19th Nov. 2020 in Frankfurt: (Click on the hyperlinked names to read […]

7 Questions with Terrie Smith of DIGISEQ

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. Hello! I am Terrie Smith. I’m going to start by talking about myself and how I got here When I was 17, I worked at an insurance firm and experienced gender inequality first-hand. Being a tenacious young lady (or maybe just glutton […]

Q&A with Manuel Silva Martínez of Santander InnoVentures, Sandro Matter of vlot, Standard Cognition, Genesis, Creditgate24, Spaceti etc.

The early stage players raising funding this week include Standard Cognition, Genesis, Creditgate24, Spaceti etc. We also feature a Q&A with Manuel Silva Martínez of Santander InnoVentures and Sandro Matter of vlot. Meet the first set of startups and investors who will be on stage at the 12th FinTech Forum, on 19th Nov. 2020 in Frankfurt: (Click on the hyperlinked names […]

7 Questions with Sandro Matter of vlot

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. Having lived the first childhood years in Nigeria (my father in that time was heading up the marketing activities of the pharmaceutical company Roche for the African and Middle East region), I spent my entire school time in the area of Basle […]

Q&A with Manuel Silva Martínez of Santander InnoVentures, Nitesh Srivastava of Datawok, Omocom, Slimmer AI, Pennylane, Hello Customer etc.

The early stage players raising funding this week include Omocom, Slimmer AI, Pennylane, Hello Customer etc. We also feature a Q&A with Manuel Silva Martínez of Santander InnoVentures and Nitesh Srivastava of Datawok. Meet the first set of startups and investors who will be on stage at the 12th FinTech Forum, on 19th Nov. 2020 in Frankfurt: (Click on the […]

7 Questions with Manuel Silva Martínez of Santander InnoVentures

Manuel Silva Martinez is among the investors who will be on stage sharing insights and investment trends in European FinTech at the 12th FinTech Forum, 19th Nov. 2020 in Frankfurt: https://ftf12.eventbrite.com 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. I am Manuel Silva Martínez and run the Investments team at Santander InnoVentures. At […]

Q&A with Astrid Freier of Vidici Ventures, Brian & Zbi of Finteum, Funding for Pricefx, FLEEP Technologies, Figopara

The early stage players raising funding this week include FLEEP, Figopara, askRobin, Banked etc. We also feature a Q&A with Brain Nolan and Zbi Czapran of Finteum and Astrid Freier of Vidici Ventures. Meet the first set of startups and investors who will be on stage at the 12th FinTech Forum, on 19th Nov. 2020 in Frankfurt: (Click on […]

7 Questions with Brian Nolan and Zbi Czapran of Finteum

Photo: Brian Nolan (left) and Zbi Czapran   Finteum is among the first set of startups selected to present to leading investors like InnoCells (Banco Sabadell), Santander InnoVentures, Universal Investments and Vidici Ventures at the 12th FinTech Forum, 19th Nov. 2020 in Frankfurt: https://ftf12.eventbrite.com 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. […]

7 Questions with Paula Blazquez Solano of InnoCells (Banco Sabadell)

Paula Blazquez Solano is among the investors who will be on stage sharing insights and investment trends in European FinTech at the 12th FinTech Forum, 19th Nov. 2020 in Frankfurt: https://ftf12.eventbrite.com 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. My name is Paula Blazquez, I lead the Corporate Investment Vehicle of Banco […]

Q&A with Wladimir Huber of Klickown, Funding for Strise, One Utility Bill, Precursive etc. New VC funds Tomahawk, Icebreaker, Partech etc.

If you read through this week’s newsletter, things don’t seem that bad – startup funding rounds seem to continue trickling in, new funds still getting announced, and there is some hope that parts of Europe will reopen in the coming weeks. If you are in the midst of a funding round, or would like to understand […]

7 Minute Pitch Template Essentials

In the past 7 years we at FinTech Forum have evaluated over 3,500 pitches and given a lot of feedback. More than 350 FinTech startups have presented their business models in 7 minutes each.From this we developed a template. We recommend that all founders cover at least the following eight themes in their presentation.1. Elevator pitch: the […]

Newsletter 24th Apr. 2020

After over a month of lockdowns – no matter where you are based in Europe – we are heading into May with some hope as some countries plan a phased reopening. In our conversations with startups, we continue to hear about delays or a complete stop to fundraising discussions (especially where the sub-sector is negatively impacted by […]

7 Questions with Carl v. Halem of CommneX

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. Born in Munich and raised near Frankfurt, I did my high school diploma in a boarding school close to Bonn. After graduating, I decided to absolve a two-year reserve officer training with the mountain troops in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria and then to start […]

Newsletter 6th Apr. 2020

We are back after a short hiatus, talking to several startups in our network as they figure their way around the current crisis. Market sentiments range from a complete lockup of money, to the impact varying based on FinTech sub-sectors or business models, as well as whether the investors have long-term, institutional capital at their disposal. Last week’s webinars by […]

Newsletter 16th Mar. 2020

As most European countries moved to enforce lockdowns, close schools, businesses and borders, startups braced for an uphill battle in the months ahead. Startups who have raised and closed their round recently are revisiting their budgets and spending, while those in the middle of a round (or planning one) are getting prepared for turbulence. We are talking to some […]

Newsletter 5th Mar. 2020

We’ve been on the road- perhaps for the last week of travel here in Europe as Coronavirus threatens events and (physical) meetings. FinTech funding and deal activity however, seems to be unaffected. Catching up on a couple of weeks of news took the better part of a train ride from Munich to Frankfurt, with Seed […]

Newsletter 14th Feb. 2020

Laka’s latest funding from Creandum and LocalGlobe is a great confirmation of its “back to the roots”, community-based model for bicycle insurance: we will be watching this space! The round raising eyebrows is Saudi Aramco’s bet on blockchain-based oil-trading platform Vakt. Rimilia and SteelEye both represent bets on serious enterprise-grade solutions, automating and reducing complexity in the payments and compliance space […]

7 Questions with Wladimir Huber of Klickown

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. My name is Wladimir Huber. I am a Tech-Entrepreneur with focus on FinTech, Real Estate, Blockchain and data driven companies with an extensive knowledge in founding and scaling companies. I have a M.A. in finance & information technology from Leuphana University. I’m […]

8 factors why crypto currencies are here to stay

User numbers and investments in cryptocurrencies and blockchain projects are increasing. In the Swiss Crypto Valley, 800 companies with 4000 employees are working on the digitalization of assets. The regulators are also taking up the issue. In the digital age, cryptocurrencies are the next logical stage in the development of money. 1. Users, volumes, transactions […]

Newsletter 31st Jan. 2020

For the second week in a row, our panel discussion topic at the 11th FinTech Forum “When Finance becomes an Add-on/ the Era of Backstage Banking“ gets some more validation: Estonia’s Pocosys, an alumnus of our “FinTech meets Telecom” event in Mar. 2017, announced its exit to Opera (the Norwegian browser company), while Belgium’s Settlemint […]

Newsletter 25th Jan. 2020

7 Questions with Max Lautenschläger of Iconic, Funding for Secfi, Grover, Qonto etc., 12th FinTech Forum announced… Get ready with a glass of wine- or smelling salts- as this week’s going to be a long read with some jaw-dropping funding rounds, acquisitions and expansions. European FinTech has been on the prowl, with a seemingly pent-up barrage […]

Newsletter 17th Jan. 2020

The biggest news in the FinTech space- the acquisition of Plaid by Visa for $5.3 billion- comes from the US this week, but it should be music to the ears of several European FinTechs in the area of APIs, Open Banking and PSD2, and to the sector in general. French payment app Lydia’s $45m Series […]

Newsletter 9th Jan. 2020

Happy New Year! While we hope you had a quiet time during the holidays, we can assure you there was plenty going on in the European FinTech scene, so this will be a longish newsletter- including an interview with blockchain and crypto investor Max Lautenschläger of Iconic Holdings, a wrap-up of key FinTech M&A deals in 2019, tips on raising […]

Newsletter 18 Dec. 2019

The FinTech Forum newsletter – covering the latest thinking from European FinTech founders, investors and financial institutions, as well as key funding rounds and M&A – turns six years old next month. For a glimpse of FinTech history, check out our year-end newsletter from Dec. 2014. Last month we wrapped up our 11th FinTech Forum event, and – while we can’t promise to keep our eyes off the European FinTech […]

Rise of payment service providers – the pointers to the future of the retail banking industry

Whether PayPal, Adyen, stripe, transferwise, PayU, Wirecard or PAYONE – years ago the first startups of the still young FinTech industry, they have now developed into serious financial services companies. The development of the payment industry is already showing where the journey of the retail banking industry is going. It is surprising that while payment is one […]

Newsletter 11 Dec. 2019

11th FinTech Forum is a wrap With twelve startups pitches, a “journey to exit” by our alumnus Fairr.de, insights from leading VCs and a panel discussion if finance will become an add-on- here is the 11th FinTech Forum in tweets. http://www.fintechforum.de/11th-fintech-forum-in-tweets/   7 Questions with Ben Shaw of InsurTech Hub Munich This week we posted […]

Aufstieg der Payment Dienstleister – Wegweiser für die Zukunft der Retail Banking Industrie

  Ob PayPal, Adyen, stripe, transferwise, PayU, Wirecard oder PAYONE – vor Jahren die ersten Startups der noch jungen FinTech Industrie haben sie sich inzwischen zu ernstzunehmende Finanzdienstleistungsunternehmen entwickelt. Die Entwicklung der Payment Industrie zeigt bereits heute wohin die Reise der Retail Banking Industrie geht.   Es ist erstaunlich, Zahlungsverkehr ist eine der wesentlichen Aufgaben […]

Newsletter 4 Dec 2019

“Be wary of technologies that are looking for use cases” This week we posted our 7 Questions to Ben Shaw, Director of Programs at the InsurTech Hub Munich. 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. Difficult to separate the two: For work my team and I connect all dots […]

Newsletter 27 Nov 2019

11th FinTech Forum in tweets With 12 startups pitches, a “journey to exit” by our alumnus, insights from leading investors and a panel discussing if finance will become an add-on- here is the 11th FinTech Forum in tweets. http://www.fintechforum.de/11th-fintech-forum-in-tweets/   Copenhagen-based fintech startup Cardlay raises €9 million and announces breakthrough deal with Eurocard Through its […]

11th FinTech Forum in Tweets

  @FinTechForum_DE ·24 Oct Check out the line-up at 11th FinTech Forum – https://lnkd.in/eETx4P4 – four weeks to go! Meet Moritz Putzhammer of @trality_bots “While studies show that up to 90% of Wall Street trading is done by algorithms, such algorithmic tr…https://lnkd.in/dPa3Ymi https://lnkd.in/dbke6Qc https://t.co/2ChFHSP2Qo?amp=1   @FinTechForum_DE ·31 Oct Countdown to the 11th FinTech Forum, in […]

Newsletter 20 Nov 2019

Final Agenda & Line-Up: 11th FinTech Forum Check out the final line-up of startups and register here for the last few places: http://ftf11.eventbrite.com. Apart from the startup pitches, we are also looking forward to the sessions from our guest speakers: Assaf Shamia (G+D Ventures) on trends in digital currencies (Libra & Co.), M2M payments and […]

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: http://ftf11.eventbrite.com   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 (Fairr.de’) […]

Newsletter 13 Nov 2019

Check out the line-up for the 11th FinTech Forum next week If you are an investor or financial institution looking to connect to early stage FinTech startups and understand investment trends in European FinTech, check out the 11th FinTech Forum on 21st November at The Airport Club, Frankfurt Airport. Further information and registration here: http://ftf11.eventbrite.com […]

Newsletter 6 Nov 2019

Quotes to countdown to 11th FinTech Forum | 21st Nov. 2019 in Frankfurt With the near-final line-up and agenda in place, and just 16 days to go to the 11th FinTech Forum, here are some quotes from the startups and investors who will be on stage. http://www.fintechforum.de/quotes-to-countdown-to-11th-fintech-forum/ If you are an investor or financial institution […]

Newsletter 28 Oct 2019

Time for “backstage banking”? Find out at the 11th FinTech Forum, 21st Nov.  As FinTechs make it easy to embed financial services into the customer workflow of other sectors, are incumbents prepared for an era of „backstage banking” (or insurance) a la Goldman Sachs / Apple Card? That is the topic for the panel discussion […]

Newsletter 22 Oct 2019

“When finance becomes an add-on” – announcing the panel at 11th FinTech Forum As FinTechs make it easy to embed financial services into the customer workflow of other sectors, are incumbents prepared for an era of „backstage banking” (or insurance)? That is the topic for the panel discussion at the 11th FinTech Forum on 21st […]

Newsletter 16 Oct 2019

“When finance becomes an add-on” – announcing the panel at 11th FinTech Forum As FinTechs make it easy to embed financial services into the customer workflow of other sectors, are incumbents prepared for an era of „backstage banking” (or insurance)? That is the topic for the panel discussion at the 11th FinTech Forum on 21st […]

Newsletter 8 Oct 2019

Germany: Kreditech Gains €20 Million in Equity Financing, Plans Global Expansion Online lender Kreditech has raised €20 million in its latest funding round, according to a note from the company. Apparently, the additional capital will help the Fintech scale globally in its goal to provide credit to near-prime customers. The funding was co-led by Runa […]

Newsletter 1 Oct 2019

Our weekly round-up of European FinTech deals, alongwith insights from leading startups, investors and industry experts. Received this email in error? Unsubscribe from this list. Quo vadis European FinTech? Ask the investors at the 11th FinTech Forum!   Apart from an awesome line-up of startups, we will have leading investors from Idinvest Partners, G+D Ventures, Capnamic […]

7 Questions with Petr Stransky, iCEIBA

iCEIBA is among the startups selected to present to leading investors like SeedX Lichtenstein, Capnamic Ventures, G+D Ventures and Idinvest Partners at the 11th FinTech Forum, 21st Nov. 2019 in Frankfurt: https://ftf11.eventbrite.com 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. My background is combination of technology, marketing and business and working as a […]

Newsletter 18 Sep 2019

Check out the line-up of startups & investors at 11th FinTech Forum   We are proud to announce that Jens Jenissen, founder of fairr.de and an alumnus of FinTech Forum, will be sharing his Journey to Exit (to Raisin) at the 11th FinTech Forum. We will also welcome leading investors from Idinvest Partners, G+D Ventures, Capnamic […]

Newsletter 10 Sep 2019

Check out the line-up of startups & investors at 11th FinTech Forum   We are proud to announce that Jens Jenissen, founder of fairr.de and an alumnus of FinTech Forum, will be sharing his Journey to Exit (to Raisin). Also joining us on stage: BizBot (Norway), iCEIBA (UK), Remipay (Germany), Trality and Nodeventure (both Austria), as […]

7 Questions with Emrah Basic of Seed X Liechtenstein AG

Emrah is among the leading early-stage investors covering European FinTech innovation areas and investment trends at the 11th FinTech Forum, 21st Nov. 2019 in Frankfurt: https://ftf11.eventbrite.com 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. Originally Swiss, banking background, spent the last 2.5 yrs in Berlin doing early-stage investments at Axel Springer Passionate basketball player […]

Newsletter: 2 Sep 2019

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). We are also […]

Journey to Exit: with Jens Jennissen of fairr

Jens is among the guest speakers on stage sharing his journey to exit at the 11th FinTech Forum, 21st Nov. 2019 in Frankfurt: https://ftf11.eventbrite.com We were pleased to talk to Jens Jennissen of fairr.de, who presented their plan to transform the European pensions market at the 4th FinTech Forum in Mar. 2015, and just announced their exit to Raisin. Also check out our 7 Questions […]

Newsletter 28 Aug 2019

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) and Trality(Austria) are joining the exciting line-up of startups and investors presenting at the 11th FinTech Forum (21st Nov. 2019 in Frankfurt). We are also pleased to have […]

7 Questions with Moritz Putzhammer, Trality

Trality is among the startups selected to present to leading investors like SeedX Lichtenstein, Capnamic Ventures, G+D Ventures and High-Tech Gründerfonds at the 11th FinTech Forum, 21st Nov. 2019 in Frankfurt: https://ftf11.eventbrite.com 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. Hi! I’m Moritz and I’m co-founder and CEO of Trality, a platform bringing together creators […]

Newsletter 20 Aug 2019

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) and Trality(Austria) are joining the exciting line-up of startups and investors presenting at the 11th FinTech Forum (21st Nov. 2019 in Frankfurt). We are also pleased to have […]

7 Questions with Didrik Martens, BizBot

BizBot is among the startups selected to present to leading investors like SeedX Lichtenstein, Capnamic Ventures, G+D Ventures and Idinvest Partners at the 11th FinTech Forum, 21st Nov. 2019 in Frankfurt: https://ftf11.eventbrite.com 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. I am an entrepreneur, business developer and 100% digital. I am educated in social […]

Newsletter 12 Aug 2019

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) and Trality (Austria) are joining the exciting line-up of startups and investors presenting at the 11th FinTech Forum (21st Nov. 2019 in Frankfurt). We are also pleased to […]

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 […]

Newsletter 8 Aug 2019

Berlin-based Brighter AI secures several million euros in funding to enable anonymised data processing in the cloud Brighter AI Technologies, a deep-tech startup working to overcome the limitations of human and machine vision with artificial intelligence, has just closed a round of financing. The investment from eCAPITAL and Giesecke + Devrient Ventures will be used to accelerate […]

7 Questions with Ambre Soubiran, Kaiko

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. I am the CEO of Kaiko, an enterprise-grade market data provider in the blockchainbased digital assets industry. Prior to joining Kaiko, I spent eight years at HSBC in London and Paris, structuring equity derivatives and equity-based financing solutions (first in Global Markets, […]

Newsletter 31 July 2019

Norway’s BizBot selected to present at the 11th FinTech Forum (21st Nov. in Frankfurt) Digital cap table platform BizBot – which was selected to be part of the DNB NXT program –  is among the startups selected to present at the 11th FinTech Forum, apart from Coindex (Germany), Ybanking (Poland) and Lingua Custodia (France). Also […]

Newsletter 23 July 2019

Billie raises €30M for its B2B invoicing and payments platform Billie, the Berlin-based fintech startup that offers a B2B invoicing and payments platform, has raised €30 million in Series B funding. Leading the round is Creandum, alongside SpeedInvest, Rocket Internet’s GFC and Picus. https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/16/billie/   Mobile bank N26 is now the highest valued German startup […]

7 Questions with Olivier Debeugny, Lingua Custodia

Lingua Custodia is among the first set of startups selected to present to leading investors like SeedX Lichtenstein, Capnamic Ventures and Giesecke+Devrient Ventures at the 11th FinTech Forum, 21st Nov. 2019 in Frankfurt: https://ftf11.eventbrite.com 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. Hello! My name is Olivier and I am the founding CEO […]

Newsletter 16 July 2019

Frankfurt-based fintech BITA raises €1.25 million for its index-based investment software One of Germany’s fastest growing fintech companies, BITA has raised €1.25 million from a group of local and international investors to accelerate sales and invest in R&D. The funding came from the newly founded German VC fund Futury Ventures, Dutch VC fund Volta Ventures, […]

7 Questions with Kai H. Kuljurgis, coindex.de

Coindex is is among the first set of startups selected to present to leading investors like SeedX Lichtenstein, Capnamic Ventures and Giesecke+Devrient Ventures at the 11th FinTech Forum, 21st Nov. 2019 in Frankfurt: https://ftf11.eventbrite.com 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. I am 30 years old and I am born and raised […]

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 […]

Newsletter 9 July 2019

Check out the first set of startups and investors at 11th FinTech Forum The first set of startups selected for the 11th FinTech Forum include: JustTRADE (Germany)- an online broker offering commission-free trading; Ybanking (Poland)- a virtual bank offering multiple products via a Platform-as-a-Service; and Lingua Custodia (France)- AI for high-end translations in finance e.g. […]

7 Questions with Michael Bußhaus & Ralf Oetting, justTRADE

Photo: Michael Bußhaus (left) and Ralf Oetting justTRADE is among the first set of startups selected to present to leading investors like SeedX Lichtenstein, Capnamic Ventures and Giesecke+Devrient Ventures at the 11th FinTech Forum, 21st Nov. 2019 in Frankfurt: https://ftf11.eventbrite.com 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. Hi, we are Ralf […]

7 Questions with Christian Knott, Capnamic Ventures

Christian is among the leading early-stage investors covering European FinTech innovation areas and investment trends at the 11th FinTech Forum, 21st Nov. 2019 in Frankfurt: https://ftf11.eventbrite.com 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. Well, I am the typical business student, did my bachelor in Cologne, Master in Leipzig. Worked briefly for the […]

Newsletter 2 July 2019

Meet the investors on stage at 11th FinTech Forum, 21st Nov. in Frankfurt With our flagship annual event just over five months away, we are pleased to welcome Giesecke+Devrient Ventures, SeedX Lichtenstein and Capnamic Ventures as guest speakers covering European FinTech investments and trends at The Airport Club, Frankfurt on 21st Nov. 2019. Calling for […]

Newsletter 24 June 2019

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 and talked to some of the participants to get a pulse of European FinTech.  Whether digital banking (Georg Ludviksson, Meniga), open banking (Dmitrii Barbasura, Salt Edge), developer portals (Steve […]

Newsletter 18 June 2019

FinTech Forum @Money2020 Europe | Amsterdam 2019 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 on Day 2 we talked to some of the attendees to get a pulse of European FinTech and financial services. Happy watching […]

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 […]

7 Questions with Andrey Kryvosheiev, MPT PAY

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. My name is Andrey, I am the founder of MPT PAY digital bank for business. I have assembled a team of specialists with experience of more than 10 years in banks and intech companies to develop and implement such an ambitious project. Industry Sector: Payment […]

Newsletter 3 June 2019

Industry transformation and meaningful innovation at the heart of this year’s Money20/20 Europe as it returns to Amsterdam. Over 350 speakers to take the stage at Europe’s leading FinTech event, with 70+ hours of fresh content themed around 5 must-know trends for companies. Networking opportunities include workshops, innovation labs and a Money20/20 Street Takeover. Rise […]

Money20/20 Europe, Amsterdam

Industry transformation and meaningful innovation at the heart of this year’s Money20/20 Europe as it returns to Amsterdam Over 350 speakers to take the stage at Europe’s leading FinTech event 70+ hours of fresh content themed around 5 must-know trends for companies Networking opportunities include workshops, innovation labs and a Money20/20 Street Takeover Rise Up […]

Newsletter 27 May 2019

Goldman Sachs invests in German fintech startup Elinvar Goldman Sachs has invested in Elinvar, a German startup founded by Deutsche Bank veterans that has built a digital platform that helps traditional lenders offer their services online. Goldman’s Principal Strategic Investments group led a funding round joined by existing investors Ampega Asset Management and Finleap which […]

Newsletter 21 May 2019

Pleo, the multi-card business spending platform, closes $56M Series B Pleo, the Danish fintech that offers a “business spending platform” that lets companies easily issue employees with cards and manage expenditure, has raised a hefty $56 million in Series B funding. Leading the round is Stripes, the New York-based growth fund, with participation from existing […]

7 Questions with Stephanie Brennan, Evarvest

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. Hi, I’m Steph, and I’m originally from Sydney, Australia and now I live in Vilnius, Lithuania, to bring commission free trading to Europe. I’m the founder and CEO of Evarvest, and I’m passionate about investing and changing the way the world invests. […]

Newsletter 14 May 2019

Orange Digital Ventures invests in Raisin, the leading pan-European savings marketplace Orange Digital Ventures announces its latest investment with Raisin, an innovative Berlin-based fintech making strides in the European savings marketplace. Orange has joined the €100m Series D fundraising round of Raisin alongside existing investors Index Ventures, PayPal, Ribbit Capital and Thrive Capital. https://www.finextra.com/pressarticle/78310/orange-digital-ventures-joins-raisin-series-d/retail   […]

Newsletter 6 May 2019

Japan’s SoftBank to invest €900m in Wirecard Japan’s SoftBank has agreed to invest €900m in Wirecard, the German digital payments company battling an accounting scandal. SoftBank, a technology conglomerate that has become one of the sector’s biggest and most high-profile investors, will buy five-year Wirecard bonds that can convert into an equity stake in the […]

The Future of Banking: guest post by Money2020 Europe

  The Money2020 Europe agenda is live! http://europe.money2020.com/agenda/ The journey from unbundling to rebundling and back has been a formidable one. Emerging technologies and the pace of innovation are driving changes throughout the banking industry at an unprecedented rate. From Asia to Europe, U.S. to Africa, and Australia to the Middle East, consumers are not only […]

Newsletter 30 April 2019

Bankin’ raises $22.6 million for its financial coach French startup Bankin’ is raising a new $22.6 million funding round (€20 million). The company has managed to attract 2.9 million users in France and wants to become the only app you need to manage your money. Overall, Bankin’ has raised more than $32 million (€28.4 million). Investors include […]

Newsletter 22 April 2019

Startup Moonfare Raises $28 Million to Help Wealthy Invest in Private Equity Funds Moonfare GmbH, the Berlin-based startup that allows wealthy clients to invest in private equity funds, has raised 25 million euros ($28 million) to fuel growth in Europe and Asia. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-12/moonfare-raises-28-million-to-help-wealthy-invest-in-pe-funds   Klarna launches its own credit card Mit der Klarna-Card können die […]

Newsletter 15 April 2019

27 million for Taxfix – Peter Thiel adds to the list Bereits wenige Monate nach der letzten Finanzierungsrunde steckt Valar Ventures nach Gründerszene-Informationen erneut eine Millionensumme in das Berliner Startup Taxfix. Der Fonds des umstrittenen Starinvestors Peter Thiel ist an dem Unternehmen mit einer Steuererklärungs-App bereits beteiligt. Auch die weiteren Altinvestoren Redalpine und Creandum sind bei der aktuellen […]

7 Questions with Jens Siebert, wevest

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. I was born and raised in Berlin and I am currently the CEO of wevest Digital AG. I have spent my entire career in the banking and financial services industry – first at a large consultancy firm and afterwards as project manager […]

7 Questions with Lucie Haß, Helaba Digital

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. My name is Lucie Haß and I am the Managing Director of Helaba Digital. We founded Helaba Digital in 2018 as corporate venture capital vehicle for Helaba. Before I was working as Senior Project Manager at Commerzbank and was responsible for various projects […]

Newsletter 1 April 2019

Amsterdam-based online pension bank Brand New Day raises €25 million from existing investors Amsterdam-based Brand New Day is an online pension bank that provides asset management, wealth management, and insurance brokerage services. Founded in 2009, Brand New Day has just raised an investment of €25 million from existing investors. https://www.eu-startups.com/2019/03/amsterdam-based-online-pension-bank-brand-new-day-raises-e25-million-from-existing-investors/   Berlin-based Donut raises €1.6 […]

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 19 March 2019

Berlin InsurTech Friday gets 114 million. Der InsurTech-Boom geht weiter. Kurz nachdem wefox eine 110-Millionenrunde verkündet, sorgt der Digitalversicherer Friday, der von der Baloise Group angeschoben wurde, für Schlagzeilen. Die Baloise Group, SevenVentures und German Media Pool investierten zusammen 114 Millionen Euro in das junge Berliner Unternehmen, das derzeit auf das Segment Autoversicherung setzt. https://www.deutsche-startups.de/2019/03/07/friday-114-millionen/ 2nd […]

Newsletter 11 March 2019

Paris-based Shift Technology raises €53 million Series C for its AI solution to detect insurance fraud Paris-based Shift Technology provides AI-based fraud detection and claims automation solutions for the global insurance industry. The startup has just raised a €53 million in a Series C round, bringing total investment in the company to €88 million. The […]

Event Summary: FTF On Tour | UK FinTech meets Germany II

6th Mar. 2019, Taylor Wessing, Nextower, Frankfurt am Main In partnership with the Department of International Trade, the British Embassy Berlin, Frankfurt Main Finance and Taylor Wessing, TechFluence organized the event FTF On Tour | UK FinTech meets Germany on 6th Mar. 2019 at the Nextower in Frankfurt am Main. The event brought together top-notch UK FinTech startups across addressing “real and present” challenges […]

Newsletter 5 March 2019

Bafin Approves Bitbond to Issue Digital Securities “Tokenized Bonds” Bafin, Germany’s securities regulator, has given the green light to Bitbond to issue digital bonds. Bitbond is an online lending platform that operates globally. In business since 2013, Bitbond provides access to capital for small businesses…Since platform launch, Bitbond has funded over 3200 loans for more […]

Invyo and FinTech Forum publish the European FinTech Briefing 2018

We are pleased to announce the publication of the European FinTech Briefing 2018, in partnership with Invyo. The Briefing provides a crisp, data-driven overview including the European FinTech Funding Map, leading investors, funding trends and top rounds by business areas, notable M&A transactions etc. Download the report (complimentary) here: https://bit.ly/2UbkeHV Over the coming days, we will be publishing […]

Newsletter 25 Feb 2019

30 Million Euro for Berlin Banking Startup Mambu Der US-Investor Bessemer Venture Partners und die Altinvestoren Acton Capital, CommerzVentures, Point Nine Capital und Runa Capital investieren 30 Millionen Euro in das FinTech Mambu, eine SaaS-Banking-Plattform. https://www.deutsche-startups.de/2019/02/18/dealmonitor-18-02-2019/   Zeitgold Raises €10M in Funding Zeitgold, a Berlin, Germany-based provider of an AI powered finance solution for SMEs, […]

Newsletter 19 Feb 2019

We are back after a short skiing break (okay, just kidding!), so this week we catch up on two weeks of FinTech & InsurTech deals from Europe, as well as our recent “7 Questions…”- with Florian Heinemann of Project A, and Julian Mattes of Digital+ Partners.   We have been on the road almost all […]

7 questions with Julian Mattes, Digital+ Partners

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your focus areas, overall and within FinTech I’m a Principal at Digital+ Partners, a USD 400mn growth equity fund. We invest in enterprise B2B technology companies with a particular focus on FinTech and IndustrialTech start-ups. We differentiate ourselves through our vertical domain expertise and deep corporate network, particularly […]

Newsletter: 28 Jan 2019

Meet us at Paris FinTech Forum! The 4th edition of the Paris FinTech Forum gathers the Fintech Familly in the very center of Paris on January 29 & 30, 2019. With 2600+ attendees, 220+ FinTechs on stage. Samarth Shekhar, co-founder of FinTech Forum, will be there on both the days – use the networking app […]

Newsletter: 21 Jan 2019

N26 Raises $300M in Series D Funding N26, a Berlin, Germany-based mobile bank, raised $300m in Series D funding. The round, which valued the company at $2.7bn, was led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, and several existing investors. To date, N26 has raised more than $500m from well […]

Newsletter: 14 Jan 2019

Swiss fintech startup Monito scores $2.5 million to help you find the right money transfer service for you Monito, a Lausanne-based startup that helps people find, review and compare over 400 money transfer providers across more than 190 countries, has raised $2.5 million in Series A funding in a round led by Tamedia, Switzerland’s largest […]

Newsletter: 7 Jan 2019

Happy new year! For those who missed the 10th FinTech Forum event- including our attempt at wrapping up 5 years of European FinTech, the summary is required reading before you kick-off 2019: 10th FinTech Forum shows the next wave of FinTechs, investments, partnerships and M&A is here. This month marks five years (and 231 newsletters!) since we published […]

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 […]

Newsletter: 29 Nov 2018

10th FinTech Forum shows the next wave of FinTechs, investments, partnerships and M&A is here The 5th anniversary edition of the event saw a slew of startups taking on large, complex and regulation-intensive market opportunities in capital markets and corporate/ SME banking using blockchain and AI/ ML- a stark contrast to the payments- and lending-focused […]

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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: https://ftf11.eventbrite.com! 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 […]

7 Questions with Dirk Fuchs, Be Think, Solve, Execute

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company. Be Group enables leading financial services organizations across Europe to manage the complexity of business transformation. In the D-A-CH region, Be Think, Solve, Execute GmbH has a long-standing history as reliable partners for financial services organizations to analyse complex requirements, find solutions and implement them […]

Newsletter: 19 Nov. 2018

Meet the Panelists at the 10th FinTech Forum/ 5th Anniversary Edition We talked to some of the panelists that are on stage this Thursday, 22nd Nov. 2018, discussing the topic “German FinTech, Outside Backers- Fast Forward 2023” which looks at the trend of non-banks and foreign investors dominating German FinTech investments and – potentially – […]

Newsletter: 12 Nov 2018

Countdown to FinTech Forum’s 5th Anniversary Edition, 22nd Nov. 2018 We are pleased to announce the panelists for the roundtable discussion German FinTech, Outside Backers- Fast Forward 2023, which looks at the trend of non-banks and foreign investors dominating German FinTech investments. Do check out the agenda, the final line-up of startups as well as […]

Newsletter: 6 Nov 2018

Countdown to FinTech Forum’s 5th Anniversary Edition, 22nd Nov. 2018 With less than three weeks to go to FinTech Forum’s 5th Anniversary Edition, it’s time for a quick update! We are pleased to announce the panelists for the roundtable discussion German FinTech, Outside Backers- Fast Forward 2023 which looks at the trend of non-banks and […]

Countdown to FinTech Forum’s 5th Anniversary Edition, 22nd Nov. 2018

With just three weeks to go to FinTech Forum’s 5th Anniversary Edition, it’s time for a quick update! Do check out the final line-up of startups, and feel free to share this email with contacts who may be interested in the last few remaining tickets: https://fintechforum10.eventbrite.com We are pleased to announce the panelists for the roundtable discussion German […]

Newsletter: 29 Oct 2018

Munich based Insurtech xbAV collects 21 Million Euro Der Wagniskapitalgeber Armada Investment, der Xing-Gründer Lars Hinrichs und 20 weitere Kapitalgeber aus der VC-, Technologie- und Versicherungsbranche investieren 21 Millionen Euro in das Insurtech xbAV. Das 2007 von Martin Bockelmann gegründete Münchner Unternehmen zur Digitalisierung der betrieblichen Altersversorgung will mit der frischen Finanzierung seine Plattform weiter […]

7 Questions with Robert Kröber, ForexFix

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. I am Robert, Founder and CEO. Before founding Forexfix I worked as a banker at KfW Bankengruppe and as a consultant. I founded by first company in 1996. I hold a diploma in Economics from Witten/Herdecke private university. In my spare time I enjoy climbing […]

Newsletter: 24 Oct 2018

German fintech startup Penta raises €7 million to accelerate the growth of its digital bank accounts for SMEs Business bank account Penta today announced a €7 million investment in a funding round led by Inception Capital. According to the Berlin-based startup, user numbers have increased over 900%, since the company’s last fundraise just eight months […]

7 Questions with Gerald Klein, Growney

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. Before founding growney in 2014 I was responsible for developing financial products and trading across all asset classes at the Landesbank Berlin. We were around 200 people and active in all german speaking regions. Back then I was already thinking about starting […]

Newsletter: 15 Oct 2018

Startups at 10th FinTech Forum address bigger, more complicated opportunity areas With just over a month to go, we have been talking to some of the 15 startups selected to present at our 5th anniversary event: http://www.fintechforum.de/category/7-questions/ Startups are taking on areas ranging from alternative investment fund-raising, index and data for cryptocurrencies, “commodity” trading of […]

Newsletter: 8 Oct 2018

LIQID announces €33 million financing round led by Toscafund The digital wealth manager LIQID announced a series C financing round about €33 million led by the London-based investor Toscafund Asset Management LLP. LIQID is one of the largest and fastest growing digital wealth managers in Europe that offers its clients access to investment strategies, asset […]

7 Questions with Maxim Pertl, DACEBOOK

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. I grew up internationally in Czech Republic, Germany, near the French border, spent time in the US and China. I started a smart-card company on my 18th birthday, the sale of the firm brought me natively closer to investment topics, initially as a […]

Newsletter: 24 Sep 2018

Announcing the final line-up of startups: FinTech Forum’s 5th Anniversary Edition 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. http://www.fintechforum.de/announcing-the-final-line-up-of-startups-fintech-forums-5th-anniversary-edition/   FinLab invests a seven-digit investment amount in the Frankfurt-based FinTech awamo GmbH FinLab AG […]

Newsletter: 17 Sep 2018

Announcing the final line-up of startups: FinTech Forum’s 5th Anniversary Edition 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. http://www.fintechforum.de/announcing-the-final-line-up-of-startups-fintech-forums-5th-anniversary-edition/   ABN Amro and solarisBank invest $14mn in loan securitisation startup CrossLend ABN Amro and […]

Newsletter: 10 Sep 2018

Announcing the final line-up of startups: FinTech Forum’s 5th Anniversary Edition 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. http://www.fintechforum.de/announcing-the-final-line-up-of-startups-fintech-forums-5th-anniversary-edition/   Munich Re buys IoT middleware startup, relayr, in deal worth $300M Berlin based Internet […]

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: 3 Sep 2018

Kreditech wants to grant private loans in India Per Knopfdruck wolle Kreditech Privatdarlehen von bis zu 500.000 Rupien – umgerechnet rund 6.000 Euro – verteilen. Mit dem neuen Angebot, das im September starten soll, weitet Kreditech sein Indien-Engagement in einem Segment aus, das auch bei anderen Technologiekonzernen gerade auf großes Interesse stößt. https://www.handelsblatt.com/finanzen/banken-versicherungen/start-up-kreditech-will-in-indien-privatdarlehen-per-knopfdruck-vergeben/22970782.html?nlayer=Newsticker_1985586&ticket=ST-1750632-fWlpXAtEFWfjUzHjxPOX-ap2   Innogy […]

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 […]

Newsletter: 20 Aug 2018

Deposit Solutions seals new investment round of USD 100 million The Hamburg-based fintech Deposit Solutions, a pioneer of open banking and leading international platform for savings deposits, announced the closure of a new round of funding, according to a press release on August 15, 2018. The round was led by the private equity firm Vitruvian Partner […]

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: 13 Aug 2018

advinda, Börsen Zeitung and Innogy Innovation Hub  join FinTech Forum’s partner community We are proud to welcome Börsen Zeitung (media partner), advinda Investor Cloud and Innogy Innovation Hub to the FinTech Forum partner community! Congratulations to five new startups selected to present at the 10th FinTech Forum on 22nd Nov. 2018: XTECH, Fractal, RYSKEX, finbc […]

7 Questions with Tatjana Winter, RYSKEX

Tatjana will be presenting at the 10th FinTech Forum/ 5th Anniversary Edition on 22nd Nov. 2018 at The Airport Club, Frankfurt. Learn more/ register here: http://www.fintechforum.de/announcing-the-first-set-of-startups-partners-5yftf/ 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. Tatjana is Chief Marketing Officer at RYSKEX, where she is responsible for the worldwide B2B marketing, further development […]

Newsletter: 6 Aug 2018

  FinTech Forum’s 5th anniversary edition- announcing further startups and partners We are proud to welcome Börsen Zeitung (media partner), advinda Investor Cloud and Innogy Innovation Hub to the FinTech Forum partner community! Congratulations to five new startups selected to present at the 10th FinTech Forum on 22nd Nov. 2018: XTECH, Fractal, RYSKEX, finbc and […]

Newsletter 31 July 2018

Growney, Aazzur and Innogy Innovation Hub set to join the 10th FinTech Forum We are pleased to announce that Growney and AAZZUR join the line-up of startups selected to present at #5YFTF, FinTech Forum’s 5th Anniversary Edition taking place on 22nd Nov. 2018. We are also proud to welcome Innogy Innovation Hub to the FinTech […]

Newsletter: 23 July 2018

Scout24 AG acquires FINANZCHECK.de, one of the leading consumer finance platforms in Germany Scout24 AG , a leading operator of digital marketplaces specializing in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany and other selected European countries signed an agreement yesterday evening to acquire all shares of FFG FINANZCHECK Finanzportale GmbH (“FINANZCHECK.de”), a German online comparison portal for consumer […]

Newsletter: 16 July 2018

kapilendo secures renowned investor Axel Springer The Berlin-based FinTech startup kapilendo (www.kapilendo.de) announces the successful conclusion to the Series B round of financing. Together with the existing shareholder, the Berlin Dental Association pension fund, the new investor, Axel Springer Media for Equity GmbH, is investing 6 million euros in the company. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/kapilendo-secures-renowned-investor-axel-springer-veith-riebow/   Congratulations and […]

7 Questions with Bernd Wendeln, Miles & More

Bernd will be presenting at the 10th FinTech Forum/ 5th Anniversary Edition on 22nd Nov. 2018 at The Airport Club, Frankfurt. Learn more/ register here: http://www.fintechforum.de/announcing-the-first-set-of-startups-partners-5yftf/ 1. Tell us a bit about yourself. I am with the Miles & More longer than most Fintechs exist: More than seven years now. And it’s still far from being […]

Newsletter: 10 July 2018

Mobiles Bezahlen: Die ersten acht Sparkassen sind live Die ersten acht Sparkassen starten mit dem Mobile Payment – mit girocard mobile und Mastercard. Die Sparkassen Aachen, Baden-Baden Gaggenau, Hannover und Nürnberg, die Förde Sparkasse, die Nassauische Sparkasse sowie die Kreissparkassen Ludwigsburg und Rhein-Hunsrück bieten seit gestern die App „Mobiles Bezahlen“ für Android-Smartphones an. https://www.it-finanzmagazin.de/mobiles-bezahlen-acht-sparkassen-live-73035/ Earlybird closes €175 million fund to invest in early-stage European startups Berlin-headquartered VC firm Earlybird has closed its €175 million “Digital West” fund […]

Newsletter: 3 July 2018

Check out the startups and partners for FinTech Forum’s 5th Anniversary Edition 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: ForexFix,BITA,CrowdDesk, Imburse Payments and Neon Banking. We are also proud to welcomeMiles & More to the FinTech Forum partner community. Read more about them and their […]

Newsletter: 25 June 2018

Check out the startups and partners for FinTech Forum’s 5th Anniversary Edition 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: ForexFix,BITA,CrowdDesk, Imburse Payments and Neon Banking. We are also proud to welcomeMiles & More to the FinTech Forum partner community. Read more about them and their […]

Newsletter: 18th June 2018

Check out the startups and partners for FinTech Forum’s 5th Anniversary Edition 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: ForexFix,BITA,CrowdDesk, Imburse Payments and Neon Banking. We are also proud to welcomeMiles & More to the FinTech Forum partner community. Read more about them and their […]

Miles & More

Miles & More is Europe’s leading frequent flyer and awards programme. 25 years of experience and cooperations with 300 partners across the globe make Miles & More GmbH, the operator of the programme, an expert in approaching individual customers and ensuring their loyalty. Members have the opportunity to earn and redeem Miles & More award […]

Newsletter: 11th June 2018

Check out the line-up for FinTech Forum’s 5th Anniversary Edition 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: ForexFix, BITA,CrowdDesk, Imburse Payments and Neon Banking. We are also proud to welcome LH Miles & More to the FinTech Forum partner community. http://www.fintechforum.de/announcing-the-first-set-of-startups-partners-5yftf/ FinCompare raises €10 Million during […]

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 […]

Newsletter: 28 May 2018

Announcing the first set of startups & partners for #5YFTF FinTech Forum 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: BITA, CrowdDesk, Imburse Payments and Neon Banking. We are also proud to welcome LH Miles & More […]

Newsletter: 21 May 2018

PayPal agrees $2.2 billion deal for iZettle PayPal has reached an agreement to acquire Stockholm-based iZettle in an all-cash deal valued at $2.2 billion, it’s biggest ever transaction in a dynamic and fluctuating payments environment. The timing of the agreement comes just weeks after iZettle announced plans to float on Nasdaq Stockholm in a bid […]

Newsletter: 14 May 2018

Simplesurance raises $24 million in Series C funding Berlin-based startup simplesurance, a leader in the InsurTech industry developing an insurance service platform, receives 24 Million Dollars in the final Series-C Round. Rheingau Founders, Rakuten Capital, the investment arm of Rakuten, Inc., and Allianz X have announced further investment. Lead investor is Allianz, who has started a […]

Newsletter: 7 May 2018

Kreditech appoints David Chan as CEO Kreditech announced the appointment of David Chan as Chief Executive Officer. Alexander Graubner-Müller will stay with Kreditech in his role as founder and Deputy CEO. Alongside with Chan, Kreditech has also been appointing top talent across several other roles in its leadership ranks. Mariusz Dabrowski, former CFO and financial […]

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 […]

Newsletter: 29 April 2018

Clark collects 29 million dollars In its second round of financing of the Frankfurt Insurance Clark collects 29 million dollars – a record for a Series-B in Insurtech area in Europe! Investors include the Finnish investor Portage3Ventures and White Star Capital. Clark aims to help clients manage insurance contracts, identify insurance gaps, and close deals with mutually […]

Newsletter: 20 April 2018

Apply for the 10th FinTech Forum / 5th Anniversary Edition! Apply to pitch at the 5th Anniversary Edition of the event that kicked-off the FinTech scene in Germany / D-A-CH: exactly 5 years since the inaugural FinTech Forum held on 22nd Nov. 2013. http://www.fintechforum.de/apply-for-the-10th-fintech-forum/ Second largest German stock exchange brings its own app for crypto […]

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: 13 April 2018

Swiss fintech startup Contovista makes banking data driven – now also internationally Contovista is renowned in the Swiss banking industry. The startup’s solid reputation meanwhile reaches across borders with Raiffeisen Banking Group, Austria counting on Contovista technology when launching their finance portal Mein ELBA. Already for years the startup successfully collaborates with different banks helping […]

Newsletter: 9 April 2018

Event Summary: FTF On Tour | UK FinTech meets Germany In partnership with the Department of International Trade, the British Embassy Berlin and Frankfurt Main Finance, TechFluence organises the FTF On Tour | UK FinTech meets Germany, bringing together top-notch UK FinTech startups addressing “real and present” challenges and opportunities for German banks. Read the event report   Employee benefits startup […]

Newsletter: 2 April 2018

Event Summary: FTF On Tour | UK FinTech meets Germany In partnership with the Department of International Trade, the British Embassy Berlin and Frankfurt Main Finance, TechFluence organises the FTF On Tour | UK FinTech meets Germany, bringing together top-notch UK FinTech startups addressing “real and present” challenges and opportunities for German banks.  Read the event report Giroxx collects capital The Frankfurt […]

Event Summary: FTF On Tour | UK FinTech meets Germany

22nd March 2018, Haus Metzler, Frankfurt am Main In partnership with the Department of International Trade, the British Embassy Berlin and Frankfurt Main Finance, TechFluence organized the event FTF On Tour | UK FinTech meets Germany on 22nd March 2018 at Haus Metzler in Frankfurt am Main. The event brought together 10 top-notch UK FinTech startups addressing “real and present” challenges and opportunities […]

Newsletter: 27 March 2018

Building FinTech bridges between London and Frankfurt  On March 22, 2018, promising entrepreneurs, investors, financial institutions and others interested in FinTech, gathered in Frankfurt for the FinTech Forum on Tour. The future cooperation between FinTechs and banks, as well as the UK and Germany were at the core of the event. Snowy weather and delicious earl grey tea created a […]

Newsletter: 19th March. 2018

Kreditech and PayU launch instant cardless EMI with PayU Monedo in India Global online payment service provider PayU and Kreditech, the leading group for digital consumer lending using machine-learning based underwriting, launched the beta phase of PayU Monedo in India. PayU Monedo will provide cardless EMIs (equated monthly installments) to finance the online purchases of consumers in India. The new offering […]

Newsletter: 12th March. 2018

Banking platform SolarisBank closes €56.6M Series B from BBVA, Visa, Lakestar, and others SolarisBank, the Berlin-based “banking platform” co-founded by fintech company builder Finleap, appears to be on quite a roll. The company, which now claims nearly 60 corporate clients who offer various financial services powered by solarisBank,  has closed €56.6 million in Series B funding in […]

Newsletter: 5th March. 2018

Billomat receives seven-digit investment The accounting start-up Billomat from Nuremberg receives a capital injection from  Online News Business (ONB). The company intends to use the money to expand into Scandinavia and Spain, among others. http://gruender.wiwo.de/billomat-siebenstelliges-investment-fuer-nuernberger-fintech/ BNP Paribas launches fintech investment fund BNP Paribas has launched a new investment fund to take direct minority stakes in innovative startups that are […]

Newsletter: 25th Feb. 2018

Zuger Startup is collecting $ 25 million in two days  The Zug startupProxeus has collected $ 25 million from 795 donors in just two days through an initial coin offering. The maximum amount per investor was limited to $ 80,000. Proxeus offers an extremely easy to use product, empowering anyone to create blockchain applications that are affordable and […]

Newsletter: 19th Feb. 2018

SDK.finance supercedes Visa in terms of API endpoints SDK.finance, the European Core Payment Platform, supersedes Visa and other major players in terms of API endpoints. The company was established in 2013 in the Czech Republic. SDK.finance is the Core Payment Platform wrapped into 280+ APIs.  It enables payment providers, FinTech entrepreneurs, and banks to launch […]

Newsletter: 10th Feb. 2018

Blockchain Project Raises $61 Million from A16Z, Polychain Capital A blockchain project based in Switzerland has raised $61 million from a group of investors that includes venture capital giant Andreessen Horowitz and token hedge fund Polychain Capital. DFINITY Stiftung said the funding would go toward development of its blockchain protocol, aimed to support a public decentralized […]

Newsletter: 4th Feb. 2018

Scalable Capital to break through the one billion mark Digital asset management in Germany is about to break out of the niche. According to calculations by “Finanz-Szene.de”, the market leader Scalable Capital is approaching the € 750 million mark and is expected to break the billion mark in the spring. This is mainly due to […]

Newsletter: 28th Jan. 2018

Lendix Receives €200M Debt Institutional Financing Lendix , a Paris, France-based loan marketplace for European SMEs, received a €200m institutional debt financing. Backers included The European Investment Bank Group (EIB) via the European Investment Fund (EIF), CNP Assurances, Eiffel IM, Groupama, Zencap AM, Matmut and Decaux Frères Investissements. http://www.finsmes.com/2018/01/lendix-receives-e200m-institutional-financing.html Paris-based cryptoassets security startup Ledger closes €61 million Series B […]

Newsletter: 19th Jan. 2018

Two million euros for the InsurTech startup Covomo  The Frankfurt-based FinTech Covomo focuses on the comparison of special and supplementary insurance for, for example, travel, pets, electronic devices and sports equipment. In a new round of financing, the startup has now taken more than two million euros. https://www.gruenderszene.de/allgemein/insurtech-covomo-finanzierung Millions in investment for Cologne Fintech startup Entrafin The fintech startup Entrafin gets […]

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 […]

Newsletter: 8th Dec. 2017

Savedroid launches ICO to enable crypto savings for everyone The FinTech startup savedroid, which specializes in artificial intelligence,launches the first German ICO (Initial Coin Offering) for blockchain inclusion: in the future, savedroid users can easily exchange their savings amounts in Bitcoin or Ethereum and save them securely. In the future, savedroid will also allow Otto normal […]

Newsletter: 1st Dec. 2017

FinTecSystems raises €4.5M, Deposit Solutions closes $20M, PikcioChain raises $6M, Credit Suisse takes stake in TradePlus24, Journey to Funding with FinTecSystems etc. FinTecSystems scores EUR4.5 million investment FinTecSystems, specialist for digital credit assessments and banking API provider, completed its series B financing round with a transaction volume of 4.5 million euros. The round is led […]

Q&A with Maximilian Kempken of b2v Partners

1. Tell us a bit about yourself. Investment Manager at btov Partners, the European venture capital firm, managing about EUR 330m in institutional funds, partners funds and direct investments of private investors. 2. What is your investment focus/thesis, and which FinTech firms are in your portfolio? Investment Focus: We have two investment teams. One is focusing on […]

Newsletter: 24th Nov. 2017

AIB invests €30mn in TransferMate, Scalable Capital worth over €150mn, WeChat Pay starts in Germany, last chance to avail WeWork Frankfurt’s -15% discount, AIB invests 30m Euros in TransferMate AIB has invested €30m in cross-border B2B payments player TransferMate, in a move aimed at reducing international payments costs for business customers. https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/aib-invests-30m-in-clune-payments-firm-transfermate-36332203.html Scalable Capital worth over […]

Newsletter: 17th Nov. 2017

EclectIQ raises €14M, Treasury Intelligence Solutions raises $12M, Last chance to avail WeWork’s 15% discount,  Interviews with FinCompare, Qumram etc. Amsterdam-based EclecticIQ secures €14 million  EclecticIQ, the global provider of Cyber Threat Intelligence technology solutions and Fusion Center operator today announced a Series B investment of €14 million. The current investment makes EclecticIQ one of the best-funded cyber security scale-ups in Europe. […]

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) http://www.fintechforum.de/scorecard/ 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 contact@fintechforum.de 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. https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/23/shift-raises-another-28-million-to-prevent-fraudulent-insurance-claims/ App-driven trading startup BUX raises EUR10.6 million in Series C funding BUX […]

Q&A with Frank Seehaus of Acton Capital

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your focus area(s) within FinTech? My name is Frank Seehaus  and I’m Managing Partner at Acton Capital, a European late-stage venture capital firm. We back internet-startups with the potential to become market leaders…Within fintech, my focus areas are lending (Iwoca – SME lending, Finanzcheck – Consumer lending marketplace), […]

Q&A with Ragnar Jongen, DN Capital

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your focus area(s) within FinTech? Dutch, lived across Europe. Done academic research on blockchain and crowdfunding.DN investments in remittances, instalment loans, factoring. 2. What are your three key takeaways from the last 3 years in the European FinTech space? Things always go slower than you think 3. […]