All posts filed under: 7 Questions

Featuring up and coming startups – or event planned launches / stealth players – in Continental Europe, looking to get visibility among our network of investors, financial institutions and corporates.

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 […]

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 […]

7 Questions with Andreas Franke, Loanboox GmbH

 1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. As managing director of Loanboox GmbH, I am responsible for running operations in the German market. Previously I worked in the internal consulting department of Zurich Insurance Group. During this time, I had the opportunity to get experience in the areas of […]

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 […]

5 Questions with Christian Nagel, EARLYBIRD

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your focus areas, overall and within FinTech I am an entrepreneur and passionate for more than 21 years. Fin-tech excites me since our investment into Interhyp in 1999.   2. What opportunities or challenges are FinTechs creating for European Financial Institutions? Internet and mobile have been the […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Questions with Jamal El Mallouki, CrowdDesk

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. Together with my co-founder Johannes Laub we are the managing directors of CrowdDesk. We’re a team of 15, creating the infrastructure for the future of capital markets with the vision to digitize how financial products are issued and brokered. Our HQ is […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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), […]

7 Questions with Gian Reto à Porta from Contovista

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. My name ist Gian Reto à Porta, Co-founder & CEO of the Zurich-based Fintech-Startup Contovista. I studied computer science and before founding Contovista I worked as a management consultant for the banking industry. When I’m not working I love spending time in […]

7 Questions with Anya Schmidt of Outbank

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure. My name is Anya Schmidt, CEO of the Munich-based banking app Outbank. At work I am passionate about building great products based on Cutting edge technologies with our talented team. In such a fast-moving environment like FinTech that is a great challenge. […]

7 Questions with Clemens Grond of Telefonica

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself – both at work and leisure. Clemens is Product Manager at Telefónica Germany driving innovations in mobile banking, payment and security. In his role he has been responsible for delivery management of O2 Banking, a mobile banking service launched by Telefónica Germany and Fidor Bank in 2016. Prior […]

7 Questions with Julian Oertzen, co-founder of Exporo AG

1. Who are you? I am Julian, Co-Founder of Exporo, responsible for project acquisition, product and business development. 2. Which services do you sell and who are your competitors? Exporo is a real estate crowdfunding platform acting as an intermediary between interest-seeking investors and capital-seeking real estate companies. Investments are made in form of subordinated […]

7 Questions with Rune Brunborg, Co-Founder of Tribe

1. Who are you? I’m Rune Brunborg, co-founder at Tribe – the Tinder for Insurance customers. At Tribe we’ll make simple and fair insurance solutions for responsible people and their friends, utilizing their social network. Before joining Tribe I’ve headed – the largest online financial aggregator in Norway, I’ve been head of strategy at […]

7 Questions with Paul Becker of LIQID

1. Who are you? I am a co-founder and head of marketing at LIQID. 2. Which services do you sell and who are your competitors? LIQID is a digital wealth management service for private investors with liquid assets in excess of 100.000 €. We offer a range of “core” investment strategies developed in partnership with […]

7 Questions with Jonas Piela from Avuba

1. Who are you? I am Jonas, CEO at Avuba. For European smartphone users who have become accustomed to a superior digital experience Avuba is the next generation of mobile banking. It delivers a category defining user experience providing, simple sign-up, high levels of security, payment cards, full banking services and easy to use features […]

7 Questions with Christian Tiessen from Savedo

1. Who are you? My name is Christian Tiessen. I studied Business in Germany, Singapore and Spain. After working a few years for consulting and corporates, I founded my first startup in e-commerce. The business grew quite rapidly, and was finally acquired by an American company.  Since March 2014 I am working with and on […]

7 Questions with Pawel Turczynowicz of Ybanking

1. Who are you? I am an ex-executive banker who left a top management position in BNP Paribas to start Ybanking. I am an innovator and contrarian. I joined banking by accident after my first startup exploded in the bubble. Surprisingly I made some career in banking challenging bosses and questioning conventions. Ybanking was too […]

8 Questions with Jonathan Prince of DigiCash

1. Who are you? I am Jonathan Prince, co-founder with Raoul Mulheims, Georges Berscheid and Mike Sergonne, of Digicash Payments SA which provides a digital payments platform and apps designed for banks & PSPs. 2. Which services do you sell? Our company provides a white-labelled digital payment authorisation platform and App, fitting neatly into banks’ […]

7 Questions with Lauri Karp of TreasuryView

1. Who are you? We are Lauri and Margo Karp, founders of TreasuryView 2. Which services do you sell and who are your competitors? 2009 we startet with cloud-based risk analytics for public sector loan and hedges portfolios. We were pioneers in moving rather mature financial abstainers to cloud and offer new type of user […]

7 Questions with Jens Jennissen of

1. Who are you? My name is Jens Jennissen and I am the founder of GmbH. offers savers innovative and transparent retirement solutions. 2. Which services do you sell and who are your competitors? We currently offer one retirement product, the fairriester, with the aim of broadening the product line this year with […]

7 Questions with Michel Jacquemai (meetinvest AG)

1. Who are you? meetinvest is a free financial social media platform that empowers retail investors with a toolkit to invest like a professional. meetinvest links individuals with like-minded people to exchange ideas, share experiences and connect on the topic of investing. 2. Which services do you sell and who are your competitors? meetinvest services are […]

7 Questions with Daniel Bödger from BankingCheck

1. Who are you? My Name is Daniel Boedger [CEO & Founder of BankingCheck], 33, Dipl.-Ing. IT. After my studies I worked with Robert Bosch GmbH & SIEMENS as a project leader and development engineer for server systems in the process automation industry. Already in 2007 I have founded my first FinTech platform in the daily allowances and fixed deposit sector – […]

7 Questions with Daniel Neis from KOINA

1. Who are you? My name is Daniel Neis [CEO & Founder / KOINA AG], 42, business economist, I have over 15 years of experience as an ecopreneur and founder, as a consultant for startups and as a visionary strategist with a focus on management, marketing and sales. In the past I owned and managed […]

7 Questions with Stephane Dubois of Xignite

1. Who are you? Xignite is the leading provider of financial market data via cloud-based APIs. 2. Which product or service do you sell and who are your competitors? Our main line of products is a family of APIs that provide anything from real-time, to historical and reference financial data. We cover every financial asset […]

7 Questions with Aleksandar Cetkovic and Predrag Micic, co-founders of tradegear

1. Who are you? Aleksandar is Head of Technology and Products and Predrag is Head of Marketing and Operations with tradegear gmbh, Swiss fintech startup. We bring combined 40 years of experience in software engineering, international business development and business analysis in financial industry. In last 5 years we have been working intensively with quantitative […]

7 Questions with Eugene Danilkis from Mambu

1. Who are you?
 Mambu is a cloud banking platform provider. We enable innovative banking providers to rapidly create, launch and service loan and deposit products through our agile, flexible and affordable cloud banking platform. An alternative to legacy core banking software, our goal is to accelerate time to market for new consumer and SME […]

5 Fragen an Christian Hoppe, Founder Director des main incubator

1. Erzählen Sie uns etwas über sich und main incubator.
 Der main incubator ist der erste Inkubator für FinTech-Startups mit einem führenden Finanzinstitut als Anker-Investor – der Commerzbank. Die Großbank möchte über den main incubator als hundertprozentiges Tochterunternehmen den Wandel in der Finanzdienstleistungsbranche aktiv mitgestalten. Wir fördern und investieren in Startups mit innovativen Lösungen mit […]

7 Questions with Daniel Bödger, Founder & CEO of BankingCheck

1. Wer bist du? Hi – mein Name ist Daniel Bödger und ich bin der Gründer und Geschäftsführer von BankingCheck.   2. Welche Dienstleistung verkauft ihr und wer sind Eure Wettbewerber? BankingCheck ist eine unabhängige Bewertungsplattform für Banken, Versicherungen und Finanzdienstleister. Unsere Idee ist ganze einfach – früher wurden Banken und Konten von Familie und […]

7 Fragen an Mark van den Arend von WIR Finanzierer

1. Wer bist Du? Christ, Optimierer, Ex-Handwerker, Ex-Wall-Street Banker und hoffentlich ein „Zeichen-der-Zeit-Erkenner“. Mein Name ist Mark van den Arend und ich bin Gründer und geschäftsführender Gesellschafter der WIR Finanzierer GmbH.   2. Welche Dienstleistung verkauft ihr und wer sind Eure Wettbewerber? WIR stellen mit der KMU-Anleihe gesunden Unternehmen des gehobenen Mittelstands einen neuen, langfristigen […]

7 Questions with Anna Voronina of quirion

1. Who are you?
 quirion is Germany’s first web presence for asset management and fee-based advisory services. quirion offers professional asset management strategies that are based on latest scientific research in finance. At quirion, we share the vision that professional asset management should be made available for everyone in an easy, accessible and web-based way. […]

7 Questions with John Bruggeman, CEO of TraxPay

1. Who are you?
 Traxpay transforms the way that businesses pay and get paid with the world’s first and only B2B Dynamic Payments platform. Our patent pending platform uniquely combines secure, flexible, real-time 24/7/365 electronic payments with any and all structured and unstructured data related to the transaction. What further sets Traxpay apart from all […]

7 Questions with Dieter Fromm and Johannes Cremer, Founders and Managing Directors of moneymeets

1. Who are you?
 We are Dieter Fromm and John Cremer, the founders of moneymeets. In our previous lives we were bankers and consultants for banks. In both functions, we gathered extensive experience in the retail operations of banks and savings banks. We were thereafter advisors to banks and held several management positions – including […]