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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 […]

FinTech Forum’s 4th anniversary edition- a reflection of European FinTech’s successes and travails

22nd Sep. 2017, Frankfurt am Main Samarth Shekhar, Co-Founder, FinTech Forum A dense morning fog and flight delays outside did not seem to effect the day’s schedule as we kicked off the 9th FinTech Forum at The Airport Club, Frankfurt – also our 4th anniversary edition. Frank Schwab (co-founder FinTech Forum), kicked off the event […]

FTF on Tour | FinTech meets Travel – in Tweets

A $8tn sector – and the opportunity for FinTech. This was the theme of our inaugural event that brought together 16 promising startups at the intersection of Travel and FinTech with leading corporates and investors in this space. Couldn’t make it? Below is the event in tweets! Among the selected startups were firms employing blockchain technology to help “rescue” the nearly $50bn worth of […]

FinTech Forum On Tour | Robo Advice in Tweets

FinTech Forum ‏@FinTechForum_DE The mass retail customization challenge in pensions – Fahd Rachidy of Abaka, looking for Pension Provider partner           FinTech Meetup FFM ‏@FinTechFFM @FundamentalCap is the first #roboadvisor for active portfolio management and searches #vc money #FTFRobo           FinTech Forum ‏@FinTechForum_DE “First active investment platform- […]

FTF 7 in Tweets

investify_lu Retweeted Frank Schwab We are happy to participate at the #FTF7. Coming to Germany again.investify_lu added, Frank Schwab @FrankJSchwab 9 days to go. Line up: @GetHufsy @scaledrisk @investify_lu @kapilendo_AG  … #FTF7 @FinTechForum_DE / 21Apr16 http://ln.is/www.fintechforum.de/u6o5d … Michael Mellinghoff ‏@Mellinghoff  Apr 21 .@investify_lu presents their feel right investment solution at #Fintech Forum #FTF7 #RoboAdvisory #Frankfurt […]

6th FinTech Forum in Tweets

FinTech Forum ‏@FinTechForum_DE Kicking off the 6th #FinTech Forum with a view of Finance in 2035 @FrankJSchwab           Nadja Schlössel ‏@Ypsilon_Zett The #FinTech Zeitgeist presented by @techfluence_eu smarth @FinTechForum_DE there is lots of money in the Zeitgeist         Spiros Margaris ‏@SpirosMargaris I am at a great event @FinTechForum_DE ! @FrankJSchwab @techfluence_eu @Ypsilon_Zett       […]

FinTech Forum on Tour in Tweets (London, September 2015)

FinTech Forum ‏@FinTechForum_DE Innovationen im Finanzsektor: London lockt Fintech-Firmengründer – NZZ #FTFInvestTech #FinTech Forum On Tour http://www.nzz.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen/london-lockt-fintech-firmengruender-1.18619841 … Efi Pylarinou ‏@efipm  @FinTechForum_DE FTF on Tour – InvestTech: Insurgents, Incumbents, Investors & FCA innovation hub http://wp.me/p4L5c7-wQ  by @efipm Scalable Capital ‏@ScalableCapital .@Mellinghoff presents his findings on #Investtech More investtech firms in the EU than in US #FTFInvestTech #Fintech     […]

(Traditional) Online versus Digital Banking

Is „digital” just another word for „online”? Or is there a difference we need to understand? Over the last 2 weeks more than 150 people provided feedback regarding my generic high level thoughts about (traditional) online banking versus digital banking. This post reflects the feedback I got and an updated thinking. While there are more […]

E-Payment made in Germany – Paymill is the backend of Europe’s eCommerce

Since 2012 the startup Paymill from Munich is offering an online payment solution “made in Germany”, which is staying in the background unlike their customers. Paymill is serving customers like Doodle, Freeletics or Flixbus, with the technical infrastructure for processing payments on their website and mobile application. Paymill is available in 34 countries accross Europe […]

4th FinTech Forum Event on the Twittersphere

FinTech Forum ed Jonathan Prince @princejonjon · Mar 19 On my way to @FinTechForum_DE event in Frankfurt. Excited to meet the DACH Fintech community. FinTech Forum @FinTechForum_DE · Mar 19 Kicking off the 4th #FinTech Forum @FrankJSchwab. Thanks to all for making it inspite of the chaos here in Frankfurt! Marina Vukovic @vukovima · Mar 19 Today @FinTechForum_DE! @giromatch and @in2experience presenting their startups! Hoping for […]

3rd FinTech Forum Event (20th November 2014) in Tweets

We scraped the Twittersphere to get a Zeitgeist of the 3rd FinTech Forum event at the Airport Club in Frankfurt. Enjoy! FinTech Forum @FinTechForum_DE · Nov 18 3rd #FinTechForum – 2 days to go! Check out the line-up of 20 #fintech #startups from Germany / Central Europe http://ow.ly/Ery1N .  FinTech Forum retweeted Bastiaan Burgwal @PBBurgwal · Nov 19 German Kaffee entlang der Autobahn […]

FinTech Forum D.A.CH turns One!

We turned a year old this month and were named to the Financial News FinTech 40 40 Leaders in FinTech  / Wall Street Journal 40 Innovators Shaping the Future of Finance in June. We thought a small celebration along with the startups in the FTFD community was in order, so we asked the startups from our […]

Weltweite Suche nach innovativen Startups um zwei Wochen verlängert

Unsere Freunde von Next Bank haben uns erzählt, dass die Bewerbungsfrist zu BBVA Open Talent, ein weltweiter Wettbewerb für Startups und Unternehmer, verlängert wurde. Bisher sollten Projekte bis zum 10. Juni angemeldet werden, aber die Bewerbungsfrist wurde bis Mittwoch, den 25. Juni verlängert. Next Bank sucht nach innovativen FinTech Startups mit  Potenzial die Finanzindustrie zu […]

2nd FinTech Forum „as it happened“ in Tweets

For those who missed our 2nd event on 9th May 2014, here is a run through the startup pitches and the roundtable in tweets, e.g. “#Banks appointing Head of #Digital? Google Head of Digital is the CEO!   FinTech Forum DACH ‏@FinTechForum_DE  May 9 #fintechforum takes off at Airport Club, Frankfurt pic.twitter.com/8XfzrpJ6rR First up is Artur Grabowski […]

Innotribe Startup Challenge: Germany‘s cloud banking startup Mambu in the finals

While most of Germany was enjoying the day off on 1st May, three Germany-based startups were in London competing with fifteen semi-finalists for a place in the finals of the Innotribe Startup Challenge 2014: Berlin-based Bitbond (peer-to-peer Bitcoin lending) Köln-based moneymeets (financial decisions driven by life goals) which had also presented at FinTech Forum’s first […]

1st Study of FinTech Startups & Innovators in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Von Ralf Keuper In der o.g. Studie über 100 Fintech Startups aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz zeichnet Samarth Shekhar vom FinTech Forum D-A-CH das in dieser Form erste Gesamtbild der auch im deutschsprachigen Raum lebendiger werdenden Gründerszene im Banking-Umfeld.  Im September 2013 äußerte Shekhar in einem Beitrag auf finextra seine Verwunderung darüber, dass der Anteil der […]

FinTech Forum DACH is a Partner and Judge at the Innotribe Startup Challenge 2014

We have recently partnered with the 2014 Innotribe Startup Challenge, an extraordinary opportunity for FinTech and Financial Services startups and innovators to meet potential investors, customers and partners. Sponsored by SWIFT (www.swift.com), the Innotribe Startup Challenge (http://www.innotribestartup.com) fosters collaborative between emerging FinTech and Financial Service innovators and SWIFT’s member community of over 9,700 banking organizations, […]

Ten Must-Read FinTech Stories of 2013

Our pick of the ten must-reads: in no particular order, and with some focus on the German / European FinTech scene.   1. Klarna Acquires Germany’s Sofort For $150M To Build A Formidable European Payment Network
 Biggest FinTech deal in Germany in 2013, creating a major force in online payments giant with 10% of Continental Europe’e […]

Update on FinTech Forum D A CH on 22nd of November 2013

As on date we have identified over 100 FinTech startups in the German-speaking region. More than 20 of these innovators have registered and will be pitching to high-profile investors from Germany, Spain, UK, Russia and Australia. The roundtable discussion on the topic “FinTech Startups: Opportunity or Threat?” will have participants like Steffen Seeger, Board Member, […]

Buchempfehlung: The Lean Startup von Eric Ries

Im Jahr 2011 hat Eric Ries das Buch „The Lean Startup“ geschrieben. Er beschreibt wie man Unternehmen und Produkte von Grund auf entwickeln kann. Das Buch basiert auf eignen Erfahrungen, die er beim Aufbau von Startups im kalifornischen Silikon Valley in den USA gesammelt hat. Im Kern zeigt Eric Ries auf wie man schnell, nah […]