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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 […]

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 […]

Find your next deal with the right connections

Leverage your complimentary membership to ​Opportunity Network​ through FinTech Forum & connect to a global network of business opportunities. Opportunity Network is a safe business environment that simplifies deal matching for CEOs, executives and investors. On the network, with 30,000+ members in 130+ countries and a total deal flow of $300Bn+, you can: Raise and […]

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 […]

Final Agenda & Line-Up: 11th FinTech Forum

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

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 […]

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 […]

The Future of Banking: guest post by Money2020 Europe

  The Money2020 Europe agenda is live! 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 […]

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 […]

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: Over the coming days, we will be publishing […]


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

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

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: We are pleased to announce the panelists for the roundtable discussion German […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

German FinTech Scorecard: 31.10.17.

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

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 … 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 … Efi Pylarinou ‏@efipm  @FinTechForum_DE FTF on Tour – InvestTech: Insurgents, Incumbents, Investors & FCA innovation hub  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 .  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 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 (, the Innotribe Startup Challenge ( 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 […]