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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 first event (Nov. 2013) what they have been up to, their plans for the coming months, and what they are looking for. We also setup a fintech showcase (currently in beta) courtesy our sponsor BankITX.

Below are the startups from our first event in the order in which they presented at the event – watch this space for a second edition with the startups from our second event!

We hope you enjoy catching up with the FTFD Class of 2013: do go through their “wants / looking for” – there are plenty of opportunities for partners, investors, banks, new hires etc. – and drop us a line if you would like to connect to any of these fintech rising stars!

Startup Achievements Wants / Looking for
United Signals

Invest directly in trading strategies of successful traders.

  • United Signals Top 5 strategies gained an average of more than 21% in 2013. All available strategies together had an average performance of 8% in the same time span.
  • Looking for asset managers/ partners in US/ UK/ Asia.



Borrow, collect, prepay, split, send & spend money within one app

  • Looking for investors and (bank) partners in Europe, America and Asia



Helps private clients make better financial decisions along their life goals.


  • Customer base +120%
  • Assets under management +280%
  • Closed Series A-funding with a renowned German media company (to be announced)
  • Semi-finalist at the SWIFT Innotribe Startup Challenge
  • Improving moneymeets for a complete tracking tool in private financial decisions.
  • Looking for skills in big data.
  • Looking for partners for distributing our services to banks

Invest in the trading strategies of the best traders. Enables traders to turn their portfolios into fully-fledged financial products, called “wikifolios”.


  • Over €200 M invested into wikifolio certificates to date – €30 M in Jan. 2014 alone! (400% growth vs. Jan. 2013)
  • 1200+ investable wikifolios (with ISINs) listed on Börse Stuttgart
  • Published trades 1M+, trading volume € 3.3B+, 85000+ comments etc.
  • Closed a €6 M funding round in May 2014, led by Speedinvest to fund expansion
  • Expand current partnerships (which includes,, Börse Stuttgart, HSBC,, brokerjet etc.) with leading financial media websites, online brokers and banks.
  • Looking for Media, Brokerage and private banking partners in European markets e.g. France, Switzerland, Sweden, UK, etc.
  • Expand the unique business model of wikifolio – creating financial products out of Social trading ideas which makes it very easy for investors to participate – also to Asia and the US.
Open Bank Project

Open source API and App store for banks

  • First two bank customers signed
  • Mentioned in Gartner Open Banking Hypecycle
  • Looking for bank customers
  • Looking for investors

Germany’s first online-exchange, for trading any type of receivable for cash.

  • In the last one year, acquired 450 new customers (Buyers: 100, Sellers: 350).
  • Grew revenues 10x (1000%)
  • Mentioned in several articles e.g. „Die Welt“, „Bankmagazin“
  • Looking for contacts in restructuring and workout departments in banks.
  • Looking for motivated and entrepreneurial-minded team members with 2-5 years’ work experience (in banking)

Stock market community with tips and trading advice.


  • More than 160.000 registered users
  • Part of an international fintech group since 2013
  • Looking for partners to expand our business all over Europe.
  • For instance, companies interested in content exchange or in adding a community to their service.

World’s first and only B2B Dynamic Payments platform capable of executing payments and final settlement with rich data in real-time, anytime, anywhere, safely and securely.

  • Currently hiring top talent in all functional areas of the company.
  • Actively seeking data center support for their US and Asian operations.

Withholding Tax Engine for calculation and reporting as per German tax law


  • Looking to extend the solution to cover withholding tax requirements in other countries



Intuitive online portfolio management application and ETF model portfolios for retail investors and financial advisors

  • justETF cracked in 2014 €1bn in virtual user assets on its DIY platform.


  • Looking to expand its business in the short term across Europe and in the mid term to the US. For this, we are looking for partners in the US, UK, Italy as well as brokers across Europe who are looking for DIY ETF-based solutions for their retail clients.

Online marketplace connecting Mittelstand firms (SMEs) to banks and alternative finance providers.

  • in Germany ~ 2,000 new SMEs with funding requests in the amount of 1.1 Billion Euros and transaction in the volume of about 220 million Euros in the last 12 months
  • FINPOINT is now represented in the UK and Austria with domestic partners


  • Looking for partners in the US and Asia to establish the FINPOINT SME Finance Platform in these regions



Personal financial planning and wealth management


  • Founding phase
  • Partners who can deliver market data (FX rates, ETF data) at low cost
  • Looking for investment (about 1.2 to 1.5 Mio. EUR)
  • Searching for custodian bank partners (like DAB Bank)
  • Primarily focused on the German market