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Newsletter, 27 April – 2 Mai 2014

Our 1st Study of FinTech Startups in Germany, Austria and Switzerland: now online!

 

Our first study (published in February 2014) is a quick overview of the emerging FinTech Startup scene in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, is now online. We are now working on a second edition of our study: if you would like to be considered for this study, please send us an  email.

 

 

7 Questions with Christian Berger, Managing Director at BeeOne

 

1. Tell us about yourself and about BeeOne.

 

BeeOne is digital innovation enterprise of Erste Group Bank. We are part of the current revolution on the financial services area and we create the change from the inside of a big regional player in Central and Eastern Europe.

 

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 event in Nov. 2013.

-Berlin-based Mambu (cloud banking platform)

 

 

Mit payfriendz Geld per Smartphone verleihen

 

Im Sommer startet payfriendz, eine weitere Mobile Payment-App. Mit der Smartphone-Anwendung können Nutzer dann – laut Ankündigung – “kostenlos und in Echtzeit Geld versenden und empfangen”.

 

http://www.deutsche-startups.de/2014/04/30/mit-payfriendz-geld-per-smartphone-verleihen/

 

 

One Spark, The World’s Crowdfunding Festival, Expands to Berlin

 

One Spark, the crowdfunding festival, is expanding internationally for the first time to Berlin and will take place from September 12-14, 2014 at the Alte Münze in Mitte.At One Spark, creators from all over the world meet for a crowdfunding festival in art, music, science, technology and innovation.

 

http://venturevillage.eu/one-spark-the-worlds-crowdfunding-festival-expands-to-berlin?utm_date=2014-05-01

 

 

Yapital nominiert für den eco Internet Award 2014, Kategorie “Mobile” 

 

Aus über 100 Bewerbungen wurden für insgesamt neun Kategorien jeweils drei Kandidaten ausgewählt. Diese werden zur feierlichen eco Gala am 5. Juni ins KölnSKY eingeladen.

 

http://www.eco.de/2014/pressemeldungen/nominierte-fuer-den-eco-internet-award-stehen-fest.html

 

 

Wirecard AG verzeichnet erfolgreiches erstes Quartal 2014

 

Das erste Quartal 2014 verlief für die Wirecard AG sehr positiv. Nach vorläufigen Zahlen erhöhten sich die Umsatzerlöse im Konzern von 101,1 Mio. Euro  um  ca.  25  Prozent  auf  126,0  Mio.  Euro.

 

http://ir.wirecard.de/websites/wc/German/3150/finanznachrichten.html?newsID=1405560&sc_o=as_c

 

 

Google Glass Still ‘Too New’ to Interest Bankers: Survey

 

Bankers are intrigued by Google Glass, but are waiting for consumer adoption to pick up before building mobile banking apps for it, a recent survey says. They’re more ready to adapt their mobile apps to work with wireless sensors in bank branches and retail stores.

 

http://www.americanbanker.com/issues/179_79/google-glass-still-too-new-to-interest-bankers-survey-1067104-1.html

 

 

Brainloop Dox – die Secure Cloud SaaS-Lösung für Unternehmen 

 

Brainloop Dox bietet eine professionelle Unternehmenslösung für sicheres Filesharing, verteilte Zusammenarbeit an Dokumenten und somit Schutz des geistigen Eigentums.

 

http://www.brainloop.com/de/produkte/brainloop-dox.html

 

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