Newsletter 31 July 2018

Growney, Aazzur and Innogy Innovation Hub set to join the 10th FinTech Forum

We are pleased to announce that Growney and AAZZUR join the line-up of startups selected to present at #5YFTF, FinTech Forum’s 5th Anniversary Edition taking place on 22nd Nov. 2018. We are also proud to welcome Innogy Innovation Hub to the FinTech Forum partner community!

Bayern Kapital invest in Munich-based FinTech wealthpilot

Bayern Kapital hat sich an der Münchener wealthpilot GmbH beteiligt. Das Finanztechnologie-Start-up hat eine zweite Finanzierungsrunde erfolgreich abgeschlossen. Angeführt wurde die Runde von erfahrenen Start-up-Unternehmern. Neben dem Neuinvestor Bayern Kapital hatten sich aber auch die Altgesellschafter beteiligt. wealthpilot ist ein führender Anbieter von Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-Lösungen für die Vermögensberatung.


Credit Suisse unveils $261m fintech fund

Credit Suisse Asset Management’s NEXT Investors have closed NEXT Investors II, with $261 million of funding available for fintech and financial services businesses.


7 Questions with Bernd Wendeln, Miles & More

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 boring.

I am a growth-oriented payment and loyalty expert and have been working for credit card companies as well as for consulting firms. I don’t see myself as a classic banker. I prefer direct and open contact with my team and partner companies – and I like to wear colourful clothing.


VCXO Briefing with Julian Mattes, Digital+ Partners

Tell us a bit about yourself and your focus areas, overall and within FinTech.

I’m an Investment Manager at Digital+ Partners, a USD 400mn growth equity fund. We invest in 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 in the European financial services market. Before joining Digital+ Partners, I worked 6 years for McKinsey and 3 years in leadership positions at Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, previously as head of payments & deposits at Commerzbank.


Satispay Raises €10M in First Tranche of Series B Funding

Satispay, a Milan, Italy- and London, UK-based fintech company, raised €10m in the first tranche of its Series B funding. The round, which brought total funding to approx. €37m and the company’s valuation to €100m, was led by Copper Street Capital, with participation from Endeavor Catalyst, as well as Greyhound Capital. Satispay provides an app to send and receive money to and from phone contacts and pay in stores without using credit/debit cards.


Leading European Payment Platform Lemon Way Receives €10 million Investment to Fuel Hypergrowth

Fintech Lemon Way, a payment institution regulated by the ACPR – Banque de France,  has received additional funding in the amount of €10 million. The round was led by Breega capital, with the participation from Speedinvest, a Fintech venture capital fund.


It doesn’t work without an account: 6 Fintechs as alternative to big banks

Längst sind es nicht mehr nur die klassischen Banken wie Volksbank, Sparkasse, Deutsche Bank oder Commerzbank, die Gründern, Selbstständigen und Start-ups ein Geschäfts- oder Firmenkonto bieten. Neben den Online- bzw. Direktbanken sind in jüngster Zeit insbesondere die Fintechs umtriebig und werben um eure Gunst. Wir stellen euch 6 dieser Anbieter vor, zeigen was sie können, was sie kosten und wann ihr doch eher eine klassische Bank wählen solltet.