Newsletter 6 Nov 2019

Quotes to countdown to 11th FinTech Forum | 21st Nov. 2019 in Frankfurt

With the near-final line-up and agenda in place, and just 16 days to go to the 11th FinTech Forum, here are some quotes from the startups and investors who will be on stage.

If you are an investor or financial institution looking to connect to the European FinTech scene, you know where you need to be on 21st November 2019: The Airport Club, Frankfurt Airport:


$40 Million for Munich Fintech IDnow

Corsair Capital is investing $ 40 million in IDnow , increasing its total financing to over $ 53 million. Among other things, the Munich-based company, a provider of Identity Verification-as-a-Service solutions, plans to expand into other markets in Europe. IDnow was founded in 2014 by Felix Haas, Armin Bauer, Sebastian Baerhold and Dennis Ferenczy.


7 Questions with Michael Lachner, Coinmat

1. Please tell us a bit about yourself, both at work and leisure.

I am currently an initiator, co-founder and business developer of the fintech startup Coinmat with a great team and more great business idea. With Coinmat we are in the seed phase with a MVP+. Since 2011 I am self employed and founder of different companies in different business spaces. Personally I am an open minded person, who wants to learn and to have fun every day with my family and friends. I am a big visionary with a big intrinsic motivation to create something valuable. I am a doer and not only a speaker.


Journey to Exit: with Jens Jennissen of fairr

1. Congratulations on the exit! How did this come about? Over the last 6 years, we had achieved a tremendous amount at fairr: launched the company, build an outstanding team, created a full range of great products and established the fairr brand in the retirement saving and pension space in Germany. It was clear that we now had to think even bigger and aim even higher…


Jens is among the leading early-stage investors covering European FinTech innovation areas and investment trends at the 11th FinTech Forum, 21st Nov. 2019 in Frankfurt:


Berlin-based fintech Myos raises €10 million for its lending platform for merchants

Berlin-based startup Myos a fintech that provides merchants with working capital, has raised €10 million from Mountain Partners, Berlin Technologie Holding, Avala Capital and renowned business angels such as the founders of Raisin, Tim Marbach and Gerald Schönbucher.


Stockholm-based fintech startup Dreams raises €9 million to help millenials fulfill their financial ‘dreams’

Stockholm-based fintech startup Dreams has raised €9 million in a late seed round. The investor pool includes AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM), the Norwegian insurance company Storebrand, Finnish Ålandsbanken and a group of private investors.


InsTech London: Life & Health Insurance Show & Tell- 11th Nov. 2019, London

We are partnering up again with our friends at RGAX to reprise the successful Life and Health Insurance Show and Tell event we did with them in 2018. At our joint event we will hear from some of the companies who were featured last time as to how they have progressed and what they’ve learned along the way and we’ll also be showcasing some new kids on the block.


FinTech Junction is coming to Europe!

Our previous edition attracted 1,650 fintech leaders and decision makers from the world’s most successful and innovative companies: banks, financial institutions, tech giants, startups, investors, regulators and global influencers. Join us for the 3 most significant days of business in the year, in the Capital of Europe’s largest economy. Use code FJ20FFDEto save 20% on your ticket:


Meet us at: 

InsTech London: Life & Health Show & Tell, London, 11th Nov. 2019

11th FinTech Forum, Frankfurt, 21st Nov. 2019

FinTech Junction Europe, Berlin, 10-12 Dec. 2019


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