FinTech Forum On Tour

FinTech Forum On Tour combines the simple but succFTF-OnTour_NEWessful format of FinTech Forum with our award-winning research and scouting to connect financial institutions, investors and tech firms to the most promising startups relevant to your focus area or initiative- via tailored digital or physical events.

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SPOTLIGHT: FTF On Tour | High-Tech meets Finance (30-31 May, 2017, Bonn) 

Startups are taking on financial services, but where is the Tech in FinTech? Which up and coming high-tech startups could change the game in financial services?

FinTech Forum | On Tour partnered with HighTech Gründerfonds, Germany’s most active venture capital fund (with over 460 investments made from funds totalling over €820M), to select the startups that financial institutions and (FinTech-focused) VCs should be watching.

At the HTGF Family Day, the annual invitation-only event of HTGF on 30-31 May, 2017 in Bonn, we interviewed eight startups, of which a couple are focused on financial services, but most are active in other sectors but offer interesting use cases for financial services:

  • use your voice, gestures, or even the gaze of your eyes to intuitively control your computer
  • a profitable Fintech SaaS company offering Financial Services for over 700 nonprofit organizations
  • enabling the pay per use leasing and rental market by linking manufacturers and financial services providers
  • an AI-driven visual search software that recognises products by taking a picture within seconds and takes you to the purchase options
  • the world´s first logical data warehouse: access and model data from multiple data sources
  • a customisable employee rewards prepaid card – with 150.000 cards in the market and growing with 300 cards sold every working day.
  • an API banking service that provides third parties access to more than 3,200 financial sources in Germany and Austria
  • an easy-to-setup, high security cloud provider offering an easy administration interface for even complex IT-services

Below are the pitches, along with the links to the company website and to the profile of the founder or representative we spoke to – so feel free to reach out to them directly or drop us a line at

Big thanks to FinTech enthusiast Varsenia Stoyanova who volunteered to support us with the videos and the event update!


Tore Meyer (Founder & CEO)

NUIA is an award-winning computer interaction software, which is designed to bring a whole new experience to computer and devices. The innovative technology is allowing you to use your voice, gestures, or even the gaze of your eyes to intuitively control your computer. It is being developed for every day usage. The suite is in use by leading international corporations to optimize their high value employees in engineering, development and banking.

NUIA enabled workplaces save 15 to 45 minutes in non-value creating activities – every day. Best of all, NUIA brings intuitive control to your favorite applications, games and websites.


Nicolas Reis (CEO)

Altruja is a profitable Fintech SaaS company with Financial Services for over 700 nonprofit organizations. It offers donation tools for a successful online fundraising. Altruja is used by charities, associations, schools, companies for donation forms. The clients can use online donation forms, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate giving, event/political fundraising or a facebook app depending on their needs. Altruja also helps their customers promoting the campaigns with different marketing and promotions.


Dr. Daniel Schniepp (Co-Founder & CTO)

SE.M.LABS GmbH provides consulting and a software solution in the pay per use and rental market. With the support of industry 4.0 and a big know how, SE.M.LABS forms the link between financial services and manufacturers. Through this unique position they act as the gateway and trusted advisor for usage based business models in an over 214 B Euro market. Besides their customer GRENKE AG they are in contact with other big players in the leasing market and several leading manufacturers.


Markus Lukasson (Founder & CTO)

everybag offers a visual searching tool. The users can snap and are able to find products in less than a second. Doing so everybag significantly simplifies the process on both sides, the customer and the retailer. The technology includes an image recognition engine using latest AI solutions and deep learning frameworks. The goal is to recognize every product out there within a second. Everybag sells to brands & retailers, technology providers and agencies.


Dr. Nick Golovin (CEO)


DataVirtuality helps companies to access and model data from multiple data sources for analysis and automation purposes. It is the central place to develop and store the company’s business logic. Users gain instant access to data and reduce time-to-solution by 80%. Many ETL, ELT and data virtualization vendors try to solve the data access challenge. However, no vendor solution that can offer a accesses data in minutes and provides a single interface to map business logic at scale. Data Virtuality created the world´s first logical data warehouse.



Patrick Löffler (CEO)

The givve® MasterCard® – a completely customizable prepaid credit card. It is based on the idea of a prepaid credit card, which can be used at 36 million points of acceptance for any purchase. A business can provide givve® MasterCard to their employees and can choose between different modules, which means different sums that can be loaded onto the card flexibly. Surprisingly high tax advantages for employees and employers. Increasing the employer attractiveness and employee commitment. Over 150.000 cards in the market and growing with 300 cards sold every working day.


Heiko Rahlfs (COO&CFO)


As Europe’s first banking service provider, figo lives in the new „open“ banking world. The Hamburg-based FinTech company enables third parties to access more than 3,200 financial sources in Germany and Austria. As an infrastructure provider, figo provides customers with access to a multi-bank-compatible financial platform that guarantees users comfortable and, most importantly, secure handling of banking data.


Frank Gross (CSO)


gridscale is the only cloud provider offering an easy administration interface for even complex IT-services, 100% SLA (zero-downtime architecture), full white label support as well as highly customized solutions without fixed plans or contracts. Gridscale offers flexible resources, enterprise SSD Cloud Storage, Load Balancers with SSL Termination, S3 compatible object storage and a free choice of an operating system. In addition gridscale is very user friendly and focuses on security with a 2-Factor authentication.


FTF On Tour | InvestTech 2: 28th Apr. 2017 | EY Auditorium, Canary Wharf, London
recent market survey by TechFluence identified more than 64 robo advisors in Europe (see map below). However, that is just a part of the innovation in the digital investment and wealth management. The second edition of our FTF On Tour | InvestTech event (read about the first  event held in Sep. 2015), brings together Europe’s leading startups and hidden champions in this space with investors and financial institutions. Register here:

Further reading: Number of robo advisors in Europe increases to 73; 26 in Germany.

FTF On Tour | FinTech meets Telecom (invitation only): 23rd Mar. 2017 | The Airport Club, Frankfurt Airport.

The rise of young and mobile millennials as well as a tech-savvy older generation in Western Europe, a young, “underbanked” Central & Eastern Europe, a slew of recent deals  and the EU Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2 – due Jan. 2018) can change the game for Telecoms as well as for Banks in the coming months. FTF On Tour | FinTech meets Telecom, is the first initiative to bring together FinTech startups with investors, telecoms and financial institutions looking to tap into these emerging opportunities in Europe.

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FTF On Tour | FinTech meets Travel (invitation only): 6th Sep. 2016 / 09:30 – 17:00 | Lufthansa AirPlus International, Dornhofstraße 10, 63263 Neu-Isenburg (Frankfurt).

The Travel & Tourism business is a $8tn market accounting for nearly 10% of the global GDP (Source: WTTC). The corporate travel sector alone is a $1tn behemoth, with over 200 mn travelers making nearly 4 bn business trips. New technologies and the „sharing economy“ are transforming the way travelers book and pay for travel and hotels, taxis and restaurants, as well as the associated insurance and reimbursement. This inaugural FTF On Tour | FinTech meets Travel event brings together  the most promising startups and „hidden champions“ at the intersection of travel and finance with leading investors, financial institutions and corporates.

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FinTech Forum On Tour | Robo Advice (invitation only): 08th Jun. 2016 / 08:30 – 17:00 | Deloitte Greenhouse, Kurfürstendamm 23, 10719 Berlin.

FinTech Forum On Tour | Robo Advice is the first pitch event focused on European Robo Advice startups and hidden champions. Coined under the term „Robo Advice“, a growing number of  startups are transforming the asset and wealth management industry via automated advisory and portfolio management, hybrid models, as retail services in competition with incumbents or partners for traditional firms, such as banks, asset or wealth managers, but also players from the non-finance segment, the event will bring together twenty startups in with leading investors and financial institutions.

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FinTech Forum On Tour | BNP Paribas (closed / invitation only event): 22nd April, 2016 /10:00 – 16:30 | Schloß Löwenstein, Schloßpark 1, 63924 Kleinheubach, Germany

A closed, invitation-only event that brought together some promising startups in Continental Europe with the BNP Paribas’ innovation and management teams in Germany. The selected startups came from Switzerland, Netherlands and Germany, showcasing innovations across corporate payments and blockchain, treasury, leasing, social media compliance and risk management. Startups had the chance to pitch to an audience of 60+, followed by deep-dive break-out sessions to select the “Most Relevant”, “Most Innovative” and “Hidden Champion” startups.

FinTech Forum On Tour | InvestTech: 25th Sep. 2015 / 10:00 – 17:30 | EY Auditorium, 25 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5RB.

InvestTech startups are transforming the asset and wealth management sector via automated advisory, digital / social trading, digital investment management, analytics etc. The first success stories are in the US, and emerging in the UK. However, several promising (Continental) European players are still under the radar. FTF On Tour | InvestTech is an invitation-only event run by our sector experts to accelerate promising “InvestTech” Startups in (Continental) Europe, together with leading investors, financial institutions, mentors etc. Contact: or connect to Samarth Shekhar or Michael Mellinghoff.