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FinTech Forum DACH


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FinTech Forum DACH is the first event focused on Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with the mission to identify innovators and disruptors in the Financial Services sector and bring them together with high-calibre investors.

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FinTech Forum DACH

  1. 1. FinTech Forum D-A-CH FinTech Forum DACH is the first event focused on Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with the mission to identify innovators and disruptors in the Financial Services sector and bring them together with high-calibre investors. When? November 22nd 2013 Where? Airport Club, Frankfurt/Main, Germany Registration 1  
  2. 2. Significant DACH FinTech investments* Licensed Web 2.0 Bank. JZ Erste Beteiligungs GmbH, Corporate Finance Partners, Anthemis Group, founders etc. Online credit marketplace. > € 4 mn from Privatbank Banca Sella , Earlybird, Neuhaus Partners in 2011 SaaS Banking Software for Microfinance: $2 mn from Point Nine Capital, Runa Capital and Kizoo in 2013 Credit card processing (Square competitor). Rocket Internet , plus over €10 mn from New Enterprise Associates,, Holtzbrinck Ventures in 2012 Online payment startup (Stripe competitor). > €14 mn from Holtzbrinck Ventures, Sunstone Capital and Blumberg Capital in 2013. Multi-banking app: brings all your accounts in one place. ~ $ 7.7 mn from Swiss company builder Centralway Big data credit scoring/micro-lending. Multi-mn. Euros from Blumberg Capital, Point Nine Capital, Heiko Hubertz (Bigpoint), Samwer Brothers in 2013. P2P lending platform. $12 mn from Index Ventures, Union Square Ventures in 2013. •  Disclosed deal amounts between 2011-13 only. Sources: ,,, 2  
  3. 3. 1 Billion USD for new FinTech-focused funds in 2013 Sep. 2013 New € 100 million VC FinTech Fund to be launched in Barcelona Sep. 2013 Morgenthaler partners form new $175M fund to invest in cloud, fintech, & health IT Sep. 2013 Former VeriFone chief Bergeron and GTCR create $500 million fintech acquisition fund May 2013 Bloomberg LP Gets In Venture Game With $75M Fund Jan. 2013 BBVA sets up $100 million fintech venture fund Jan. 2013 Ribbit Capital Closes $100M Venture Capital Fund; Launches Inaugural Fund with Four Initial Investments 3  
  4. 4. FinTech Forum Event Friday, 22nd Nov. 2013 | Airport Club, Frankfurt/Main | 10:00 – 17:00 CET Agenda 10:00 10:30 10:50 12:30 13:30 14:30 15:30 – – – – – – – 10:30 10:50 12:30 13:30 14:30 15:30 17:00 Registration Keynote: FinTech Innovation in D-A-CH, Frank Schwab, Founder Startup Pitches* Lunch Buffet & Networking Roundtable Discussion: FinTech Startups / SMEs- opportunity or threat? Coffee break & Networking Startup Pitches* Expected Participants –  –  –  * Startups / SMEs: >20 Investors : >10 (includes VC/PE firms, Business Angels, Banks / FSIs, IT providers) Others: >5 Startups will present their pitch in 7 minutes. During the networking breaks, they use stand-up booths to demo their product or service. Break-away rooms for closed-room discussions will be available and can be booked onsite. 4  
  5. 5. FinTech Forum- a fast growing community Already on (News & Blogs) 7 Questions with Thomas Bloch, Yassin Hankir und Oliver Vins, founders of vaamo 7 Questions with Mark Henkel, Co-Founder Paymill 7 Questions with Dr. Guido Sandler, CEO and Founder Bergfürst 7 Questions with Sebastian Diemer, Founder and Managing Director of Kreditech 10 Fundraising Stumbling Blocks by Dr. Alex von Frankenberg, High-Tech Gründerfonds Recently joined: Sharewise, JustETF, Vaamo Finanz, Bergfürst,, Payleven, United Signals, PayCash, Xchanging, ConWeaver, Debitos 5  
  6. 6. FinTech Forum Startup Participants Friday, 22nd Nov. 2013 | Airport Club, Frankfurt/Main | 10:00 – 17:00 CET Company Name Short Description ConWeaver Automated, semantic-based alternative to Master Data Management Kreditech Uses BIG DATA and complex machine-learning algorithms to make better credit decisions Open Bank Project Open source API and App store for banks looking to go digital, using an ecosystem of 3rd party applications and services. PayCash Pay, cash in and withdraw money using smartphone- easily pay in stores or even transfer money between friends. Mambu* Enables microfinance institutions / banks to deliver state-of-the-art banking through a native cloud-based SaaS solution. Moneymeets Transparent, Web 2.0-based alternative to traditional banks' financial advisory services. Debitos Interprets the sentiment in financial news about DAX 30 companies using machine learning and computer linguistic technologies. First online exchange, on which companies can trade any type of receivables (e.g. invoices) for cash / working capital. Auxmoney Online P2P lending marketplace. P2C Aurelia Online platform for financing (German) SMEs through non-bank investors. United Signals Trading on Web 2.0 / Social Trading. Invest directly in Trading Strategies of Successful Traders. Lendstar App for P2P lending - "Trust your friends, not banks" Paymill* Enables online businesses to accept payments quickly and easily on their websites Naqoda Software / SaaS solution for calculating and reporting the interest income tax and capital gains tax ("Abgeltungssteuer") Vexcash Germany's first pay-day lender, offers short-term (30-day) loans within 30 minutes. Sharewise Stock market tips and trading advice with ratings of members based on accuracy of previous predictions. Twindepot* Individual investors can invest starting from €5000, and can mirror the trading strategies of professional investors. Sentitrade* JUSTETF* B2B provider of in-store, online, and mobile-based loyalty card solutions (vouchers, bonus systems, loyalty cards, gift cards etc.) Invest "like a professional" in ETFs / online D-I-Y investing. Vaamo* Online platform and app for Personal Financial Management XTB Back office securities processing. PayLoop* * Interested in participating, confirmation expected 6  
  7. 7. Interested? Participation fees (for startups/SMEs and investors only) Startups (€190 + VAT) | SMEs (€390 + VAT) | Investors (€990 + VAT) A limited number of other participants (e.g. legal or PR service providers, consulting / analyst firms etc. with relevant experience) can attend via one of the sponsorship packages: Contact: Samarth Shekhar: / +49 151 44 555 404 7  
  8. 8. FinTech Forum Team Frank Schwab Samarth Shekhar •  Founder: imacor (2010) •  Co-Founder: (2012) •  Co-Founder: FinTech Forum DACH (2013) •  25 years in the Banking Industry •  Founder: TechFluence Consult (2012) •  Co-Founder: FinTech Forum DACH (2013) •  Over 14 years in IT / Banking & FinTech sector Previous Companies Previous companies •  Capgemini Deutschland (Financial Services GBU) •  PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd. •  DSL (Deutsche Bank JV) / HCL Tech •  OrbiTech (Citigroup IT subsidiary) •  Senior Advisor to McKinsey •  Director at Deutsche Bank •  Head of New Media at Bank 24 Education Education •  MBA from Ashridge, London •  Diploma Computer Science & Business •  Administration, University of Mannheim •  Apprenticeship / Bank Officer, Deutsche Bank •  MBA, Marketing & Strategy- Indian Institute of Management Calcutta •  BE, Computer Science- Birla Institute of Technology 8