German fintech startup CASHBOARD raises $2.2M for further growth

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CASHBOARD was founded in August 2014 and acts as a digital investment intermediary. The platform www.cashboard.de enables private as well as institutional investors to deposit sums starting at €100 in a diversified way.

CASHBOARD users benefit from fully automated algorithms for portfolio management, risk mitigation and tax optimization. Investors are able to deposit their money in traditional as well as innovative assets like funds, shares, real estate and overnight deposit accounts as well as P2P lending, crowdfunding and social trading. Contrary to other FinTech startups, CASHBOARD is completely free of charge and works success-oriented on a profit-sharing basis.

CASHBOARD cooperates with the European Bank for Financial Services (ebase) to guarantee financial security for its users. The comdirect subsidiary manages all of the money invested via CASHBOARD. Every user obtains an individual account and depot. Due to video verification and electronic signature the accounts can be opened completely online and without any paperwork.

The startup is based in Berlin and has just raised $2.2 million in new funding led by Earlybird and Redalpine Ventures, with participation of 500 Startups, Heilemann Ventures, Heiko Hubertz as well as previous stakeholders Seven Ventures and Makers. CASHBOARD is already one of the leading financial technology startups in Germany and has received a number of awards: The company attended the SevenVentures Pitch Day in November 2014 and received Europe’s most valuable prize for startups: €4 million in media time to advertise its product on the TV channels of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group. The TV-campaign is planned to launch in autumn 2015.

Peter Niederhauser, Partner of the Zurich based Venture Capital Funds Redalpine Ventures: “CASHBOARD stands out from all the other online investment solutions by offering considerably wider portfolios that allow users to invest even in innovative assets such as P2P credits and crowd-investing. In our eyes this is a really strong competitive advantage in an exciting market.”