At our EU-Startups Summit on May 2-3 in Barcelona we’ll welcome about 1,200 startup founders and investors from across Europe. Alongside fireside chats with successful entrepreneurs, networking, a big pitch competition and other highlights, we’ll also have a panel discussion about the ‘Future of Finance’.
The world of finance, banking and lending changes drastically, with new technologies and fast growing fintech startups taking over. On the panel discussion about the future of finance, we gather 3 of the fastest-growing fintech startups from Europe to find out how they innovate and to talk about their take on the future of finance, banking and lending. We’ll be joined on stage by:
Alisa Cevere will be joining us from the ID Finance Group (Plazo), a fintech that is innovating in emerging markets through data science, credit scoring, and consumer digital finance with a range of convenient, competitive and transparent loan products available over the Internet. Headquartered in Barcelona, the company uses machine learning and advanced data science techniques to improve access to competitive financial services. ID Finance saw 236% revenue growth in 2018, with 1.4 million registered clients, and has been ranked the second fastest growing fintech in Europe by the Financial Times.
Alexandre Prot, the CEO of Qonto, the leading neobank for SMEs and freelancers, will be joining us from Paris. Since launching in 2017, Qonto has made business banking easy for more than 40,000 companies, helping business owners to save time with streamlined account opening and accounting exports, gain control over their finances with realtime notifications and expense management features, and improve visibility on cash-flows with smart dashboards and auto-tagged transactions. Qonto was ranked as one of the Global Fintech “50 Emerging Stars” by KPMG & H2 Ventures, and has already raised €32 million.
David Jimenez Maireles will be joining us from Raisin, Europe’s leading online marketplace for savings and investments. Founded in 2012, the Berlin-based fintech has since fully integrated 65 partner banks, providing more than 160,000 customers in 31 countries access to over 250 savings and investment products in Spain, the UK, the Netherlands, France, Germany, and Austria. Raisin’s goal is to offer the best interest rates in Europe, while providing a smooth investment process and the easy management of investments with all of its partner banks via its platform. The startup has already raised more than €175 million in funding.
Below you’ll find some impressions from last year’s edition of the EU-Startups Summit: