FinLeap looking to hire 150 FinTech experts this year
Headcount increased to 100 people, an additional 150 vacancies to be filled | Four FinTech ventures successfully launched, five companies in stealth mode|Ramin Niroumand appointed partner, new venture partners on the starting blocks
Berlin, 29 April 2015 – FinLeap is on a growth path. Since its launch in autumn 2014, the company builder has increased its headcount to 100 employees. It plans to hire another 150 FinTech experts before the end of the year, and 100 vacancies have already been posted on the company website. The many highly qualified applications FinLeap receives from banking and insurance companies – approximately 1,000 per month – demonstrate the change the financial industry is currently undergoing. FinTech companies have become attractive employers.
“FinLeap is the first startup factory specializing in FinTech. We had a very good start. In the war for talent, we are on the front line. Over the next five to ten years, FinTech startups will generate several hundred billion euros.„ Jan Beckers, FinLeap founder
Savedo, an online marketplace for fixed deposits in Europe and FinLeap’s first venture, was launched in December 2014. By now, headcount has risen to 30 people, with positions ranging from software development to customer service and online marketing. Assets under management have grown to an eight-digit volume. BillFront, which provides a working capital solution for companies in the app economy, was launched in early 2015. Valendo, an online pawn shop for luxury goods, followed soon after. Last week, affiliate network financeAds International went live. Five other ventures are currently in stealth mode.
“We are proud to bring entrepreneurs and financial experts together, combining the strengths of two worlds. There are opportunities for successful business models in nearly all financial sectors, e.g. asset management and insurance.„ Ramin Niroumand, FinLeap partner
Among the most notable hires for FinLeap’s stealth mode ventures are Christopher Oster, founder of Wimdu, and Marco Neuhaus, a capital markets expert who will join FinLeap in May.
Team photo, April 2015
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