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FinLeap strengthens its management team – Dr. Carolin Gabor takes over venture development and growth

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The Berlin-based company builder FinLeap hires Dr. Carolin Gabor as Managing Director. She will support the existing FinLeap ventures in the areas of strategy and growth up and guide them up to a possible exit.

Berlin, July 4th 2016

FinLeap GmbH is pleased about a prominent new hire.

Since the first of July, Dr. Carolin Gabor is a part of the company builder’s management team. As Managing Director, she is responsible for the strategic development and successful growth of FinLeap´s ventures.

Dr. Carolin Gabor is well-experienced in guiding digital companies on their way to profitability. Originally from the banking industry, she made a career as a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). From there, as CEO, she took over TopTarif.de, a comparison platform, which she effectively restructured and sold to Verivox GmbH. After that, she became CEO of autohaus24.de, where she established additional business models and sold the company to Sixt Leasing AG. In addition, Dr. Carolin Gabor is an active member of the Women’s Council at Hypovereinsbank which supports promising female founders through mentoring.

Dr. Carolin Gabor: “FinLeap is one of the most interesting Fintech companies in Europe. FinLeap is especially exciting, because successful digital entrepreneurs join experts from the financial- and insurance industry in developing innovative solutions for private and corporate clients. I am really excited about the new job and to support the founders of FinLeap’s portfolio companies with building sustainable fintech businesses.”

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Ramin Niroumand, Co-founder and Managing Partner of FinLeap: “We are pleased that Dr. Carolin Gabor is joining our management team. There are only a few personalities in Germany who have successfully developed and sold digital companies twice already and at the same time have a sound understanding of the financial market.”

In the management team, Ramin Niroumand is still responsible for strategy and business model development, Hendrik Krawinkel for HR and finance, Eckhardt Weber for legal and regulatory issues and Dr. Matthias Lange for product and technology (in the picture from left to right with Dr. Carolin Gabor in the middle).

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FinLeap GmbH …

…was founded by HitFox Group, Ramin Niroumand and Hendrik Krawinkel in summer 2014 in Berlin as a company builder specializing in Fintech. FinLeap develops Fintech companies sequentially and with its robust infrastructure determines the best course for success and accompanies the companies through the early growth stages.

As of today, FinLeap has nine ventures on the market including the online insurance broker Clark; Savedo, the marketplace for investment products; FinReach, a software company that created an automated account switching kit; Valendo, an asset-based lender; Pair Finance, for online debt collection; solarisBank, a tech company with a full-banking license and zinsbaustein.de, a digital platform for real estate investments. Additional ventures within the field of financial- and asset management are in the pipeline.

Each venture is well-grounded on the FinLeap foundation: Through this, they get direct access to seed money (between 500,000 and 5 million euros), a powerful network of investors, experienced entrepreneurs, customers and top talents, an integrated technology platform as well as highly efficient processes. FinLeap and the nine ventures altogether employ over 250 employees from more than 30 nations and the company is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

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